If the car was repurchased pursuant to a formal Lemon Law action (lawsuit filed to compel the repurchase), the title will have a Lemon Law restriction. If the car was traded for a replacement car through the 'trade assist' program, it may or may not have a title restriction.So how does a CA designated lemon affect the title in your state? I'm pretty sure that CA titles are branded as lemons. Does your car also qualify for the recently extended warranty on the fuel pump? If so, it sounds like you got a super deal.
I suspect that the OP bought it as a CPO. In any event, the original warranty and service plans apply for their full original terms, which have plenty of life left to them.Best advice to you is get an extended warranty if you can. Something to be said for leasing, I suppose.
That is a perfect example of what I recently purchased. It looked like the car was about 21 months into the lease. Uh oh. Their loss my gain. I paid $23K under original sticker for a vehicle with 23k miles, a perfect service record and 24 months old when I bought it. The vehicle looks new inside and out and under the hood. So now I'm here with the car I always wanted but never wanted to afford.I almost picked up a Cali Lemon from Perillo as well ... The savings which these cars are coming it at (specifically via outlets like Perillo who recognize their position in that local market) far outweigh the downside on backend residual and potential further problems (assuming your timeline for ownership is a min of 36months.)
Far too many cars in Cali were branded lemon ... In reality, most of them should have been labeled; Debt Escape.
Perhaps a tad off topic, but I believe I read somewhere that if your N54 qualifies for the 10-year/120K HPFP warranty, it applies only to the original pump anyway. Once the original pump has been replaced, the replacement pump carries BMW's standard replacement part warranty for that particular part. Can anyone confirm this? :dunno:Regarding the HPFP however, I was told by my dealer that because of the buyback, my HPFP is NOT covered by the 10 year/120K warranty deal - just the 50k. Oh well - it has a new on anyway.
It only has one HPFP. It does have 6 injectors though.I wonder does the fact that this car has been in the shop so much, and lemoned, that the chances are greater that the problem has truly been fixed in this car? If so then its a good idea it seems. However if just one HPFP went awry is it now more likely that the other 5 will tend to go as well?
One of the reasons I buy a newer car is that I'm buying the perception of reliability. With the 535i, espc one that has had been lemoned, maybe Im not buying that anymore. I dont want to take off to Tahoe from SF with a car that might not make it.
If it happens again can the car be lemoned twice?
Tell you what - why don't you post what the car was at the dealership for 7 times and I will tell you why it was lemoned. As far as debt relief, that is pure conjecture. What if the car was not financed?The one I purchased was different. I wanted Navigation and the Sports Automatic Transmission. I would have liked CWP but black became more important than warm butts. The main points that pushed me to the one I purchased was the in service date of 2/22/08 (01/08 manufactured) and only 15K miles.
By the way I have the full service history and it has only visited a BMW dealer 7 times in 19 months. I really do not know how the previous owner convinced BMW to buy it back. I agree with alex_alex the only logical explanation is debt relief.
Anyway it drives just as nice as my previous five BMW's; even if someone else did not want it. I go outside each night and reassure it that it is safe now with a family that will not throw it away if it wants for a little mechanical attention.
The service history is:Tell you what - why don't you post what the car was at the dealership for 7 times and I will tell you why it was lemoned. As far as debt relief, that is pure conjecture. What if the car was not financed?