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      07-11-2018, 12:48 PM   #2597
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the dealer i spoke to specializes in european cars/m3's - says he doesn't touch the f80s anymore. they may be fast but they are apparently a reliability nightmare after 50k
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      07-11-2018, 12:53 PM   #2598
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the dealer i spoke to specializes in european cars/m3's - says he doesn't touch the f80s anymore. they may be fast but they are apparently a reliability nightmare after 50k
I would wager the biggest and potentially hidden issue in buying a used F8x is heavy modding by the prior owner(s); cranking up boost, downpipes, etc, that is all removed prior to being sold. Nothing like dealing with a higher mileage engine that's been boosted near death in its early life....not to mention clutches, driveline, etc, also. Also note that the first thing to do when considering an F8x that is still under the factory is to contact BMW to ensure the car hasn't been warranty flagged -- many apparently have been.
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      07-11-2018, 01:22 PM   #2599
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I would wager the biggest and potentially hidden issue in buying a used F8x is heavy modding by the prior owner(s); cranking up boost, downpipes, etc, that is all removed prior to being sold. Nothing like dealing with a higher mileage engine that's been boosted near death in its early life....not to mention clutches, driveline, etc, also. Also note that the first thing to do when considering an F8x that is still under the factory is to contact BMW to ensure the car hasn't been warranty flagged -- many apparently have been.
Yep. Then they're sold as "all stock"!
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      07-12-2018, 02:34 PM   #2600
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Just picked up my E92 a few weeks ago. Been meaning to get on here to share.

paid $36k
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2010 Alpine White with extended Platinum interior.
6MT (was a must for me)
Carbon roof (another must for me)
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So long story short I was looking for a few months and lost out on a few cars. I really was looking 11'-13' with ZCP but with decent miles (below 40k miles but up to 50k would have been ok) and carbon roof + 6MT, it was slim pickins for me in the mid 30's. I knew I would need to come up a little budget wise to get a car, especially 6MT with Carbon roof. This car came up here on the forum and I jumped on it. Sure, not ZCP but already purchased the wheels from another member a week ago for $800. I'll need to get those cleaned and some curbage fixed before they go on. Anyways, wasn't looking for a 08' (old clutch and iDrive), and the 09' and 10' were only if the car was in good shape at the right price so with the miles as low as they were I said screw the ZCP and jumped on it. I'm ok with the pre-LCI tail lights so if I end up changing them, it won't be for a while until I can get other things done.

Car was located in Seattle so flew up to buy it Saturday morning, drove it 12 hours on Saturday down the 5 freeway through Washington and Oregon, stopped for the night in Sacramento, then another 6 hours to get her home Sunday. Here are some pics:
I remember talking to this seller.

Getting the PPI was turning to be a pain and before we could finalize on anything it was sold.

Congratulations though!
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      07-15-2018, 03:37 AM   #2601
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I remember talking to this seller.

Getting the PPI was turning to be a pain and before we could finalize on anything it was sold.

Congratulations though!
Thanks!

Yeah, I didn't bother with the PPI since he still had it under an extended warranty and the car has only 20K miles on it. I figured I would fly up and check to make sure it passed my visual and test drive it to make sure it didn't pull or have any odd sounds. I could tell he was dealing with more than a few interested people so I had to jump quick as I had already lost out of two other cars I had committed sellers on previously. It was a matter of chance he even replied back to me when I contacted him originally as he had another buyer all lined up but something about a loan falling through on that buyer.

Stay patient and the car you'll end up buying will surface. Good luck!
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      07-16-2018, 12:58 AM   #2602
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