Originally Posted by lesha
2008 328 with 65k miles costs under 20k, so if you are not having problems with it I say just keep it, unless you really want to downgrade and get a car for 10k or less, which is hard to find, I would keep my 328 than getting a Honda or a Toyota for 20k
My thoughts exactly, might as well keep the 3. However, if you are planning to save money on repairs, maintenance, gas, insurance, overall ownership costs I would consider a vehicle under 10k. Since "downgrading" to a Toyota, Honda in the 20k range would get you in a lot newer or even brand new vehicle, why not just keep the 3.
If a few grand is most likely the issue for you, definitely consider something cheaper. You can get the same year civic for under 10k. Gas is cheap, bulletproof, cheap insurance and as well save you a lot of money when you buy the car.
The bottom line is, I think its pointless to sell your car for 20k, then go buy another one for 15k (most of the options listed above are around that price if not higher). If you are going to save, might as well go all the way.