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E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013)
BMWs throw back to the iconic 2002, with a renewed form and function. The smallest car in BMW's line up but still packs a punch. Available in coupe or convertible, powered by either an inline 6 in the 128 or the twin turbo rocket sled 135.

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Old 01-27-2013, 12:02 AM
enjoytheride enjoytheride is offline
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For the experts here, does this 135i look decent?

Good evening,

Been lurking a while and I have a LOT to learn.

New to BMW and I'll probably end up with a 135i or 335i, still debating...that's a different topic.

Local small town dealer has this listed:

2011 BMW 135i Coupe
$28,950
M Sport Package
7 Speed Shiftable Automatic Transmission w/Paddle Shifters
Black w/Black Leather, heated seats
18K Miles
Harman Kardon Stereo w/CD
Can't tell by info if it includes premium package or not (is that available as second option when m sport package is included?)

I tested it for about 20 mins, and that was a big mistake. The DCT was slick and fast as was the auto itself!

Still under factory warranty but not certified.

Any thoughts? Looks like carfax is clean. Salesman says care came from Atlanta.

Pics are somewhat crappy.

Link to autotrader here:
http://www.autotrader.com/dealers/dd...=BMW&cardist=0_a_
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Old 01-27-2013, 06:11 PM
JimS 135i X5d JimS 135i X5d is offline
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It appears to have premium package as well.

http://www.bmwvin.com/?vin=VM10036&confirm_code=gdcrw


Type
Value
VIN WBAUC9C5XBVM10036
Type code UC93
Type 135I (USA)
E series E82 ()
Series 1
Type COUPE
Steering LL
Doors 2
Engine N55
Displacement 3.00
Power 225
Drive HECK
Transmission MECH
Colour BLACK SAPPHIRE METALLIC (475)
Upholstery LEDER BOSTON 2/SCHWARZ (LWSW)
Prod.date 2010-06-17




Code
Description (interface)
Description (EPC)
S1CAA SELEKTION COP RELEVANTER FAHRZEUGE Selection of COP relevant vehicles
S249A MULITFUNKTION FUER LENKRAD Multifunction f steering wheel
S2MRA M LM RAEDER DOPPELSP. 261 M / MB BMW LA wheel, dual spoke 261
S2TCA SPORTGETRIEBE MIT DOPPELKUPPLUNG Sport transmission w/ dual-plate clutch
S2VBA REIFENDRUCKANZEIGE Tire pressure display
S319A INTEGRIERTE UNIVERSAL-FERNBEDIENUNG Integrated universal remote control
P337A M SPORTPAKET M Sports package
S403A GLASDACH, ELEKTRISCH Glass roof, electrical
S430A INNEN-/AUSSENSPIEGEL AUT.ABBLENDEND Interior/outside mirror with auto dip
S431A INNENSPIEGEL,AUTOMATISCH ABBLENDEND Interior mirror with automatic-dip
S459A SITZVERSTELLUNG, ELEKTR.MIT MEMORY Seat adjuster, electric, with memory
S468A SKISACK Ski bag
S481A SPORTSITZE FUER FAHRER/BEIFAHRER Sports seat
S488A LORDOSENSTUETZE FAHRER/BEIFAHRER Lumbar support, driver and passenger
S494A SITZHEIZUNG FUER FAHRER/BEIFAHRER Seat heating driver/passenger
Code
Description (interface)
Description (EPC)
S4MGA INTERIEURLEISTEN ALU GLACIERSILBER Int. mouldings aluminium glacier-silver
S4NAA INNENSPIEGEL MIT DIGITALEM KOMPASS Interior mirror with digital compass
S502A SCHEINWERFER-WASCHANLAGE Headlight cleaning system
S521A REGENSENSOR Rain sensor
S522A XENON-LICHT Xenon Light
S524A ADAPTIVES KURVENLICHT Adaptive Headlights
S534A KLIMAAUTOMATIK Automatic air conditioning
S540A GESCHWINDIGKEITSREGELUNG Cruise control
S563A LICHTPAKET Light package
S570A STAERKERE STROMVERSORGUNG Reinforced power supply
S639A KOMPLETTVORB. HANDY USA/CDN Preparation f mobile phone cpl. USA/CDN
S655A SATELLITENTUNER Satellite tuner
S688A HARMAN/KARDON SURROUND SOUND SYSTEM HARMAN/KARDON SURROUND SOUND SYSTEM
S697A AREA-CODE 1 Area-Code 1 for DVD
S6FLA USB-AUDIO-SCHNITTSTELLE USB/Audio interface
Code
Description (interface)
Description (EPC)
S704A M SPORTFAHRWERK M Sports suspension
S760A INDIVIDUAL HOCHGLANZ SHADOW LINE High gloss shadow line
S775A INDIVIDUAL DACHHIMMEL ANTHRAZIT Headlining anthracite
S7XAA M LEDERLENK.+SCHALTWIP.+MULTIF. M Leathr. wheel+shift paddle+multifunc.
S840A HOCHGESCHWINDIGKEITSABSTIMMUNG High speed synchronisation
S8SCA LAENDERSPEZ. TELESERVICEFREISCH. Telematics access request,country-spec.
S8SPA COP STEUERUNG Control unit COP
S925A VERSANDSCHUTZPAKET Transport protection package




Code
Description (interface)
Description (EPC)
S321A EXTERIEURUMFAENGE IN WAGENFARBE Exterior parts in vehicle color
S473A ARMAUFLAGE VORN Armrest front
S645A RADIO-STEUERUNG US BMW US Radio
S663A RADIO BMW PROFESSIONAL Radio BMW Professional
S823A HEISSLAND-AUSFUEHRUNG Hot-climate version
S845A AKUSTISCHE GURTWARNUNG Acoustic belt warning
S850A ZUSAETZL. TANKFUELLUNG EXPORT Additional Export tank filling
S853A SPRACHVERSION ENGLISCH Language version English
S876A FUNKFREQUENZ 315 MHZ Radio frequency 315 MHz

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Old 01-27-2013, 07:49 PM
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Good evening,

Been lurking a while and I have a LOT to learn.

