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Old 03-02-2021, 07:58 AM   #21
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I checked that thread, but didn't see any info. If you aren't ready to sell, it's not a big deal. An initial search found about 8 decent examples between 2013 and 2016 with 50k to 80k miles from $8k to $13k.

The nice thing with a car like that vs a BMW wagon is there are lots to chose from
Ours is the current generation (2017+), so we'd be looking for quite a bit more money than that.
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Old 03-02-2021, 08:09 AM   #22
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Lat night, this went full circle to being back to wanting a little 3er wagon. More searching found these two in Mass. Miles are a little higher, but I'm pretty comfortable with later gen e90s from a reliability standpoint.

https://www.777auto.com/vdp/16522261...0?mode=inquiry

https://www.interautomass.com/invent...%20series/708/
My 2012 E91xiT was trouble-free. But, I only had it 5 years and it was very low mileage (25k).
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Lat night, this went full circle to being back to wanting a little 3er wagon. More searching found these two in Mass. Miles are a little higher, but I'm pretty comfortable with later gen e90s from a reliability standpoint.

https://www.777auto.com/vdp/16522261...0?mode=inquiry

https://www.interautomass.com/invent...%20series/708/
LCI is a million times nicer.

The pre-LCI ones are good for M3 conversions, since you're already changing everything but the tailgate anyway.
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Old 03-02-2021, 10:58 AM   #24
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Lat night, this went full circle to being back to wanting a little 3er wagon. More searching found these two in Mass. Miles are a little higher, but I'm pretty comfortable with later gen e90s from a reliability standpoint.

https://www.777auto.com/vdp/16522261...0?mode=inquiry

https://www.interautomass.com/invent...%20series/708/

You might want to figure out the story on the one at 777 auto. The carfax shows it was sold & registered recently. Also somehow put 13k miles on it in a few months which might be an error?
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What about throwing some GTs in the mix?

Edit: Might be over budget...
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What about throwing some GTs in the mix?

Edit: Might be over budget...
GTs? Like the 6GT or 3GT? They don't fit a dog in the back. We had a 335GT on an insanely good swap-a-lease deal a couple of years back. Pleasant car, but the slope back did not = wagon in any way shape or form.
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Old 03-02-2021, 02:26 PM   #27
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You might want to figure out the story on the one at 777 auto. The carfax shows it was sold & registered recently. Also somehow put 13k miles on it in a few months which might be an error?
I did follow up with them and got this response:
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We mixed up the title with another sale of a different BMW a few months back. The title now has mileage of 106 and change. In order to keep the title clear and not TMU we must sell this vehicle with more mileage than what the title reads. So the title will have different mileage than the vehicle. This is the best way to avoid any title issues. No other issues otherwise besides what will appear as a clerical error on CarFax.
Seems a bit sketch, but if i can get it registered, I don't really care what the title odo says, we'd be keeping it for a while (well past 106k)

The other one actually has a much weirder CARFAX mileage anomaly

It shows mileage notes from 6/25/2015 -12/18/2015 of 36k, 39k, 41k & 44k reported as maintenance steps at BMW of Norwood

Then on 1/16/2016 it has Dealer inventory "vehicle offered for sale" entery at 33,299 from BMW Gallery of Norwood CPO vehicle.

From 1/2016 - 1/2017 it shows increasing mileage statements of 35k, 40k, 43k & 47k

From there on out everything is normal.
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I did follow up with them and got this response:


Seems a bit sketch, but if i can get it registered, I don't really care what the title odo says, we'd be keeping it for a while (well past 106k)

The other one actually has a much weirder CARFAX mileage anomaly

It shows mileage notes from 6/25/2015 -12/18/2015 of 36k, 39k, 41k & 44k reported as maintenance steps at BMW of Norwood

Then on 1/16/2016 it has Dealer inventory "vehicle offered for sale" entery at 33,299 from BMW Gallery of Norwood CPO vehicle.

From 1/2016 - 1/2017 it shows increasing mileage statements of 35k, 40k, 43k & 47k

From there on out everything is normal.
Well, keep in mind that as soon as you inspect it, it'll show an odometer discrepancy on the carfax, and probably flag a rollback alert.
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Well, keep in mind that as soon as you inspect it, it'll show an odometer discrepancy on the carfax, and probably flag a rollback alert.
its already on the carfax. I'm not sure I care on a car like this. Similarly should I care re a rebuilt title or other issue on a beater car, if the price was adjusted and time passed since rebuild was sufficiently long (like 2 to 3 yrs)?
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Salvage type titles may matter in terms of any inspection hurdles that you have to clear to actually register them.

And no, on a cheap beater car, a branded title isn't that big a deal. I'd expect to get some discount for it.
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