Is this bmw 2004 325xi worth buying?
I seen this ad for this 2004 bmw 325xi with 204k
I am wondering what should i ask him in order to decide if its worth buying.
From what you see from this ad , what can you determine or expect?
Anything i should be aware of?
LINK AD : http://worcester.craigslist.org/cto/4098645717.html
Yes...this looks like a sweetie, if the interior is clean (NO prior smoker) and a service records DOES reveal a new timing chain and wear shoe/tensioner installed, yes if there has been this vulnerability taken care of would say yes...otherwise you're driving a time bomb, and either service this or NO then~
Says that there was a new timing belt installed and pretty much everything else that should be was replaced also
What do you think ?
Anything else that i should ask?
change the "cabin filter" right away for a new car smell~
see if it tracks straight or was involved with any prior accidents...sight down the side to look for irregularities in the body work...carfax will tell you if it's been a prior salvage vehicle~
take it for a drive...if it wants to swim left or right and clearly is out of alignment because the steering wheel ain't pointing forward, when you are driving forward would be the cause for an alignment shop where they could tell you the state of the ball joints and pivots and bushings...a steering dampener if used might have a few problems~...I'm just sayin'~
Alright . What else do you recommend to replace or ask about it?
Before you purchase, have a PPI completed. If you do purchase it, make sure you have some cash laying around for future repairs and maintenance. Here is a site that will tell you everything you need to know.....http://www.bimmerfest.com/wiki/index.php?title=BMW_E46
Have a look at this post http://www.bimmerfest.com/wiki/index.php? title=BMW_E46#Weak_spots It either is close to needing this maintenance or will need this in the future. So you should budget for this work.
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