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  1. 5 Oct 2020 at 12:02 AM #1
    liamtoller

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    Im currently looking to buy a F80 M3 on a 2017 with less than 30,000 miles.
    Is there anything anyone on here can suggest I should look out for on a car when buying used from a dealer?

    Thanks in advance.
     
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  2. 5 Oct 2020 at 2:46 AM #2
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    Hello and welcome to the forum.
    I'll move your thread to the F8x section where you may get more information.
     
  3. 5 Oct 2020 at 6:13 AM #3
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    Unless you mean BMW dealer, where you should be okay though still check, I'd pay close attention to the service history being all done and all uploaded correctly to iDrive service history screen.
     
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    Get the dealer to check and put it in writing that the car has not been mapped.

    This way, if it needs warranty work and BMW say it’s been fettled, you have some kind of recourse.
     
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    I would read plenty of threads on here to get an idea of what things to look for as there are many little things that can make a good car a great car or a potential good car a shi*e car.
    Some things are service history and it being present on the Idrive, modifications should not be present from a main dealer but get it confirmed as warranties become invalid, optional extras and the more desirable ones, Comp Pack or non Comp Pack, so it pays to read up on it and go into the purchase with the knowledge on what you are buying.

    Nothing worse than buying with your heart and then having to come back on here with a headache after things go wrong! :bugeye: :beer:
     
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  6. 5 Oct 2020 at 11:29 AM #6
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    Crank hub is the main issue.
     
  7. 5 Oct 2020 at 2:36 PM #7
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    Well, it’s not, really. A handful of cars out of thousands. And not something you can check for anyway.
     
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    It's not an issue, it's blown out of all proportion on the internet, mainly by tuners / tuning shops that supply and fit the parts that "fix" this issue, then spread around on internet forums and facebook because someone once had one fail. Don't get me wrong it can and does happen, but it's a fail safe designed in to save the engine should there be a problem. The "fix" just means you will more than likely need a new engine should this specific "unknown" problem happen to you.

    Lots will say the turbo seals are an issue too, again they are not if the car has been used properly (warmed up and cooled down) and has had oil changes at sensible intervals (not every 18k or 2 years) and revved hard from cold and switched off straight after a hard drive.
     
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  9. 6 Oct 2020 at 11:54 AM #9
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    Thats a great idea and something I didn't think of. The one I am looking to buy is 1 previous owner and looks standard but its worth getting it in writing like you say.
     
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    Make sure you get HUD, Harmon Kardon, surround view, heated seats etc (think they all have seats ?)
    There is plenty for sale at the minute so plenty of choice
     
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    Plus FULL leather is a must especially on a second hand one as it won’t cost the extra £1600.
     
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    Such a rare option, so few cars out there (for sale at least) with full leather.
     
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    It's an equivalent of covid 19 , some apparently had it, some cars died but you don't know anyone who knows anyone who had it
     
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    Too true, mine has got it and I looked for a long time to find the right one.
     
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