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Re: Too good to be true? (cheap M3) (archive)

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Posted by john on October 07, 1999 at 11:15:51:

In Reply to: Too good to be true? (cheap M3) posted by Stan on October 07, 1999 at 09:25:05:

There is a backup odometer that can be read at the dealer. Also the DME will run a fault code if the odo was disconected. Have a dealer run the codes but don't tell the person who is selling it.

: I saw a two owner 97 M3 for sale at $28,000 with all options and 7,500 miles. Looks mint in/out. Athough the check coolant warning was displayed briefly. FWIW the title checks out okay. I wonder if the car has been clocked though. The rear tires seem about 1/2 worn and the front brake discs have lost some thichness as you can feel a ridge near the outside diameter compared to where the pads rub. Does that sound possible for that mileage? Maybe I should have BMW check their records vis VIN as the only records the guy has are for oil changes. Is it possible to have BMW do this on a private sale? Any other tips? Could there be other mileage indicators? Thanks.

: Stan

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