4 Best BMWs to Buy Used

BMWs are highly reliable luxury cars, making them a great option if you’re looking to buy used. Their reliability and safety ratings make it more likely that your used car will continue working in peak condition for many years after you purchase it. But which BMW models are the most reliable—and, just as importantly, the most affordable? Keep reading to find out.

2010 BMW 3 Series

This car is considered one of the best sport sedans of all time. If you’re looking for a sporty and agile midsize luxury car, then the 2010 BMW 3 series is an excellent choice. With smooth engine operation and athletic handling, this vehicle provides a smooth ride—as do its comfortable front seats.

Depending on the trim level you purchase, this car can have anywhere between 230 and 300 horsepower and get between 25 and 36 miles per gallon on the highway. The price tag on this particular model is typically somewhere between $8,500 and $13,800.

2011 BMW 3 Series

While this is the same model listed above, the 2011 version of the BMW 3 Series is a contender in its own right. It offers higher horsepower (up to 335) while maintaining the same level of fuel efficiency. As with its predecessor, the 2011 model has fantastic handling and strong safety ratings. It has comfortable front seats as well, but the back seat is a bit cramped.

Though a year younger, the 2011 BMW 3 Series is, on average, slightly cheaper than the 2010 model. Price tags range from about $8,000 to $13,500.

2014 BMW 2 Series

If the 3 Series just isn’t your style, the BMW 2 Series might be what you’re looking for. This model debuted in 2014 with a stunning, sporty look that continues to turn heads. With a powerful pair of engines under the hood, this car provides exceptional overall performance and handling. As an added bonus, it has excellent safety scores too.

This coupe-style luxury can has seating for four and gets up to 36 miles per gallon on the highway. While it cost up to $43,000 when first introduced to the market, you can buy this car used for anywhere between $17,500 and $24,000.

2015 BMW 2 Series

This is one of the highest-ranked small-sized BMWs around. The 2015 BMW 2 Series maintained the sporty coupe styling that was introduced in 2014, but added a convertible body style to the lineup. This car continued to get great safety and reliability ratings with its second round of production too, and maintained its athletic handling and lively engine power.

Because of the coupe-style of this car, the back seat is cramped, but the front seats are comfortable and spacious. A used model of this car can cost between $19,000 and $28,000.

If you’re interested in one of these cars, find a BMW dealership in Houston that has them in stock.