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Old 06-24-2019, 08:40 PM
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Hello. I recently purchased a used e84. It is my first BMW. I'll admit, I wasn't quite prepared for how much the vehicle would cost to get set up to use. The salesperson failed to mention that there is only one key until after I asked while walking out the door to drive it home for the first time. He also failed to mention getting a spare key would cost over $300. The manual was also missing but I found one for $75. A dealer suggested I need a new battery >$400 and will require programming at an hourly rate of >$160. A replacement cargo cover is also over 400. Since the vehicle originally has run flats but they'd been changed out I need to do something about a potential flat. Does this get less expensive?

I do enjoy driving it but I'm a bit overwhelmed.
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Old 06-25-2019, 09:24 AM
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It looks like you went into that purchase without investigating everything, like the extra keys being missing. Yup, they're real pricy, but the seller SHOULD do the programming for free. It's a few minutes job, not hours. That is unless you bought it somewhere beside a BMW dealership.
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