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      06-12-2019, 12:49 PM   #1
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How Bad is Six Previous Owners?

I found 2011 E90 that has everything I'm looking for. Mileage is decent and the price isn't bad. The listing says the car has six previous owners. I would definitely prefer fewer than that. Should I disqualify the car just based on that, or is it worth looking into the car more?

Here's the listing (and everything I currently know about it):

https://www.cargurus.com/Cars/invent...ting=243372124


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      06-12-2019, 01:55 PM   #2
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Move on.. there's obviously a reason this car has had 6 owners and looking for its 7th
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      06-12-2019, 02:14 PM   #3
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It could actually have 3-4 owners... Not that there's a perfect way to find out, but often it counts trading hands between dealerships or moving across state lines as multiple "owners"
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      06-13-2019, 09:21 AM   #4
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I could actually have 3-4 owners... Not that there's a perfect way to find out, but often it counts trading hands between dealerships or moving across state lines as multiple "owners"
Agreed, you'd have to look into it.

6 owners would be almost 1 every year. Not impossible but I wouldn't bet on that. Most '08s don't even have 6 owners.
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      06-13-2019, 12:07 PM   #5
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Good point! I'll have to look at the Carfax for some more detail.
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      06-13-2019, 12:59 PM   #6
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Good point! I'll have to look at the Carfax for some more detail.
Try EpicVin also... after I got my car, I heard about epic VIN and ran my car through it... found stuff Carfax never had. Found a past ad that had the original brochure from a previous sale, with description, pictures, etc. interesting stuff.
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6? what a slut.
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I think Vladislav the vampire's thoughts on why he prefers virgin blood applies well here...



Just saying six is a lot...
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      06-13-2019, 03:47 PM   #9
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6? what a slut.
You wouldn't say that if it was a guy!! Lol
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      06-13-2019, 03:55 PM   #11
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I think Vladislav the vampire's thoughts on why he prefers virgin blood applies well here...



Just saying six is a lot...
That's some funny fucked up perspective...I like it.

OP I was in the same boat as you. I'm the 6th owner of my 2010 E90 but I checked my carfax, the car has only been on the Oahu island. Traded hands with 2 dealerships, 3 real owners, found it out through carfax. I got enough of the maintenance history from the Honolulu dealership to know that the car was solid and I even asked a few of the bimmer shops on the island if they knew the car. One of them did and gave me their run down, so lucky for me. Had it shipped back to mainland. Now I'm trying to see if I can ship it to Germany but have to change my exhaust and headlights to stock...maybe.
But it's been 2 years, 14k miles of good modded, tuned, babied ownership, did the rod bearings 2.5k miles ago...worn but not about to be grenaded worn. I took a gamble...it paid off. Bought mine from the dealer for $29k out the door at 42k miles so I understand 6 owners can be scary even for me when I bought it. But it's all good.
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Thanks for sharing your experience! I think I'll look into this one some more.
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