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    Hello,

    I just registered, not yet owner of a BMW...but hope to be soon (at least, it's planned).

    In fact, I would love to find info and have your advices on how to choose the right one. Currently, interested in a 3-serie touring, but should I go for new our used?

    anyway, pleased to have joined.

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    Welcome to the forum Vincent....
     
     

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    Hello vblanche and welcome along to Bimmerforums UK, one problem I expect you will know of with buying a new car currently is your wallet will be hit by the drop in value of your car once bought and you then go to sell later down the line, so it will be advantageous to look out for a low mileage Used model
     
     

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    Hello and welcome to the forum mate, good luck in your search for a Touring - a good choice IMO.

    I have had an e46 330i SE Touring and now have an E91 330i Msport Touring and both have been great with no major problems to report so far.... (had 50k on the E46 and the E91 only has 9.5k though!).

    The 6 cylinder petrol engine is awesome, if not the most economical ever. Whatever you decide to go for, you have come to the right place for help and advice
     
     

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    welcome to the forums it seems you will have plenty of first hand advice there are loads of members down your way.
     
     

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    Hello everybody,

    thanks for your welcome messages.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ronnie View Post
    so it will be advantageous to look out for a low mileage Used model
    that's what I thought I should do.

    I never owned a BMW. So, my question would be: how " used" should the car be? I mean, which year to go for? which year to avoid (if any)? what about mileage, what is the max I should consider?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Whittaker View Post
    The 6 cylinder petrol engine is awesome, if not the most economical ever. Whatever you decide to go for, you have come to the right place for help and advice
    I have to say that a 6 cylinder is also what I thought to go for in used car...

    My other pb: diesel vs petrol? I always owned petrol cars, but BMW diesel engines are famous, aren't they?

    Again thanks for your help/advices.

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    the diesel engines are great mate but the petrol is a safer bet. they arent that much more in the consumption stakes, they are cheaper to run, dont cost as much to fix when they go wrong and they sound a million times better. if you go 6cyl then then get the biggest engine you can afford to. all the 6cyl engines are about the same mpg wise and all cost the same to service so theres noi point in choosing a 320 over a 330 if you think it'll be cheaper to run etc
     
     

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    Maybe I should ask where I should post these kind of questions? is it ok to do it here?
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by vblanche View Post
    Maybe I should ask where I should post these kind of questions? is it ok to do it here?
    AS you don't yet own the car you should post them in the General BMW Discussions forum
     
     

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    ok...I can't decide between diesel and petrol...touring 325d, 330d, 325i, 330i...oh my god, that's too much choices.
     
     

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