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Old 10-20-2008, 07:04 AM
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Originally Posted by Vanos4:12PM View Post
Unfortunately your are 100% correct. That is why I will never buy a used car again. There is much more behind the scenes that just Carfax that buyers will never know.
I too would not buy based on carfax alone.

Use a BMW dealer to give a complete exam to the car. Costs about $ 120. You will get a written report on official BMW paper. Its great for you and for negotiating the price down.

I've done this on all 3 of the BMWs I've owned and never had a regret. You don't have to buy a car while blindfolded.

Go ahead and buy new and feel good while taking the hit on immediate depreciation of $ 8-12K. Maybe you can throw that kind of money away. I can't and don't have to to get a fine used BMW.

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