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#1 (permalink) Old 06-28-2005, 09:29 AM
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VIN number: WBAGJ832XVDL40311
It is needless to say how much I will appreciate your help. . I looked at this 97 740iL, and a carfax report will make it easier for me to make a decision on this car. It drives really nice, but needs some cosmetic repairs. The seller is asking for $8K and will probably bring the price down. Any tips on buying this car???
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Originally posted by ozbmw@Jun 28 2005, 05:29 AM
VIN number: WBAGJ832XVDL40311
It is needless to say how much I will appreciate your help. . I looked at this 97 740iL, and a carfax report will make it easier for me to make a decision on this car. It drives really nice, but needs some cosmetic repairs. The seller is asking for $8K and will probably bring the price down. Any tips on buying this car???
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looks ilke a clean car, the original owner took it in for service regularly it seems.



Good News -- Vehicle qualifies for the CARFAX Buyback Guarantee! No severe problems (major accidents, fire, flood damage, major odometer problems or lemon history) were ever reported by a Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) for this 1997 BMW 740IL (WBAGJ832XVDL40311). If you find that any of these severe problems were reported by a DMV and not included in this report, CARFAX will buy this vehicle back.

You must register at www.CARFAX.com to activate this free guarantee!


CARFAX Talking CarTM
The story of this 1997 BMW 740IL (WBAGJ832XVDL40311) according to our interpretation of the information reported to CARFAX:
This sedan has had 2 owners and was owned in California. The first title for this sedan was reported to CARFAX by a California DMV in 1996.
It has had no minor or moderate accidents reported to CARFAX.
It has had no DMV-reported total loss events, like a major accident, fire or flood.
It has not been reported by a DMV as having an Exceeds Mechanical Limits or Not Actual Mileage title.
It has a consistent mileage history with no indication of an odometer rollback. It was driven an average of 14,695 miles per year, which is slightly lower than the industry average of 15,000. The last odometer reading, reported on 11/17/2004, was 121,004 miles.
It was not reported by a DMV as a Manufacturer Buyback (LEMON).
Go to the Detailed Vehicle History for the complete history and a glossary of terms.


Report Summary
1. ACCIDENT CHECK

Total Loss Check No Severe Accidents Reported by a DMV - Buyback Guarantee!
Other Accident Indicators No Accident Indicators Reported
2. MILEAGE ACCURACY CHECK

Truth-In-Mileage Check No Odometer Problems Reported by a DMV - Buyback Guarantee!
Odometer Rollback Check No Potential Odometer Rollback Found
Mileage Consistency Check No Inconsistent Odometer Reading Found
3. LEMON CHECK
No Mfr. Buyback Reported by a DMV - Buyback Guarantee!
4. OWNERSHIP CHECK

Number of Owners 2 Estimated Owner(s)
Type of Owners Checked 8 Types of Vehicle Registrations
5. RECALL CHECK
BMW Does Not Report Recalls to CARFAX
DETAILED VEHICLE HISTORY 18 HISTORY RECORDS REPORTED







Year/Make/Model: 1997 BMW 740IL

Body Style: SEDAN 4 DR
Engine: 4.4L V8 FI
Fuel: GASOLINE
Driveline: REAR WHEEL DRIVE
Manufactured in: GERMANY
Safety Equipment: 4 wheel ABS, Dual air bags front and sides/active (manual) belts

Standard Equipment: Power Windows, Power Steering, Air Conditioning, AM / FM Cassette, Power Brakes, Power sun / moon roof, Tilt Wheel, 6-digit Odometer





Total Loss Check:


GOOD NEWS! No severe damage events were ever reported by a DMV for this 1997 BMW 740IL (WBAGJ832XVDL40311). If you find that any of the following severe problems were reported by a DMV and not included in this report, CARFAX will buy this vehicle back. You must register to activate this free guarantee!


Salvage Title Loss Due To Fire Title
Junk Title Flood Damage Title
Rebuilt/Reconstructed Title Hail Damage Title
Dismantled Title Canadian Total Loss


Other Accident Indicators:


This 1997 BMW 740IL (WBAGJ832XVDL40311) had no accident indicators reported to CARFAX from its sources. This section checks for accidents and/or related damage reported from many public and private sources. Not all accidents are reported to CARFAX. A vehicle inspection completed by your dealer or professional mechanic is recommended.

No Salvage Auction Record Reported No Crash Test Vehicle Record Reported
No Fire Damage Record Reported No Airbag Deployment Record Reported
No Frame Damage Record Reported No Damage Disclosure Record Reported
No Police Accident Record Reported No Collision Repair Facility Record Reported

CARFAX depends on public and private sources for its accident data. Each one of these sources has different processing times. CARFAX can only report what is in our database on 29.Jun.2005 16:52:12. New data will result in a change to this report.






Truth-In-Mileage Check:


GOOD NEWS! No major odometer problems were ever reported by a DMV under the Truth-In-Mileage Act for this 1997 BMW 740IL (WBAGJ832XVDL40311). If you find that any of the following odometer problems were reported by a DMV and not included in this report, CARFAX will buy this vehicle back. You must register to activate this free guarantee!

