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Used BMW 1-Series For Sale

Looking to buy a used BMW 1-Series car? Used Car Expert has thousands of used BMW cars for sale from used BMW car dealers and private sellers across the UK.

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2519 used BMW 1-Series for sale
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2006 (Z2 Reg)

  • Mileage: 140000
  • Engine size: 2000
  • Doors: 5
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Colour: BLACK
  • Fuel: Diesel
Call 0742 410 6280
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£2,795
Price dropped by: £200
Been on sale: 19 days

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2004 (0C Reg)

  • Mileage: 100000
  • Engine size: 2000
  • Doors: 5
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Colour: BLUE
  • Fuel: Petrol
Call 0795 735 2090
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£2,980

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2006 (55 Reg)

  • Mileage: 89000
  • Engine size: 2000
  • Doors: 5
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Colour: SILVER
  • Fuel: Diesel
Call 0770 791 2518
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£2,990

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2005 (05 Reg)

  • Mileage: 189000
  • Engine size: 2000
  • Doors: 5
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Colour: SILVER
  • Fuel: Diesel
Call 0797 695 3406
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£3,250

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2005 (05 Reg)

  • Mileage: 153000
  • Engine size: 2000
  • Doors: 5
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Colour: BROWN
  • Fuel: Diesel
Call 0160 644 288
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£3,250
Price dropped by: £280
Been on sale: 8 days

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2005 (54 Reg)

  • Mileage: 180000
  • Engine size: 2000
  • Doors: 5
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Colour: BLACK
  • Fuel: Diesel
Call 0785 386 0238
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£3,295
Price dropped by: £155
Been on sale: 22 days

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2005 (55 Reg)

  • Mileage: 167000
  • Engine size: 2000
  • Doors: 5
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Colour: BLACK
  • Fuel: Diesel
Call 0156 470 3611
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£3,489
Price dropped by: £300
Been on sale: 14 days

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2006 (55 Reg)

  • Mileage: 100000
  • Engine size: 2000
  • Doors: 5
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Colour: BLACK
  • Fuel: Diesel
Call 0192 456 5505
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£3,495
Price dropped by: £100
Been on sale: 36 days

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2005 (05 Reg)

  • Mileage: 122000
  • Engine size: 1600
  • Doors: 5
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Colour: BLACK
  • Fuel: Petrol
Call 0141 337 7010
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£3,499

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2004 (B4 Reg)

  • Mileage: 113000
  • Engine size: 1600
  • Doors: 5
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Colour: GREY
  • Fuel: Petrol
Call 0190 577 6611
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Used BMW 1-Series 2004 – Buyer’s Guide

Why buy a Used BMW 1-Series?

There is something about the styling of the 1-Series hatchback that doesn't quite work in comparison to its closest competitors, the Golf and Audi A3. But once in the drivers seat it feels like a 3-Series, so that explains the firm used prices.

Because the 1-Series feels like a 3-Series to drive but costs less people overlook the small boot and that it is also hard to load. The rear legroom is pretty poor too, but not much worse than any other hatchback of this size, or indeed the 3-Series.

Which is the best used BMW 1-Series?

The 1.6 petrol is the cheapest model. 3 year old versions are around £2,000 less than the 2.0 diesels. Depreciation stays low for the first 3 years, so it's only after 4 or 5 years that they become good value.

The 2.0 petrol engine's MPG is similar to the 1.6 petrol's of around 38. So if you can afford the insurance, it's hard to see why you wouldn't take the more refined engine. But if fuel economy is the key factor, the 2.0 diesel manages around 15 MPG more.


Fault Checks for the BMW 1-Series

What should I aim to pay for an BMW 1-Series?

If buying nearly new, then you should be aiming for under £17,000 for the 2.0P and under £16,000 for 1.6P. The 2.0D is more like £18,000. Depreciation stays low for the first three years, but after the first MOT, you can pick up a 1.6P for under £12,000.

The 1.6P has an average mileage almost as high as the 2.0D which suggests they have been company or commuter cars. As a result, the 5 and 6 year old cars all have mileages in the 40 and 50,000s and are £7,500-£9,500 no matter which fuel they take.


BMW 1-Series Price Guides

BMW 1-Series For Sale Prices & Depreciation Trend

BMW 1-Series Prices & Depreciation – Graph - Fuel differences

Used Car Expert recommends that you try to buy after a big drop in depreciation and before the next one, so with the current BMW 1-Series you would aim to buy a 6 year old and you can keep it for some time before needing to worry about a big drop in value.

Diesel BMW 1-Series cars lose most over the first year (from new to 1 year old), so that is the best ‘nearly new’ buy in terms of car for money.

Petrol BMW 1-Series cars lose least between years 1 and 3, so this is the best buy if you want to keep the car for a while.

Petrol BMW 1-Series cars lose least between years 2 and 4, so that is the best buy on older cars.

For advice on what to pay, see below and for more detailed depreciation and mileage & spec adjusted prices & graphs visit our price guide.

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