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F07 Gran Turismo (2010 - Current)
The 5 Series Gran Turismo -- now available in the USA as a 535i, 550i and 550i xDrive model.

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Old 09-18-2013, 09:06 AM
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I should have said it looks like thee owner has been a dealer


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Old 09-18-2013, 09:31 AM
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That is pretty much what the SA told me when I called the BMW dealer that sold/serviced the car. Given the options, it would have had almost as high an MSRP as a 550GT could get....and so it sat on the lot for over a year. Then one of the owners or higher up employees bought it. The SA wouldnt say for sure but she kept saying it looks like an inside sale....she was pretty adamant that she didnt see anything troubling in the computer but who knows....
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Old 09-20-2013, 08:48 AM
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If you are able to get a BMW backed CPO warranty that is "bumper to bumper" then rest assured that it is not a lemon law vehicle. BMW only offers power train warranty coverage on BMW's that have gone through the buy back program. It is possible that your GT has been in a major accident that has not been reported to car fax or auto check. Dealers are very savvy in regards to doing everything possible to keep a vehicles history hidden in situations where damage has occurred. It takes a great deal of time to repair vehicles that have been in major collisions. That could account for the low mileage if the GT was out of service for a year or so. You can pick up a paint meter, or ask if the dealerships body shop has one. Just go panel to panel and look for discrepancies in the meter reading. It is best to be as thorough as possible. I certainly hope that all is well, and that you are getting a smoking deal on a rocking machine!
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Old 09-20-2013, 02:19 PM
rogueshot rogueshot is offline
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So, this AM I called the original selling BMW dealer and BMW USA again...Nothing new but I pumped them for more info and feel pretty certain that is nothing in the history of the car that should give me pause.....but then by midday I broke down today and convinced the salesman at the nonBMW selling dealership to take the car to a BMW specialist for a pre-purchase inspection. I should have a report within the hour. The inspection is focusing on paint thickness, body panel alignment, frame marks, overspray, etc....anything suggesting past body/frame damage....fingers crossed...

as for the CPO program, I just dont think they are worth the extra $$. The dealers are looking for alot of $$ on these cars and the one I am getting is covered almost as long. My 2010 was not titled until July 2011 so I still have 2 more years or 45k miles.....Ill likely add the rt 66 warranty on later this year.
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Old 09-20-2013, 03:38 PM
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CLEAN BILL OF HEALTH!! Thanks to Strictly BMW in Bellevue for fitting the car in today and carefully going over it. Nothing noted cosmetically and they are confident that there are no signs of past body work/damage. Brakes and tires are basically as new.

The only issue with the car is a dying battery (that has spent most of its life discharging....) and that it needs a good wax. As soon as it makes the 3k mile trip home, first stop will be my detailer for a head to toe clay bar, polish and wax!

WOHOOO!!

So happy that she will be on a truck by middle of next week on its way here....

thanks a ton to everyone on this thread for your help, support and insight.

It looks like I found a legit 2010 that wasnt put into service until late 2011 and then saw a whopping 4,200 miles put on it over the past 2 yrs....

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Old 09-20-2013, 07:26 PM
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Congratulations!!! Glad you got all your questions answered and your mind is at rest. Looks like you got a great deal on a great vehicle. That is awesome!

Welcome to the club!

Considering coding the car to your preference. Look up coding in the F07 or F10 forum for more info.
In addition to coding, I did a simple mod and replaced all my interior bulbs with LED. May want to consider that although I've learned that some can take or leave it.
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Old 09-20-2013, 08:27 PM
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I just cut a deal for a 2010 550 GT with only 4k miles in Black Sapphire with Blk Dakota.

It is pretty loaded with - sport package, EDC, dynamic handling, comfort package, convenience, heads up, lane assist, surround view, 4 zone hvac, rear luxury seating, climatized/active front seats, hi fi stereo, usb interface, expanded BMW online apps, phone prep, ceramic knobs, ski bag and rear shade....(not sure if some of these options are part of the listed packages or not....).

I think I got a good deal.

Pretty sure I will add the rt66 warranty and play it safe....
Now you can say you KNOW you got a good deal! Forgot to say the first time I read your statement I chuckled b/c all I could hear was Steve Martin's voice w/ his inspector closeau (sp?) accent saying that after the where he talks to someone selling a new phone service deal...
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Old 09-22-2013, 05:46 AM
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It almost looks like the car has been owned by a dealer.


