You’ve been shopping around for a used BMW for some time. Maybe this is going to be your first BMW and you’re completely excited about the prospect of owning one. Whether you’re buying one that is only a year or two old or one that is 10, 15, 20 years old, or even older, it doesn’t really matter. A BMW is one of the finest automobiles in the world, and you’re going to be joining a great family of car owners.
Here are some of the top five questions you may want to ask yourself before buying this used BMW.
Question #1: Do I know the history of this vehicle?
This vehicle could have been involved in an accident, could have been in a flood, or had major work done to it. You can find out these things through a car VIN search. Learn as much as you can about this particular vehicle based on the VIN number.
Question #2: How many kilometers does the vehicle have?
High usage for any vehicle increases the chances of potential problems arising in the future, but that doesn’t mean a BMW with 300,000 km is not a worthy investment, for example. Just understand what you’re getting into when you purchase a vehicle with higher kilometers on the odometer.
Question #3: How much will basic repairs cost?
If you’ve never owned a BMW before, keep in mind that certain parts and services may cost more for these vehicles, depending on the model you purchase, compared to other cars.
Question #4: Where can I bring this BMW to have it inspected?
Before you purchase this BMW, the seller should give you an opportunity to have it looked at thoroughly by an experienced professional. A seller who doesn’t allow you to do this may be trying to hide something and it may be worth walking away from.
Question #5: How much is insurance going to cost for this vehicle?
If you’re buying a sports car, luxury car, or other vehicle that is different than a basic commuter vehicle, you could be paying quite a bit more for insurance. Make sure you can afford the insurance before purchasing this used vehicle.
If you have any direct concerns about your potential used BMW, contact Bimmex and they should be able to help you determine whether this one is optimal for you at this time.