2008 BMW 1 Series Long Term Road Test


2008 BMW 135i: Looking for a New Owner

August 25, 2009

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(2008 BMW 135i, 27,000 miles later -- Photo by Andrew Reed)

We've had our fun and it's time to move on.

With a heavy heart I posted a for sale ad on Craigslist for our 2008 BMW 135i. I hoped the phone wouldn't ring. Then the call came.

I'm being a little over dramatic. But it's true: two days after listing the BMW for full TMV price of $28,600 I got a call from a real buyer. It took four weeks for this to happen when I sold our 2008 Cadillac CTS at a fraction of the cost.

The BMW caller said he would call back to schedule a test drive. We'll see.

Now for a few quick stats: We bought the BMW 15 months ago for $37,145. If we sell it for our asking price (unlikely) it will have dropped in value only $8,545 over 27,000 miles. Impressive.

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