Best Used BMW for the Money

We at North Bay Bavarian are experts in all models of BMW vehicles. We would all like the ability to afford the BMW M760i at $180,000, but this dream might need to stay a dream for now. You don’t need to spend $100k to purchase a great BMW. BMW is known for combining luxury, performance, and value. Your next used BMW is more affordable than you think. Take a look at a couple of our picks for great used BMW in Santa Rosa. Don’t forget about our BMW inspection service before you buy!

Best used bmw to buy: bmw 3 series
2013-2018 BMW 3 Series

Best Used BMW for the Money In 2018

CarGurus announced the winners of the 2018 CarGurus Best Used Car Awards.

The awards ranked, “entry-level compact sedans to luxury SUVs, full-size pickup trucks and everything in between.” They identified the top vehicles across 10 automotive categories. The criteria used was, “vehicle popularity, expert Test Drive Reviews, CarGurus user reviews, availability and how well a vehicle holds its value.”

Guess which vehicle won the luxury sedan category? None other than the 2013-2018 BMW 3 Series. This model has been celebrated for its remarkable power and handling. Check out the custom interior in the 3 series at the right.

The 3 Series has been BMW’s best-selling offering for many years. BMW engineers have released seven separate generations and the distinct M version for this legendary series.

What Features Does the 3 Series Have?

2009 BMW X3
2009 BMW X3

Best Used BMW for the Money In 2019

The right BMW for you will always depend on what you want to do with it. If you’re looking to race, you’ll want one model. If you’re looking for something that’s fun to zip around town in while also offering you reasonable cargo space, may we present the 2009 BMW X3.

The X3 offers all the zip and handling we love in BMW’s, but it also offers ample cargo space and the ability to take you and the family to that hidden camping spot. Don’t forget the awesome luxury and tech features.

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety awarded the X3 a top safety pick.

What Features Does the X3 Have?

  • 2009 BMW X3; IIHS Top Safety Pick

    3.0L inline-6 engine

  • 260 hp
  • 225 lb-ft of torque
  • Six-speed Manual or Six-speed Automatic transmission with manual shift control
  • All-wheel drive
  • Automatic headlights
  • Panoramic sunroof
  • Automatic climate control
  • Heated side mirrors
  • Leatherette upholstery
  • Keyless entry
  • 10-speaker CD/MP3 player with an aux port
  • Anti-lock disc brakes
  • Automatic brake drying
  • Full-length side curtain airbags
  • Front-seat side airbags
  • Stability control
  • Hill descent control
  • Purchase a 2009 BMW X3 xDrive30i for only $8,495!


Whether you are looking to purchase a used BMW 3 series, an X3 or a brand-new BMW, North Bay Bavarian can inspect your BMW prior to purchase.

Don’t risk time and money on a bad investment when you can rest easy after getting your prospect vehicle inspected by our expert BMW mechanics.

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