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Old 12-31-2007, 09:20 PM
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Any new updates on this? I am currently looking at an 07 X3 that was purchased in November 06 originally, so I assume I may have issues with the tranny. The X3 has almost 16k miles on it now.
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Folks -

I did get the software patch applied in November (at no charge). WHAT A DIFFERENCE! The X3 is now a pleasure to drive! I understand in a few months there may be another update.

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Any new updates on this? I am currently looking at an 07 X3 that was purchased in November 06 originally, so I assume I may have issues with the tranny. The X3 has almost 16k miles on it now.
I'd make sure that it isn't a trade assist vehicle.
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I'd make sure that it isn't a trade assist vehicle.
I hope this isn't a stupid question, but what exactly is a "trade assist vehicle"? The car was traded into a dealer and they sent it to be sold at auction. Now another dealer has it. Not sure if I will end up with it since I am being extremely agressive with my offer.
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I hope this isn't a stupid question, but what exactly is a "trade assist vehicle"? The car was traded into a dealer and they sent it to be sold at auction. Now another dealer has it. Not sure if I will end up with it since I am being extremely agressive with my offer.
Think of it along the lines of a lemon.
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Think of it along the lines of a lemon.
Ah, I see. Any way to find out if it is or not? The thing does have almost 16k miles on it.

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Ah, I see. Any way to find out if it is or not? The thing does have almost 16k miles on it.
I think you have something in the USA called Carfax???
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I think you have something in the USA called Carfax???
Carfax doesn't catch stuff unless it's reported to the insurance companies and/or police I think. And sometimes, it even misses that. Best bet is to get the VIN and ask your dealer to run a service history check on it. Everytime that vehicle has been brought in for service, the computer will record it along with what was done. If you see multiple entries (within a short time) for the same problem, run, do not walk, towards the nearest exit.
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I think you have something in the USA called Carfax???
Yeah, cleared carfax, so I guess it's alright.
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...Best bet is to get the VIN and ask your dealer to run a service history check on it. Everytime that vehicle has been brought in for service, the computer will record it along with what was done. If you see multiple entries (within a short time) for the same problem, run, do not walk, towards the nearest exit.

Good point and sound advice too.
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