Not Actual Mileage Title - issued by DMV when the owner discloses mileage fraud or a broken odometer.
Exceeds Mechanical Limits Title - issued by DMV when the owner discloses an odometer rollover.


Odometer Rollback Check:


CARFAX found no odometer rollbacks for this 1997 BMW 740IL (WBAGJ832XVDL40311). Rollbacks reported in this section originate from readings collected by a DMV or other verifiable source.

Mileage Consistency Check:


CARFAX found no inconsistent odometer readings in the mileage history of this 1997 BMW 740IL (WBAGJ832XVDL40311).

Date: Mileage:
08/26/1996 10
01/11/1999 38,886
05/22/1999 45,759
11/10/1999 54,423
12/10/1999 55,794
05/27/2000 63,633
08/04/2001 74,982
10/11/2001 76,104
06/14/2002 82,869
07/16/2002 83,321
10/11/2002 84,033
10/11/2002 84,306
10/23/2004 120,808
11/17/2004 121,004



Average miles driven per year 14,695 CARFAX AdvisorTM Compare this vehicle's average annual mileage to the industry average of 15,000 miles per year. Use this comparison to determine how this vehicle was driven.






GOOD NEWS! No manufacturer buyback was ever reported by a DMV for this 1997 BMW 740IL (WBAGJ832XVDL40311). If you find that a manufacturer buyback was reported by a DMV and not included in this report, CARFAX will buy this vehicle back. You must register to activate this free guarantee!






Ownership History:


CARFAX estimates that this 1997 BMW 740IL (WBAGJ832XVDL40311) had 2 owner(s). CARFAX analyzed this vehicle's title history and other supporting events to identify potential ownership transfers. In compliance with the U.S. privacy laws, CARFAX does not collect or report owner names or addresses.

Estimated Owners: Date: Location:
1st owner 09/24/1996 California
2nd owner 10/11/2002 California

Types of Owners:


This 1997 BMW 740IL (WBAGJ832XVDL40311) was originally registered as a Personal Vehicle.

Personal Use Registration Reported No Fleet Registration Reported
No Lease Registration Reported No Commercial Registration Reported
No Rental Registration Reported No Non-Profit Registration Reported
No Taxi Registration Reported No Built to Non U.S. Standards Record Reported






BMW does not report recall information for specific vehicles to CARFAX.
You can contact an authorized dealership or BMW at 1-800-334-4269 to find out if this 1997 BMW 740IL (WBAGJ832XVDL40311) still has recalls that require repair.




CARFAX searched more than 3 billion records from over 5,300 sources and found 18 record(s) for this 1997 BMW 740IL (WBAGJ832XVDL40311).

Date:
Mileage Reading:
Source:
General Comments:


08/26/1996 10 California
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Saratoga, CA
Odometer reading reported for title
or registration


09/15/1996 California
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Registered as
personal vehicle


09/24/1996 California
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Title issued or updated
First owner reported
Loan or lien reported


01/11/1999 38,886 Service Facility
Vehicle serviced


05/22/1999 45,759 Service Facility
Vehicle serviced


08/19/1999 California
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Saratoga, CA
Title issued or updated


11/10/1999 54,423 Service Facility
Vehicle serviced


12/10/1999 55,794 Service Facility
Vehicle serviced


05/27/2000 63,633 Service Facility
Vehicle serviced


08/04/2001 Vehicle Repair Center
Los Altos, CA
Vehicle serviced


08/04/2001 74,982 California
Inspection Station
Los Altos, CA
Passed emissions inspection


10/11/2001 76,104 Service Facility
Vehicle serviced


06/14/2002 82,869 Service Facility
Vehicle serviced


07/16/2002 83,321 Service Facility
Vehicle serviced


10/11/2002 84,033 California
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Campbell, CA
Title issued or updated
New owner reported
Loan or lien reported


10/11/2002 84,306 California
Inspection Station
Passed emissions inspection


10/23/2004 120,808 California
Inspection Station
Failed emissions inspection


11/17/2004 121,004 California
Inspection Station
Passed emissions inspection


Detailed Vehicle History Definitions:

Failed Emissions Inspection
The emissions check performed during a vehicle inspection indicated the vehicle was emitting more than allowable emissions standards and/or had missing or modified parts. Repeated failed emissions records can indicate engine problems and CARFAX recommends you have the vehicle inspected.

First Owner
When the first owner(s) obtains a title from a Department of Motor Vehicles as proof of ownership.

New Owner Reported
When a vehicle is sold to a new owner, the Title must be transferred to the new owner(s) at a Department of Motor Vehicles.

Personal Use
Vehicle was registered by the owner for private or personal use.

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Thank you. I bought it.
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1997 740 iL possible purchase

Hi, I am in the same boat...I'm looking at a 97 740 iL 124,000 mi
[VIN edited out by drz] and have a lot of questions. If anyone can run this...would be a huge help. Also, electrical, starting problems. Any word on any quirts with this model year?

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Yo, bear, CARFAX has a restriction against running reports on publicly posted VINs (or something to that effect). Try posting a thread in the lounge and see if anyone will offer you to PM them the VIN so that they can run the report.

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