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#666 of 762 Re: CPO 2008 328i 25K miles - Update
Mar 29, 2011 (4:53 am)
So, the salesman finally sends me the inspection report from when they acquired it. (although not the BMW CPO inspection report) Despite him telling me there was no damage, the report indicated multiple scratches and dings and "curb" rash, most of which was repaired and some of which was not. The tire tread depth was 6/32 on all 4, and the dealer indicated no replacement of tires. Dents were on all 4 doors,a quarter panel and the rear bumper too...
I am sure the bulk of this is cosmetic (tells you something about the previous buyer too) and has been buffed out or popped out, but at this point, I dont really trust them. They still haven't detailed the car or taken interior pictures, he keeps pushing me to sign documents from out-of-state, car sight unseen.
I just located a 2008 328xi in Connecticut with 25K miles, premium and cold packages and Ipod adaptor for a starting negotiating point of 27K. Best thing is my dad can personally inspect it.
#667 of 762 Re: CPO 2008 328i 25K miles - Update [drew11m]
by kyfdx@Edmunds HOST
Mar 29, 2011 (6:53 am)
I would never buy a 3-yr-old car, sight unseen.. I think my limit would be 1 year and 10K..
There is no shortage of '08s coming off lease...wait for the right one...
#668 of 762 Re: CPO 2008 328i 25K miles - Update [drew11m]
Mar 29, 2011 (8:05 am)
I agree with kyfdx on this... You already seem uneasy about the dealer relationship on this car.
I suggest you go with your gut feeling and walk away. There are too many other cars to choose from...
#669 of 762 Re: CPO 2008 328i 25K miles - Update [busiris]
Mar 29, 2011 (10:57 am)
i did walk away. I dont like sales people who wont answer the questions you actually ask them.
I found a couple more 328xi's that fit the bill close to my father, he will go and do the due diligence (he has a 535) and inspect them and let me know if they are worth the investment.
Thanks for the feedback everyone!
#670 of 762 Used 2009 328xi 28K good deal?
Apr 02, 2011 (4:50 pm)
Is a 2009 328xi with 28K miles, black/black w/ premium and cold weather at $26,500 a good deal? Not CPO, but 4 yr/50K maintenance. Dealer isn't sure, but should have the ipod hookup/bluetooth too.
Gonna visit the car on Monday to make sure it looks ok (body looks ok in pics) and if it does, getting my mechanic to inspect.
#671 of 762 Re: Used 2009 328xi 28K good deal? [sirius9]
Apr 02, 2011 (5:04 pm)
I paid that for a 2008 with 32K, premium with Nav, so I would say it sounds pretty good. I would want to know why it is not going to be CPO'd though. Have you checked the carfax on this car? It probably needs tires which those are run-flats and aren't cheap. Once again I would wonder why the dealer doesn't want it as a CPO considering the mileage. Ask to see the records on the car. They will have them and should be willing to show them to you. One other thing. Carfax only tells you what someone has reported, so they are not always fully reliable. Good luck.
#672 of 762 2008 328 XI HAS 60000 MILEAGES $22000 A GOOD PRICE
Apr 02, 2011 (8:43 pm)
DEALER ASKED FOR 22000 OTD .... HAS TEST DRIVE ON IT, BODY LOOK OK.. RIM HAS SOME SCRATCHES,
INTERIOR ,, LOOKS FAIR.... NO NAV, NO PREMIUM , ONLY WEATHER PACKAGE...
#673 of 762 Re: Used 2009 328xi 28K good deal? [arctic56]
Apr 03, 2011 (1:03 pm)
I have to figure out the deal on the CPO - the guy is a wholesaler so I don't know. Haven't seen any paperwork yet - but def want to see it all before I consider making the deal.
I've read lots of mixed reviews on run-flats...it's going to be my first experience with them. Can I use a penny to check the wear like any other tire? Do you know how much they should run me? TIA.
#674 of 762 Re: 2008 328 XI HAS 60000 MILEAGES $22000 A GOOD PRICE [psyevolution]
Apr 03, 2011 (2:04 pm)
HINT: TURN OFF CAPS OR NO ONE WILL RESPOND.
#675 of 762 Re: Used 2009 328xi 28K good deal? [sirius9]
Apr 03, 2011 (2:06 pm)
I've read lots of mixed reviews on run-flats...it's going to be my first experience with them. Can I use a penny to check the wear like any other tire? Do you know how much they should run me?
Just fit regular tires when the RFTs wear out. Just buy a Continental or BMW mobility kit(electric air pump and sealant) and keep it in the trunk.