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Took delivery of my beast yesterday, she was absolutely filthy so I ran her through the wash and snapped a few photos. last night I installed BMW Blackline Grills, blackout side grills, and LED angel eyes.

Two surprises that the dealer didn't tell me about...one; is that the car already has the iPod adapter kit installed and two; it appears to be lowered! I was planning on lowering it anyway but it seems that it already has some springs on it. good news for me, I'm having the car detailed, inspected and aligned next week so maybe the tech's will be able to let me know if it has springs or anything else done to it. Hopefully it wont effect my CPO warranty that is good for another 2 years!

I added a pic from the dealer photos for better view of the stance...

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I just reviewed pic number 2 and thought there was a lot of panel gap between the hood and bumper and went to the garage to take a closer look...seems Ive been rolling around with one of the hood latches un-latched :rolleyes:

Problem fixed...
 

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Curt, as I too bought a Blue M5 recently i cant help but notice your last picture you posted...... did you find that car on Autotrader? I think its one that i looked at but turned away for a specific reason. If so, please PM me because I have a very interesting question
 

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Curt, as I too bought a Blue M5 recently i cant help but notice your last picture you posted...... did you find that car on Autotrader? I think its one that i looked at but turned away for a specific reason. If so, please PM me because I have a very interesting question
You have me freaking out now! The car is CPO'd for another 2 years, CarFax came back clean and I ran the VIN by my local BMW master tech before buying and the BMW maintenance records came back clean as well.
 

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This seems interesting, care to share with the rest of us whats going on with this car?
 

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congrats!

you work for CACI? i ask b/c your car is in front of their building in one of the photos
 

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This seems interesting, care to share with the rest of us whats going on with this car?
Just had a short email convo with Luke; he had seen a similar car on autotrader that was a lemon buy-back, I too saw that car and remember reviewing the carfax. I'm pretty sure its still for sale up in Chicago and for dirt cheap too.

My car was a corporate lease in IL for 3 years, sold at auction to a BMW dealer in OK City then CPO'd and sold to the second owner who traded it in on a Lexus SUV for his wife. I'm the third owner and get to enjoy 2 years of CPO for the price of used trade-in ;)

Phew that had my heart pounding for a moment!
 
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Curt, sorry for the scare! I confused it with the same one your talking about. I seen the same one with a "lemon" title. It sold a few days after I saw it. Crazy,... someone had bigger balls than me. Anyhow, thanks for sharing your experience with me via the email. I'm very excited to say the least!
 

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Just had a short email convo with Luke; he had seen a similar car on autotrader that was a lemon buy-back, I too saw that car and remember reviewing the carfax. I'm pretty sure its still for sale up in Chicago and for dirt cheap too.

My car was a corporate lease in IL for 3 years, sold at auction to a BMW dealer in OK City then CPO'd and sold to the second owner who traded it in on a Lexus SUV for his wife. I'm the third owner and get to enjoy 2 years of CPO for the price of used trade-in ;)

Phew that had my heart pounding for a moment!

Ok, good to know you dodged that bullet. I certainly don't have big enough balls to buy a lemon. Good luck to whomever bought it.
 

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Congrats, gorgeous color :)
 

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I just reviewed pic number 2 and thought there was a lot of panel gap between the hood and bumper and went to the garage to take a closer look...seems Ive been rolling around with one of the hood latches un-latched :rolleyes:

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Congrats on the find. You have to watch those hood latches, has happened to me as well. :wroom:
 

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Glad your car isn't a lemon! It looks fantastic with the black kidneys and side grilles :M5thumbs:


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congrats!

you work for CACI? i ask b/c your car is in front of their building in one of the pictures[\quote]

Nope, just live near them and use their parking lot as a photo background sometimes...
 

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I just reviewed pic number 2 and thought there was a lot of panel gap between the hood and bumper and went to the garage to take a closer look...seems Ive been rolling around with one of the hood latches un-latched :rolleyes:

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Yeah I rolled around like that myself for about a day, then I was like :eek:oohhh:WTF? I had to open and close it again, seems that I closed it a little too soft and it didn't close correctly.
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Car looks great!

Lucky to have a car lowered to save you the trouble of going through it...
 
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