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Old 09-25-2012, 10:12 PM
INFID3L INFID3L is offline
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Thinking of buying this 03 X5 4.4 (CARFAX/photos included)... help please

So I wanted to get some opinions on this vehicle before biting the bullet...

- The seller is a used car dealer and is listing it for $12,700
- 2003 X5 4.4 w/ 67k miles
- For CARFAX Click Here
- I will drive it to a BMW dealer for a used car inspection (seller immediately agreed)
- I plan to offer $10-$11k if all checks out

My concern is the CARFAX... you can see for yourself but it shows:
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2004 - Body electrical wiring repaired, Engine/powertrain computer/module checked
2007 - Accident reported (damage exceeds $750)
2011 - Failed emissions inspection (then passed a week later)
So, what would you guys do...
would you risk it and trust BMW's used car inspection (assuming all checks out)?
or is a car like this a big NO-NO?


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Old 09-26-2012, 06:07 AM
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I'll keep looking, both emission and electrical past problem can be the tip of iceberg of bigger problems.
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Old 09-26-2012, 06:52 AM
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Car is 03, electrical repair was in 04 so it must still be under warranty and got fixed by BMW. I wouldn't worry about that.
Fail emission could be something as simple as loose gas cap.
Look like it's a 4.4 with sport pkg and Navi, with low miles. If the PPI from BMW find nothing wrong with it, $11K is a good price.
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