E90Post
 


TireRack
 
BMW 3-Series (E90 E92) Forum > BMW E90/E92/E93 3-series General Forums > General E90 Sedan / E91 Wagon / E92 Coupe / E93 Cabrio > I am buying modded 328i, please advice



Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      02-14-2012, 06:31 PM   #1
yarosus
New Member
0
Rep
24
Posts

 
Drives: Z4 3.0si
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Bellevue, WA

iTrader: (0)

I am buying modded 328i, please advice

Hi guys I need little help.
I am buying 328i with custom paint job and car has sport rear bumper and double exhaust.

Carfax is clean, but history began from 6,331 miles :
Listed as a manufacturer vehicle
Sold at auction
Carfax said the car still has almost 2 years/20k miles warranty.

My questions are:
1. Will warranty still apply if car has custom paint job and different bumper + exhaust???
2. Car located in different state, can i verify if BMW will CPO this car???
3. Why car history began from 6k miles?? Car was used as demo car on dealership???
4. Car has check engine light "on". Dealer told that he will take care of it when i will buy a car. wtf??? They should did it before they put car on sale!
Appreciate 0
      02-14-2012, 06:39 PM   #2
Vroom vroom
Private First Class
2
Rep
105
Posts

 
Drives: Looking for a 335i
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Florida

iTrader: (0)

Meh. Cant really answer your questions, but move on.
Appreciate 0
      02-14-2012, 06:41 PM   #3
CamelBiscuit
Banned
United_States
7
Rep
630
Posts

 
Drives: 11 E92 335i
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: 702

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2011 E92 335i  [5.00]
Quote:
Originally Posted by yarosus View Post
Hi guys I need little help.
I am buying 328i with custom paint job and car has sport rear bumper and double exhaust.

Carfax is clean, but history began from 6,331 miles :
Listed as a manufacturer vehicle
Sold at auction
Carfax said the car still has almost 2 years/20k miles warranty.

My questions are:
1. Will warranty still apply if car has custom paint job and different bumper + exhaust???
2. Car located in different state, can i verify if BMW will CPO this car???
3. Why car history began from 6k miles?? Car was used as demo car on dealership???
4. Car has check engine light "on". Dealer told that he will take care of it when i will buy a car. wtf??? They should did it before they put car on sale!
Seems legit.
Attached Images
 
Appreciate 0
      02-14-2012, 06:46 PM   #4
AddictedToBavarian
My other ride is a Bianchi Infinito
AddictedToBavarian's Avatar
Portugal
38
Rep
2,762
Posts

 
Drives: Miss my E92 but love my E46 M3
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: North Jersey

iTrader: (2)

Keep it moving man. Buy stock and CPO from a dealer.
Appreciate 0
      02-14-2012, 06:50 PM   #5
yarosus
New Member
0
Rep
24
Posts

 
Drives: Z4 3.0si
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Bellevue, WA

iTrader: (0)

yeah, that what i am thinking.. to move on. Just love the color. Very rare.
So if car exterior modded, it can't be CPO?
Appreciate 0
      02-14-2012, 06:57 PM   #6
apme123
First Lieutenant
apme123's Avatar
5
Rep
321
Posts

 
Drives: 2002 Honda S2000
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Los Angeles, CA, USA

iTrader: (0)

Have the vehicle inspected with a paint meter for previous repairs and bondo.
__________________
Appreciate 0
      02-14-2012, 08:26 PM   #7
Gator328i
Second Lieutenant
16
Rep
235
Posts

 
Drives: Monaco Blue E92 328i
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Gainesville, FL

iTrader: (0)

Buying a 328i is bad enough (take it from me, I have one) but buying a modded 328i is insane.
__________________
Appreciate 0
      02-14-2012, 08:33 PM   #8
JBE90335
Captain
10
Rep
647
Posts

 
Drives: 2007 E90 335i
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Dallas, TX

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Gator328i View Post
Buying a 328i is bad enough (take it from me, I have one) but buying a modded 328i is insane.
quit bashing the 328i because you bought a bottom of the line ugly one with ugly rims. OP, do you have a link to this car?
Appreciate 0
      02-14-2012, 08:44 PM   #9
Gator328i
Second Lieutenant
16
Rep
235
Posts

 
Drives: Monaco Blue E92 328i
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Gainesville, FL

