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Depends really. I bought mine about a month ago and I wasn't too fussed about the choice of engines, I was more bothered about having a facelift car. Reason I wasn't too bothered is that I knew i'd be re-mapping it pretty soon after getting it. You will notice the 2 different cars if you drive them back to back, it's not massive but it is noticeable.
If you're not going to re-map it then i'd try and get a 225 if you can, but i wouldn't pay that much more for one. To put it into perspective I paid £4,500 for a late 2001 225 model with 65k miles, full serive history, 1 owner from new and in mint condition with absolutley no adverse history. I do aknowledge I may have been lucky with the car and that it may be worth a bit more than what I paid for it, but it goes to show that bargains can be had if you look about.
In answer to your question, yes I think the 2003 model is a bit overpriced even for a complete minter of a car, i'd not pay over £6,500k or £7,000 tops for it personally. The 2001 car you're looking at seems like a good price for the mileage assuming the condition reflects it and everything else is in order.
Last edited by beanoir; 1st September 2011 at 12:01.
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