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      10-07-2011, 05:24 AM   #1
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Hey guys,

Is now a good time to buy an M3? I've heard speculations that a new model change is pending. Any truth to that? I really want an M3 but am not sure if now is the best time to buy, Pleaes advice

Newbie here

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Thanks for all the suggestions here.
I've made up mind and bought a brand new 2011 LeMans Blue E92 M3 Coupe with Executive Package, Comfort Package, 19in Double Spoke, M-DTC, BMW Apps package, for $500 above invoice.

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      10-07-2011, 08:15 AM   #2
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      10-07-2011, 03:24 PM   #4
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thanks for the prompt replays everyone~
I'm actaully looking for a preowned BMW since my budget is limited.

Here's what I have in mind at the moment, what do you guys think of it?

http://astonmartinvancouver.ca/inven...09+White+14770

Thanks in advanced.
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thanks for the prompt replays everyone~
I'm actaully looking for a preowned BMW since my budget is limited.

Here's what I have in mind at the moment, what do you guys think of it?

http://astonmartinvancouver.ca/inven...09 White 14770

Thanks in advanced.
I don't know what resale value of a 2009 M3 is, but that one has a few mods, I suspect it has the dinan stage 3 suspension and carbon fiber air filter, it looks like it has the double clutch transmission but no drive, o think the wheels are 18" stock ... Carbon fiber front Splitter also ... Nice mods ... Service records? Was the car tracked? Miles?
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I guess it depends on how highly you value the Dinan upgrades. With ten+ points of Dinan upgrades I'd say that's a pretty good deal, without it's pretty average for that odometer/year/model. It has:

Carbon fibre strut bracing, Akrapovic evolution exhaust system, Dinan Stage 1 suspension,Dinan Performance software, Dinan hi-flow intake
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      10-07-2011, 04:32 PM   #7
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In case the link I posted isn't showing up correctly, just navigate through their webpage under the Aston Martin Tab, there's only 1 M3 in there.

I'm don't have much knowledge on M3's myself, but here are the mechanicals posted on their site.
I've spoken to their sales guy, and he says this car was bought by the previous owner at 16000km wanted to bring it to tracks, hence the DINAN mods, but didn't seem to take it out to tracks much there for traded it in at 18000km for an Aston Martin as a gift for his wife.

Question: so is this car Double Clutch Transmission 7 speed or is it some other variation?

Mechanicals
4.0L DOHC 32-valve V8 engine w/double-VANOS variable valve timing
Light-alloy cylinder head & crankcase
Oil supply w/lateral force control & quality sensor
Comfort start w/start/stop button
Electronic throttle control w/M power button
Self-adjusting clutch (SAC)
Variable M differential lock
Dual-mass flywheel
Dynamic stability control (DSC) -inc: automatic stability control & traction (ASC&T), cornering brake control (CBC), dynamic brake control (DBC)
Rear wheel drive
M3 specific sport suspension calibration
Double-pivot strut-type front suspension
5-link rear suspension
Front & rear stabilizer bars
Rack & pinion pwr steering w/Servotronic
4-wheel ventilated & cross-drilled pwr disc brakes
4-wheel anti-lock braking system w/electronic brake force distribution (EBD)
Split twin exhaust w/chrome tips
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If it's automatic then it's the double clutch transmission. Does it have any warranty left?
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      10-22-2011, 02:39 PM   #10
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Get it if you like it. There will never be a "right" time to buy a car. Or a computer for that sake. Models and performance will always change. You might find yourself waiting forever if you´re going for the perfect deal or moment.

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      10-22-2011, 03:24 PM   #11
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Price seams too high to me ... if you do get it make sure you get all of the maintenance reports and make sure it has been inspected by BMW before this dealer put it out for sale.

The latest BMW inspection should tell you if any future work is required. Good Luck.

If I was you I would make a good search across Canada and compare. First I would not feel easy in purchasing a car from any dealer other then BMW since BMW will inspect the car well and let you know if there is something that needs to be done. The car you are looking at does not have Navigation ... have a look at this one ... more milage still a bit cheaper ... you can always have it shipped or pick it up ... it's a great drive home

Click here and compare

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