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      10-18-2013, 07:13 PM   #1
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need advice!

I am making purchase on Sunday on my first 335i 2011 76k miles clean title and clean carfax.
Was looking to have some kind of checklist on what I should be looking for and so please fire away and thanks for the help.

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      10-18-2013, 07:21 PM   #2
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      10-18-2013, 07:40 PM   #3
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Here she is
http://www.northstateauto.com/web/31...%20Series-335i
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The dealer gives 3mo or 3k miles complimentary warranty and also offer extended. Have to read into specifically what the warranty actually covers. I'll find out Sunday
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      10-18-2013, 07:45 PM   #6
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The dealer gives 3mo or 3k miles complimentary warranty and also offer extended. Have to read into specifically what the warranty actually covers. I'll find out Sunday
Yeah look into it, your pushing 80K, those turbos tend to give a hard time(sometimes)
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Also asking price started at $27998 which of course is to much. I got him to agree to lower it to $25600 over the phone. Once I'm there though I want it at 24k
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I'm also going to have it inspected by a BMW master mechanic to point out any critical defects or wear on her.
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Also asking price started at $27998 which of course is to much. I got him to agree to lower it to $25600 over the phone. Once I'm there though I want it at 24k
I have made way too many mistakes when buying cars. Remember: If they don't agree to your price(obviously if it's reasonable) walk away!.dont settle because you like the car or because you have been there "wasting his time".
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      10-18-2013, 07:59 PM   #10
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you need to check if it has the M SPORT PACKAGE or the SPORT PACKAGE. It says on the listing it has both...which you can't have both...only one or the other.
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I would walk, with the price and miles on that car you can get better deal else wear. Looks like an auction car to me.
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From the coral interior I think that makes it the m package.
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I would walk, with the price and miles on that car you can get better deal else wear. Looks like an auction car to me.
1+ that's really what turns me off , the high mileage for a 2011. But if you can get a Great price then it's worth it. What does the blue book says this car is worth?
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Yeah that is pretty high but considering it was from one owner and thus far clean mechanically I'm OK with it as long as I can warranty it. I know I can find better private sale but was having a hard time getting financed which is odd cause at the dealer I had no issue and even have a low APR
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I am making purchase on Sunday on my first 335i 2011 76k miles clean title and clean carfax.
Was looking to have some kind of checklist on what I should be looking for and so please fire away and thanks for the help.
Make sure to check for wastegate rattle. Rev it up to 6000k, if it rattles as it decelerates then leave it be
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If you look there other cars on there website, all have high price, miles. you don't want to be investing in a money pit. I seen 2011 go in the low 20s with half the miles. Wait for blk friday lol
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Make sure to check for wastegate rattle. Rev it up to 6000k, if it rattles as it decelerates then leave it be
What does it mean if it rattles? Bad turbos?
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Yeah that is pretty high but considering it was from one owner and thus far clean mechanically I'm OK with it as long as I can warranty it. I know I can find better private sale but was having a hard time getting financed which is odd cause at the dealer I had no issue and even have a low APR
Be VERY skeptical about pot lot financing. I would try through your bank or credit union. Also, I bought my car at carmax, and they beat my CU's rate by a half point!

The nice thing about buying at carmax they have a 5 day return policy. As a service writer, I've seen people come in with cars they bought at pot lot's that are complete shit. And now they are stuck with them. At least with a well known dealer you have a little recourse which is better then nothing.
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Nice find, but I'd be wary of the turbo cars at those miles. Great color too, mine is SGM too!
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That car has been there for the longest I can remember meaning something must be wrong with it or the mileage to year just isn't attracting buyers.

You can find better ones if you go down to LA or San Diego for a lot cheaper and lower mileage.
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Be VERY skeptical about pot lot financing. I would try through your bank or credit union. Also, I bought my car at carmax, and they beat my CU's rate by a half point!

The nice thing about buying at carmax they have a 5 day return policy. As a service writer, I've seen people come in with cars they bought at pot lot's that are complete shit. And now they are stuck with them. At least with a well known dealer you have a little recourse which is better then nothing.
It too has a 5 days return policy. I've look this dealer up and I've read lots of positive feedback. I def won't buy just cause and am also very weary of the mileage. But if everything checks back fine I will buy. Hoping everything has been replaced already that is typical of this mileage to go bad or wear over time.
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