Home Forums Articles How To's FAQ Register
Go Back   Xoutpost.com > BMW SAV Forums > X5 (E53) Forum
Bimmer Tool Rental
User Name
Password
Member List Premier Membership Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Xoutpost server transfer and maintenance is occurring....
Xoutpost is currently undergoing a planned server migration.... stay tuned for new developments.... sincerely, the management


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #51  
Old 03-12-2016, 11:11 AM
Helihover's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Oregon
Posts: 627
Helihover is on a distinguished road
Quote:
Originally Posted by X53Jay4.8is View Post
rebuilt title = salvage title = scrapyard parts vehicle. Anyone who buys this vehicle weather enthusiast or average retail customer should realize what this car is(essentially a vehicle that was damaged enough to go to the scrapyard and totalled out by the insurance company. Not a good purchase if you ever decide to want to sell it.
Do enthusiast buy salvage cars?

This car will go to a noob and he will live the rest of his life thinking bmws are piles of crap after owning this one for a year or so.... That's just my prediction.

I just can't believe the seller/dealer (mr. Shady) is advertising false miles. That's just bad business right there all for what? To possibly make an extra grand or so. That's the only thing that bugs me. People sell overpriced junk everyday.
__________________
2001 E53 4.4 Alpine White, Sports Package
2000 E36/7 2.8 5 speed Bright Red w/ a HT!
Reply With Quote

Sponsored Links

  #52  
Old 03-12-2016, 11:17 AM
Helihover's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Oregon
Posts: 627
Helihover is on a distinguished road
Or they can come down to P town....

https://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/ctd/5474965022.html

Asking ten for this one too. I couldn't get off the phone with the guy, and he was down to 8k just per our conversation! Lol
https://portland.craigslist.org/clc/ctd/5486911940.html
__________________
2001 E53 4.4 Alpine White, Sports Package
2000 E36/7 2.8 5 speed Bright Red w/ a HT!
Reply With Quote
  #53  
Old 03-12-2016, 11:49 AM
Premier Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Southlake, Texas
Posts: 2,094
X53Jay4.8is is on a distinguished road
Quote:
Originally Posted by Helihover View Post
Do enthusiast buy salvage cars?

This car will go to a noob and he will live the rest of his life thinking bmws are piles of crap after owning this one for a year or so.... That's just my prediction.

I just can't believe the seller/dealer (mr. Shady) is advertising false miles. That's just bad business right there all for what? To possibly make an extra grand or so. That's the only thing that bugs me. People sell overpriced junk everyday.
I have seen a number of enthusiasts purchase salvaged vehicle. Some use them for parts.
Reply With Quote
  #54  
Old 03-12-2016, 01:16 PM
Joshdub's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Seattle
Posts: 2,065
Joshdub is on a distinguished road
Not all salvage titles are equal. Some can be dangerous, same can be irrelevant. a car totaled from vandalism and a car totaled from getting tboned are not the same thing. A stolen vehicle and a flood vehicle, a light front corner impact and a fire, they all get salvaged titles. It really depends on what happened.

I'm not speaking for this one, nor do I own anything with a salvaged title, there is just a stigma associated with them that is a little silly.
__________________
03 3.0i mt
89 325is
Reply With Quote
  #55  
Old 03-12-2016, 01:21 PM
Premier Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Southlake, Texas
Posts: 2,094
X53Jay4.8is is on a distinguished road
Quote:
Originally Posted by Joshdub View Post
Not all salvage titles are equal. Some can be dangerous, same can be irrelevant. a car totaled from vandalism and a car totaled from getting tboned are not the same thing. A stolen vehicle and a flood vehicle, a light front corner impact and a fire, they all get salvaged titles. It really depends on what happened.

I'm not speaking for this one, nor do I own anything with a salvaged title, there is just a stigma associated with them that is a little silly.
This is true but this vehicle has clearly been an accident and cobbled back together. Not to mention the improper gauge cluster. So there is a lot wrong with this one on the surface. There is probably a lot more beneath the surface.
Reply With Quote
  #56  
Old 03-12-2016, 03:21 PM
Joshdub's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Seattle
Posts: 2,065
Joshdub is on a distinguished road
Yes this one looks hacked together
__________________
03 3.0i mt
89 325is
Reply With Quote
  #57  
Old 03-12-2016, 07:02 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Denver, CO
Posts: 622
sunny5280 is an unknown quantity at this point
None of us can conclusively state this will be an unreliable vehicle. The fact it's been "cobbled together" doesn't prove as much. Will this vehicle be a good purchase? That depends on the buyer. There are many people who really won't care that it's been cobbled together. They'll look at it and say "That's what I want" and then buy it. Will it fall apart on them? We don't know. Merely being cobbled together doesn't ensure that it will.

