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      01-19-2012, 11:58 PM   #754
mdosu
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Originally Posted by esk8mw View Post
Thanks for the responses. I now have the autocheck and the carfax on the car and the data is just weird.

Carfax: 6/16/08 - Mileage 506, vehicle offered for sale, online listing
Autocheck: 12/4/09 - mileage 506, registration/lien reported
Carfax: 7/23/10 - mileage 3274, tires balanced (local non-BMW shop)

And that's...it. Both say no problems reported, etc. But how can a brand new car sit on an online listing for a year and a half, accrue 0 miles, and then get registered for the first time? Something is not adding up.

I asked the (again, non-BMW) dealer if they had access to the service records and said that all the seller said was that he changed the oil regularly (um?). The dealer is a major, well-known dealer (not some rinky dink used car lot) so I'd be pretty surprised if they were complicit in any shady dealings.

I think at this point I'll be moving on but I would still be interested in any possible explanation for the data.
It's a demo car. 500 miles with no registration...maybe they changed the oil, maybe they didn't, probably no harm done.
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