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Old 10-07-2012, 04:23 PM
guitarmonkey67 guitarmonkey67 is offline
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I need help deciding on buying a 2006 bmw 750i. It is black with black interior in showroom condition with 106000 miles. The dealer is asking $17500. My question is: are there any common issues or problems with this year and model? I dont plan on buying an extended warranty because they want too much. I work as a technician at a GM dealer so i dont know anything about bmw's. This is my first german car purchase. I would also like to know how i can find out what options the vehicle has by the vin #. Where can i get an updated nav. disc without paying too much. Can i add the factory satellite radio to it if it doesnt have the option? Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thanks guys
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Old 10-07-2012, 05:11 PM
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Here's the vin decoder I found to be the most complete:
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Old 10-07-2012, 05:45 PM
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I need help deciding on buying a 2006 bmw 750i. It is black with black interior in showroom condition with 106000 miles. The dealer is asking $17500. My question is: are there any common issues or problems with this year and model? I dont plan on buying an extended warranty because they want too much. I work as a technician at a GM dealer so i dont know anything about bmw's. This is my first german car purchase. I would also like to know how i can find out what options the vehicle has by the vin #. Where can i get an updated nav. disc without paying too much. Can i add the factory satellite radio to it if it doesnt have the option? Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thanks guys
spend more time investigating before you buy. A big disappointment in the making sounds like if you jump into this on a whim with new car fever. There will be many other much better deals out there if you are patient and the time will give you time to research so you know you are making an informed decision.. Many many expensive problems:. Suspension, Drivetrain guibos, mostly lots of electronic problems, bluetooth, Idrive, comfort access, seats, . Engines are generally good. $400-800 min per repair for the simplest things. Look for a 2008 with 50k miles. That is last year of E65 and bugs worked out. you can get after market warranty elsewhere other then dealer but you will want one. Get car checked out elsewhere and spend $250 for level II inspection by dealer or independent before buying.
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