I'd be grateful for any suggestions on the following:
Have decided to replace my car. I don't want a Ford, Holden, Toyota etc.
In the past very much enjoyed a couple of Mercedes Benz but don't like the current shape.
Never had a BMW and am thinking about maybe one a few years old but with under 50,000kms. There's no dealership near here so would be dealing with Brisbane who seem prepared to drive up here to show a car that 'looks and sounds like what I want'.
What should I expect to pay for a 3 series (I'm so out of touch with the car market that I don't even know all the sub-sections here) as above?
Is it worth paying more and getting new?
That doesn't seem rational to me because I essentially just drive round locally, probably only do about 1000kms p.a. and usually have the dog in the back, drooling down the windows and shedding hair in the interior.
Is there some other make I should be considering?
Or should I just forget about it given my minimal use of a car, and stick with my quite functional but very old Mazda 626 (still only done 78,000 kms).
All suggestions would be appreciated.