Advice for buyers
What should I look for in a used BMW 3 Series sports?
The biggest risk you face is buying a car that has been previously stolen or crashed. A data check with a proper company is therefore a must, and do it yourself rather than take a dealer's word – that way you are compensated if the info you get is duff.
That aside, watch out for personal imports with less kit than UK cars - these will be hard to resell later for a good price.