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by GMAC63 View Post
quit bashing the 328i because you bought a bottom of the line ugly one with ugly rims. OP, do you have a link to this car?
I know the truth hurts, but the 328i is an inferior, poor-performing, wannabe 335i. The first step is accepting this and taking the steps necessary to get a proper 3-series. Or, you can just continue to fool yourself into thinking that your slow 328i is a cool car.
__________________
Appreciate 0
      02-14-2012, 08:57 PM   #10
CombatNinja
Banned
CombatNinja's Avatar
19
Rep
1,587
Posts

 
Drives: e91 328i, e90 328i, e90 335i
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: United States

iTrader: (0)

Oh yeah, the end-all, be-all of the automotive world is the 335i

Quit being an idiot.
Appreciate 0
      02-14-2012, 09:16 PM   #11
yarosus
New Member
0
Rep
24
Posts

 
Drives: Z4 3.0si
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Bellevue, WA

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Gator328i View Post
I know the truth hurts, but the 328i is an inferior, poor-performing, wannabe 335i. The first step is accepting this and taking the steps necessary to get a proper 3-series. Or, you can just continue to fool yourself into thinking that your slow 328i is a cool car.
335i = fuel pump issues, turbo issues.
I don't want to stuck on the middle of the desert with broken fuel pump.
But I like power of 335i.
Appreciate 0
      02-14-2012, 10:19 PM   #12
JBE90335
Captain
10
Rep
647
Posts

 
Drives: 2007 E90 335i
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Dallas, TX

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Gator328i View Post
I know the truth hurts, but the 328i is an inferior, poor-performing, wannabe 335i. The first step is accepting this and taking the steps necessary to get a proper 3-series. Or, you can just continue to fool yourself into thinking that your slow 328i is a cool car.
Well I'm 20. Most kids my age are driving 10 year old hondas and toyotas so I do consider my 328i a cool car and am thankful for it. You sound like a spoiled prick and your posts are very annoying. Should've probably researched your purchase in the first place instead of wasting thousands of dollars a few months later to upgrade to basically the same car which you probably haven't done yet because your parents said no.
Plus you iive in Gainesville where the highest speed limit is 35mph so whats the point? lol
Appreciate 0
      02-14-2012, 10:38 PM   #13
PINeely
Lieutenant Colonel
30
Rep
1,558
Posts

 
Drives: 2009 E90 N54
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Jackson, MS

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by yarosus View Post
335i = fuel pump issues, turbo issues.
I don't want to stuck on the middle of the desert with broken fuel pump.
But I like power of 335i.
Limp mode will get you out of the desert Moses.

I cant believe that you guys turned even THIS into a 328 vs 335 thread. The 328i isn't "trying to be" or a "wannabe," it's a fucking all-around car and the 335i is the same car which happens to have a more powerful engine. Each one does what they do. They were never meant to compete with each other.
__________________
Appreciate 0
      02-14-2012, 10:42 PM   #14
yarosus
New Member
0
Rep
24
Posts

 
Drives: Z4 3.0si
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Bellevue, WA

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by PINeely View Post
Limp mode will get you out of the desert Moses.

I cant believe that you guys turned even THIS into a 328 vs 335 thread. The 328i isn't "trying to be" or a "wannabe," it's a fucking all-around car and the 335i is the same car which happens to have a more powerful engine. Each one does what they do. They were never meant to compete with each other.

Thanks

So if car has aftermarket body parts warranty will still apply?
Can I CPO this car?
Appreciate 0
      02-14-2012, 10:44 PM   #15
AddictedToBavarian
My other ride is a Bianchi Infinito
AddictedToBavarian's Avatar
Portugal
38
Rep
2,762
Posts

 
Drives: Miss my E92 but love my E46 M3
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: North Jersey

iTrader: (2)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Gator328i View Post
I know the truth hurts, but the 328i is an inferior, poor-performing, wannabe 335i. The first step is accepting this and taking the steps necessary to get a proper 3-series. Or, you can just continue to fool yourself into thinking that your slow 328i is a cool car.
Then stfu and go buy a 335 or a M3. Don't cry on here about how much you hate your own car. YOU bought it.
Appreciate 0
      02-14-2012, 11:01 PM   #16
DrDurt
Lieutenant
DrDurt's Avatar
United_States
9
Rep
519
Posts

