BMW M3 Forum (E90 E92)

BMW Garage BMW Meets Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Go Back   M3Post - BMW M3 Forum > M3 (E90 / E92 / E93) > New and Preowned M3 Pricing, Ordering, Tracking / European Delivery / Dealer Reviews
 
Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      05-04-2009, 07:30 PM   #1
jwnpgh
Enlisted Member
 
Drives: e92
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Pitt Pa

Posts: 30
iTrader: (0)

2008 m3 coupe buy back

what do you guys think about an 08 that was bought back?

it is for sale with a decent asking price (49000) with 3800 miles.

dealer says owner complained about transmission noise, no problem was ever found.

thanks

john
jwnpgh is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      05-04-2009, 07:39 PM   #2
Samifumi
Private First Class
 
Samifumi's Avatar
 
Drives: 2008 M3
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Nederland, Texas

Posts: 150
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by jwnpgh View Post
what do you guys think about an 08 that was bought back?

it is for sale with a decent asking price (49000) with 3800 miles.

dealer says owner complained about transmission noise, no problem was ever found.

thanks

john
I wouldn't. They wouldn't have bought it back if there wasn't something to buy it back for. To each his own.
Samifumi is offline   Syria
0
Reply With Quote
      05-04-2009, 07:41 PM   #3
Ca$hOnly
Major
 
Ca$hOnly's Avatar
 
Drives: E92 M3
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: In ur fridge, eatin ur foodz

Posts: 1,078
iTrader: (5)

Don't believe the dealer's crap. Trust me..BMW doesn't just buy the car back unless there is something wrong with it. 49k for a lemon... LOL. Maybe for 30k tops.

Please do yourself a favor and DON'T buy this car. I bought mine brand new for 52k.
__________________
Ca$hOnly is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      05-04-2009, 07:42 PM   #4
Crazy Bimmer
The Jesal
 
Crazy Bimmer's Avatar
 
Drives: E90 M3
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Chicago IL

Posts: 5,830
iTrader: (19)

Garage List
2009 BMW M3  [0.00]
Send a message via AIM to Crazy Bimmer
The buy-back might show up on carfax, check that first and see the reason
__________________
2009 E90 M3 - SOLD
Crazy Bimmer is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      05-05-2009, 08:31 AM   #5
jwnpgh
Enlisted Member
 
Drives: e92
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Pitt Pa

Posts: 30
iTrader: (0)

thanks for the input.

I will ask for the carfax. The title is not an A title.

The dealer seems very interested. There are many used e92s around so I will probably avoid this car. I was thinking max$45,000 though.
jwnpgh is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      05-05-2009, 09:22 AM   #6
Subw00er
Bates '08 Interlagos Launch
 
Subw00er's Avatar
 
Drives: 08e92M, 03e46M
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: NY

Posts: 1,202
iTrader: (2)

Send a message via AIM to Subw00er
It is a pretty involved process to go through a lemon law. You need to show repeated attempts to fix and the problem has to be obvious. It is possible there is nothing wrong with the car, and the owner was really anal, but unless you can get it cheap, its probably not worth the headache. Might be interesting to get printouts of the service records, since they must exist for the repeat visits - not sure if its possible for you to get them.

Keep in mind that CARFAX does not update right away, so check to see when the car hit their lot.
Subw00er is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      05-05-2009, 09:50 AM   #7
rubber_ducky
Lieutenant Colonel
 
rubber_ducky's Avatar
 
Drives: roach coach
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: boston-ish

Posts: 1,808
iTrader: (18)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Subw00er View Post
It is a pretty involved process to go through a lemon law. You need to show repeated attempts to fix and the problem has to be obvious. It is possible there is nothing wrong with the car, and the owner was really anal, but unless you can get it cheap, its probably not worth the headache. Might be interesting to get printouts of the service records, since they must exist for the repeat visits - not sure if its possible for you to get them.

Keep in mind that CARFAX does not update right away, so check to see when the car hit their lot.
Also, BMW do buy backs to avoid having the car show up as a lemon. After the buy back, they put it on the lot or bring it to auction. A buy-back won't qualify as a CPO car. That alone would make me second guess they went through the effort/cost of buying the car back when nothing is wrong with it.
rubber_ducky is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      05-05-2009, 10:30 AM   #8
MrAdams
do a wheelie!!!
 
