I've decided that I'm not doing another year of winter commuting in my FWD work car and I'm looking to upgrade to a decent used car.
What I'm after
-4 wheel drive
-decent gas mileage
-under 100k miles
-shorter overall length (no truck)
I looked at a Volvo T60, several Subarus, Mitsubishi Lancer, Pontiac Vibe, and several BMW 3s.
I've found one BMW that I think looks decent however I know nothing about foreign cars but I'm not driving a f*cking Vibe.
So it's an 04 330xi AWD, 80k, 6 speed, leather, full size spare, heated mirrors, 60% tread life, electronic seats etc.
It's had 3 owners, 6 years, 2 years and the last year. Serviced at the dealer with good complete records for its entire life. Had a campaign for an ignition coil and not much else - taillight ground wire, brakes and tires.
The dealer had it listed at 13.2 and I got them down to 11.5 by spending a couple days haggling over the phone. Is this a good buy in terms of the car? Price? Is there another car that fits the bill that I should look at instead?