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gmufiji12
08-14-2011, 08:18 PM
Hello,

Can anyone recommend a place for a pre-purchase inspection in the Fairfax/Centreville/Chantilly area?

Also, here is the car that I am looking at: http://www.cars.com/go/search/detail.jsp?tracktype=usedcc&csDlId=&csDgId=&listingId=66601574&listingRecNum=0&criteria=prMx%3D19000%26sf1Dir%3DDESC%26prMn%3D0%26mkId%3D20005%26stkTyp%3DU%26mdId%3D21392%26rd%3D30%26crSrtFlds%3DstkTypId-feedSegId-mkId-mdId-pseudoPrice%26zc%3D20120%26rn%3D0%26PMmt%3D1-1-0%26stkTypId%3D28881%26sf2Dir%3DASC%26sf1Nm%3Dprice%26sf2Nm%3Dmiles%26isDealerGrouping%3Dfalse%26rpp%3D50%26feedSegId%3D28705&aff=national

Do you think that I would be crazy to buy this car?

Thanks,

Kevin

John in VA
08-14-2011, 09:24 PM
You're buying it just in time to do some maintenance work!
RRT, FunkTion, Curry's.
http://www.roadracetech.com/
http://www.funktionauto.com/
www.currysauto.com/

pseto
08-14-2011, 09:39 PM
Not sure I would buy one with that NAV. Difficult to upgrade and no where as good as a $150 Garmin

mdepena
08-14-2011, 09:54 PM
I used RRT to do my PP car inspection on the E36 M3 i purchased. They did a thorough job and know their BMWs.

gmufiji12
08-16-2011, 10:05 PM
I am thinking I may pass on this one. The Carfax came up with a minor accident, and I noticed that the car had an oil change sticker in the window that showed it was filled with 5W-30, not the M3 recommended oil. What do you all think? Should I pass? I would really like to find a car with more history than this one, but it is in my price range.

Uber-Goober
08-17-2011, 07:08 AM
I used to own a shop and generally speaking if a person goes cheap on oil he will go cheap on everything else too. Why take a chance? Especially with an engine that would cost arm and a leg to repair if something goes wrong. It looks to me like you are getting a car that most likely had no maintenance done other than some mickey mouse stuff...I also agree with the nav being shit, btw the cd changer is shit too. I would get one without it, and go with garmin or motionx app for a smart phone which is even cheaper than garmin but with frequent updates and since it's on your phone you don't have to carry another contraption around...

Also, you will get a better deal by getting a car from a private party, you meet the owner and you can get a feel for the person and how much they cared for the car. A dealer will tell you what you want to hear...

key05lock
04-16-2013, 07:10 AM
Hello,
I am new in Chantilly so i don't have any idea the Recommendations for a pre-purchase inspection.basically i use shop to purchase any thing..

stephenortiz147
08-31-2018, 07:00 AM
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