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And a BMW certified car turned out to be "raced" (archive)

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Posted by Stan on October 07, 1999 at 12:39:42:

In Reply to: That really sucks that someone would do that... posted by Bill on October 07, 1999 at 12:09:51:

Nah I didn't confront the guy. I just found out.

I had called him the other day to get the VIN number. I ran it through CARFAX and it looked okay. This guy has had the car for the summer and has a lot of tickets - he claims his insurance is 5,000 per yearso he wants to dump it. Somebody clocked it, I just don't know who. I'd suggest taking similar steps in your investigations of any car unless you really know it's history.

I thinjk that odometer wise guys can face a penalty of some kind.. Then againt in this case anyone who buys that car is not exactly paying the 7,500 mile price either. A weird situation that is confusing to me. Time to keep on looking!!

Oh, BTW I ran into another 97 M3 at the local dealer which is BMW certifiedand going for top dollar. I heard from a friend that it saw a lot of driver's school track time and maybe a club race or two. Did BMW know this? Or is the car that strong that it is irrelevant? I thought that the certified extended warranty thing was only for primo cars. Maybe they figure that the warranty will help.

Stan


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