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      11-26-2012, 01:30 PM   #1
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Isn't the consensus to avoid a MR purchase when it did not have it's 1200 service? This one had the first oil change at 9 months and 8892 miles. Even though it is low miles and still under warranty my inclination is to run from this one..
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      11-26-2012, 01:35 PM   #2
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Does lack of the 1,200 service guarantee that the car will break down/be a lemon/have a bad engine?

No.

Does it show that the previous owner doesn't care enough about the car after paying $60,000 for it to take it in for a free, quick check-up?

Yes.
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      11-26-2012, 02:16 PM   #3
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Does lack of the 1,200 service guarantee that the car will break down/be a lemon/have a bad engine?

No.

Does it show that the previous owner doesn't care enough about the car after paying $60,000 for it to take it in for a free, quick check-up?

Yes.
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      11-26-2012, 02:41 PM   #4
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how many miles on it now?
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      11-26-2012, 03:00 PM   #5
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Thanks guys for the feedback. This one is an '08, 24K miles, and under warranty/service until Feb 13. So, still worth considering?
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The miles are low, and you've still got over a year of warranty to figure out if there are any major issues that need to be resolved. If there are no accidents and everything else is to your liking then I say go for it.

BTW, find out if Inspection I had just been done, otherwise it will probably need to be done very soon (under warranty).
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      11-26-2012, 04:43 PM   #7
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The miles are low, and you've still got over a year of warranty to figure out........
I would be looking for confirmation on that.
Missing the 1st service may = voided warranty.

Is this a dealer sale or private?
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      11-26-2012, 08:13 PM   #8
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...you've still got over a year of warranty to figure out if there are any major issues that need to be resolved.
On my calendar, February 2013 is just over 2 months away. 2013 may be "next year", but we're nearly at the end of 2012!

BTW, the OP also started a similar thread on Bimmerfest under a different username.
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      11-26-2012, 08:51 PM   #9
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On my calendar, February 2013 is just over 2 months away. 2013 may be "next year", but we're nearly at the end of 2012!

BTW, the OP also started a similar thread on Bimmerfest under a different username.
Haha, you're right. I was totally thinking it was 2011 today. Stupid me. Yeah, 2 months might not be long enough to flesh out any serious issue. All the obvious issues could definitely be taken care of though, just pay an indy to give it a full run down then have the dealer fix it all under warranty.
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      11-26-2012, 09:09 PM   #10
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BTW, the OP also started a similar thread on Bimmerfest under a different username.
Yep, that's me...I gotta get my usernames in sync. I wanted to make sure I reached all the smart contributors!
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