adventures in used car buying, part 2
January 10, 2012 1:47 PM Subscribe
Interested in BMW 3-series station wagon. Torn between new ($46,000) vs used ($26,000, 2006, 90,000 km). Which is better value in the long term? I intend to drive it for 10+ years, if not into the ground.
posted by wutangclan to work & money (19 answers total)
Both prices include a 4-year full warranty (Easycare for the used car). I test drove the used car and it is in very good condition, being resold by a reputable boutique dealer with the price already adjusted downward 6% after some negotation.
The 2006 model is a 325xi (2.5L engine), new would be a 328xi (3L engine). Not that I care.
I am new to buying a car for myself, as my parents bought my last car (2003 Golf), so I am not so financially literate for major expenditures.
This is in Vancouver, Canada, hence prices are in CAD, distances in km.