MrAdams's Avatar
 
Drives: E90M3
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Los Angeles

Posts: 899
iTrader: (1)

Garage List
Quote:
Originally Posted by jwnpgh View Post
thanks for the input.

I will ask for the carfax. The title is not an A title.

The dealer seems very interested. There are many used e92s around so I will probably avoid this car. I was thinking max$45,000 though.
Car Flaps?
__________________
~Adam
MrAdams is offline   Mexico
0
Reply With Quote
      05-05-2009, 08:35 PM   #9
jwnpgh
Enlisted Member
 
Drives: e92
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Pitt Pa

Posts: 30
iTrader: (0)

that is funny 1989baby

This dealer has called twice today to convince me it is a great deal on a car that is fine.

I did mention that it is weird that it cannot be certified. He made an offer of 48,500 from 49,900. I asked if the car could be "lemoned" again. He said BMW would stand by the vehicle if needed. Not specific answer in my opinion.

good thing there are quite a few 08s out there.
jwnpgh is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      05-06-2009, 02:39 PM   #10
positiveions
Lieutenant General
 
positiveions's Avatar
 
Drives: 09 MKV JETTA 2.5 & E90 M3 :)
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: La Verne, CA

Posts: 10,459
iTrader: (1)

Send a message via MSN to positiveions Send a message via Yahoo to positiveions
Quote:
Originally Posted by jwnpgh View Post

He said BMW would stand by the vehicle if needed. Not specific answer in my opinion.

good thing there are quite a few 08s out there.
hmmm, I am leery of that answer. Try to see if they can print out the service record and go from there. But, if they didn't want to bother, then don't buy it.
positiveions is offline   Lebanon
0
Reply With Quote
      05-07-2009, 08:19 PM   #11
jwnpgh
Enlisted Member
 
Drives: e92
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Pitt Pa

Posts: 30
iTrader: (0)

More information today.

I emailed and asked if they would be able to produce all the service records.

He responded saying that there can't be much of a history if it only has 2800 miles.

I responded that I am not concerned about how many service visits exist, but rather want to know the details about the service and complaints.

He responded and said he called his service guy and the car actually had the transmission replaced. (manual transmission)

very interesting tactic.

I don't care that it had service and was bought back, just want to know all the details. every car has a value.
jwnpgh is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      05-07-2009, 08:56 PM   #12
AZ-BMW
Captain
 
AZ-BMW's Avatar
 
Drives: 2009 M3 E93 w/DCT
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Sunny, Warm AZ

Posts: 966
iTrader: (0)

Recommend you get the VIN number, then call a trusted BMW CA and ask him/her to pull the service info for you to get the straight scoop
__________________

2009 AW M3 E93 - Black Novillo|DCT|ZTP|ZPP|752 Enh Audio|4UT|Heated Seats|6FL|6NF|
For jpg's: http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthr...=186382&page=4
Traded: 2007 335i E93
AZ-BMW is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      05-08-2009, 07:51 PM   #13
Mystic195
Private
 
Drives: 2015 MG/Black M3-IN PRODUCTION
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Chicago, IL

Posts: 79
iTrader: (0)

Just a heads up I can tell you first hand that BMW doesn't buy back a car without a huge amount of service. We had our 335i bought back after almost a year of having it in the shop. They only offered to buy it back after they agreed that they couldn't fix the issue.
Mystic195 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      05-08-2009, 08:46 PM   #14
jwnpgh
Enlisted Member
 
Drives: e92
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Pitt Pa

Posts: 30
iTrader: (0)

the car sold to someone today.

At least a deposit was made.
jwnpgh is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      05-12-2009, 01:56 PM   #15
burrito007
Private First Class
 
Drives: e46 M3
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: NY

Posts: 157
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by jwnpgh View Post
the car sold to someone today.

At least a deposit was made.
sucks to be that guy.
burrito007 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:50 PM.




m3post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST