Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Nashville, TN, United States
Re: BMW 335i convertable..comments?
Well I guess I have to come clean.... The wife wanted a "new car" a while back (6 years) and we went looking. I told her no (and got away with it) on her first choice, a Pontiac! Then she switched to her "dream car" a 325 CIC. Sourced it from several places, and it was still much more than I wanted to be in debit for. Let the market cool for a while and lucked into a 2001 BMW with 7K on the odom... Yes, 7K!. Two gay guys had the car, he bought it for him, and they never drove it... They had two other cars. Walked away when they wanted book price. I called them back two months later (Can't be many that can come up with 35K to a private seller, right!) and drove off with the car. 7K under book price!
Now the wife is happy and I am happy (somewhat) I can say that very little has went wrong with the car. A seatbelt monitor here, wiring harness there. etc...etc...etc. besides a the few issues, the car has not had any problems and the dealer (yes, Dealer not Stealer) is great. High class operation, great to their customers.
While I have not had much exposure to the BMW line of cars, based on my, or should I say her experience, my next bike...err...aahh car will be a BMW. Maintenance is high, but still lower than the scooter maintenance (at the stealers!) The fit an finish is good, The convertible soft top has not had a single issue, no leaks, no stains.
If you can get into one at a good price, go get it. They seem to do a better job on their cars, than Final drives!
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