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I am looking to purchase an E70 under 80k miles. I found one that is in immaculate condition with only 40k miles and the dealer wants 17k. Do you think this is a good deal, or do I have some wiggle room to get them down on the price? The service history is perfect.

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I am looking to purchase an E70 under 80k miles. I found one that is in immaculate condition with only 40k miles and the dealer wants 17k. Do you think this is a good deal, or do I have some wiggle room to get them down on the price? The service history is perfect.



Appreciate your time, and any help or advice you can offer.


Engine? Service history? Can we see it?


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Carfax is worthless. It misses a lot. I would request a full service history before even considering. Then look at known issues. It’s low mileage but still 7 years old. Old gaskets are old gaskets.


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Carfax is worthless. It misses a lot. I would request a full service history before even considering. Then look at known issues. It’s low mileage but still 7 years old. Old gaskets are old gaskets.


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Will do. I expect to replace the valve cover, and oil filter housing gasket first thing. Also will be getting an aluminum charge pipe. I plan on doing all of the maintenance myself and using FCP Euro. I also have checked out the options on https://www.mdecoder.com looks like it has the standard options except for Hi-Fi professional audio. Nothing really special there.

I will request that service history. I found another one with only 24k miles but it's silver. I really dig the red.

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I think the price is right given that one with 60k more miles will cost $11/12k.

Is looks like you know the drill on maintenance. Good luck!


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missing comfort seats, no adaptive drive or self levelling suspension, ugly non sports package airbag/steering wheel, and no HUD. Apart from that, looks good. I'm not being an asshole, the point I am trying to make is figure out what packages are important to you before you jump on a car just because its low mileage.
 

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rare to find one with low mileage

Will do. I expect to replace the valve cover, and oil filter housing gasket first thing. Also will be getting an aluminum charge pipe. I plan on doing all of the maintenance myself and using FCP Euro. I also have checked out the options on https://www.mdecoder.com looks like it has the standard options except for Hi-Fi professional audio. Nothing really special there.

I will request that service history. I found another one with only 24k miles but it's silver. I really dig the red.

Appreciate the help and advice.
that dealer price usually goes up by 3k when its all said and done so you're looking at 20k... for a 7 year old truck?. Mileage isn't fraud proof, have that number verified.
 

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Those seats are a deal breaker for me, even with that low mileage. It is a nice combination though and if it checks YOUR boxes get a PPI done.
 

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missing comfort seats, no adaptive drive or self levelling suspension, ugly non sports package airbag/steering wheel, and no HUD. Apart from that, looks good. I'm not being an asshole, the point I am trying to make is figure out what packages are important to you before you jump on a car just because its low mileage.
My 08 is just like this. I purposely did not want the air suspension. Looked for that in particular.
 

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I***8217;d fly down, GET A PPI DONE, and drive home if it checks out. or perhaps arrange a PPI in advance. not at a BMW dealer, but a qualified BMW Indy.

I know you think you can fix everything. Some things you cant.

Looks nice tho

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FWIW....

South Florida is the chop shop/title wash capital of the USA. I would be **incredibly** cautious of any car sold by a fly-by-night dealer from there. Even a 'high end European' dealer. Even with a nice website. Even with glossy pictures. Even with a showroom.

I am not saying THIS car is a problem. But you should act as if it was totaled in an accident...the insurance adjuster was paid $500 to 'forget' to file the right papers...and it was sold to a body shop that slapped it back together..then passed it to a brother in law to market it as a 'low mile, snowbird never drove over 55' deal. If you act like that, and put in place the controls to protect yourself, you will be much better off.

If you want to proceed and would like the name of a qualified shop to inspect the car, let us know.
 

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Don't want to rain on your parade but try to get something within driveable distance.
Lots of nice one for sale everywhere. Give me your postcode.

Are you planning to buy sight unseen ?? Big mistake.

You have to test drive it for atleast 15 miles at high speed.
Also drive back home will catch any problems.

For me that red color and seats suck. But to each his own

Within 200 miles of Toledo
https://www.cargurus.com/Cars/inventorylisting/viewDetailsFilterViewInventoryListing.action?zip=43660&showNegotiable=true&sortDir=ASC&sourceContext=carGurusHomePageModel&distance=200&entitySelectingHelper.selectedEntity2=c23397&sortType=MILEAGE&entitySelectingHelper.selectedEntity=c22853

My choice :)

https://www.cargurus.com/Cars/inventorylisting/viewDetailsFilterViewInventoryListing.action?zip=43660&showNegotiable=true&sortDir=ASC&sourceContext=carGurusHomePageModel&distance=200&entitySelectingHelper.selectedEntity2=c23397&sortType=MILEAGE&entitySelectingHelper.selectedEntity=c22853#listing=267711131

Gary

I would stay away from both of those cars. Pennsylvania and Ohio are Rust Belt states...

It makes me cringe to remember the kind of stuff that salt did to the Land Cruiser I had. Never again will I buy a car from rust belt.


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i think its a good deal, depends on you though. I bought a 2012 e70 50i with 57k miles for 17k and im happy with that, some ppl would buy a newer model with 80k plus miles for more money and think its a good deal just cause its a newer model. i beg to differ on the latter, there's still a lot of life on that vehicle if its truly 40k miles and in immaculate condition.
 

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Wow lots of great information here. Really appreciate the advice guys. I will request the service records first, and go from there. If they give me problems with that, I will take it as a sign to move on. If the service records check out I will likely get a PPI for the next steps from a qualified Indy. Thanks so much for all your help and advice guys!

Thanks Again,
God Bless!!
 

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I dont think they will have service records.

Its hard enough to find an original owner that saves all that BMW paperwork...but a used car dealer isnt gonna have squat.

Frankly using this as a 'go-no go' criteria will result in basically you cutting out 99% of cars(or more :) ).

GL.. it isnt easy, thats for sure
 

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Wow lots of great information here. Really appreciate the advice guys. I will request the service records first, and go from there. If they give me problems with that, I will take it as a sign to move on. If the service records check out I will likely get a PPI for the next steps from a qualified Indy. Thanks so much for all your help and advice guys!

Thanks Again,
God Bless!!

FYI - using the VIN of the car and Leveraging a friendly BMW service advisor, you can access any service history within the BMW dealer network.

Most of the time they will not want to give you a print out, but sometimes they’re friendly enough that they will do it after deleting the prior owners contact information. Either way, it can at least tell you if it has any work done at a dealer (this is not a guarantee of good quality work, just Proof that it received service) and what the mileage wife at the time.


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