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#1324 of 1362 Mechanic inspect car before CPO purchase?
Dec 06, 2010 (11:25 am)
I'm considering buying an Infiniti Certified Pre-Owned 2008 M45 with 20 to 35 thousand miles. When I've bought used cars in the past, I've had a mechanic inspect the vehicle before I made the purchase decision. With 3 more years of Infiniti warranty for a CPO purchase, I'm thinking that a mechanic's inspection may not be needed. Plus I may not know of any reputable mechanics near the dealer if I buy from a dealer outside of my immediate region (in order to get the color and options I want...). I'd appreciate folks thoughts on whether I really should try to get a mechanic's inspection for a low-mileage CPO purchase?
#1325 of 1362 Re: Mechanic inspect car before CPO purchase? [quincytkpk]
Dec 06, 2010 (6:40 pm)
The all wheel drive M's if you read this message broad enough have had problems with steering. Very few problems with the just rear wheel drive M's.
Some of the steering problems have been reduced with a change of tires, but Infiniti is reluctant at addressing this issue.
Our 07 M has 75K and we still love this car, but it's a rear drive M.
#1326 of 1362 Re: Mechanic inspect car before CPO purchase? [quincytkpk]
Dec 07, 2010 (3:37 am)
I bought a 2008MX with 12000 miles,cpo and wrap.I have a great car but I am lucky.The cpo inspection is a joke.The dealer did not look at anything before my purchase.When I did, they fixed it,I would have someone you know look at it.Have fun if you buy the car,they are great.
#1327 of 1362 Re: Mechanic inspect car before CPO purchase? [mltsurger]
Dec 07, 2010 (7:46 pm)
Thanks for the replies. I'm now more skeptical of the CPO process, so I'll get a good mechanic to check the car out. Thanks again!
#1328 of 1362 Re: Mechanic inspect car before CPO purchase? [quincytkpk]
Dec 11, 2010 (8:34 am)
So,did you have a mechanic check the car out and did you buy ?If so ,what did you pay.Save some money for tires,the RSA's are not safe regarding steering.I put Michelin's on and they resolved all issues.
#1329 of 1362 2008 M35: Smart Key & Blue Tooth issues
Dec 17, 2010 (2:17 pm)
I own 2008 M35. Recently started experiencing problems with smart key and blue tooth. I have 2 smart keys: one I'm using every day, and the other is for my wife who drives the car (and uses second remote) may be once a month. I don't charge my smart key every time I'm driving, just do it about once/twice a week.
Anyway, both key are working very sporadically; they may open car once or twice, and then stopped working completely. I put the key into charger and then again it works once or twice. I don't know if this has to do with battery or with a link between car and remote.
It starts happening about the same time the blue tooth connection to my iphone disappeared.
Have no idea if these issues are related, or it's just bad timing.
Did anyone experience anything similar? Any suggestions?
Dec 17, 2010 (5:42 pm)
Replace the battery,there is no Charger for the key.That is a holder only.blue tooth is different.
#1331 of 1362 Re: Smart Key [mltsurger]
Dec 20, 2010 (12:46 pm)
So, what does inserting the key into the slot below the wheel does? I remember dealer told me it syncs settings and charges the fob. My older Pontiac had a remote with same battery for 7 years before I had to change it. I'll be quite surprised if battery needs to be changed on a fob that's been used a handful of times. Besides, sometimes when I start a car there is an icon on a display that shows about 3/4 of charge of a remote.
#1332 of 1362 2003 M45 Accessory Problem
Dec 21, 2010 (12:17 pm)
I have posted this message before, but no one has been able to help. I want to fix my problem so that I can trade the car. I have only 79K miles. My NAV, tape, CD, AC do not work unless the temp. is about 80 F. It has worked at about 32 F on several occasions. The AC and heat work, but I have no control. I recently discovered that the fuse for these systems has voltage to ground on both sides when the fuse is removed. There is no power to the NAV unit in the trunk. One dealer shop told me the screen was bad, but when it works, it works fine. Can a bad screen cause the voltage feed back? I tend to think it is the wiring harness. Comments would be appreciated.
#1333 of 1362 Weather related sale !
Dec 21, 2010 (4:00 pm)
Sell on a hot day !