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05-29-2006, 06:23 PM
so im thinking about buying a 2001 Z3 3.0 i went to check one out, the badge ont he back says 3.0, but i get the V.I.N and turns out ont he computer the when punching in the vin it says its a 2.5L.. this sounds very fishy to me. the guy says he ordered a 3L but they gave him and he payed for a 2.5L and the records say a 2.5L but he insists it might be a 3L.. he says he didnt put the 3l badge on the back and he is the first owner.. is there anyway i can tell wut it really is?

05-29-2006, 06:32 PM
Lol! Thats funny but that scam works. My buddy got scammed that way when buying a 328is...

I'd move to the next car... quick!

05-29-2006, 06:32 PM
is there anyway i can tell wut is it by popping the hood? wut can i look for?

and the car only has 24000KM on it.. almost brand new, really good condition

05-29-2006, 06:51 PM
What are the last 7 figures in the VIN?

05-29-2006, 08:27 PM
If it is a 3.0 Z3 then the 4th to 6th digits in the VIN will be CN5. If it is anything else, then it is not a 3.0.

Sample VIN:
4US CN5 3 2 V L E57862

05-30-2006, 10:25 AM
What are the last 7 figures in the VIN?
Post up the last 7 of the VIN and I'll tell you exactly what the car is. Two letters followed by five numbers.

05-30-2006, 12:07 PM
they will never sell a car that doesn't match the VIN either its been engine swapped, or stolen and VIN changed.