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CanesZ06 10-04-2012 04:26 PM

Close to pulling the trigger
 
Hey guys, I'm very close to signing on the dotted line for a 2008 Graphite coupe with red interior. The car has 45k miles on it. Is there anything I need to look for/worry about, as far as any problems with these cars? I'm a Corvette guy and this will be my first BMW. Any info will be appreciated. Thanks

McLoven 10-05-2012 07:32 AM

Not sure what transmission you are getting, but I know there was a DCT lag issue on the 08. There was a software fix for this I believe so if it has DCT make sure it has the latest software flash.

DJ Scotch 10-05-2012 09:58 AM

So pretty much you are going for a car out of warranty. Get ready for unexpected visit to BMW service center.

Or take the extended warranty plan if it is available.

MMME30W 10-05-2012 01:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DJ Scotch (Post 7115646)
So pretty much you are going for a car out of warranty. Get ready for unexpected visit to BMW service center.

Or take the extended warranty plan if it is available.

Anecdotally, the NA E9x M3 V8 seems to be one of the most reliable BMWs in production

OP - Idle control valve failure is a common problem, worth a google search.

Can't spring for an 09? 09 had considerable improvement to idrive system.

Capobranco 10-05-2012 01:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DJ Scotch (Post 7115646)
So pretty much you are going for a car out of warranty. Get ready for unexpected visit to BMW service center.

Or take the extended warranty plan if it is available.

Not so sure about that per thread on alternative BMW site soliciting high mileage M3 drivers experiences. Few reported serious problems - just normal maintenance which can get expensive. I hope they are right since I am also thinking about swimming in the same deep water.

CanesZ06 10-05-2012 05:34 PM

Thanks for the responses guys. I think an extended warranty is in my future


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