Guys, a friend of mine wants to buy an ‘08 7 Series.

Its an amazing car, but expensive to fix. I’d personally stick to getting this as a CPO or from CarMax with a warranty.

But for $18k (+$1500 for a 3 yr dealership warranty) and clean Car Fax, its a good deal.

The dealership will let him bring a mechanic. But they don’t want him to take the car outside the dealership for inspection, because they under-staffed. For me, this is not a good sign.


I don’t know the ins and outs of the 7 Series. Can you guys weigh in and help me articulate the potential issues with this car?