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I had a deal negotiated to buy this a few weeks ago, but I backed out at the last minute due to personal reasons. That is all solved now and I found it listed on ebay this week. I'm thinking of going for it tonight. Thoughts on the price? I test drove it then and it blew me away. History report shows an accident but it doesn't show anywhere, it really seems to be in great shape.

Any advice her at the last minute would be appreciated.

Thanks

BMW : 5-Series - eBay (item 140514199975 end time Feb-25-11 20:24:04 PST)
 

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A MY2000 for that much? I would look for newer and less miles.
 

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looks too expensive for what it is, especially with an accident history.

Also, why the chrome around the windows.....not sure if that was even an option on the M's
 

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Have you actually gone to look at it? I drove out to Katy and drove it - that place seemed like the "OMG ITS SUCH A GREAT CAR WHY IS IT STILL HERE YOU SHOULD BUY IT NOW!" type place. Be weary.
 

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Didn't meet reserve, so you are now in the drivers seat. Another three weeks of extended warranty could be a nice advantage, but a BMW out of warranty can get very expensive, very quickly!
 

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Hmm I agree, best go with a car without an accident history
 

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Hmm I agree, best go with a car without an accident history
If the car is inspected and you have a detailed summary of what the accident was (not what the dealer says, but detailed pre fix pics or a recount or damage report from the original owner) than an accident is not always bad. The price should reflect it though.

If a guy had a metal garbage can fall on his hood and had the hood replaced....it has an accident history, but that isn't exactly bad.

If the car was cut in half and a new clean rear end was welded back in place.....thats bad, unless the car is going for $4K, then scoop it up.

You will get all sorts of opinions here on people preferences on what to buy in a used car, but what it comes down to is price should reflect history, whether that be mileage, accident, whatever. This car does not have a good price based on it's history.
 

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Looks like it was wrecked in 2007.






Vehicle: 2000 BMW M5 (WBSDE9346YBZ96435)
<table id="full-history-list" class="report listing" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"><tbody><tr> <th>Event Date </th> <th>Event Location </th> <th class="print_center">Odometer Reading </th> <th> Data Source </th> <th>Event Detail </th> </tr> <tr> <td> 06/15/2000 </td> <td> POTOMAC, MD </td> <td>
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</td> <td> Motor Vehicle Dept. </td> <td> TITLE (Title #:29346236)
REGISTRATION EVENT/RENEWAL </td> </tr> <tr> <td> 07/28/2000 </td> <td> POTOMAC, MD </td> <td>
</td> <td> Motor Vehicle Dept. </td> <td> REGISTRATION EVENT/RENEWAL </td> </tr> <tr> <td> 11/13/2001 </td> <td> ARLINGTON, VA </td> <td>
16,068​
</td> <td> Independent Emission Source </td> <td> PASSED EMISSION INSPECTION </td> </tr> <tr> <td> 12/05/2001 </td> <td> WASHINGTON, DC </td> <td>
16,008​
</td> <td> Motor Vehicle Dept. </td> <td> TITLE (Title #:K603371) (Lien Reported) </td> </tr> <tr> <td> 12/05/2001 </td> <td> WASHINGTON, DC </td> <td>
</td> <td> Motor Vehicle Dept. </td> <td> REGISTRATION EVENT/RENEWAL </td> </tr> <tr> <td> 12/05/2001 </td> <td> DC </td> <td>
</td> <td> Motor Vehicle Dept. </td> <td> PASSED EMISSION INSPECTION </td> </tr> <tr> <td> 10/25/2002 </td> <td> WASHINGTON, DC </td> <td>
</td> <td> Motor Vehicle Dept. </td> <td> REGISTRATION EVENT/RENEWAL </td> </tr> <tr> <td> 09/17/2003 </td> <td> ALEXANDRIA, VA </td> <td>
38,363​
</td> <td> Independent Emission Source </td> <td> PASSED EMISSION INSPECTION </td> </tr> <tr> <td> 03/09/2004 </td> <td> FALLS CHURCH, VA </td> <td>
</td> <td> Motor Vehicle Dept. </td> <td> REGISTRATION EVENT/RENEWAL </td> </tr> <tr> <td> 03/16/2004 </td> <td> FALLS CHURCH, VA </td> <td>
38,626​
</td> <td> Motor Vehicle Dept. </td> <td> TITLE </td> </tr> <tr> <td> 01/22/2005 </td> <td> FALLS CHURCH, VA </td> <td>
</td> <td> Motor Vehicle Dept. </td> <td> REGISTRATION EVENT/RENEWAL </td> </tr> <tr> <td> 02/16/2006 </td> <td> SCOTTSDALE, AZ </td> <td>
48,719​
</td> <td> Motor Vehicle Dept. </td> <td> TITLE (Title #:368M006047010)
REGISTRATION EVENT/RENEWAL </td> </tr> <tr> <td> 02/16/2006 </td> <td> SCOTTSDALE, AZ </td> <td>
48,000​
</td> <td> Independent Emission Source </td> <td> PASSED EMISSION INSPECTION </td> </tr> <tr> <td> 04/20/2006 </td> <td> SCOTTSDALE, AZ </td> <td>
</td> <td> Motor Vehicle Dept. </td> <td> REGISTRATION EVENT/RENEWAL </td> </tr> <tr> <td> 02/21/2007 </td> <td> TUCSON, AZ </td> <td>
</td> <td> Motor Vehicle Dept. </td> <td> REGISTRATION EVENT/RENEWAL </td> </tr> <tr> <td> 06/13/2007 </td> <td> AZ </td> <td>
</td> <td> State Agency </td> <td> COLLISION WITH ANOTHER VEHICLE (Case #:17713486) </td> </tr> <tr> <td> 07/28/2009 </td> <td> BOERNE, TX </td> <td>
</td> <td> Motor Vehicle Dept. </td> <td> REGISTRATION EVENT/RENEWAL </td> </tr> <tr> <td> 08/06/2009 </td> <td> BOERNE, TX </td> <td>
69,276​
</td> <td> Motor Vehicle Dept. </td> <td> TITLE (Title #:13025040020143724) </td> </tr> <tr> <td> 07/01/2010 </td> <td> BOERNE, TX </td> <td>
</td> <td> Motor Vehicle Dept. </td> <td> REGISTRATION EVENT/RENEWAL </td> </tr> <tr> <td> 01/03/2011 </td> <td> TX </td> <td>
78,961​
</td> <td> Auto Auction </td> <td> REPORTED AT AUTO AUCTION AS DEALER VEHICLE </td> </tr> <tr> <td> 01/05/2011 </td> <td> TX </td> <td>
78,961​
</td> <td> Auto Auction </td> <td> REPORTED AT AUTO AUCTION </td> </tr> <tr> <td> 01/28/2011 </td> <td> BOERNE, TX </td> <td>
79,209​
</td> <td> Independent Emission Source </td> <td> PASSED EMISSION INSPECTION
PASSED SAFETY INSPECTION </td></tr></tbody></table>
 

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I wonder if the OP will ever bother to tell us what he did?
 

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Boosted - That's been known since day 1, the question is how bad was it? Only the last owner, who posted on here in the past, would know.
 
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