Originally Posted by adiba14
He said brake job due to 10-15k....probably try and do it myself unless too difficult. Carfax checks out. Dude not budging on 24.5.....was going to buy today but banks closed and can't get cashiers check.
One more thing, see if you can look under the hood. Spot where the oil filter housing is mounted onto the engine...see if there are traces of oil (common leak on N52/N54 engines on these gaskets); in addition, look underneath and make sure the transmission mechatronic sleeve isn't leaking as well. Costly repairs I tell ya... if any trace, you may have some leverage to having him drop the price. All in all, if he won't budge, walk away... there are many 'fish in the sea'. Like someone mentioned earlier, I too would be skeptical bout buying from craigslist. Smart sellers will do their research on what's a fair price/offer and will do what they can to sell their car quickly. Items on craigslist, especially cars, are a huge gamble.