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      12-04-2020, 07:28 AM   #1
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Anything to look for on a 2017 M6 purchase?

I'm considering purchasing a 2017 M6 with 37,000 miles. It's a certified used with 5 months & 12,000 miles of warrantee left. The 5 months will be up way before the mileage. Asking price is $59,000 which I will definitely work them down on the price. Kelly Blue Book says a fair price is $56,000. My question is should I have it checked out by a mechanic? Or would you folks feel comfortable buying it without having it checked? Anything I can/should check out myself? Thank You! Bill
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I'm considering purchasing a 2017 M6 with 37,000 miles. It's a certified used with 5 months & 12,000 miles of warrantee left. The 5 months will be up way before the mileage. Asking price is $59,000 which I will definitely work them down on the price. Kelly Blue Book says a fair price is $56,000. My question is should I have it checked out by a mechanic? Or would you folks feel comfortable buying it without having it checked? Anything I can/should check out myself? Thank You! Bill

Having purchased my M6 CPO I would say having it checked out by an independent mechanic would probably be redundant. That being said I would never fault someone for having a $100-$200 PPI done before spending $50k+ on a car (or less) if it helped them buy with confidence.

IMO from my years working for Porsche, manufacturer's CPO standards (at least German brands) are quite rigorous and is a must for me when looking at high performance pre-owned cars.

Should you end up buying this car, I would advise doing what I did and bringing the car back to BMW a week or two before the warranty is set to expire and tell them to do every warranty item they can find. They will be happy to do so because they still get paid for the work, it just comes out of BMW's pockets instead of yours. It got me some new rear axle main seals that were just starting to leak
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We bought a CPO F10 550 back in 2014 and other than typical wear items it has been a great car. Ask to see the maintenance records, sometimes they will share them and sometimes they won't but it is worth the try. Also, ask if you can take it for an overnight test drive; I wouldn't get rough with it but find a spot for some spirited driving and take some time to look the car over really well.

Like LJohnson32 said take it back to the dealer before the warranty is up but more importantly take it back for general maintenance work at least in the early stages of ownership this will go a long way to getting to know your service advisor and that can be very helpful should the need arise.
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Thank you LJohnson32 & TinCanSalor! I'm headed in now to check it out! Bill
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