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Old 11-19-2019, 08:46 PM
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Best website (and other questions in Texas) to search?

Hey all

I'm looking for another 4.8is to buy and not sure the best way to locate one in Texas?

Being an Aussie I've no idea of best local websites to search on other than craigslist?

Can any locals suggest the best way to research/locate a car and any local regulations to be aware of as pitfalls eg taxes/compliance?

Am open to buying in another state if it's a good deal.

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Old 11-20-2019, 06:39 PM
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Wow.... 100 views and not a single answer......?
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Old 11-20-2019, 07:06 PM
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Bring a trailer would have a nice one if available. You can try Car Gurus, ebay, etc.
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Old 11-20-2019, 08:35 PM
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This.

https://www.searchtempest.com/
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Old 11-26-2019, 06:17 AM
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Hi all

Ok so there aren't any 4.8is's around.... gonna have to hunt further afield... not sure how to do that as Craigslist wants zip codes....

I'm also going to need a pickup/truck for some work projects and don't want to spend more than $5k or $6k initially for a crew/extended cab until I get to know what's needed and get settled in.

Never having bought a pickup before like this I've no idea what to look out for between a Ford F150 vs a Dodge Ram which seems to be all that's available in that price range...

I'm thinking we will trade it/sell it within 6 months once established and quite like the GMC Sierra as the 'new' buy...

Any advice folks? (really flying blind) a lot of the dealers have no price advertised and I don't want to be a 'bunny'... looking in DFW area but happy to travel within TX

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2011 E70 X5 3.0D with Aero kit
2009 E71 X6 50i Sport
2009 E70 X5 50i Sport
2007 E60 540 M Sport LCI (All time favourite car)
2007 E70 X5 4.8i Sport
2005 E53 4.8is
2003 E53 3.0 Sport

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Old 11-26-2019, 08:32 AM
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Look in/around Las Vegas as there are many places that buy cars, trucks, RV's from people who are shall we say "horrible" gamblers...

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Old 11-26-2019, 08:44 AM
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CarStory is showing 25 E53 X5 4.8iS around the country. 1 in Texas

https://www.carstory.com/cars/make-b...-x5?trim=4.8is
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CarStory is showing 25 E53 X5 4.8iS around the country. 1 in Texas

https://www.carstory.com/cars/make-b...-x5?trim=4.8is
Legend.... mate thanks for that... searched on all sorts of websites without success...

What do you guys think of this truck? https://www.carstory.com/detail/2013...FW1CT9DKE32262

Is this 4.8is familiar to anyone here? https://www.carstory.com/detail/2006...FA93576LE83997

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2004 E53 X5 4.4 Sport
2011 E70 X5 3.0D with Aero kit
2009 E71 X6 50i Sport
2009 E70 X5 50i Sport
2007 E60 540 M Sport LCI (All time favourite car)
2007 E70 X5 4.8i Sport
2005 E53 4.8is
2003 E53 3.0 Sport

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Old 12-06-2019, 06:16 AM
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Hi all

just a quick one.... how do I check the 'title' in Texas/elsewhere in USA for a car? Is there a website you can look up a Vin or status of the history of the car?

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2007 E70 X5 4.8i Sport
2005 E53 4.8is
2003 E53 3.0 Sport
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