If you’ve always wanted to own a premium German performance machine, now’s the time to make it happen with one of the best used BMWs for sale in Sherman Oaks. At Capital Car Company, we’ll help you drive your dream starting today, complete with fair and transparent pricing, easy financing, and superior customer service from our team of knowledgeable experts. Our commitment to hassle-free buying is why we’re actually among the top sources for pre-owned BMWs both in Sherman Oaks and in the surrounding communities, too. Come check out our inventory, whether it’s online or in-person, and let’s get started!
Pre-owned BMWs can put the Ultimate Driving Machine in easier reach for a lot of people, thanks mostly due to depreciation. Now, if you buy a new car, depreciation is bad news because it can reduce the value of your purchase by some 20% after the first year alone. If you hold onto that same car for five years, you can see depreciation rates north of 60%. On the other hand, when you buy a used car, it’s already gone through a lot of its depreciation — which is essentially paid for by its earlier owner. That’s directly reflected in significantly lower pricing for used BMWs in Sherman Oaks and elsewhere.
It’s worth noting that lower-priced used cars are usually less expensive to insure as well. So purchasing a pre-owned vehicle instead of a new one can also save on one of your highest ongoing ownership costs.
Shopping at Capital Car Company then adds additional confidence since you can be sure that every pre-owned BMW on our lot has been carefully inspected by our team of automotive professionals.
BMW may be best-known for its bold approach to premium performance. Still, these are also high-end rides that can showcase amazing creature comforts, sophisticated infotainment technology, and the kind of advanced driver-assistance systems that today’s drivers demand. And just to be clear, pre-owned BMWs can be just as well-equipped as their brand-new counterparts. (Note: Exact features vary by model and year.)
Drivers in Southern California certainly have unique needs and lifestyles, and used BMWs can be especially well suited for folks in the area. After all, the brand offers stunning sport sedans, aggressive and expressive coupes, capable and comfortable SUVs, and compelling convertibles.
BMW got its start in 1916 as a company that built airplane engines, and it’s been a transportation leader ever since. Taking the name Bayerische Motoren Werke — for Bavarian Motor Works — in 1922, BMW expanded its operations to include motorcycle engines and, later in the 1920s, began building cars (under a license from Austin, a British automaker at the time). The brand’s story picks up again after World War II when it began building its own cars in 1952.
The real breakthrough came in the 1960s with the introduction of BMW’s “New Class” models engineered to move the brand’s products into the future. Perhaps the crowning achievement was the 1972 BMW 5 Series that immediately elevated the brand’s standing with its class-leading quality and performance. By the mid-1990s, BMW was building its vehicles in the United States and bringing out its first SUV, the X5. Today, both new and pre-owned BMWs are highly sought-after for their exclusive approach to driving.