New to BMW and I'll probably end up with a 135i or 335i, still debating...that's a different topic.

Local small town dealer has this listed:

2011 BMW 135i Coupe
$28,950
M Sport Package
7 Speed Shiftable Automatic Transmission w/Paddle Shifters
Black w/Black Leather, heated seats
18K Miles
Harman Kardon Stereo w/CD
Can't tell by info if it includes premium package or not (is that available as second option when m sport package is included?)

I tested it for about 20 mins, and that was a big mistake. The DCT was slick and fast as was the auto itself!

Still under factory warranty but not certified.

Any thoughts? Looks like carfax is clean. Salesman says care came from Atlanta.

Pics are somewhat crappy.

Link to autotrader here:
http://www.autotrader.com/dealers/dd...=BMW&cardist=0_a_
looks too good to be true I'd check the car fax and do as much background research as possible. 28k for that is a great deal.the fact its not cpo is a red flag find out why it's not

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Old 01-28-2013, 09:27 PM
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Thanks JimS and MR29.

First did a NMVTIS Vehicle History Report (link from Vinalert.com) that said all was good:
Report Run Date: Tuesday 29th of January 2013
Your Vehicle Checks Out!
No Accidents.
No Odometer Problems.
No Title Problems.

Something didn't look right. Then there was a link to https://www.nicb.org/theft_and_fraud_awareness/vincheck from the vinalert webpage and I got THIS:
VINCheckSM Total Loss Record
AutoCheck
VIN: WBAUC9C5XBVM10036 has been identified as a vehicle listed in the VINCheckSM Salvage Records.
Date of loss: 2011-01-26
Cause of loss: Other

I went ahead and got the full-blown car fax which showed this DETAIL:
First owner had it for 2 months, AND THEN...
01/08/2011 Michigan
Damage Report Accident reported
Involving left front impact
It hit another motor vehicle
Moderate to Severe damage reported
Airbag deployed

01/26/2011 Auto Auction
Denver, CO Vehicle offered for sale

THEN there's a big gap of NOTHING before the second owner purchased the car but he had it for 1 year 2 months with no listings of anything except vehicle registration. (Don't they list service records in carfax?)
06/28/2011 South Carolina Motor Vehicle Dept. Boiling Springs, SC
Vehicle purchase reported
07/06/2011 2,198 South Carolina Motor Vehicle Dept. Boiling Springs, SC
Title issued or updated Registration issued or renewed New owner reported
08/29/2011 6,201 North Carolina Motor Vehicle Dept. Fayetteville, NC
Odometer reading reported
09/06/2011 North Carolina Motor Vehicle Dept. Fayetteville, NC
Registration issued or renewed Loan or lien reported
09/03/2012 17,086 Auto Auction
Southeast Region Listed as a dealer vehicle
Sold at auction
Then it came to Oklahoma....

So what do you all think? Sounds like it was in an accident after 2 months of ownership with airbag deployment, (WAS IT TOTALLED?) and then maybe sat in a junkyard somewhere for several months or just got rebuilt, but then someone owned it for over a year and no reported issues. Also what about maintnenance. Sounds like a 'bit' of a gamble....opinions? Run?
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Old 01-28-2013, 10:57 PM
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now that sounds right that's the only way it would be priced that low with all those options it might be ok depending on who did the work what was damaged etc though the fact this isn't plainly spelled out by the dealer would make me probably not want to buy anything from them

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Old 03-25-2013, 04:09 PM
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Yep, I called the dealer and I'm pretty sure I talked to the owner as he said his son bought it from some auction and was driving it for a short while. When I asked if he has the car fax on it, he said that they don't use those and uses some other report that showed no accidents.

He did say that the car was still under BMW warranty, but didn't know what the specifics were. Don't really know if that would be true or not, but if there was frame damage, I wouldn't touch it without speaking to the people that did the work.

buyer beware

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Old 03-25-2013, 05:06 PM
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his son driving it for awhile would have ended my interest in it.
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Old 03-26-2013, 09:10 AM
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He did say that the car was still under BMW warranty, but didn't know what the specifics were. Don't really know if that would be true or not, but if there was frame damage, I wouldn't touch it without speaking to the people that did the work.

buyer beware
Unfortunately the accident compromises the warranty coverage to an unknown, but possibly significant degree since anything that goes wrong that might have been affected by an accident won't be covered by BMW's warranty. This is one of the reasons accidents are such a discouragement to potential buyers so that even if one concludes the repairs are acceptable, you have the potential of difficulty in selling the vehicle in the future (in addition to the compromised warranty coverage in the mean time).
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