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    Buyers guide - watch out for?

    I'm looking at the possibility of getting a 2011 135i convertible.
    Are there any problem areas to watch out for?
    I assume like my 328iC the trim can be a problem as well as leaks. What else?

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    Funny as I see a lot of lookers but nobody has had any issues with there 135? My E36 has a list of items to check before purchase as we all banned together to state what all were the week points of the car.

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    Never buy a used BMW until it undergoes a pre-purchase inspection performed by a reputable indie shop that specializes in bimmers. Go to www.bimrs.org. Theees no such thing as a cheap bimmer.

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    A PPI is always a good idea. But do these cars have the usual break down of parts like others. I.E. suspension around 100k on an E36. Rear shock mounts needing reinforcing plates as they develop cracks on an E36.

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