1. Find the previous owner and ask, if he turns up dry, you'll have to make records from your ownership on at the least.
2. Carfax isn't going to help much at all. Ex. "Suspension Checked" really doesn't say jack about what was really serviced, and thats IF it was even reported.
3. Depends on the dealer... BMW feels it's none of our biz to even LOOK at that infomation. The most info you will get out of the dealer will be that of the first owner and sometimes the second.
I was somewhat in your same situation with my 5, my cars PO wasn't usefull at all so I just started a blank slate and recorded all my repairs from the day I got it to now.
2003 BMW 540i [Sterling Gray / Gray]
[Msport] [Mods from A-Z] [Two-Tone Interior]
PM for info
1 Set of E39 OEM Maple Wood "Muschelahorn" Interior Trim $360 Shipped
3 Sets of BMW E39 OEM High Polished Black Interior Trim $305 / $290 / $255 Shipped
4 BMW E39 OEM Center Console Storage Trays & 1 Euro Ash Trays $26 ea/ $16 ea Shipped
Last edited by Dking078; 12-06-2012 at 10:08 PM.