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      05-14-2013, 10:23 AM   #1
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Looking at a Used 1M next Week, Is There anything to Look out For?

Are there any weak spots to look for when shopping for a used 1m aside from the price?

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      05-14-2013, 11:16 AM   #2
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Check this sticky thread for all known issues related to 1M or better, keep a print out with you while checking the car:

http://www.1addicts.com/forums/showthread.php?t=760815

I had no issues with mine so far, not even a rattle, in general it is one of the most solid built BMWs with occasional issues reported.
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      05-15-2013, 04:03 AM   #3
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besides the usual buyer beware stuff on the car's history, With the last 7 VIN digits, in here, you might find some not so common but possibly valuable car history.

for example in MrMetak's 1M registry you can identify the first batch of special purpose cars: https://spreadsheets.google.com/spre...thkey=CK2ohNYK

Good luck and be sure to post your story, impressions and pictures of any 1M purchase, a warm welcome is guaranteed!
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      05-15-2013, 10:15 AM   #4
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If you want to know how the 1M was configured upon leaving the BMW Leipzig production plant and its precise production date, type the last 7 characters of the VIN in the BMW VIN Decoder: http://www.bmwarchiv.de/vin/

By doing so, you know the car's age + what options were initially included/missing without even having seen the car up close.

For the rest, the usual caveat emptor.
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      05-19-2013, 11:08 PM   #5
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Do look out for panel gaps, someone tried to sell me a 1M that I luckily found out was totalled and repaired.
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      05-20-2013, 04:04 AM   #6
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Do look out for panel gaps, someone tried to sell me a 1M that I luckily found out was totalled and repaired.
If that's the case, suggest to post the VIN in the registry thread so that others may know about it: 1Addicts BMW 1M Registry
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      05-20-2013, 11:14 AM   #7
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This was back in February and don't know if I still have it, all I can say is that it's an AW 1M in Dubai and the price was a bit too good for the mileage compared to the others. Will definitely post it up if I can find it.
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