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Old 08-23-2019, 10:01 PM
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Bmw 2011 x3 xdrive28i

Okay, so I don't know much about bmw and I don't know a lot of people that do. I'm looking to buy a 2011 bmw X3 xdrive28i but I've read a lot of bad things about them in reviews . The car has 71k miles. Ive read about timing chain issues or various the car just stops working. This is the f25 model and is completely loaded. Unfortunately since it is a used lot there is no warranty, but I'm getting it at a steal for under 10k after negotiations. i really want to buy the car but would like to know more about it other then what Google says.
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Old 08-24-2019, 03:27 AM
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Pay for a Pre-Purchase Inspection by a trusted (friend) and experienced mechanic, ideally off premises. The most expensive car there is is a cheap BMW.

There is probably some warranty even on a used car but you will have to consult with YOUR attorney that knows your state law.
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Old 08-24-2019, 05:43 AM
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Concur with Doug! To add, go to www.bimrs.org to find a reputable indie shop that specializes in bimmers. If none is close, goggle “BMW CCA #####” where “#####” is your zip code. This will give you the link to the local chapter of the BMW Car Club of America. Check the website for recommendations. If none are present it none are in your area contact the chapter officers. Their emails will be on the website. Never buy a used BMW without a PPI. There is no such thing as a cheap BMW.
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Old 08-24-2019, 06:33 AM
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The car was originally listed for the kbb value, I just received discounts for military, school that knocked down the price. I had a mechanic look at it at the dealership and all was sound. My question was more about the reputation of the X3 and the faulty timing chains and other problems reported with this make and model.
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Old 08-25-2019, 05:22 AM
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Your X3 has an N52B30A engine, at least according to realoem. Google that engine designation to see what are the common issues.
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Old 08-25-2019, 02:54 PM
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I just bought a BMW X3 2012 with 60k miles. It has a 6 cyl Twin Turbo and I am crazy with it!! Paid $15,000 for it and I just replaced all brake rotors, pads and sensors. Expect, at least, some minor repairs.... But enjoy the ride!!!
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