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      11-01-2020, 10:22 AM   #1
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Is this Carfax a red flag?

I am looking for a M4 Convertible with low miles and this one has caught my attention. Seems to be one of the lowest miles near me for a 2018. It is interesting that it doesn't show the first owner or any maintenance, is that a red flag?

The https://www.pacificbmw.com/inventory...4z9c54jed22725

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      11-01-2020, 11:11 AM   #2
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Looks like it was an executive demo car. Would ask for the complete service history.
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Looks like it was an executive demo car. Would ask for the complete service history.
They are getting it today for me.
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I donít see that 1200 break in visit. Would definitely need to confirm that was done at a timely fashion. Otherwise Iíd pass on it. Heard warranty can be voided if they deem that lack or service to be the reasoning.
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The Carfax makes this car look like it was a "BMW Executive" car. I would specifically ask the dealer if this car was in the fleet at the performance center in Thermal CA. They do all the maintenance on the cars there on site. If it was used at Thermal. Run away fast
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      11-02-2020, 06:14 PM   #6
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Just ask for the internal BMW service records - every dealer can get these and it will show any and all services or work done by any BMW dealer/shop (do this for any BMW you buy from a dealer, and don't let them BS you by saying it's not available). Sometimes services don't get picked up by Carfax, definitely odd looking but not necessarily a red flag. As others suggest, look at where the services were performed and make your determination from there.
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Someone on the fourm bought a car that was used at the performance center in thermal from Pacific BMW and it's been a complete cluster. Both Pacific BMW and Century West buy cars from BMW auctions that auction off cars from the performance center as well as executive owned cars. They will make you sign a paper saying it was a "demo" car. This one doesn't have extremely worn bolsters and is a convertible so I doubt it was used at the performance center. Be careful with those two dealers mentioned however.
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CarFax does not always have a complete history. My 2015 F82 had no service appear on the CarFax because the dealer did not report activity to CarFax. But it was done. Just ask for service records.

As for performance center cars, I wasn’t aware they ran convertibles as track cars there, but don’t really know. Sounds a little surprising vs. using F80s and F82s.
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CarFax does not always have a complete history. My 2015 F82 had no service appear on the CarFax because the dealer did not report activity to CarFax. But it was done. Just ask for service records.

As for performance center cars, I wasn't aware they ran convertibles as track cars there, but don't really know. Sounds a little surprising vs. using F80s and F82s.
They don't, he was saying that it could have been an executive demo car owned by BMWNA not necessarily and performance center car.
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