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Buying a Used BMW

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The BMW is a trusted German made vehicle. Due to its higher price range, many people often choose to purchase preowned BMWs. Here are a few tips to consider when you begin the process of finding your used BMW.

Tips For Buying A Used BMW:

  1. Do your research: Read as much as you can about the different models of BMW’s (see more details below), check out consumer reports and touch base with friends who may have had some experience with both new and used BMW s.
  2. Gas Mileage: Gather data on how much gas the model you are after typically consumes. This may help shape your decision.
  3. Cost of Repairs: BMW’s are generally very reliable cars but you may want to find a repair shop that specializes in BMW repairs to ensure that your vehicle will get the best service possible.
  4. History Reports: A dealer can provide you with all the details you need to know before purchasing a BMW vehicle. Don’t be afraid to ask! Read through the papers and possibly even pay to have a history report run. This may uncover any issues that could lead to complications down the road.

Aside from these general tips, choosing the BMW model that works best for you is of course very important. Below is a brief outline of the different BMW series to get you thinking about which may fit your vehicle needs.

What Model BMW Should I Buy:

BMW 1 Series

  • Rear-wheel drive, four seater
  • A lightweight car that packs some serious speed

BMW 3 Series

  • BMW’s bestselling model
  • Compact car, available in rear-wheel and all-wheel drive
  • Offered in a sedan (E90), wagon (E91), coupe (E92) and a convertible (E93)
  • Awesome handling
  • Turbocharged engine (300hp option)
  • Options: navigation, sport package etc
  • Competitors: Lexus IS, ,Acura TL, Audi A4 and Infiniti G35

BMW 5 Series  

  • Second bestselling model
  • Mid sized sedan
  • Option for all-wheel drive and manual transmission
  • Luxury vehicle with beautiful interior
  • Competitors: Mercedes E-Class, Audi A6, Infiniti M and Lexus GS

BMW 7 Series

  • Largest BMW model
  • Luxury Sedan
  • Standard leather is Nasca leather
  • Wood trim varies
  • BMW 760Li Boasts 490hp
  • Competitors: Lexus LS, Maserati Quattroporte, Mercedes S-Class, Audi A8


  • Small, sporty SUV based on the 3 series model
  • Lots of cargo space
  • Equipped with xDrive all wheel drive
  • Competitors: Audi Q5, Mercedes GLK


  • Luxury, sport SUV
  • Equipped with xDrive all wheel drive
  • Competitors: Audi Q7, Mercedes ML350


The most important thing to think about when deciding which series to purchase is which model of BMW is right for your lifestyle and needs. BMW’s are well known for their superior engineering and attractive body style. Most individuals we spoke to that own a BMW stand behind the quality of these cars. Buying a used vehicle is a decision that should not be made quickly – ask your local used car dealership lots of questions, and don’t be afraid to. Ask as many questions as you need to and test drive many used cars before you buy a used BMW –

These cars are built to stay with you for quite some time, so make sure yours will still suit your needs in a couple years! And of course, don’t forget that although vehicles get you from point A to point B, we do love our vehicles, and choosing a BMW that you are excited about and are proud to drive is also important.

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