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2007 E92 325i - Buying advise

Hiya guy's,
I'am a new member to the site and i joined because i was looking to buy a e92 325i se coupe 2007 model. I just need some info on this model i have two option there's one that has 69,000 miles on the clock, four owners and it's a M sport. Has had all it's service's done by BMW but the last service has been done by a bmw specialist.
The second option is 18,500 miles on the clock with 3 owners and it's a SE. It has had it's first service with Autovougue.

The difference in price is £3000, but both bmw's have autovougue conversion's.

-So i just wanted to know which car i should go for. Is 69,000 too much on the clock for bmw?

-What's difference between a se model and a m sport in the 3 series?

-Does any one have a Autovogue bmw or know anyone with and are they worth the extra money?

-What would you value these two car's at ?

If members are not familiar with autovougue this is their website with the converted car's on http://www.autovogue.com/sales/view-all/page-1.
I will also be buying these cars privately.
Thank's in advance :thumbsup
 

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Hi Candy

if your getting the coupe model it will be an E92 (E90 is the 4 door saloon)
i would advise you change your subject to read the following so others can help better
"2007 E92 325i - Buying advise" - this is according to the forum rules
 

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Hiya guy's,
I'am a new member to the site and i joined because i was looking to buy a e90 325i se coupe 2007 model. I just need some info on this model i have two option there's one that has 69,000 miles on the clock with four owners and the second option is 18,500 miles on the clock with 3 owners.

The difference in price is £3000 but the 18,500 miles bmw does have better after market 20" alloy's.

-So i just wanted to know which car i should go for. Is 69,000 too much on the clock for bmw?

-What's difference between a se model and a m sport in the 3 series?

-What would you value these two car's at ?

Thank's in advance :thumbsup
Are you buying this from a BMW dealer?
will you be getting warranty?

1. 69,000 is not too much on a BMW, however that dose depend on the condition of the car and service history

2. 3k extra for a lower milage car is good, but if you have the specifications it would help judge what is better in terms of value, the optional extras make a difference in pricing.

3. SE is standand edition, comes with standard stuff as the name.
M-sport is the more popular choice and has sports seats, sports front and back bumpers, sport suspensions, sports steering wheel, short shift gears.

4. to give you value's i'd need to know more about the cars,
colour, spec, optional extra's, service history, warranty, etc

hope this helps
 

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Are you buying this from a BMW dealer?
will you be getting warranty?

1. 69,000 is not too much on a BMW, however that dose depend on the condition of the car and service history

2. 3k extra for a lower milage car is good, but if you have the specifications it would help judge what is better in terms of value, the optional extras make a difference in pricing.

3. SE is standand edition, comes with standard stuff as the name.
M-sport is the more popular choice and has sports seats, sports front and back bumpers, sport suspensions, sports steering wheel, short shift gears.

4. to give you value's i'd need to know more about the cars,
colour, spec, optional extra's, service history, warranty, etc

hope this helps
Hiya mate i've edited the post accordingly. Thank's for the info.
 

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I saw a 2006 with less than 30k miles for £12750 so you can maybe try that as a benchmark?

69k in 3 years is a fair bit on any car - but really only affects the price (not the mechanics, if properly serviced). It depends on your use as well - if you do low mileage over a couple of years you could bring it back to average. Don't worry about (genuine) Indies, there's most often ex-BMW techs anyway and many take more care!

I'm not familiar with the model designations, but Google is your friend.

Based on my marker - the high-miler would be low £12s and the low miler c£13k - but car's don't sell easily in January so haggle hard!!
 

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I saw a 2006 with less than 30k miles for £12750 so you can maybe try that as a benchmark?

69k in 3 years is a fair bit on any car - but really only affects the price (not the mechanics, if properly serviced). It depends on your use as well - if you do low mileage over a couple of years you could bring it back to average. Don't worry about (genuine) Indies, there's most often ex-BMW techs anyway and many take more care!

I'm not familiar with the model designations, but Google is your friend.

