Originally Posted by cwhite
Dang, this is a bit scary for me, as I just picked up a used 335i that is out of warranty. The PPI that I had done said that the car was mostly good to go. did you get a PPI before you purchased?
I did the PPI myself; I'm pretty mechanical... and I've owned 4 other BMWs (starting with a 1974 3.0cs that I restored in the mid-90s). I called BMW gave the VIN and they said that is was a leased car originally and all the maintenance had been done as required by various dealers.
The Carfax showed the car was leased in New York in 2008; in August of 2011 it was traded back to a BMW dealer here in CO by the original lessee on another BMW. It then bounced between 2 BMW dealers in the Denver area then was sold at auction to the independent used dealer I bought from.