New LG vs Pre-Owned Mieles
My basement was recently flooded with over 2ft of water, which ruined my Kenmore HE3 washer and dryer. I havent been flooded before, but thanks to Irene, I took a hit. I live on a large hillside and it appears to have been all runnoff. Something I'll need to address, for sure.
At any rate, the task at hand.. Since I need a new washer/dryer I checked out reviews and saw that there were LG's (LG 2140) that were very reasonably priced on sale. I went ahead and ordered the LG washer and dryer and am waiting for delivery..
I had always wanted a Miele washer/dryer, but their prices have detered me from taking that plunge. I've got a Miele LaPerla dishwasher which has been great, so no complaints on that front. I also had owned a Miele Blue Moon vacuum prior to installing a central vac, and no complaints there, either.
While waiting for delivery of the LG's, I started looking around at the Miele's. I found someone about 50 miles away who is moving and is selling their approx 4 year old Miele W1113 and T1313 washer and dryer. I know the specs of both, and while they're smaller than "American" models, they have many desirable featuers (water heater, higher spin speeds, etc).
My question - What does everyone think about purchasing a pre-owned Miele washer/dryer? I believe that I could get them both for between $800-900. My concern is warranty - The LG's will be $1000 total, with a warranty. I'll be taking a chance with the Miele's, although I believe they're built much better and have better featuers, although a smaller capacity. If I went the Miele route, I could install them on the 1st floor and not in the basement.
Do I sacrafice warranty for a better machine? Just don't want to be spending $500 on repairs in a few months. On the other hand, I don't want to regret passing up the Miele opportunity, either.
Thanks for any advice!