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Old 02-04-2014, 03:58 AM
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I've wanted a D3 for some time and my bmw goes back in 2 months, so ive been searching for a 2006-10 and found two different options and would love feedback.

Brief bio on me: Have 3 kids...love love love my 3 series but want/need more room. Looking for a sharp, yet spirited way to do my daily 10 minute commute, and being in NY, all-wheel is pretty much a necessity. Lol. My other ride is my '03 Bmw R1150R, boxer powered, motorrad.

Option 1) A8 blk on blk. Not overly optioned but sharp. About 70k on the clock and asking $22k. Recent trade in..serviced there. 900 mi from home.

Option 2) A8L oyster/amaretto. Well optioned including bang & olufsen. 55k on the clock. Trade in at dealer..some service provided by that dealer over the past 2 yrs. Asking $23k. Only 70mi from home.

The black is sharp and I really like the standard wheelbase., but the lower miles on the other seems real enticing.

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Old 02-04-2014, 04:53 AM
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Get the long one. You said you want more room. Shorties are pretty cramped in back. The car is narrow.
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A8L sounds better. You'll appreciate the b/o sound system. There seems to be alot more coming to market lately. I found my S8 on autotrader.com after finally knowing what I wanted. There are several options to consider before diving right in. The car with the color/options showed up on autotrader, I took delivery 6 days later.
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What year? 2006 vs 2007+ makes a difference in what to look for.. ie timing belt!
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Old 02-04-2014, 07:20 AM
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Originally Posted by scottybooj View Post

Option 2) A8L oyster/amaretto. Well optioned including bang & olufsen. 55k on the clock. Trade in at dealer..some service provided by that dealer over the past 2 yrs. Asking $23k. Only 70mi from home.
Is this the one at Palisades? I saw it on autotrader, looks nice!
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Originally Posted by Mister Bally View Post
Get the long one. You said you want more room. Shorties are pretty cramped in back. The car is narrow.
Someone coming from a 3 series will not find a D3 SWB backseat to be cramped.
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What are the year models of these two vehicles? I can get you up to the minute wholesale/auction pricing if you can give me more details...
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Thanks everyone. .. both are 2006 models.

Yes, its the one at Palisades.

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Correction, both are 2007 models. Dang fat thumbs

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Definitely go with the A8L. On the money.
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