There's a lot wrong with this vehicle starting with the misleading mileage. But merely being cobbled together doesn't mean it will be unreliable.
Reply With Quote
  #58  
Old 03-12-2016, 07:41 PM
BMWX5CHI's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Chicago
Posts: 490
BMWX5CHI is on a distinguished road
Quote:
Originally Posted by sunny5280 View Post
None of us can conclusively state this will be an unreliable vehicle. The fact it's been "cobbled together" doesn't prove as much. Will this vehicle be a good purchase? That depends on the buyer. There are many people who really won't care that it's been cobbled together. They'll look at it and say "That's what I want" and then buy it. Will it fall apart on them? We don't know. Merely being cobbled together doesn't ensure that it will.

There's a lot wrong with this vehicle starting with the misleading mileage. But merely being cobbled together doesn't mean it will be unreliable.

Exactly, I don't see what the big deal is. If you don't like what you see, don't buy it. As for who ends up buying it, that's on them. As you stated, They'll look at it and say "That's what I want". Some people do not care if it's been rebuilt or "pieced together" as long as it looks good and the repairs were properly done. As for what's he's asking for, he can ask for whatever he wants. Is it worth $10495 ? probably not. With all of the noticeable problems I'm sure you can haggle a bit. Depends on how bad you want it.
__________________
2008 BMW X5 3.0si Alpine White III w/ Beige Interior

CIC Navigation Retrofit
Custom Kicker Sound System
3M Di Noc Black Carbon Fiber Interior Trim
Style 259's on Dunlop Sport Maxx Run Flat
Muffler Delete w/ Magnaflow 4' Exhaust Tips

2002 BMW X5 3.0 TitanSilber Metallic
Complete 2 Tone Black Montana Interior
Rear Privacy Sun Shades Retrofit
LED Interior Bulbs
35% Tint Front Back Rear
Magnaflow Custom Exhaust Tips (Stock Mufflers)
Style 153's on Sumitomo HTR Sport H/P

Last edited by BMWX5CHI; 03-12-2016 at 07:46 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #59  
Old 03-12-2016, 08:05 PM
crystalworks's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: SA, TX
Posts: 3,853
crystalworks is on a distinguished road
Sunny, reliability is not the issue. You're right, it could be dead reliable.

I hope you guys never send your parents or significant others out to buy cars by themselves. It sounds like you are okay with shady business practices and place responsibility totally on the purchaser to be aware of all of these things.

That's like going in for a knee replacement and asking the doc about the brand of knee being used... it's components... success rate... etc. Nobody can be an informed purchaser on ALL things. Just because we KNOW that truck is not worth $10500, it shouldn't be expected that everyone should know. Or even a majority of people. I bet less than 20% of BMW enthusiasts even know what a manipulation dot is.

My problem with it is not necessarily the price, because you're right, he can ask what he wants. But my problem is the way it's being marketed. A "low-mileage" rebuilt truck is not what that thing is.
__________________
2005 X5 4.4i Build 04/05 Maintenance/Build Log
Nav, Pano, Sport (Purchased 06/14 w/ 109,000 miles) (Sold 8/15 w/121,000 miles)


2006 X5 4.8is Build 11/05 Maintenance/Build Log
Nav, DSP, Pano, Running Boards, OEM Tow Hitch, Cold Weather Pckg (Purchased 08/15 w/ 90,500 miles)

2010 X5 35d Build 02/10
Nav, HiFi, 6 DVD, Sports Pckg, Cold Weather Pckg, HUD, CAS, Running Boards, Leather Dash, PDC, Pano (Purchased 03/17 w/ 136,120 miles)
Reply With Quote
  #60  
Old 03-12-2016, 08:50 PM
Premier Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Southlake, Texas
Posts: 2,094
X53Jay4.8is is on a distinguished road
Quote:
Originally Posted by crystalworks View Post
Sunny, reliability is not the issue. You're right, it could be dead reliable.

I hope you guys never send your parents or significant others out to buy cars by themselves. It sounds like you are okay with shady business practices and place responsibility totally on the purchaser to be aware of all of these things.

That's like going in for a knee replacement and asking the doc about the brand of knee being used... it's components... success rate... etc. Nobody can be an informed purchaser on ALL things. Just because we KNOW that truck is not worth $10500, it shouldn't be expected that everyone should know. Or even a majority of people. I bet less than 20% of BMW enthusiasts even know what a manipulation dot is.

My problem with it is not necessarily the price, because you're right, he can ask what he wants. But my problem is the way it's being marketed. A "low-mileage" rebuilt truck is not what that thing is.
Oh yeah I bet depending on which salesman you ask about that dot on the instrument cluster, you might get an answer like "Oh thats the below freezing indicator light, etc." Crystalworks is right most would not recognize that the illuminated dot is a tamper dot.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On





All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:15 PM.
vBulletin, Copyright 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd. SEO by vBSEO 3.6.0
2017 Xoutpost.com. All rights reserved. Xoutpost.com is a private enthusiast site not associated with BMW AG.
The BMW name, marks, M stripe logo, and Roundel logo as well as X3, X5 and X6 designations used in the pages of this Web Site are the property of BMW AG.
This web site is not sponsored or affiliated in any way with BMW AG or any of its subsidiaries.