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Exactly my thoughts. Manager's car or something.

Congrats OP! Hope you enjoy it!
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Old 09-22-2013, 12:27 PM
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Did I forget to mention.....roughly an $82k sticker price new .....and 4,200 miles later I paid $40,800...
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Old 09-22-2013, 01:37 PM
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That is an excellent price! I still do not understand why so many people disregard this vehicle. 50% off MSRP with 4,000 miles? A BMW? Almost unheard of.
No brainer for me!
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Old 09-23-2013, 09:37 AM
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Did I forget to mention.....roughly an $82k sticker price new .....and 4,200 miles later I paid $40,800...
Holy crap, car deal of a lifetime! Drive it for another 4k miles and sell it to me for $20k. I'll pay for shipping. Congrats, mang!
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Old 02-23-2015, 01:05 PM
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It just occurred to me that I never followed up on this thread......the car turned out to be as good if not better than I thought. It arrived after a 3k miles journey with a small scratch on the trunk where someone pried the roundel off. fortunately the shipper took a picture and confirmed that it was gone when he picked it up. the seller happily stroked a check for the repairs. the only downside was the car arrived with only 1 CA remote. the seller could not locate the second fob. so i had to pony up and order a new one inc. programming (wow$$$). I wont go into it in detail but I obtained copies of the very limited service records (under 4k miles!) and was able to call and speak to the orginal owner. Turns out it was sold to a guy who owns a large marina and I am pretty sure is a part owner/investor in the original selling dealership. Long story short an amazing car for an amazing price. zero issues....whew.
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Old 02-23-2015, 04:44 PM
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Good to hear... Did you ever post pics? Doing any mods (you would be amazed by the facelift a set of black kidney grilles gives to the car especially since she's already black. As for the remote you had to buy, when I bought mine it was advertised as having two remotes but only came with one. I was able to negotiate with the seller who ended up ordering me one... Was nice to save the $375. Anyway, glad to hear you're enjoying the ride!
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Old 02-23-2015, 05:07 PM
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Good to hear... Did you ever post pics? Doing any mods (you would be amazed by the facelift a set of black kidney grilles gives to the car especially since she's already black. As for the remote you had to buy, when I bought mine it was advertised as having two remotes but only came with one. I was able to negotiate with the seller who ended up ordering me one... Was nice to save the $375. Anyway, glad to hear you're enjoying the ride!
I actually did the plastidip treatment on the "550" and the rear chrome trunk strip. I never got around to pulling the grilles before the weather got cold. Def on the list for warmer weather. I plan to do the grab and pull after a new ce long drive....

I posted a few pics of the plastidip results...not sure I posted any others....I need to get on that!
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Old 02-24-2015, 12:33 PM
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some long overdue shots...including a rear post-plastidip shot.




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Old 02-24-2015, 12:58 PM
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Looks really clean!
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2012 F07 550i Gran Turismo XDrive, Dark Graphite Metallic II with Cinnamon Perforated Nappa Leather seats

w/ Sport, Convenience, Driver Assistance and Cold Weather pkgs, Climatised Front Seats, Luxury Rear Seating, Dynamic Handling, Integral Steering, Active Cruise Control, Lane Departure, HUD, Comfort Access, 20" Wheels, BMW Apps

Summers: Continental EXTREME CONTACT DW
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Old 02-24-2015, 01:00 PM
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How'd you do the Plastic Dip of the emblems? Just went to [store] and bought the materials? What does a plastic dip set up run?
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2012 F07 550i Gran Turismo XDrive, Dark Graphite Metallic II with Cinnamon Perforated Nappa Leather seats

w/ Sport, Convenience, Driver Assistance and Cold Weather pkgs, Climatised Front Seats, Luxury Rear Seating, Dynamic Handling, Integral Steering, Active Cruise Control, Lane Departure, HUD, Comfort Access, 20" Wheels, BMW Apps

Summers: Continental EXTREME CONTACT DW
245/40R20 275/35R20
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Old 02-24-2015, 01:08 PM
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just order a can of plastidip online (here for example https://www.dipyourcar.com)

and watch 1 or 2 of this guy's videos. it is idiot proof. you sort of tape things off/allow for some overspray and then peel the excess away....so freaking easy...

I am going to do the grilles but want to remove them to do it rather than trying to mask/block behind them to protect radiator....

watch these videos

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