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without looking at the resale value?

i have a 1999, i always feel like im driving too much, i just hit 53600 miles today... but then again i tell myself a car is meant to be driven... :dunno:
 

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Did you buy the car for you or the guy after you? that should answer your question, now go out and drive some more:burnout:
 

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OMG.. all of you guys are making me feel so much better

about to hit 30k and my car is 18 months old :sad: :sad:

and yes for resale value.. miles matter, otherwise, with proper maintnance.. i am sure the car can last pretty long :)
 

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Did you buy the car for you or the guy after you? that should answer your question, now go out and drive some more:burnout:
Good f*ckin way to put it man, couldn't have said it better myself. :thumbup:
 

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IMO ppl do look at the mileage when buying 2nd hands car, but in fact it doesn't affect the car itself that much. It really depends on the pre-owner, like how well it kept and taken care of. in that case, who fu*king cares about the miles?!?
 

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I always think that the mileage is the life of the car....but buying any second hand car is always a risk.

The car is meant to be driven, to help you get around places. You should be expecting to add miles on it when buying your car. So don't worry about it. It's part of life so enjoy it!
 

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i think i got you guys topped 2001 M just hit 50k have my car for 2 years next month. i just dont get some people i spent 55grand on the car i'm gonna drive it. instead of babying it and leaving it in the garage i think thats kind of stupid your spending your money so drive your car. people see my car at shows and think i drive it once a month i just take care of it my car is daily driven almost 100miles a day and running strong!!!
 

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i think i got you guys topped 2001 M just hit 50k have my car for 2 years next month. i just dont get some people i spent 55grand on the car i'm gonna drive it. instead of babying it and leaving it in the garage i think thats kind of stupid your spending your money so drive your car. people see my car at shows and think i drive it once a month i just take care of it my car is daily driven almost 100miles a day and running strong!!!
well.. i don't know about you, but m3 is my dream car and the car that i really want, and hopefully that's my next car, instead of abusing the crap out of my 330, i rahter not put so much miles on it due to resale values

used to drive more than 2000 miles a month, now pushing it down to 1.6k or so

when i get my m3 is when i don't care about mileage, becuae i'll be keeping that car forever :thumbup:
 

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well.. i don't know about you, but m3 is my dream car and the car that i really want, and hopefully that's my next car, instead of abusing the crap out of my 330, i rahter not put so much miles on it due to resale values

used to drive more than 2000 miles a month, now pushing it down to 1.6k or so

when i get my m3 is when i don't care about mileage, becuae i'll be keeping that car forever :thumbup:
I checked the book value of my car and with the miles its only a 1000 dollar deduction thats not bad, but i agree i will have this car forever also. i do plan on getting a new car within a year but my M will still be in my Garage:D
 

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I checked the book value of my car and with the miles its only a 1000 dollar deduction thats not bad, but i agree i will have this car forever also. i do plan on getting a new car within a year but my M will still be in my Garage:D
damn... i just checked.. if i have 10k more miles than what i have now

it's a $3200 reduction :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek:
 

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I got my 330i maybe about 2 months ago. It had 29,800 miles on it. Now it has almost 34,500. That's 4,700 miles in 2 months. That times 10 months would equal about 47,000 miles after a year, or 3900 miles per month. I drive EVERYWHERE though. I have to find excuses when I don't really need to go anywhere.

Back when I had my 3000GT VR4 Spyder, I put crazy miles on that thing. I got it in late Feb. of 2002, and I got rid of it in early Dec. 2002. That is about 9 months of ownership. When I bought it, the mileage was 32,000. When I got rid of it, the mileage was 58,500. 26,500 miles in 9 months, or 3000 miles a month.

If you aren't going to get your money's worth of driving out of a car, why the hell would you buy it in the first place???? I'm not going to guy a Porsche Carrera GT and lock it in my garage so I can look at it every once in a while. That sucker would have like 100,000 miles in less than 3 years. Then I would either rebuild the engine or get a new one to slap in there, then I would drive it another 100,000 miles!

Well, if you are going to be reselling your car at all, then yeah, you should keep the mileage down. But personally, mileage to me isn't important. It's the condition of the entire vehicle. If it has high miles but looks pretty good, I'd would still take it, maybe at a -slightly- lower price. You can usually buy another engine or rebuild the old one, and have the car run like it was almost new again.
 

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you guys have to admit one thing which poeple who see my miles dont understand. Driving a BMW is fun no matter what year make or model when your bored you just want to drive and when you are driving you never want to stop. These cars are addicting and no matter what other you car you get in it just doesnt feel the same. I have a 2000 civic si with 18's dropped lookin good but last summer i never drove it once because it just doesnt compare. One time i was 1/2 way to work and turned around on the highway just to go back on get my BM. call me crazy but its a DRUG:D
 

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I got my 330i maybe about 2 months ago. It had 29,800 miles on it. Now it has almost 34,500. That's 4,700 miles in 2 months. That times 10 months would equal about 47,000 miles after a year, or 3900 miles per month. I drive EVERYWHERE though. I have to find excuses when I don't really need to go anywhere.

Back when I had my 3000GT VR4 Spyder, I put crazy miles on that thing. I got it in late Feb. of 2002, and I got rid of it in early Dec. 2002. That is about 9 months of ownership. When I bought it, the mileage was 32,000. When I got rid of it, the mileage was 58,500. 26,500 miles in 9 months, or 3000 miles a month.

If you aren't going to get your money's worth of driving out of a car, why the hell would you buy it in the first place???? I'm not going to guy a Porsche Carrera GT and lock it in my garage so I can look at it every once in a while. That sucker would have like 100,000 miles in less than 3 years. Then I would either rebuild the engine or get a new one to slap in there, then I would drive it another 100,000 miles!

Well, if you are going to be reselling your car at all, then yeah, you should keep the mileage down. But personally, mileage to me isn't important. It's the condition of the entire vehicle. If it has high miles but looks pretty good, I'd would still take it, maybe at a -slightly- lower price. You can usually buy another engine or rebuild the old one, and have the car run like it was almost new again.
yeah exactly.. if i have a m3 right now.. i serously don't give a crap if i have 100k miles on it, i am already driving my car from SD to LA to see my gf every single weekend for about 15 months straight non stop... every weekend

i dont think i'll ever stop driving if i ever do get a m :thumbup:
 

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I drive 90-miles one way every weekend or so to see my girlfriend as well.

I test drove an 2000 Audi A6 2.7T with like 80,000 miles on it. Felt brand new inside and out, and the engine was hella strong. The dealer still wanted an arm and a leg for it though...
 

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Good Lawd, you guys sure drive alot. I got my car may 2001, and I just hit about 28k miles today. Maybe its because I live in LA and the traffic is just horrible, makes me not want to take the car out. It just takes the fun out of driving if you have to share the streets with so many friggin cars, inching along at 5 mph.

Whoever buys my car in the future is gonna love me.:D
 

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Last night i was trying to check how much my car will depriciate if i continue to drive like i do ( 8500 in 3 months)... These are the numbers i got using Kelly. I have a another car that i can use for my major driving but it is just sooo much more fun in my 330ci.
These are the trade in values:
BMW
now 8500miles=$31,860
in 2 yr w/ 36000 miles=$25,115
in 2 years w/24000 miles=$27,465
in 2 yr w/17500 miles=$28,515

So it is $3300 for 18,000 miles in 2 years.
 
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