looking at 1997 BMW 318i has 207K miles no issues looks runs good $2500 think it is worth it or asking for money pit

Asked by Mar 09, 2012 at 09:38 PM about the BMW 3 Series

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I am a single mom cannot afford alot but found local guy selling this 318i good price just unloading.  Has 207K miles on it what are they good for does any one know how long these usually go before repairs sd he has not had to do anything to it yet just normal maintenance.  Any advise helpful.

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Dear maryws I purchased a 1995 BMW 318ti 2 years ago with 108K miles on it. It still runs like a top. However, I've had many secondary problems with the car. Door handle mechanism breaking, door panels which won't re secure, remote side mirror control. My point is, BMW's run well but you can expect to pay through the nose for parts and service.

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with all that milage on it it will be a risk purchasing a bmw as parts are very expensive. and you would expect it to start cuasing problems at that age and milage.

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All depends on how the car has bewen used through its life, long journeys or short if the car has been serviced regulary through out its life it could go on over 400000 miles although you will get a lot of wear and tearalthough if you unsure haglle on the price....

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