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      02-25-2013, 07:28 AM   #20
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Drives: 08 IB M3 (E90)
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Originally Posted by jphughan View Post
Mileage IMHO is worse unless it's outweighed for a buyer by years because they just have to have some feature that's only available in a newer model year car, e.g. newer iDrive, Combox, etc. Lower mileage doesn't necessarily mean that it was only ever driven hard. 25K miles in 4 years could be someone who worked from home and/or had the M3 as a weekend car.
I think the idea is that a weekend car is driven a lot harder than a commuter. I put 10k miles on my M in 8 months doing about 79hwy/1city everyday. They were nothing but cruising (low drive train stress). Now I have my beater up and running, so the M is driven once every couple weeks for about 50 miles. And those 50 miles aren't cruising miles.

I still agree that lower miles is better. More because the paint/leather condition is almost always directly related to miles.