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      11-06-2012, 05:21 PM   #15
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Drives: 07 328xi, 02 325Cic
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Originally Posted by tsa1 View Post
A better thing would be to ask for the maintenance history of the car. My car had one fuel pump failure and headlight adjustment. The front suspension bushing were also changed prior to it being sold.

Since buying with 50K, I've put 24k on it, had a water pump, 3 injectors, and AC condensor fail. at least $3k worth of repairs, paid $150.
Dealers are funny about this. Some will hide behind the party line that it's proprietary information and won't even show you the history on a used car even after you've bought it. Some will bring it up on the screen but not give you a printout. A few will print it out for you. Fortunately you can buddy up to BMW techs here who have access that will share histories, so long as the favor is not abused
07 328xi coupe SG/Dakota leather, 6-speed manual, sport/premium/cold
02 325Cic vert AW/Montana leather, 5-speed manual, premium/removable hardtop
93 850Ci Oxford Green/Parchment, auto
71 Buick Riviera, 455 V8 land yacht