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      06-07-2012, 04:05 PM   #6
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Drives: 2009 X6 35i Dinan S2
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Originally Posted by TSM330i
You could request the seller to take the car to a local BMW dealership to check it out and get an independent opinion on the car.
A buddy of mine did just that when he bought a used M5 and worked out perfectly.
If the owner doesn't want to do it, move on.
I did this when buying my X6 out of state. Everything went smoothly, and the dealer drove to a local shop I picked and even agreed to pay for my ticket there. You can't be 100% risk-free, but you can take steps to minimize the chances of something going really awry.