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Considering buying 2013 125i f21
13-02-2019, 02:01 PM
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Considering buying 2013 125i f21
Hi guys,

I'm new to the forum and very close to buying a 2013 bmw 125i with around 95000km on the clock.

I've read about the timing chain issues and the resulting engine failures and would like to know if this is a major concern?

The car is also very basic, no Msport, no xenons or sunroof etc, should i rather consider paying the extra 60-70k to get one with the features and a newer model say 2014/2015 or is it not worth it for the price increase?

Thanks so much in advance
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14-02-2019, 10:58 AM
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RE: Considering buying 2013 125i f21
I would rather look at a 2014 and newer 125i ,because these timing chain issues could become really costly in the long run and from 2014 the revised timing chain etc were fitted to the cars.

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14-02-2019, 11:18 AM
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RE: Considering buying 2013 125i f21
I wouldnt be to concerned with extras as you seldom get more for these when you trade in except if its Msport.
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14-02-2019, 02:52 PM
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RE: Considering buying 2013 125i f21
Have you considered a Golf GTI of similar age?
Besides the hijack risk, it is arguably the better car in this segment...
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14-02-2019, 05:36 PM
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RE: Considering buying 2013 125i f21
If you willing to go there, rather look for a M135i with that mileage, solid motor bud

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14-02-2019, 05:54 PM
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RE: Considering buying 2013 125i f21
Friends don't let friends buy early n20 revisions engines based bmw's :P

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Yesterday, 03:25 PM (This post was last modified: Yesterday 03:28 PM by Elrey1104.)
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RE: Considering buying 2013 125i f21
Thanks for the input guys!Ty

(14-02-2019 02:52 PM)MR_Y Wrote:  Have you considered a Golf GTI of similar age?
Besides the hijack risk, it is arguably the better car in this segment...

The hijack factor is one of the reasons I want the 125i over the Gti, currently drive a polo and its been stolen and recovered before so don't want to carry the risk any longer.Fencelook
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Yesterday, 04:16 PM
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RE: Considering buying 2013 125i f21
Did you have the Polo or Polo Vivo? I heard that the Vivo's are generally the higher risk.
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Yesterday, 04:17 PM
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RE: Considering buying 2013 125i f21
Did you have the Polo or Polo Vivo? I heard that the Vivo's are generally the higher risk.
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