Based on my marker - the high-miler would be low £12s and the low miler c£13k - but car's don't sell easily in January so haggle hard!!
Yea the higher mileage 3 series is going for £13000 and the lower mileage is going for £17000 they both have the autovogue conversion's so you think this is a fair price for them?
 

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Yea the higher mileage 3 series is going for £13000 and the lower mileage is going for £17000 they both have the autovogue conversion's so you think this is a fair price for them?
I'm not well up on this particular model but £13k for the high miler when a year older with less than half the miles is (asking) £12.75 doesn't seem particularly good IMO? From what I saw on Autovogue's site, it's a few cosmetic tweaks which I'm not sure would actually add to the value come resale anyway?

I'm not associated with this sale at all, but here's my comparator:

http://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201101376586973/sort/priceasc/usedcars/price-to/14000/price-from/12000/make/bmw/page/1/quicksearch/true/radius/1/postcode/m37be?logcode=p

I reckon someone could get this for £12k cash if they tried hard enough!!
 

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Hiya guy's,
I'am a new member to the site and i joined because i was looking to buy a e92 325i se coupe 2007 model. I just need some info on this model i have two option there's one that has 69,000 miles on the clock, four owners and it's a M sport. Has had all it's service's done by BMW but the last service has been done by a bmw specialist.
The second option is 18,500 miles on the clock with 3 owners and it's a SE. It has had it's first service with Autovougue.

The difference in price is £3000, but both bmw's have autovougue conversion's.

-So i just wanted to know which car i should go for. Is 69,000 too much on the clock for bmw?

-What's difference between a se model and a m sport in the 3 series?

-Does any one have a Autovogue bmw or know anyone with and are they worth the extra money?

-What would you value these two car's at ?

If members are not familiar with autovougue this is their website with the converted car's on http://www.autovogue.com/sales/view-all/page-1.
I will also be buying these cars privately.
Thank's in advance :thumbsup
I have inspected many of autovogues cars, a few of them haven't been the tidiest.

Spec wise its not going to make any difference, as it would be modified from original anyway.

Also the kits don't usually have front fogs whereas standard bumpers do, & this is not usually coded out & therefore you will have bulb warning on dash.

IMO Autovogue cars do look nice, but are priced very high for the condition & spec you get!
 

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I have inspected many of autovogues cars, a few of them haven't been the tidiest.

Spec wise its not going to make any difference, as it would be modified from original anyway.

Also the kits don't usually have front fogs whereas standard bumpers do, & this is not usually coded out & therefore you will have bulb warning on dash.

IMO Autovogue cars do look nice, but are priced very high for the condition & spec you get!
What do you mean by not the tidiest, do they get thrashed about?
I would of thought that paying so much for the stylish body kits they would at least program the car so it doesn't have warning light's on the dash. :irked

So having a m tech or a se model in a autovogue doesn't make a difference?

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What do you mean by not the tidiest, do they get thrashed about?
I would of thought that paying so much for the stylish body kits they would at least program the car so it doesn't have warning light's on the dash. :irked

So having a m tech or a se model in a autovogue doesn't make a difference?

Cheers mate
A few i've seen the interior hasn't been the best, usually worn/broken interior trims & seats.

They buy cars in (some from auction) then stick a kit on, a set of wheels & lower them, so whether you buy M-sport or SE it makes no odds because the spec is changed anyway.

I have had a couple of cars in that I have had to code out the front fogs because they are not fitted with their kits.
 

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As long as it's been serviced as per the routine the mileage is pretty much irrelevant as far as mechanical condition is concerned. If it's done a lot of miles in a short time chances are it's been doing long journeys cruising up and down motorways which causes very little mechanical wear. Driven by a mature gent with lots of mechanical sympathy. Conversely, a low mileage car has probably been driven on short journeys around town, loads of gear changes and clutch use, lots of cold starts and cool running, all of which causes a lot of wear. Driven by a Lady who does Lunch.
As far as the spec is concerned, the SE stands for Special Equipment. It's got more gagets as standard than the M sport as well as softer suspension and smaller wheels with higher profile tyres, generally considered to give a better ride quality.
 
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