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Old 01-30-2013, 05:53 PM
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Originally Posted by johntampa View Post
I was wondering if anyone has any comments on this.

I recently bought a 2008 335i and was told that it had CPO and that there was about 1 year and half of warranty left.

I ended up buying the car only to find out today, day 6 of ownership, that in fact there is no CPO. To make matters worse, it turns out I have a number of things that need to be repaired on what was supposed to be a clean car.

The transmission was leaking, the washer fluid pump needs to be replaced, bulbs in the headlights need to be replaced, and there was some oil in the engine that the BMW service were suspicious about.

Since, I don't have any recourse I went ahead and had them do these repairs except for the washer fluid pump.
So that's $1,000+ today, and $400 for the wind washer pump which wasn't urgent and was leaking slowly. Also, they said they didn't see an oil leak and think the oil may be there from a prior oil change, however I feel like there might be some other serious issue going on.

The problem is that the salesman that sold me the car told me the car was worth 2K more because of the CPO and was using that as a selling point to get a better deal. Since I took his word that car had CPO, I didn't feel the need to go get the car checked out immediatley, which would have allowed me to get get out of the contract.

The salesman also told me the car was clean because the certification process requires that.

So I am on day 6, do I have an recourse? I haven't contacted the car sales place but I was wondering what my best course of action is?

Is there anything I can do?
Unless you have something in writing I'm afraid you have little recourse. My advice would be to speak with the selling dealer and see if you can work something out. Be nice as they'll be more likely to work with you. If they refuse chalk this up to experience and let it go.

It's never fun to buy a new vehicle and then have to immediately spend money to fix unexpected problems. Hopefully this will be all the repairs necessary for quite a while and you can put this behind you.

But I have to ask: $400 to replace the windshield washer pump?
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