I'm looking to buy a 2007 M5, that I just learned was in the BMW Performance Drive Center program in California. It was there for 2 years and 7,000 miles. Then it was sold at auction, and eventually went to an acquaintance of mine in Florida. It has 33,000 miles on it now.
The warranty and service history doesn't show anything suspect, and carfax looks clean. Always dealer maintained with no reported VANOS or SMG issues.
It will be exported to Canada, so CPO isn't an option (and it's not eligible because of the BMW Performance Drive Center Program) and extended warranties aren't readily available. I own a shop so I can get the parts and do the work cheaper than most.
I was planning on wiring the money this week and sending it up to Canada. What do you think? Thanks for your input.
BMW Performance Center cars are CPO'd.
I don't see a problem with it. Personally I would ask for a cheaper price since it was at the performance center, but I don't think anything would be "more" wrong with it. The cars are built to be driven hard. With that said, you should still be able to get it cheaper than a comparable car with the same miles that never went to the PDC.