Originally Posted by mswaz
Hey guys, looking for opinions here.
Looking at the following vehicle purchased at auction by Paul Miller BMW in Jersey. SA states it was a BMWNA performance delivery center car. Question is it has only 307 miles on it, to few to be a track car, could it have been some display car there? Car was placed in service in August 2011
Chassis Number: E203927
Line Make: 01 - BMW
Model Year: 2011
AG Model Code/Desc: PM93 - M3 Sedan
NA Model Code/Desc: 1154 - M3 Sedan
Exterior Color Code: 300 (Alpine White)
Interior Trim Code: NCSW (Black Novillo Leather)
New Vehicle Warranty Info
No Coverage As Of: 08/15/2015
Expiration Mileage: 50,000
DAVIS #: 0
Assist Safety Plan expires: 00/00/0000
Assist Conv. Plan expires: 00/00/0000
TCU ESN / TCU IMEI: 358279024761023 ACTIVE
TCU MIN: XXX-XXX-XXXX
MDN / MSISDN: XXX-XXX-XXXX
Vehicle Production Date: 2011/05
Motor Type: S65
Platform/Engineering Series: E90
Wholesale Center ID/Loc: 30517 - 01
Wholesale Date: 01/17/2013
Retail Center ID/Loc: 00000 - 00
Retail Date: 01/17/2013
In-Service Date: 08/15/2011
0ZCP Competition Package
0ZCV Convenience Package
0ZCW Cold Weather Package
0ZP2 Premium Package 2
01CA CO2 relevant vehicles
01CC Automatic Start/Stop function
02MD M Drive
02MK M Double-clutch Transmission
02VB Tire pressure monitor
0441 Smoker's package
0490 Adjustable seat width/lumbar
0497 Rear center armrest
04AE Adjustable front armrest
0521 Rain sensor and auto headlight
0563 Ambiance lighting
0615 Online Information Services
0616 Online Platform
0676 Hi-fi sound system
0693 Satellite radio preparation
0697 DVD Area coding, North America
06AA BMW TeleServices
06AB TeleService Control
06VC Combox controller
0760 Shadowline exterior trim
07MA Competition package
08SC TeleService Activation
08SP CO2 control
08TL Daytime driving
08TN Daytime driving lights
Thoughts? They are asking $63K which is high but been looking for a replacement since I sold my 2011 E90 last Spring. If this car is Legit might be the closest one to new still out there...
I almost bought this car. It has a clear carfax. Its build is 5/2011, and was used as a BMWNA fleet Vehicle.
It is BEAUTIFUL, and FLAWLESS. I drove it last week. It was spectacular.
So why the heck didn't I buy it:
1. I have a 335xi and for the "daily driving" using under 4000rpm I really just didn't feel that much of a difference to justify #2
2. <20mpg highway, <250miles/tank. Gas tank is only 16.1 gallons, same as any other e90
3. I have only driven this on the track, and for the first time on the street I realized that I would probably do something dangerous with that type of power.
4. I still felt a little uncomfortable knowing that in over 1.5 years it had its fluids and tires just sitting. Just seemed weird.
I negotiated a reasonable deal (more so on my trade), but unfortunately it just didn't make sense to me for right now. It also didn't have the advanced premium sound, which alone to me is a dealbreaker - I drive >15,000 miles and the sound compared to the HK was just disappointing. So keep in mind it is NOT advanced premium sound, it's standard.
This is the perfect car. It's basically like getting a new car 10K off MSRP. Interior is impeccable. Its warranty is good until 50K miles, and 8/15 if I'm not mistaken. Unfortunately it is ineligible for CPO since it's a fleet vehicle, although extended warranties are available.
So for me, this was ALMOST the perfect fit. After driving it I realized that it didn't feel any more fun with daily driving than my 335xi (I also have PPK), and I would suffer greatly at the pump in doing so. It basically secured my decision that my next vehicle will either be the F80 M3 (assuming low end torque makes it more fun to drive under daily driving), 550xi, or M5.
If you are seriously looking into an M3, just get it. There's still that little piece of me that was so upset leaving the dealership that day. I still feel like I made the right decision - I still have 60,000 miles on my warranty, and 28mpg highway to enjoy.
Feel free to PM me with any questions of the vehicle, I spent quite some time with it and drove it as well.
And I can tell you right now, they're not budging with price. Fair market value for this vehicle is about 60K, not 63. They also have a 1M coupe w/ 6000 miles at about the same price point.