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CuriousMary Mon 20-Feb-17 12:59:58

AIBU spending 2500 in a BMW one series that has 144,800 miles?

CuriousMary Mon 20-Feb-17 13:00:36

Apart from the high mileage the car is in good condition. No issues seen with the car.

Singingbird Mon 20-Feb-17 13:02:00

All depends on how old it is... usual calculation for average mileage is 10,000 miles per year of the car's life.

Singingbird Mon 20-Feb-17 13:04:18

And the Cam Belt should have been changed every 50,000 miles, if BMWs have one, that is - it might be a chain one that doesn't need it.

Autumnchill Mon 20-Feb-17 13:04:43

Diesel or petrol?

CuriousMary Mon 20-Feb-17 13:05:06

It's a 06 plate. I currently drive a micra and this car has really caught my eye. However people are telling me I am not doing the right thing as is has high mileage so I just don't know what to do.

CuriousMary Mon 20-Feb-17 13:05:34

It's a petrol. It has a chain

wasonthelist Mon 20-Feb-17 13:07:47

Not sure what the AIBU is here exactly - are you asking if it's a fair price?

I wouldn't buy any BMW as they ugly and vastly overated IMHO.

brummiesue Mon 20-Feb-17 13:16:01

Wouldnt touch a petrol car with that mileage with a bargepole. Good job everyone has different tastes then isnt it wasonthelisthmm

QuitMoaning Mon 20-Feb-17 13:17:29

I drive a higher mileage BMW and they are fabulous to drive but expensive to run. You also get a lot of people with unfounded opinions assuming you are a certain person because you drive a BMW but it is bullshit.

Mine isn't a one series and I am not a big fan of them but the higher mileage on any car means items will need replacing and BMWs are really really not cheap to run.
Our other main car is a skoda and it is cheaper to run and an all round excellent car but you can tell the difference in quality between the two (and my skoda is a range topping one, it is superb).

Hgmother Mon 20-Feb-17 13:21:55

Depends if it's city miles or motorway miles. city miles are hard on a car, with motorway miles the car's more likely to be in better condition. Given that it's 145 000 miles in 11 years it would suggest a lot of those are motorway (obv can't be sure). Like other people said, check the cam belt etc . It's a risk though getting any 11 year old car, but I know new cars that have had nothing but problems too... I know the last part is no help lol

Rainmaker1 Mon 20-Feb-17 13:24:19

At the bottom end of the market there's a good chance of it being a dog. Being petrol it'll probably be more reliable/cheaper to repair than the diesel version but don't be surprised if it chucks a four figure bill. For £2.5k there are many better choices, I would look again.

wasonthelist Mon 20-Feb-17 13:25:32

OP if you need space in the back, look carefully, 1 series are very cramped compared with, say a Golf

Shamoffour Mon 20-Feb-17 13:28:47

I loved my one series. But I wouldn't touch a bmw with high mileage they are expensive when they go wrong.

TweedAddict Mon 20-Feb-17 13:30:48

You shouldn't have any issues with a BMW. I think the high mileage thing is a bit dated now to be honest. Times have changed and mechanics have improved. I mainly buy high mileage cars (because they are cheaper)

CuriousMary Mon 20-Feb-17 13:54:30

Thanks all! Will take the comments on board and have a good think about it.

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