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thung_mail
01-09-2010, 12:48 AM
Hi
Iam a newbie.I dont know it is the right place to post a question.If it is not, I am sorry about that.I went to the dealer today and looked for a car.I found one. The sale representative said everything is fine.However, he indicated that the car get CRANK when starting in the cold weather. I dont know what happened to the car in the past. I need some advices for this problem before making decision. Thanks a lot

Stephanie
01-09-2010, 02:39 PM
I'm not sure I follow you...

Did you find this car at a BMW dealership or was it an independent used car lot??

T.Dot_E30
01-09-2010, 05:10 PM
How does a car "get CRANK"??

Did you forget a word? Your not making any sense.

dbworld4k
01-09-2010, 06:28 PM
^ My thoughts exactly. Maybe he meant the car gets cranky in the cold? *angel*

Stephanie
01-09-2010, 07:51 PM
^ My thoughts exactly. Maybe he meant the car gets cranky in the cold? *angel*

I get cranky in the cold *mumble*

john88
01-09-2010, 08:18 PM
My 12 year old 528i never crank.

thung_mail
01-09-2010, 11:06 PM
Hi
Sorry to make all you confused.My English sucks.Yeah I meant the car gets CRANKY in the cold weather.It has been reacquired by a BMW manufacturer (the term is Lemon law buy backs).Now it is in a used car lot. I dont know much about the car so I need some advices. Is it a serious problem. If you need more details , let me know i will post it. Thanks for your helps.

Stephanie
01-10-2010, 03:06 PM
^^^ if its been deemed a "Lemon" then I absolutely would steer clear of this car if you have not already made the mistake of purchasing it.

Find another BMW that is in better shape.

damameke
01-10-2010, 06:30 PM
Hi
Sorry to make all you confused.My English sucks.Yeah I meant the car gets CRANKY in the cold weather.It has been reacquired by a BMW manufacturer (the term is Lemon law buy backs).Now it is in a used car lot. I dont know much about the car so I need some advices. Is it a serious problem. If you need more details , let me know i will post it. Thanks for your helps.

Advice is forget this 335 unless you get it for a dollar(j/k),

"Is it a serious problem" ya... serious enough that the lemon law was invoked.. and you do know why its called the Lemon law, right?

Move on .. pay a bit more and get a better 335...

dbworld4k
01-10-2010, 09:28 PM
Run.

darin911
01-10-2010, 10:47 PM
http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=266235
Fuel Pump Failure? its common for 335's
http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=161244

Stephanie
01-10-2010, 11:32 PM
^^^ or coil pack, perhaps... also supposedly a common issue...

BUT in any case, dbworld4k is totally right (you don't hear me say that often, eh Anuk? lol!!)... definitely run the hell away from that car!

thung_mail
01-10-2010, 11:32 PM
hi all
thanks for your advices, you are all right. I should look for another one with better shape.
This another question from me.Pls do response. (http://www.maxbimmer.com/forums/showthread.php?p=1380638#post1380638)
I appreciate all ur answers
Tuan

BellaSignora
01-13-2010, 10:07 PM
I encountered the same problem when purchasing my 335i. I had found one that had no warranty for quite a good deal but it had been in an accident.. Although it looked flawless, the potential problems that may have lay waiting, I did not want to have to worry about things going wrong. I'm so happy that I bought a certified series from an actual BMW dealership, now that I'm halfway through warranty. Any problem I've encountered BMW has taken terrific care of me.

Are you looking to purchase a coupe or a sedan?

europrince
01-13-2010, 10:33 PM
You can get a CPO at 1.9% financing for up to 60 months, with a 160k or 6 yr extended warranty. With that deal, why bother with a used car lot?

thung_mail
01-14-2010, 12:28 AM
@BellaSignora : I am looking for the coupe one.

BellaSignora
01-18-2010, 09:14 PM
You might want to try out this end of the City. When I was looking to purchase a certified series 335 there were a crazy amount of coupe's available at Durham BMW and he was desparate to get them off his inventory. At that time he came down in price $4500. If you are still in the market for one you should take a look what that dealership still has available in their inventory.

dbworld4k
01-18-2010, 11:28 PM
^Not a bad suggestion. Durham is the HQ of BMW Canada, no? Makes sense that they probably have the most diverse inventory of cars available. Definitely go CPO from a BMW dealer, it's worth the peace of mind considering this is BMW's first car with a TT engine - who knows what potential problems may lie in the long term.

lvan
01-18-2010, 11:41 PM
Um if 335i coupe came in 2007, so how can a three your old car not be under the warranty? We have just crossed into 2010. Unless it has 100 000km on the odometer....
I am sort of confused on this one.

I encountered the same problem when purchasing my 335i. I had found one that had no warranty for quite a good deal but it had been in an accident.. Although it looked flawless, the potential problems that may have lay waiting, I did not want to have to worry about things going wrong. I'm so happy that I bought a certified series from an actual BMW dealership, now that I'm halfway through warranty. Any problem I've encountered BMW has taken terrific care of me.

