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Old 02-21-2013, 08:39 PM   #1
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Hey guys,

Looking at an '00 323i sedan in Chicago this weekend. Car has 129k and looks gorgeous. Subframe is fine according to the owner but if I buy it, I want to have it inspected regardless because of the huge failure rate of '99-00 cars. Where would you guys recommend in the Milwaukee/SE WI area to go for inspection/repair? The car asking price is low enough that if I can get it repaired for a reasonable price I might buy it even with small cracks. Otherwise, playing the waiting game for an 01+ car.
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Old 03-16-2013, 05:12 AM   #2
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Hey guys,

Looking at an '00 323i sedan in Chicago this weekend. Car has 129k and looks gorgeous. Subframe is fine according to the owner but if I buy it, I want to have it inspected regardless because of the huge failure rate of '99-00 cars. Where would you guys recommend in the Milwaukee/SE WI area to go for inspection/repair? The car asking price is low enough that if I can get it repaired for a reasonable price I might buy it even with small cracks. Otherwise, playing the waiting game for an 01+ car.
I suggest IND, even though it's a bit south of you (north of Chicago), which would make it convenient on your way back and/or inspect with the seller present. Good luck
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