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    Hi guys,

    Just to introduce myself I'm Stu and currently own a Fiesta ST and am part of the club www.fordfiestast.co.uk

    I am thinking of changing cars as I think I am out-growing my ST lol I have been looking at getting a BMW 318i M Sport. I just want some opinions, the one I have been looking at buying has 55,000 miles is this a lot for a BMW or should I not worry about the mileage? Any opinions would be welcome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stu_M View Post
    Hi guys,

    Just to introduce myself I'm Stu and currently own a Fiesta ST and am part of the club www.fordfiestast.co.uk

    I am thinking of changing cars as I think I am out-growing my ST lol I have been looking at getting a BMW 318i M Sport. I just want some opinions, the one I have been looking at buying has 55,000 miles is this a lot for a BMW or should I not worry about the mileage? Any opinions would be welcome.

    Thanks in advance

    Stu
    Hi Stu,

    Welcome to the forum and may I say a wise choice to consider BMW ownership.

    Erm, 55,000 on the clock for a BMW is like its still at primary-school - as long as its got stamps in the service book, oils have been maintained correctly and it hasn't been driven in 1st gear for 54,000 miles....
     
     

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    Hi mate,

    Thanks for the reply, yes it is an Approved Used BMW and so has all the stamps etc is the M Sport the one to go for? Really like the look of it and the seats...

    lol at the primary school comment, I'm guessing 55k on the clock is nothing to worry about then! I don't want to be shelling out for parts as soon as I get it!
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stu_M View Post
    Hi mate,

    Thanks for the reply, yes it is an Approved Used BMW and so has all the stamps etc is the M Sport the one to go for? Really like the look of it and the seats...

    lol at the primary school comment, I'm guessing 55k on the clock is nothing to worry about then! I don't want to be shelling out for parts as soon as I get it!
    Well thats always the unknown with buying used cars, whether and what is about or soon to go wrong.

    Apart from consumable parts such as tyres, brakes, clutch, the rest is pot luck on any car so to speak... You can do various checks on bits and pieces to see if they are 'on their way' out. Other than that things might have already been replaced, I have always found owners who can show 'genuine' bills (ones with their names & address on) for the car a good indicator that its been looked after.

    Go through the MOT's, check if there were any advisory notices issued and check what they were for. Check that all the relevant warning lights on the dashboard illuminate when you turn the ignition and go out accordingly - ask about any that don't come on that should

    Failing that you could ask for the dealer (if that's who you're buying from) for a 30 day money back warranty - that'll put them on the spot and see what their reaction is.
     
     

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    Thanks mate,

    Will make sure all the paperwork is in order before I buy. I always check over cars before buying and take my mate with me who is a mechanic! He test drives it and gives it the once over. Just not sure which model to look for now, I don't want a hefty 330i but I'm thinking a 318i or 320i M Sport....
     
     

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    55000..........thats sod all matey.

    Cars with 100000 on top of that are usually fine, so 55k is a pretty safe bet.

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    Great stuff! I LOVE the seats in the one I am looking at full leather sports seats. Do they come with electric operated seats or is that an option? I wish it had the BMW sat nav in though I think they look the business!
     
     

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    I am pretty sure they are an option. Dont quote me on that though.

    Leather is the way forward. Wipe clean.

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