Are you looking to purchase a coupe or a sedan?

BellaSignora
01-21-2010, 02:36 PM
There are so many coupes available but the ones that were purchased off lease by 'fine motor companies' will only offer the balance of the new car warranty. It will not come certified by BMW if you get it from anywhere else. Although you may save a few K's on a 335i that is nearing warranty expiry due to high kms, the money you are gonna have to dish out at bmw if its not certified will eventually end up costing you more and probably cause more of a head ache....
Also I found out that if you purchase a BMW that is still under factory warranty from a non bmw dealer it is still possible to take to bmw to have it certified so that you can have warranty protection until 160 000km but it is up to Bmw's discretion and inspection. AND you have to pay for the inspection on top. If anything is not right they wont certify it.
So a high km lease return to some fine motor car dealer might look like a great deal but remember BMW has the chance to purchase these cars and decided not to for one reason or another.

BellaSignora
01-21-2010, 02:39 PM
the original warranty expires at 80 000km... i had to bring her in for service and some parts to be replaced, apparently the TT's get their plugs changed before 80 000

europrince
01-21-2010, 08:10 PM
There are so many coupes available but the ones that were purchased off lease by 'fine motor companies' will only offer the balance of the new car warranty. It will not come certified by BMW if you get it from anywhere else. Although you may save a few K's on a 335i that is nearing warranty expiry due to high kms, the money you are gonna have to dish out at bmw if its not certified will eventually end up costing you more and probably cause more of a head ache....
Also I found out that if you purchase a BMW that is still under factory warranty from a non bmw dealer it is still possible to take to bmw to have it certified so that you can have warranty protection until 160 000km but it is up to Bmw's discretion and inspection. AND you have to pay for the inspection on top. If anything is not right they wont certify it.
So a high km lease return to some fine motor car dealer might look like a great deal but remember BMW has the chance to purchase these cars and decided not to for one reason or another.

All very valid points *th-up*

lvan
01-22-2010, 06:08 AM
All very valid points *th-up*

+1

Lets be honest, we all love Bmw , but you have to be too native to think that early model E90/E92 coupe will not break your vallet once the warranty is up. Just take a look early model E46 sedans and coupes. Those cars had all sorts of issues. That's why all lux cars lose half of their value when the warranty expires.

Than again, there is going to be a few that will run until 200k with nothing done to them, than some sucker will buy it, and everything will fall on him.

Daddy
01-22-2010, 09:25 AM
My 335 has gone through 2 fuel pumps and now I have all these crazy ABS and other lights all over the dash. I'd hate to guess how much this car would cost to fix outside of warranty.

Probably "crank" refers to the long engine cranks it takes to start the car up. When the car is working fine, it'll start up right away, cold weather or not. When the car's fuel pump is starting to go, you get the damned long cranks - hot weather or cold weather.

If you're going to pick up a used 335, I'd recommend CPO for sure!

thung_mail
01-22-2010, 01:13 PM
CPO is for Canadian vehicle, isn't it ?

lvan
01-22-2010, 01:41 PM
CPO is for Canadian vehicle, isn't it ?

Certified Pre Owned Series. Americans have the same thing.

europrince
01-22-2010, 06:05 PM
http://www.bmw.ca/ca/en/usedvehicles/overview.html

thung_mail
01-24-2010, 12:50 AM
Is there any chance for US car get CPO in Canada

europrince
01-24-2010, 12:38 PM
^ no

BellaSignora
01-24-2010, 11:54 PM
No Bmw will not give CPO on cars purchased in the U.S.A. they are very picky with the ones that they do because they were rejected by bmw at the first lease return auction. Any BMW that is leased or financed but is being returned has the option to be purchased by the dealership when its first returned. If and when Bmw passes on the vehicle for what ever reason, usually high km, then other 'fine' motor dealers will have the chance to purchase it for their inventory.
When BMW does buy the vehicle back the individual dealer that bought that particular car now has to make sure the car is in CPO condition before they put it on the lot to sell.

When looking for a car i was enticed by the lure of buying a U.S. vehicle. After all its cheaper right???? Not nessessarily so as my wise father informed me. A sportcar man all his life, i trust his auto advice. Any car that is purchased in the U.s. is liable to cause you problems in getting it over here. The car has to meet the exact specifics as determined by the M.T.O. Example. If the car is only in MPH and not KMH they will not let it come over. What happens if you buy a car only to have it tied up at the border because you have to modify things before they allow it to be legally brought over. Not to mention the fraud and scams people try to get money. If it looks too good to be true it usually is. I've discovered that works for both men and cars.... lol. Joke.

thung_mail
01-25-2010, 12:20 AM
However, some auto stores here do sell USA cars and if you we buy from them, what we should do to make it legally here I am wondering these car are already to drive, aren't they ?

dbworld4k
01-25-2010, 12:21 AM
Yes, the US cars available for sale here via dealers should be road ready.

thung_mail
01-25-2010, 12:26 AM
It sounds good. However, these casr are not in a good shape and quality, are they ?