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Need help info on e60 M5 Calgary/BC
Was wondering if anyone happens to know of or is familiar with a particular M5 I was looking into purchasing.
It is an Alpine White 2007 M5 with approx. 67000km , red interior , not sure what other mods are . It had some brand aftermarket exhaust , lowered , had black deep dish rims , blacked out grill and side emblems , carbon fibre rear spoiler lip . Was on kijiji a couple of times in past few months but has now been taken off.
The reason I am asking is that there are some discrepancies that come up when dealing with the individual that has the car for sale.
He told me that the car was in a minor accident , was hit on driver side door and airbags went off. It had a salvage title but now has a rebuilt title.
The airbag light and seatbelt lights remain on currently. I thought that in order to have a vehicle passed and titled as rebuilt status , that the airbag light can no longer be on?
The owner said the estimated damage was $7000. How is it possible to have had a salvage title with only that little of a damage value? The owner told me it was due to the fact that the airbag(s) were deployed and has to be considered a salvage title at that point , regardless of repair $$$$
Just seems to be more to the story here and was hoping someone in the Calgary area might know more about the cars history.
I was told the car was originally a BC car when it was in the accident, passed the provincial inspection there , and also passed the Alberta inspection where it currently resides in Calgary.
I googled to see if I could dig up snippets of the older kijiji ad that was placed for this car , and obviously the ad no longer exists , but in google search it had snippets of what was in the old ad. It stated that it had fender,hood,door,airbag damage but no,frame damage. When I asked the owner about this , he said that the old kijiji ad was for a different car (even though it was for a Apline White 2007 with exactly same mileage as his)
If anyone knows of this car or anyone who has either viewed it/test drove/worked on it etc. , please post or PM me with any information you may have.
I am trying to dig and find out if it is worth pursuing this car.
Thanks for your time.