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Old 11-10-2010, 08:32 PM   #1
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Rusting on a 325xi

HEY!

So i finally found a car that there is a high chance of purchasing. Now i went to take a look at it and its in great condition.

Just one problem.

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A rust bubble!

How much do you guys think this would cost to fix and such?


Its an 02 325xi

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Old 11-10-2010, 08:36 PM   #2
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both sides?? prob g note or less
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Old 11-10-2010, 08:46 PM   #3
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just on the one side actually
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Old 11-10-2010, 10:53 PM   #4
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If an 8 year old car is rusting like that already, you have to ask yourself why? My 19 year old e30 doesn't have that much rust on it. I would stay away. But if you're stuck on that car, I thought e46's had 10 corrosion warranties? with unlimited mileage. I would check that one out and then take it to the dealer to get them to repair it.
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Old 11-10-2010, 11:20 PM   #5
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If an 8 year old car is rusting like that already, you have to ask yourself why? My 19 year old e30 doesn't have that much rust on it. I would stay away. But if you're stuck on that car, I thought e46's had 10 corrosion warranties? with unlimited mileage. I would check that one out and then take it to the dealer to get them to repair it.
Two things; A. This is Canada, and with the salt we get in the GTA they rust a lot! (bad materials might have something to do with it, as i have seen corrosion on 2 year old M3's...)

B. (and the most likely reason) Previous bodywork. A respray will never last like OEM, so even a scratch that was fixed will make it prone to rust.
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Old 11-10-2010, 11:25 PM   #6
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and C no rustproofing because lots of people dont believe in it. very stupid. and that doesnt look that bad anyways
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Two things; A. This is Canada, and with the salt we get in the GTA they rust a lot! (bad materials might have something to do with it, as i have seen corrosion on 2 year old M3's...)

B. (and the most likely reason) Previous bodywork. A respray will never last like OEM, so even a scratch that was fixed will make it prone to rust.
In regards to point A, yes, but why has my 19 year old, 308000km car not rusted like that?

In regards to your B point, exactly, probably a respray from bodywork, hence a car i would not purchase!

Anyone know about the corrosion warranty from that generation, I'm really curious to hear about the coverage from then?
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Old 11-10-2010, 11:29 PM   #8
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and C no rustproofing because lots of people dont believe in it. very stupid. and that doesnt look that bad anyways
Rustproofing would not have stopped that type of rust.......so what would have been the point. I've talked to many a people that are either in the rustproofing business or have been and have all said exactly the same thing, it's a complete cash grab, most of the time they don't even cover all of the areas they say they're going to cover, because you'll never see it. Furthermore, it's a spray, what about where the spray cannot get? Not to mention, manufacturers are undercoating right from the factory now a days.
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doesn't the rust warranty only cover perforation? I believe its for 12 years.
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Two things; A. This is Canada, and with the salt we get in the GTA they rust a lot! (bad materials might have something to do with it, as i have seen corrosion on 2 year old M3's...)

B. (and the most likely reason) Previous bodywork. A respray will never last like OEM, so even a scratch that was fixed will make it prone to rust.
Sorry I just caught this part, you've really seen 2 year old m3's rusting? That's ass!
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doesn't the rust warranty only cover perforation? I believe its for 12 years.
Just push your finger through it! LOL.







There, now it's perforated!
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Sorry I just caught this part, you've really seen 2 year old m3's rusting? That's ass!
Yes, its pretty sad! They just DON'T build them like they used to!
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Rustproofing would not have stopped that type of rust.......so what would have been the point. I've talked to many a people that are either in the rustproofing business or have been and have all said exactly the same thing, it's a complete cash grab, most of the time they don't even cover all of the areas they say they're going to cover, because you'll never see it. Furthermore, it's a spray, what about where the spray cannot get? Not to mention, manufacturers are undercoating right from the factory now a days.
dude i had a bodyshop so i know what im talking about. first off the common rust spots on hondas and toyotas in the rear quarters. they rust from the inside out due to the sealent used absorbing moisture. by the way how is undercoating going to help the quarters. by the way when undercoating cracks the road salt gets in it and rust everything to shit. nothing beats a car getting oil sprayed. not the thick shit. oil gets in the pinch welds. if it doesnt drip it doesnt work
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i will give you that. the rust on that spot is from outside. if it was done early it wouldnt be a big deal. still isnt really.
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its only had one owner. Im not buying it from an actual BMW dealership, just a dealership in general. its honestly about the size of a nickel
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