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      12-08-2012, 04:34 PM   #1
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WTB: sub $35k E92/E90 M3. High mileage ok

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Prefer '09 over '08 because of tails on sedans. Coupe can be '08.

options: dont care. more you have the better, but no options is not a deal breaker.

would not like to go over 80k miles, but will considering any mileage if price is right.

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      12-10-2012, 05:53 PM   #2
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      12-10-2012, 06:00 PM   #3
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Prefer '09 over '08 because of tails on sedans. Coupe can be '08.

options: dont care. more you have the better, but no options is not a deal breaker.

would not like to go over 80k miles, but will considering any mileage if price is right.
You probably wont see any E92 M3 or E90 M3 in that range yet.

Thats an E46 M3 and E86 M price range. Have you looked at those cars? E86 M is an awesome car. 335i would be another option as well. Maybe a 2008 or 2009 335i?
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      12-10-2012, 06:42 PM   #4
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Oh there are out there, don't worry. There are about 15-20 cars in that range on cars .com and autotrader. There is even one for $29k E92 coupe with 95k miles, most are on east coast. I am hoping to find something closer. I just sold my 335i.
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      12-10-2012, 08:24 PM   #5
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I agree. I've seen quite a few in the 35k range with 45k mi
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Oh there are out there, don't worry. There are about 15-20 cars in that range on cars .com and autotrader. There is even one for $29k E92 coupe with 95k miles, most are on east coast. I am hoping to find something closer. I just sold my 335i.
I have seen 0 with under 100-50000 miles, CPO, and $29,000-$35,000. Just isn't happening. Thats wholesale price right now in the PNW if you can find them.

Yeah you can get beat ones with 100,000 miles or close too it with no warranty. Why not get a low mileage E85 M or E86 M? Just saying, may be wiser.
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      12-10-2012, 10:26 PM   #7
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I have seen 0 with under 100-50000 miles, CPO, and $29,000-$35,000. Just isn't happening..
When did he say that's what he was looking for?
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i've seen some around the PNW for about 38k-44k....the new year is coming up and i'm sure prices will change accordingly..
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      12-10-2012, 11:35 PM   #9
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I have seen 0 with under 100-50000 miles, CPO, and $29,000-$35,000. Just isn't happening. Thats wholesale price right now in the PNW if you can find them.

Yeah you can get beat ones with 100,000 miles or close too it with no warranty. Why not get a low mileage E85 M or E86 M? Just saying, may be wiser.

Look harder, it's out there.

CPO? I never said CPO. I also never said 50k mileage limit.

Leave "wiser" to me. I can make my own decisions. Had plenty of buy/sell M-experience to know what I want and don't want.

Thanks for your input, but I don't need you to tell me what to buy and what I can and cannot find. Bye now.
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I have seen 0 with under 100-50000 miles, CPO, and $29,000-$35,000. Just isn't happening. Thats wholesale price right now in the PNW if you can find them.

Yeah you can get beat ones with 100,000 miles or close too it with no warranty. Why not get a low mileage E85 M or E86 M? Just saying, may be wiser.

Look harder, it's out there.

CPO? I never said CPO. I also never said 50k mileage limit.

Leave "wiser" to me. I can make my own decisions. Had plenty of buy/sell M-experience to know what I want and don't want.

Thanks for your input, but I don't need you to tell me what to buy and what I can and cannot find. Bye now.
That guy just don wanna see you getting a m3 in cheap price, haha cuz he would be jelly that he paid to much for his lol.
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      12-11-2012, 12:01 PM   #11
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Hey I've been recently toying with the idea of selling mine.

2008 E90 Jerez Black 6MT - Fully Loaded (every option box checked) 68k miles
I bought the car last year, Clean Car Fax, I went after the car cuz I saw ones with 25K less miles beaten to shit whereas this one was in excellent condition. The interior is flawless, Black Novillo with Carbon Trim. Considering getting back into a 2009+ E90 335i (manual is a must), So I have been considering parting ways with my beloved M while it still has some Equity to it, looking to get 35K for it. PM me if you want details.
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      12-11-2012, 12:16 PM   #12
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I think you can find those cars outside of California. Especially in the SF area, the M3s are higher priced due to higher demand and less supply. I paid nearly $50K for my 08 last year and that was under KBB price. 08s are going for about $40k now around here.
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      12-11-2012, 01:56 PM   #13
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^^You got PM.

^Fully agree. I have been searching craigslist nationwide. Bay area...forget about it. Sonnen in San Rafael want $45k for '08 with 50k on it. They are out of their mind! I can get a '13 to my taste for $61k or $500 over invoice from Steve Thomas through Ryan.

There is an interesting blue on gray '08 E92 in Rhode Island for $29k with 96k miles as well as '08 E90 in Phoenix with 101k for $26k. Would have RI one shipped, but at 96k I'd want to taste drive.

something will come up...
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yeah what your looking for is certainly out there. Don't let anyone on here say it's not possible! i hope you get what your looking for! i myself am looking for an 08 e92 M3 kinda in your range but i'm willing to pay 44k for one....GL with your find i know you'll find one!
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      12-11-2012, 06:11 PM   #15
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I've been out of the bmw game for a while since I sold my M3 two years. But is this a realistic price for M's now? I would be tempted to get back into one at this price point. Update me on a price for a '09 coupe under 50K miles w/ navi+tech pack?
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funny you mention the one on the east coast for 29k. i am in the financing process of buying that car. Its beautiful if the odometer didn't read 93k you would think it had 30k . the car was one owner and has been IMHO over maintained. i have looked at 40k m3s for 10k more in way worse condition then that car. keep looking you will find one for that price range. it would be a lot easier if ppl would price them correctly i have seen many priced easily 5k over every book value with sellers that have no interest in negotiating. good luck!
p.s. if the deal falls through i did the test drive on that blue one for you its mint.
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^^You got PM.

^Fully agree. I have been searching craigslist nationwide. Bay area...forget about it. Sonnen in San Rafael want $45k for '08 with 50k on it. They are out of their mind! I can get a '13 to my taste for $61k or $500 over invoice from Steve Thomas through Ryan.

There is an interesting blue on gray '08 E92 in Rhode Island for $29k with 96k miles as well as '08 E90 in Phoenix with 101k for $26k. Would have RI one shipped, but at 96k I'd want to taste drive.

something will come up...
Well, you have to keep in mind that it does snow up in the north east. And they put down gravel and salt roads during the winter. That means cars that are driven in the winter can have rust and other damage from the weather. That can easily account for why the cars are less expensive.
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yeah what your looking for is certainly out there. Don't let anyone on here say it's not possible! i hope you get what your looking for! i myself am looking for an 08 e92 M3 kinda in your range but i'm willing to pay 44k for one....GL with your find i know you'll find one!
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funny you mention the one on the east coast for 29k. i am in the financing process of buying that car. Its beautiful if the odometer didn't read 93k you would think it had 30k . the car was one owner and has been IMHO over maintained. i have looked at 40k m3s for 10k more in way worse condition then that car. keep looking you will find one for that price range. it would be a lot easier if ppl would price them correctly i have seen many priced easily 5k over every book value with sellers that have no interest in negotiating. good luck!
p.s. if the deal falls through i did the test drive on that blue one for you its mint.
That's great. Definitely keep me posted if it falls through. Thanks for the heads up.

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Well, you have to keep in mind that it does snow up in the north east. And they put down gravel and salt roads during the winter. That means cars that are driven in the winter can have rust and other damage from the weather. That can easily account for why the cars are less expensive.
Trust me I know. I lived 15 years on East Coast and New England shoveling snow and changing winter tires on all my M cars. Most german cars that rust are ones that are built in 80s. Newer ones will rust too of course, but usually if owner neglects to wash their car often during winter months. Easy check from underneath the car during car buying. Other than that it is all the same. In CA, paint and dashboard is burnt from the sun, not to mention our wonderful 9% tax. You will always have something.
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      12-13-2012, 12:37 AM   #19
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OP do you happen to have any links? I'd love to pick one or both of those up. I just bought a BRZ for $27,900, I'll sell that in a heartbeat and pick up an E90 for $26 if you have links.
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      12-13-2012, 12:47 AM   #20
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Im in the same boat as the OP. Looking to replace the e92 335i this upcoming spring with an e90 M as I cannot stand moving the dang infant carrier anymore for my 5month old and it will only get worse with the car seat.

I actively check each week on pricing and there are plenty of e90/2 M's in the sub $35k range for '08/'09 MY. I've even seen a few bare bones '10s.

Keep us posted Malter when you do find the right one!
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      12-14-2012, 02:13 PM   #22
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Agent, I just put in notification alert on autotrader to email me automatically every time a new posting in sub 35k range shows up. Highly suggest this. Saves time of checking sites daily.

I am also staying away from north east cars for the moment because of Sandy's flooding damage.

BMW of San Francisco just got AW/black 2011 E90 with DCT and some options with 40k miles for $45k. Great price for '11. Dont care for DCT, but look into it. I'll check in here occasionally.
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