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Old 03-15-2016, 11:18 AM
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It could be true, maybe isn't true. If there's too many things that don't add up, most likely the engine isn't a 4.6 and it might have other similar issues. Dealer could be in on it/ maybe that's how they got it. Some places are honest and say you can scan it and will also let you bring someone to look at it. The thing here is some people buy BMW's and don't know jack about them besides the three letters of the brand. Heck some don't even know what BMW stands for. They don't know how to maintain them/fix them and then complain and say it's a POS. They just buy them for the brand.


Is it going to bring them problems? Who knows. Maybe the engine is good and the only issues would be the mileage and different engine. When I first got my E53, I got it because I was familiar with the M54 as a brother of mine used to own a 530i a while back. The engine was really reliable and repairs were doable with the right tools. I would hope if you buy a BMW please have some knowledge and at least do some research before you buy one. I'm not familiar with their V8's and don't have the tools/experience to fix the timing issues, which is my I steer away from them. I'll stick to what I know. Just my 2 cents. Not trying to offend anybody here, also not directed to anybody. Just my opinion.
And most people here in the states pronounce it wrong. It's not B M UU (double U)

In Germany it's pronounce B M V.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9wjvV34UIuI

They would be better off buying a brand that is the same price but a lot of less mileage and a lot newer.
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Old 03-15-2016, 11:44 AM
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And most people here in the states pronounce it wrong. It's not B M UU (double U)

In Germany it's pronounce B M V.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9wjvV34UIuI........

NO chance of the German pronunciation catching on here in the US.

FYI, the German pronunciation of AMG is, I am gay.
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Old 03-15-2016, 12:26 PM
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NO chance of the German pronunciation catching on here in the US.

FYI, the German pronunciation of AMG is, I am gay.
People in the states also pronounce PORSCHE wrong.

It's nor Porch, it's Por sha.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BDvPeBGFVZw

At least most PORSCHE owners knows how to pronounce it correctly.

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Old 03-15-2016, 12:42 PM
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People in the states also pronounce PORSCHE wrong.

It's nor Porch, it's Por sha.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BDvPeBGFVZw

At least most PORSCHE owners knows how to pronounce it correctly.


^ I've been correcting people for years especially dumbass "car guys" who say Porsh LOL - I said go ahead if you want to sound like an idiot keep saying "whoa nice Porsh mannnn"

I also shake my head sideways when people ask me how my BEAMER is doing - I remark to them I have a Triumph motorcycle and not a BMW
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People in the states also pronounce PORSCHE wrong.

It's nor Porch, it's Por sha.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BDvPeBGFVZw

At least most PORSCHE owners knows how to pronounce it correctly.

I've heard Porsche pronounced incorrectly by so many people that should know better so many times I have doubted myself and gone back and checked the pronunciation again.
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Old 03-15-2016, 02:15 PM
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I can remember buying and trading baseball cards where I learned "BUYER BEWARE". Unless we are incapable for some reason, that insight is ingrained very early on.

I can also remember driving 60 miles to Detroit to buy my first car off a dumpy used car lot. I knew before I left I was going to buy the car and when I saw things I should have been concerned about I invited the salesman to convince me they didn't matter and to keep me emotionally involved so that I completely discounted them. I'm not alone in that scenario and that won't change.

There have been times when I did everything right and everything went wrong. Odds were certainly better that I made a good purchase but "sh$t happens".

It's interesting to read the posts as folks are noticing stuff in the pictures that I didn't initially pick up on even owning a 4.6. so I am even more aware of how difficult it is for a lay person to make an informed decision. We don't even agree.

Personally, I wouldn't bother challenging seller ethics and wouldn't make a buying decision on whether or not I could hook up a scanner or rev the engine to 7000. I wouldn't let anyone off the street hook up a scanner to my X5. I would never think of free reving my X5 to 7000 let alone allowing someone else to do so. It would be entertaining to hear what the sellers say about input and requests but I wouldn't be surprised if, regardless of the results, we don't all agree on go or no go.
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They would be better off buying a brand that is the same price but a lot of less mileage and a lot newer.
Oddly enough, this is what brought me to a BMW. I was originally on the search for a Toyota 4Runner in the $15k-20k ballpark. What I found was a 10 year old vehicle with over 100k miles.

I remembered Top Gear episodes where they found old used luxury cars for a pittance. So on a lark, I checked out BMW and Mercedes only to find that I could get a similar year car with more features and LOWER mileage for the same price.

For example...this 4Runner has 99k miles and is $17k.
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Oddly enough, this is what brought me to a BMW. I was originally on the search for a Toyota 4Runner in the $15k-20k ballpark. What I found was a 10 year old vehicle with over 100k miles.

I remembered Top Gear episodes where they found old used luxury cars for a pittance. So on a lark, I checked out BMW and Mercedes only to find that I could get a similar year car with more features and LOWER mileage for the same price.

For example...this 4Runner has 99k miles and is $17k.
This Dodge Journey is only 3 year old and under 32,000 miles so it still have the balance of the factory warranty and it $1,000 under $17,000. It is also a one owner vehicle.

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For the record, I just saw a 4.6is on CL and posted it but I felt bad once people started picking the 2 rigs apart via the pics. I hadn't looked too closely at either just thought I'd let the forum know what was coming up local. I'm not in the market nor am I ever trying to endorse a CL find.
We bought one in descent shape and it still ate $14k in the first single year of ownership. I doubt we could get $12k if we wanted to sell it.
LOL I don't think anyone was holding it against you...

We were just picking it apart because the ad looked shady, the car IS shady, and the dealership turned out to be shady. We are BMW enthusiasts... if it was a near perfect car we wouldn't be picking it apart but saying how good of a deal it was.
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I meant, I felt bad for the guy looking at this thread in hopes of finding a 4.6is. Like I'd led them to a tainted fountain.

I like Bcredliner, own one and didn't look hard enough at the pics to see what you guys did. I love knowing about thst little yellow light though. That's really cool to know about.
I think for $4-5k, it'd be a great 1st car for a highschooler with a grease fetish and expendable income. College kid, no way. Young parents, nope. Guy wanting to add an s62 or LS, definitely a go.
The rig looked pretty pristine on the outside.
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