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post #1 of 6 Old 8th August 2011, 01:06 PM Thread Starter
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2008 M5 purchase with problems....

New to the board and this is my first posting.
After lusting over the M5 for years - I finally decided to purchase one.

A beautiful black on black manual transmission from Husker in Nebraska.
Car was described by the dealership as pristine - never had any wrecks or any damage.
Car fax was clean.

Purchased the car and had it shipped to Louisiana.
Arrived this past Friday. Upon inspection it was obvious that the rear bumper had been painted.
Not the smooth BMW finish, but an irregular "orange peel" texture. Additionally, the rear right quarter panel
seems to have been painted. There is a faint paint tape line on the door well for the passenger rear door.

To say the least, I am not happy.

I am having it inspected today to make sure there are no further mechanical or body or electrical problems.
I included in the purchase contract the option to return - which I may try to exercise.
Not sure that they are even going to honor it.

If no other problems are found - I may offer to keep the car if a refund is provided.
Not sure what deduction would be appropriate for a car whose rear bumper and rear quarter panel have been repainted.

Thoughts

Why can't people just be honest???

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If the whole vehicle was "orange peel" - I would be ok.
However, just one portion orange peel and the rest smooth just doesn't reall work for me.

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Hopefully it was just a parking lot ding that was repaired. After a repair they have to clearcoat the whole panel even if they only fix a small area.

I had to respray my hood because someone keyed it. Luckily it was just gouges in the clearcoat so the basecoat, meaning the color, still matches. I hope that doesn't ding my resale value too much.
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Take it to a body shop and have them remove the interior trim panel in the trunk exposing the inside of the quarter panel this will show the extend of the damage and will show if the panel has been replaced. Same for the trunk floor you want to make sure there was no structual damage to the trunk floor which has been repaired. If this is only a small cosmetic repair I would have the selling dealer pay to have it refinished at the shop of your choice. Good Luck
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Arrived this past Friday. Upon inspection it was obvious that the rear bumper had been painted.
Not the smooth BMW finish, but an irregular "orange peel" texture. Additionally, the rear right quarter panel
seems to have been painted. There is a faint paint tape line on the door well for the passenger rear door.
Dealers are generally lying, however there are a few other things to consider.

The finish on bumpers often do not match. Many plastic parts arrive at the BMW factory already painted.

Many cars receive minor body damage during shipping, which is repaired by the manufacturer before the car arrives at the dealer.
According to this report, body damage less than 3% of the value is not reported to the dealer.
Did you ever wonder what happens at the port to your car after it's shipped from the factory?
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