In Reply to: Help with Carfax Report and some other Q's posted by Andrew Buchler on December 24, 1999 at 14:25:24:
Make sure you get a compression test doen on the motor. I almost bought a 90 535 w/99,000 miles. Had the comp test done and #6 cyl showed 30 lbs of pressure! Bad head gasket or rings and piston
: I have found a seemingly very nice 1991 535i for sale. I drove the car last week and it seems nice. The OBC and instrument panel seems to fuction properly. The only problems noted were:
: 1) Power windows seem sluggish...may need to be lubed
: 2) One speaker puts out a crackling noise
: 3) Accelerator squeaks when depressed
: 4) Leather is dirty and/or worn (hadn't been cleaned by the dealer yet)
: 5) Auto close of sunroof by drivers key doesn't work
: 6) Minor discoloration of certain plastic items in the compartment.
: 7) Little dial over center vents seemingly does nothing
: The car has had the steering column replaced and all hoses and waterpump. I do plan on having it inspected before purchase by the local dealer. THe car has 89K and was supposedly owned by a elderly couple (thus explaining the low milage). Or so I was told by the dealer.
: I ran the carfax report and the link to it is below. Could someone please look over it and tell me if they see a problem. I see a large numbeer of liens against the car. Does this mean the car has changed hands this many times. I really did not go over the service history with the dealer but of course this will be done before I even think about purchasing it. I am not a very legal-minded person, so I am having trouble deciding if the report is good or bad. Can someone help me out please?