In my hunt to find a suitable replacement for the 540i to fulfill the role of my 2017 winter beater, I made a bid on a copart XJ8 a few weeks ago (and then forgot). Well, got a call today and found that I’d “won” but failed to meet reserve. What’s everyone’s thoughts on buying an X308 sight unseen for $1000 with the following specs.

Clean title (no visible damage)

“runs and drives” ( I know this test is BS, they move it 10 feet forward and back)

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109K miles

Looks surprisingly clean in photos, which have disappeared from the website >:(

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Primary areas of concern after a brief foray through the jag forums are potential problems with cam chain tensioners and transmission.