 
Drives: e90 325xi
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: BaskingRidge, NJ

iTrader: (2)

Hey bud, I would stay away from any modded car. Chances are it was whomped on pretty hard.
Appreciate 0
      02-15-2012, 08:26 AM   #17
MonsterM
First Lieutenant
5
Rep
317
Posts

 
Drives: 09 328i SP
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: NJ

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Gator328i View Post
I know the truth hurts, but the 328i is an inferior, poor-performing, wannabe 335i. The first step is accepting this and taking the steps necessary to get a proper 3-series. Or, you can just continue to fool yourself into thinking that your slow 328i is a cool car.
It is lighter, a lot more reliable, it stops shorter, it handles better, it costs much less, gets better mpgs, its cheaper to insure...Please go TROLL!
Back on topic, OP DO NOT buy that car.
Appreciate 0
      02-15-2012, 11:29 AM   #18
AddictedToBavarian
My other ride is a Bianchi Infinito
AddictedToBavarian's Avatar
Portugal
38
Rep
2,762
Posts

 
Drives: Miss my E92 but love my E46 M3
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: North Jersey

iTrader: (2)

You can't CPO a car. You buy it that way from a dealer.
Appreciate 0
      02-15-2012, 11:39 AM   #19
JuppiOne
Captain
7
Rep
691
Posts

 
Drives: everyone crazy
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: MO

iTrader: (4)

I believe CPO basically is the same as BMW's silver extended warranty + an inspection and make sure all things are up to spec.... but in your case, since the car is modded, chances are no dealer is going to CPO this car
Appreciate 0
      02-15-2012, 11:43 AM   #20
doubleIN
atlien
doubleIN's Avatar
4
Rep
371
Posts

 
Drives: '11 e90 335i
Join Date: May 2011
Location: atlanta

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2011 BMW 335i  [4.25]
Quote:
Originally Posted by yarosus View Post
Hi guys I need little help.
I am buying 328i with custom paint job and car has sport rear bumper and double exhaust.

Carfax is clean, but history began from 6,331 miles :
Listed as a manufacturer vehicle
Sold at auction
Carfax said the car still has almost 2 years/20k miles warranty.

My questions are:
1. Will warranty still apply if car has custom paint job and different bumper + exhaust???
2. Car located in different state, can i verify if BMW will CPO this car???
3. Why car history began from 6k miles?? Car was used as demo car on dealership???
4. Car has check engine light "on". Dealer told that he will take care of it when i will buy a car. wtf??? They should did it before they put car on sale!
1. I don't think paint job or bumper would affect the original manufacturer's warranty because it's just cosmetic. Exhaust probably won't affect it either. call or visit the service dept at a dealer and ask them

2. If you're buying the car from a BMW dealer then it's up to them to determine if the car is CPO or not. if you're not buying from a BMW dealer then it's not going to be CPO

3. probably was a demo car.

4. says a lot about the care and condition of the car

Based on #3 and #4 I would stay away from this car. Plus, paint job could mean that the car has been in an accident. Clean Carfax doesn't mean shit because only accidents that are reported to the police and/or insurance are going to show up. If someone wrecked the car and didn't get a ticket and didn't claim insurance, it's not going to be on the Carfax
__________________
2011 e90 335i: AW/Oyster | M Sport | BMW Performance (Power Kit v1, Exhaust, Suspension, rear and side aero kit, 19" 313s)
Appreciate 0
      02-15-2012, 11:45 AM   #21
Takeshi
Private First Class
2
Rep
106
Posts

 
Drives: BMW 328i Cabriolet
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Toronto, CA

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by yarosus View Post
Hi guys I need little help.
4. Car has check engine light "on". Dealer told that he will take care of it when i will buy a car. wtf??? They should did it before they put car on sale!
"take care of it" means he will reset the ECU so the light doesn't come back on until you drive it off the lot and you're almost home.
Appreciate 0
      02-15-2012, 11:46 AM   #22
Bavarian13
Second Lieutenant
United_States
2
Rep
252
Posts

 
Drives: E90 335, E36 M3
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Carmel

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by PINeely View Post
Limp mode will get you out of the desert Moses.
Appreciate 0
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:21 PM.




e90post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST