BMW M3 Forum (E90 E92)

BMW Garage BMW Meets Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Go Back   M3Post - BMW M3 Forum > M3 (E90 / E92 / E93) > New and Preowned M3 Pricing, Ordering, Tracking / European Delivery / Dealer Reviews
 
Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      08-09-2012, 05:58 PM   #1
lawrenc967
Lurker Extraordinaire
 
Drives: Acura
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Bay Area, CA

Posts: 15
iTrader: (0)

2011 E92 $59k

Hello all:

I'm on the market for an M3, and I'm trying to decide whether I should purchase new or used.

I found this car available nearby, I'd greatly appreciate your thoughts on whether the price is fair:

2011 BMW M3 Coupe
Mileage: 16,200
Color: Jerez Black
Interior: Palladium Silver/black
DCT
ZCP
ZPP (it says "Premium Package 2", don't know what that means)
Convenience package
Heated seats
Clean Carfax
Price: $59K

I'm not sure if it has premium sound, satellite radio, BMW apps, etc. Regardless, is this a good price? Is it soft (i.e. probably can be brought down)?

Obviously I'd need to get it inspected, etc., but assuming everything checks out, what do you guys think?

Or should I just get a new one
lawrenc967 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      08-09-2012, 06:01 PM   #2
Sedan_Clan
Capoeirista Extraordinaire!
 
Drives: '14 335i(prev.IB,AW M3's & X5)
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: On 2 wheels clipping an apex! Or running your plates...

Posts: 9,152
iTrader: (21)

Can you accept P/M's?
Sedan_Clan is offline   Brazil
0
Reply With Quote
      08-09-2012, 06:12 PM   #3
lawrenc967
Lurker Extraordinaire
 
Drives: Acura
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Bay Area, CA

Posts: 15
iTrader: (0)

Unfortunately, I'm too new on the forum to access P/M.

You can email me at my username at gmail
lawrenc967 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      08-09-2012, 07:39 PM   #4
Sedan_Clan
Capoeirista Extraordinaire!
 
Drives: '14 335i(prev.IB,AW M3's & X5)
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: On 2 wheels clipping an apex! Or running your plates...

Posts: 9,152
iTrader: (21)

Cool. I'll send you an email.
Sedan_Clan is offline   Brazil
0
Reply With Quote
      08-09-2012, 11:42 PM   #5
Johndong888
John
 
Johndong888's Avatar
 
Drives: '12 AW/FR M3 & '14 F15 X5
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Cherry Hill, NJ

Posts: 762
iTrader: (8)

Send a message via Skype™ to Johndong888
I actually found one for 58-59k loaded 2011. It still seems a bit high but I dunno.
__________________

Current - 2012 AW/FR E92 M3 - DCT w EDC, ZPP w Tech, Apps, Enhanced Sound, SAT.
Mods - Piano Black, Euro Visors, OEM Performance CF Spoiler + Grills + Pedals, IND Gloss Blk Pkg, Lux V3, Arkym CF Front Lip, 19" HRE P40
Sold - 2008 BSM/Black E92 335i - Step, Premium, Sports, Logic7, Comfort, Navi, SAT, Alum.
Johndong888 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      08-10-2012, 12:07 AM   #6
Xtopherus
Enlisted Member
 
Drives: 2013 E92 M3
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Silicon Valley, CA

Posts: 49
iTrader: (0)

It looks like you're saving around $10k off of buying brand new, so I would personally only do this if the car is in immaculate condition. If you notice (or the inspection shows) anything like repainting, curbed wheels, dents, etc. or missing maintenance records, I'd say pass and buy new because you'll probably only get a couple thousand knocked off the price for those. If it's in perfect condition, I think trading 16k miles for $10k in savings is reasonable.

Good luck.
Xtopherus is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      08-10-2012, 12:09 AM   #7
Nate2046
Lieutenant
 
Nate2046's Avatar
 
Drives: '11 e92M
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Indianapolis, In

Posts: 402
iTrader: (2)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Johndong888 View Post
I actually found one for 58-59k loaded 2011. It still seems a bit high but I dunno.
I think thats the sweet spot of the market right now. Most dealers are asking about $62k for loaded low mile '11s which puts you around 58k or so after negotiation. Thats where I ended up last month buying mine and I thought I did 'ok'.
Nate2046 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      08-10-2012, 03:02 PM   #8
lawrenc967
Lurker Extraordinaire
 
Drives: Acura
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Bay Area, CA

Posts: 15
iTrader: (0)

thanks everyone, this was super helpful!

I think I will have the vehicle inspected and then go from there. Does anyone know of a good mechanic in the Bay Area that handles these things? As you can probably tell, I'm super new at this (this will be my first car purchase, after getting a hand-me-down 10 years ago!).

Thanks so much!
lawrenc967 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      08-10-2012, 04:37 PM   #9
NoM3ForMe
Major
 
NoM3ForMe's Avatar
 
Drives: '04 Quest, '07 Kia Sorrento
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: ...location, location?

Posts: 1,336
iTrader: (0)

Send a message via MSN to NoM3ForMe
Thumbs up

Quote:
Originally Posted by lawrenc967 View Post
thanks everyone, this was super helpful!

I think I will have the vehicle inspected and then go from there. Does anyone know of a good mechanic in the Bay Area that handles these things? As you can probably tell, I'm super new at this (this will be my first car purchase, after getting a hand-me-down 10 years ago!).

Thanks so much!
If you are looking to do a PPI or, 'pre-purchase inspection', your local BMW dealership should be able to do that for you.
__________________
try { Life.Live(); } catch (Experience exp) { Console.WriteLine(exp.ToString(); } finally { Brian.Dispose(); }
"There are only 10 kinds of people in the world; those that read binary, and those that don't."
NoM3ForMe is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      08-10-2012, 05:08 PM   #10
sdshah
First Lieutenant
 
Drives: 2010 E92 APW BMW M3
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Santa Clara, CA

Posts: 340
iTrader: (2)

Yeah I would head to BMW get a full PPI done (usually runs around 275) I think the price is in the right ballpark I think you can get it down for 57-58. Is it private party sale?
__________________
2010 Alpine White/Black Novillo E92 M3 FOR SALE!!
LINK - http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=806195
sdshah is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      08-10-2012, 06:25 PM   #11
Malek@MRF
BimmerPost Supporting Vendor

 
Malek@MRF's Avatar
 
Drives: E92 ZCP Melbourne 6MT
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Irvine, California

Posts: 3,268
iTrader: (5)

Send a message via AIM to Malek@MRF
60k is fair for a DCT 2011 E92.

The manuals go for a bit higher, here in So-Cal 2011 E92 with 6MT go for around 65-66k.
__________________

BMW PERFORMANCE SPECIALISTS. Suspension. Forced Induction. Brakes. Race Preparation. Service. Alignments.
OFFICIAL PARTNERS: Íhlins. KW Suspension. Brembo. AP Racing. ESS Tuning. iND Distribution. Turner Motorsport.

Facebook | Instagram | Yelp! | Flikr | Contact | YouTube
Malek@MRF is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      08-10-2012, 06:28 PM   #12
jqsmooth
Captain
 
jqsmooth's Avatar
 
Drives: M3
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: New Jersey

Posts: 603
iTrader: (1)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Malek@MRF View Post
60k is fair for a DCT 2011 E92.

The manuals go for a bit higher, here in So-Cal 2011 E92 with 6MT go for around 65-66k.
Huh? Why is that?
__________________
2011 E92 l SSII l Fox Red l ZP2 l ZCW l ZCV l 19" l 6MT l DDC l EPS
2012 Toyota Prius C(my new daily).
2002 Nissan Pathfinder - 301.6K and Junked.
2000 Mitsubishi Montero Sport - Rolled & Totalled.
1995 Cadillac Fleetwood - RIP.
jqsmooth is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      08-10-2012, 06:39 PM   #13
Malek@MRF
BimmerPost Supporting Vendor

 
Malek@MRF's Avatar
 
Drives: E92 ZCP Melbourne 6MT
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Irvine, California

Posts: 3,268
iTrader: (5)

Send a message via AIM to Malek@MRF
Quote:
Originally Posted by jqsmooth View Post
Huh? Why is that?
High in demand, rare quantity available.
__________________

BMW PERFORMANCE SPECIALISTS. Suspension. Forced Induction. Brakes. Race Preparation. Service. Alignments.
OFFICIAL PARTNERS: Íhlins. KW Suspension. Brembo. AP Racing. ESS Tuning. iND Distribution. Turner Motorsport.

Facebook | Instagram | Yelp! | Flikr | Contact | YouTube
Malek@MRF is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      08-12-2012, 08:08 AM   #14
InterJon
Private First Class
 
Drives: 2011 E92 M3 ZCP
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Alabama

Posts: 177
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Malek@MRF
60k is fair for a DCT 2011 E92.

The manuals go for a bit higher, here in So-Cal 2011 E92 with 6MT go for around 65-66k.
I think this will become the norm. When shopping for an E46, 90% of cars are SMG.
InterJon is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      08-14-2012, 12:06 PM   #15
Inputflangeman
New Member
 
Drives: 2011 BMW M3 E90
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Sugar Grove, IL

Posts: 10
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by lawrenc967 View Post
Hello all:

I'm on the market for an M3, and I'm trying to decide whether I should purchase new or used.

I found this car available nearby, I'd greatly appreciate your thoughts on whether the price is fair:

2011 BMW M3 Coupe
Mileage: 16,200
Color: Jerez Black
Interior: Palladium Silver/black
DCT
ZCP
ZPP (it says "Premium Package 2", don't know what that means)
Convenience package
Heated seats
Clean Carfax
Price: $59K

I'm not sure if it has premium sound, satellite radio, BMW apps, etc. Regardless, is this a good price? Is it soft (i.e. probably can be brought down)?

Obviously I'd need to get it inspected, etc., but assuming everything checks out, what do you guys think?

Or should I just get a new one
I just posted mine, 14k miles, $58k. Very clean accept for the minor ding I got, would be willing to come down just a little to get it repaired. Never been in snow, garage kept, and I don't even know what the thing is capable of. I'm kind of on the fence about selling it, it's just too much car for the way I drive it...
Inputflangeman is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      08-14-2012, 12:08 PM   #16
Inputflangeman
New Member
 
Drives: 2011 BMW M3 E90
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Sugar Grove, IL

Posts: 10
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by lawrenc967 View Post
Hello all:

I'm on the market for an M3, and I'm trying to decide whether I should purchase new or used.

I found this car available nearby, I'd greatly appreciate your thoughts on whether the price is fair:

2011 BMW M3 Coupe
Mileage: 16,200
Color: Jerez Black
Interior: Palladium Silver/black
DCT
ZCP
ZPP (it says "Premium Package 2", don't know what that means)
Convenience package
Heated seats
Clean Carfax
Price: $59K

I'm not sure if it has premium sound, satellite radio, BMW apps, etc. Regardless, is this a good price? Is it soft (i.e. probably can be brought down)?

Obviously I'd need to get it inspected, etc., but assuming everything checks out, what do you guys think?

Or should I just get a new one
Link is here...also has extended warranty on the tires.
http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=731240
Inputflangeman is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:49 PM.




m3post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST