I am looking for info on buying a used BMW 3 series.
I currently have a 93 nissan maxima. lets say that car is getting tired of me and I am getting tired of it..
I am in market for a used car. leaning towards 1996-98 3 series mostly sedan or coupe
I did not like later models and they are out of my budget. my budget is around $10K. Older ones I am not sure how tough it would be to maintain.
I need to know
- what are pluses (+'s) for these years (if any)
- any potential or likely problems (big or small)?
- what is a good way to look for used BMW (i am looking at autotrader.com). any good bmw user sites
I did search internet for good info on old BMW 3 series. but the sites I found weren't good enough.
I have some experience in driving and maintaining used cars. I have changed brake pads, bearings, ABS pumps, AC condenser etc.
I do know older BMW cars need time and money. But i need get a better idea. Small repairs I can do my self.
But bigger ones like replacing a sensor buried deep in engine or transmission or work that needs two or more persons will be a pain for me..!!!
Any inputs will help