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      05-26-2017, 01:20 AM   #1
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Hi guys ... need your advice... i had a 2015 bmw 328xi in which the entire engine was replaced... some how I managed to sell that. Now looking to buy a used bmw ... found one deal but need advice

The deal i found is

1. Certified bmw from bmw dealer 328i 2016 for 33k
2. It has all the features like nav, harmon cardon music sys, heads up display, led headlight etc
3. 8k miles driven ... car fax shows rental vehicle and no issues reported

Problem is the other 328i 2016 vehicle in the same dealer which doesn't have either nav or headsup display or harmon music or have more miles driven are priced higher than the one i am looking for

What could be the reason... the car i am looking at doesn't that deal look fishy ... what questions should i ask while test driving the vehicle... please advice ... thanks & regards... kishore
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not sure about this but the "rental" maybe could be a demo vehicle and doest have CPO; and the other more expensive one is a CPO?

what was wrong with your 2015 engine that it had to be replaced?
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      05-26-2017, 10:44 AM   #3
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Maybe it has been on the lot for a while? I was debating between two different CPOs and one of them was thousands less than comparable vehicles. I checked the Carfax and it showed it had been on the lot for months without selling. They had discounted it quite a bit. Incidentally, I chose the other car.
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If it has all the options you want at a good price and is CPO then you can't really go wrong I don't think. Only 8,000 miles... meaning under CPO you are covered for another 92,000 miles.

I would agree with the above comments... maybe it has been on the lot for a long time and they want to get rid of the car. If BMW puts a CPO sticker on it then it is a safe used purchase. Being a 2016 and with such low mileage you still will have new car warranty for quite some time.

As I mentioned above as long as the car is exactly what you want and has all the packages you are looking for, and a clean car fax, new car warranty, and CPO... I would say it is safe.
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Yeah a 2016 with 8k miles CPO I would buy without hesitation. You basically have full factory warranty and CPO on top of that. Can't beat it.
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Hi guys ... need your advice... i had a 2015 bmw 328xi in which the entire engine was replaced... some how I managed to sell that. Now looking to buy a used bmw ... found one deal but need advice

The deal i found is

1. Certified bmw from bmw dealer 328i 2016 for 33k
2. It has all the features like nav, harmon cardon music sys, heads up display, led headlight etc
3. 8k miles driven ... car fax shows rental vehicle and no issues reported

Problem is the other 328i 2016 vehicle in the same dealer which doesn't have either nav or headsup display or harmon music or have more miles driven are priced higher than the one i am looking for

What could be the reason... the car i am looking at doesn't that deal look fishy ... what questions should i ask while test driving the vehicle... please advice ... thanks & regards... kishore
You are over thinking this. If they are selling it as a CPO, then you should have confidence that there's not something wrong that they are trying to hide. Buy it before someone else does.
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If it has all the options you want at a good price and is CPO then you can't really go wrong I don't think. Only 8,000 miles... meaning under CPO you are covered for another 92,000 miles.

I would agree with the above comments... maybe it has been on the lot for a long time and they want to get rid of the car. If BMW puts a CPO sticker on it then it is a safe used purchase. Being a 2016 and with such low mileage you still will have new car warranty for quite some time.

As I mentioned above as long as the car is exactly what you want and has all the packages you are looking for, and a clean car fax, new car warranty, and CPO... I would say it is safe.
If it has 8000 miles, then it's probably CPO Elite, which is 5/75, not 6/100. But even so--no reason to hesitate.
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Thanks for the reply guys ... yes it's been in dealer lot for 3months now ... and yes its cpo elite with 5yr/75k miles warranty.

Its used as rental car
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Thanks for the reply guys ... yes it's been in dealer lot for 3months now ... and yes its cpo elite with 5yr/75k miles warranty.

Its used as rental car
Rental of loaner? I've never seen a BMW rental car
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Thanks for the reply guys ... yes it's been in dealer lot for 3months now ... and yes its cpo elite with 5yr/75k miles warranty.

Its used as rental car
A link to the specific vehicle would help those chiming in to give you advice.
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Rental of loaner? I've never seen a BMW rental car
Customer loaner. BMW dealers aren't going to buy back a rental car and CPO it.

And I was offered a BMW 3-Series for a rental in Vegas--for $230 per day . I took a minivan....
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A link to the specific vehicle would help those chiming in to give you advice.
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that looks like a good price for that car
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Rental of loaner? I've never seen a BMW rental car
I've gotten a 328 as a rental numerous times (Sixt)
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Rental of loaner? I've never seen a BMW rental car
I've gotten a 328 as a rental numerous times (Sixt)
True i just searched for bmw rental ... i see them in sixt ... $80 for 4 series per day
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that looks like a good price for that car
I agree... good price for a CPO with low miles and loaded with most options/packages.
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Vin check for options.

Looks like that specific vehicle is N26.....so are the other 2.

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Because Carfax is always 100% dead on accurate. Rental companies don't dump their cars with 8,000 miles--or give you car with navigation. Call the dealer--I'm willing to bet you it was a dealer loaner vehicle.
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Because Carfax is always 100% dead on accurate. Rental companies don't dump their cars with 8,000 miles--or give you car with navigation. Call the dealer--I'm willing to bet you it was a dealer loaner vehicle.
I would be very happy if its loaner .... going tomorrow to test drive .... lets see ... do you think there is still room to negotiate?
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Carfax is totally worthless. I bought a 2016 328i cpo loaner with 7 k miles. Even the sticker in the window said only bumpers touched up then when we were going over the paperwork I saw the paper with the cost of the supposed bumper touch up it said 13k in repairs. I was like WTF what's up with that. Come to find out it had the real window and roof pan replaced. None of that was on carfax report. Needles to say I got the car a lot cheaper after catching that.

Moral of story is find out what if any in house repairs it has had done to it.
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always negotiate ask for stuff ask for new battery new tires, snow tires, etc. what ever you could get
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