Looking into buying a used BMW 335i around 2006 - 2008

Asked by Feb 05, 2017 at 12:31 PM about the BMW 3 Series

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I will be making close to $5,500 a year I am currently expecting insurance to
be $250 a month, will I be able to maintain this car with this wage? Most
people say the yearly cost of maintenance for this car around $1100 a year.
However, its card to calculate what might happen to me I have little to no
experience with repairs and maintenance but I am willing to learn.

6 Answers


You want to buy a used BMW with an annual income of $5,500? If you were making $55,000 I would still recommend that you run away from these cars.

To be honest with you I dislike very much Hondas, Toyotas, and most Japanese car makes with the exception of Nissan, however, I don't care for Nissan's Sedans. I don't know if Audi would be cheaper to maintain I just want a car that is not everywhere if you know what I mean.


Audi's are just as bad as BMW for cost. If your only making $5500 a year, I assume your purchasing the car cash? Buy a Domestic 4dr sedan until you get another job making more money. A Ford Taurus comes to mind.


You have caviar tastes on a hamburger budget. If you buy that BMW you will rue the day.


A good older American car is what I would recommend.

Given your budget, I would recommend you steer clear of the BMW as the smallest issue will cost multiple times a comparable American made car to repair. Find a good used American car that has a documented service history. This will offer the best service and reasonable service cost.

Your Answer

3 Series

Looking for a Used 3 Series in your area?

CarGurus has 2,111 nationwide 3 Series listings starting at $2,495.

Postal Code:

BMW 3 Series Experts

  • #1
    Tom Demyan
  • #2
    Robert Charlson
  • #3
    Matt Mankinen
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used BMW 5 Series
27 Great Deals out of 614 listings starting at $3,695
Used BMW M3
73 listings starting at $17,950
Used Mercedes-Benz C-Class
135 Great Deals out of 1,750 listings starting at $3,988
Used BMW 4 Series
8 Great Deals out of 408 listings starting at $24,995
Used Audi A4
37 Great Deals out of 646 listings starting at $2,900
Used Ford Mustang
1,056 listings starting at $3,900
Used Honda Accord
65 Great Deals out of 1,274 listings starting at $1,000
Used BMW 7 Series
6 Great Deals out of 167 listings starting at $5,995
Used BMW X5
24 Great Deals out of 1,059 listings starting at $4,500
Used Mercedes-Benz E-Class
43 Great Deals out of 675 listings starting at $4,500
Used BMW 6 Series
7 Great Deals out of 112 listings starting at $11,987
Used Chevrolet Camaro
1,085 listings starting at $12,995
Used Dodge Charger
55 Great Deals out of 787 listings starting at $4,500
12 Great Deals out of 179 listings starting at $8,991
Used Honda Civic
248 Great Deals out of 4,579 listings starting at $1,588

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.