What should I check before buying a used BMW X1?

Which of the E84 X-drive X1's would you recommend, especially with a view to reliability. (I've heard they can have a bad problems with their timing chains).

Asked on 5 October 2016 by Peterjn7

Answered by Honest John
See the entry in www.honestjohn.co.uk and also refer to concurrent entries for 3 Series. The N47 is the engine you want to avoid.
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