About to buy a 2009 BMW X3

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#1

Looking into a purchase of a 2009 BMW X3 - 80k mi - originally from Hawaii [1st 50k] Remaining NJ and Texas - live in N ID/E WA area of country - sans the flood question/recalls - anything I should look into or for prior to closing a deal - thanks!


#2

Yes, another brand of car.

BMW’s have been developing a rather sad reputation for problems in their latter years.


#3

Is this an internet type purchase and have you even seen the vehicle? As Mr. Mustang said, used BMW and high repair bills are the normal events.


#4

Thanks normally wouldn’t consider but the 2009 X3 has some outstanding reliability ratings via online ownership and prof reviews - have actually seen #1 ratings for used luxury vehicles

Appreciate your input


#5

Thanks, internet - I too am a Volvo guy, just doesn’t seem to be much to love about the SUV’s these days based on reliability ratings - my ol 83 GL had 260K before I donated - miss the brick

Have a 98 Jeep Zj with 280k on it now and looking to replace SUV - safety 1st w/ reliability running a close 2nd - Jeep and Volvo seem to have lower reliability ratings these days - ran into 2009 BMW X3 reviews

Haven’t committed and Kia also has a better mileage SUV but lower safety


#6

Which mean nothing on a 9 year old vehicle. Old vehicles have to be evaluated own their own as to the condition. The safety differences on vehicles now are really small .