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Old 01-02-2004, 02:15 PM   #1 (permalink)
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but they haven't done anything(maintenance) yet as it only has 12k miles. no oil changes, no nothing. too risky ? 5 speed, leather, moon roof, all wheel drive (cassette (blah), no cd). did 2001's use synthetic oil ? did 2001 have 15k oil change intervals ? i could call dealership i guess... they will turn in to dealer in march, and dealer will sell to me for residual.
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Basically the answer to your questions are NO dont worry about the maintenance at such a young age, no matter whether its being sold to you new or used the service interval is still 15k miles, I mean thats a no brainer. Just look it over real good and listen for any possible problems. Its a 325 AWD so the chances it was abused heavily are less of a factor, but you never know with those AWD systems.

Secondly on my 330i Yes its 15K miles and Yes it uses Castrol Synthetic oil.

Thats a really good price. Take it.
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I'd jump on it. Good price, low mileage.

Just to be safe, run a carfax. Is it a dealership selling the car, and were they the ones who sold it the first time?
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