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jumpman862010-08-18 12:18:12 +0000 #1
Hi all,

Has anyone returned a leased bmw to the dealer? If so, do you remember whether you need to tell them that the car was in an accident during the time you leased the car or was there a field in any of the forms that asked you about this?

My car dealer mentioned that customers are not required to tell them.

jopa4892010-08-18 12:29:12 +0000 #2
As long as it was fixed even moderately correctly and passes their inspection, you should be fine.
jumpman862010-08-18 12:50:39 +0000 #3
I wanted to see if BMW will require this particular information when taking back a lease.

Does anyone know?

I am not trying hide any information but wanted to see if what my dealer told me was true.

SantaClawz2010-08-18 13:09:27 +0000 #4
When i returned my lease, they ran a carfax on my 335. It was in an accident, so they were unable to try and sell it as a used vehicle at there dealership. Besides that, they didn't care.

The body shop did a terrible job with paint. I even left a permanent custom subwoofer enclosure in the trunk, that had a force loaded square cut out in the back seat center compartment.

I also returned the car with painted reflectors, aero lip, and my stock exhaust was like noticeably recessed in the bumper from the cutting and rewelding of the stock exhaust.

Also, my right rear fender was messed up from a terrible rolling job, and my left rear bumper had cracks from a small bump from an unknown vehicle in a parking lot.

And my hood fitment was totally off from when i put the stock hood back on from after taking off my vorsteiner hood. Plus, the hood had this ugly wrinkling effect from a half ass paint job from diamond auto body in canoga park.

At the end of the day, they just checked the tread on the tires, the mileage, and that was that. I didn't get charged a single dollar more except a few hundred bucks that i was told is mandatory with all bmw lease returns.

I thought i was gonna get hit with like 3-4K in damages, but i got out with ZERO.

Anyone in southern california with lease return, PM me, ill let you know the dealership.

HAHA. all i do is win win win......
kgb16372010-08-18 13:03:07 +0000 #5
You definitely won't have a problem if it was done bye BMW but I still don't see a problem as long as it was fixed. This is a huge benefit of leasing, the lessee doesn't take the hit from an accident which can be a few thousand dollars when you try to sell it.
jumpman862010-08-18 13:02:54 +0000 #6
I am actually trying to see if this information is required. Will the dealer ask you to verify that the car was not repaired or in an accident.




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