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Old 10-10-2012, 08:59 PM   #1
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BEWARE Of this BS Altered car.

http://atlanta.craigslist.org/atl/cto/3321437344.html

I was browsing CL when this car popped up, and the price was amazing, plus the Imola Red Interior had me drooling, and then I noticed the tamper dot. Just thought it would be a good idea to share with fellow E46Fanatics, jsut so no one gets ripped off by this SOB
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Old 10-10-2012, 09:07 PM   #2
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Thanks. I just texted him for the luls
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Old 10-10-2012, 09:16 PM   #3
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Thanks. I just texted him for the luls
+1 Tell me how it goes, and please post the convo here.
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Old 10-10-2012, 09:25 PM   #4
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Thanks. I just texted him for the luls
I called him and he said its something on all BMW's, and even on the new ones, and its "Just a dot" lol
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Old 10-10-2012, 09:09 PM   #5
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http://atlanta.craigslist.org/atl/cto/3321437344.html

I was browsing CL when this car popped up, and the price was amazing, plus the Imola Red Interior had me drooling, and then I noticed the tamper dot. Just thought it would be a good idea to share with fellow E46Fanatics, jsut so no one gets ripped off by this SOB

what do u mean by tamper dot. ?
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Old 10-10-2012, 09:10 PM   #6
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Old 10-11-2012, 11:59 AM   #7
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Good to know. Thanks for the helpful info!
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Old 10-10-2012, 09:18 PM   #8
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@dee0007, Look at Jake's post, that's the tamper dot, it 90% of the time will appear when the mileage has been tampered with.
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Old 10-11-2012, 03:08 PM   #9
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@dee0007, Look at Jake's post, that's the tamper dot, it 90% of the time will appear when the mileage has been tampered with.
thats interesting , never knew about that, thanks.
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Old 10-10-2012, 09:26 PM   #10
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Correct .....most of the time if the cluster,ecu,lcm has been changed,but there may be reasons why. Do a car fax on it if you are going to buy it.
My friends car is got it, because cluster was bad and we changed it.the car actually shows more miles than it actually has.
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Old 10-10-2012, 09:36 PM   #11
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The thing is VG, If there is any form of mileage change, it's required by LAW to have the original mileage on a sticker [most likely a certified] to be installed on the car. And If this owner was honest, [Which obviously he's not] He would have mentioned something like a cluster change. BUT he said its just a dot, and I was "Just trying to lower the price on a car that was already a good deal"
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Old 10-11-2012, 03:28 PM   #12
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too bad thats a pretty sweet color combo!
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Old 10-11-2012, 03:44 PM   #13
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Old 10-11-2012, 03:52 PM   #14
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this car is a mickey mouse... it has sport interior but hologen headlights. that's a miss match. all sport packs had xenons... he put that interior in and who knows what else.

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Old 10-11-2012, 04:15 PM   #15
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this car is a mickey mouse... it has sport interior but hologen headlights. that's a miss match. all sport packs had xenons... he put that interior in and who knows what else.

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Old 10-11-2012, 07:04 PM   #16
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this car is a mickey mouse... it has sport interior but hologen headlights. that's a miss match. all sport packs had xenons... he put that interior in and who knows what else.

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Old 10-12-2012, 11:32 AM   #17
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this car is a mickey mouse... it has sport interior but hologen headlights. that's a miss match. all sport packs had xenons... he put that interior in and who knows what else.

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Mine is sport pack, with 'Gens, In 2001 Sport pack and Xenons weren't paired
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Old 10-11-2012, 04:23 PM   #18
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Well, the guy is stupid, but not necessarily criminal (it is crime to alter mileage: http://www.justice.gov/civil/cpb/cas...rStatutes.html). He could just replace the LCM by an used one, for example. But he is stupid to sell the car with the tamper dot. It is very easy to check what the mileage stored in all other than IKE modules, as well as very easy to get rid of the tamper dot...
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Old 10-11-2012, 04:36 PM   #20
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