BMW estate - Thommo
Some one is offering me a BMW 320 estate. G reg, 140,000, BMW service history to 90,000 then small garage stuff (always BMW parts he assures me). He's had it 5 years.

Looks good, sounds good but interior a bit scruffy (couple of rips in the velour).

He wants £1,500 which I think is a bit pricey but I am tempted because I know him and I know he maintains his cars well.

£1,200 if it was unknown so £300 for a bit of certainty? What do you think guys?
BMW estate - Altea Ego
Well, known history is worth a sum of dosh no doubt, but 300 quid on a 1200 quid motor is over a 20% premium. And with a tatty interior? Your call mate but I would negotiate.
BMW estate - DavidHM
I don't think there's any such thing as certainty on a 14 year old, 140k car.

On the other hand, 3 Series Tourings go for insane money, even at this age and, if you want one, £1500 is about right.
BMW estate - Wally Zebon
I drove past a silver one of these yesterday and thought how nice it looked. It still is a good looking car today. Stick a dateless plate on it and it'll look as good as any modern car.

I'd go for it. You can always get yourself down your local scrappy and get a new seat or two.

BMW estate - Jonathan {p}
It doesn't sound like a bargain.

I just found these on autotrader.

BMW 320i Touring Estate, G reg. 147000 miles, silver grey, excellent condition, recent service and towing bracket used for light towing, 6 months MOT. £1,300 . ono.

1993 BMW 318i Estate Touring, 1993,
L reg. PAS, EW, CL, alloys, FFSR, some service history, excellent runner, tax and MOT August, very clean car, bargain. £1,295.

1991 H Reg BMW 3 Series 1.8 318i Touring
Petrol, Manual 5 speed, Red, Estate, 103,000 miles , 5 Doors. Body Coloured Bumpers, Central Door Locking, Electric Mirrors, Electric Windows, Factory Fitted Sunroof, Power-Assisted Steering, Radio Cassette, Rear Head Rests, Rear Wash/Wipe, two owners from new, Well Maintained.Px bagain to clear Mot'd Nov 2003.Looks and drives well. £1,489.

If he's a friend why not let you have it a a good price.

As the saying goes the best way to lose a friend is to buy a car off him (or ;-) at his sister).

Value my car