Originally Posted by ERinEC
Thanks for your input - I would expect it to be in excellent shape with less than 7K miles! Can you comment on the mineral white color and how it compares to Alpine? Just curious if you're planning on purchasing it.
Carmax offered me $21K for mine about a month ago with 59,000 miles, but I was in need of an appraisal and not intending to sell. The dealer with the M3 coupe for sale gave me a ballpark number of $17K over the phone for trade. I would rather fly to the dealer than lose out on getting potentially another $3K from CarMax.
Mineral white is a 2 stage white with metallic flake that pops nicely in the sun. It's almost a pearl white, but a little more subtle. I prefer it over alpine white (I personally think all car colors look better with some pearl or metallic).
In reference to trade ins, Carmax is best right now. I've noticed dealers low balling the hell out of everyone lately. Like lowballs so low it's laughable. Hard times I guess
here's a pic I found for reference: