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      05-05-2013, 01:40 AM   #1
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WTB: 2008+ E92 M3 (6MT) Under $36,500

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I know this is a stretch, but hey, a guy can dream. Miles will matter as I am not looking to buy *too much* of a money pit. I have browsed through all the current listings and have not found a doable deal. PM or post, thanks for the consideration.

UPDATE: I purchased another member's car

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      05-05-2013, 01:50 AM   #2
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      05-05-2013, 08:11 AM   #3
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There is a Grey 2008 with an "R" inspection here in PA that I am looking at. I do not even know what to look for when viewing salvage titles. I also fear not being able to sell it in the future... so that is a predicament. Does anyone here have some good literature on salvage titles?
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      05-05-2013, 08:39 AM   #4
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JMO but don't do it. I could get it if your budget was in the low 20s, but if you're at 35 you are close enough to get a nicer car that's not been salvaged. Salvage is risky for 2 reasons; 1 is you never know for sure if the issue(s) were corrected. The second is, you may not be able to sell it, regardless of the price.

If I were you I'd save up a little bit more. If you can push that budget even $3k there are plenty of '08 M options that are in decent shape that open up to you.

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JMO but don't do it. I could get it if your budget was in the low 20s, but if you're at 35 you are close enough to get a nicer car that's not been salvaged. Salvage is risky for 2 reasons; 1 is you never know for sure if the issue(s) were corrected. The second is, you may not be able to sell it, regardless of the price.

If I were you I'd save up a little bit more. If you can push that budget even $3k there are plenty of '08 M options that are in decent shape that open up to you.

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      05-05-2013, 10:02 AM   #6
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My actual budget is 32,000, so 35,000 is the push. I am pretty locked into finding a proper 135i (very picky) but if an M comes along, I would jump. I just fear that I am going to get an M and then all of a sudden have a $5,000 maintenance bill out of nowhere. Maybe I have more reading to do and this isn't the case... there is a local one for sale for $38,000 with 40,000 miles and it is certainly tantalizing.
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      05-05-2013, 12:49 PM   #7
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My actual budget is 32,000, so 35,000 is the push. I am pretty locked into finding a proper 135i (very picky) but if an M comes along, I would jump. I just fear that I am going to get an M and then all of a sudden have a $5,000 maintenance bill out of nowhere. Maybe I have more reading to do and this isn't the case... there is a local one for sale for $38,000 with 40,000 miles and it is certainly tantalizing.
Gotcha. The maintenance can be costly once warranty is out so I get your situation. I was just agreeing with the other guy to stay away from the salvage titled ones. You could run into major expenses on top of potential maintenance expenses.
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      05-05-2013, 01:29 PM   #8
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Gotcha. The maintenance can be costly once warranty is out so I get your situation. I was just agreeing with the other guy to stay away from the salvage titled ones. You could run into major expenses on top of potential maintenance expenses.
I guess I will just stay with the 135 unless someone is feeling extra charitable
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Here is one fo ya http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=832269
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      05-05-2013, 07:37 PM   #10
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I guess I will just stay with the 135 unless someone is feeling extra charitable
I agree...135 is a fine car and you can get a very nice example with your budget.

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I guess I will just stay with the 135 unless someone is feeling extra charitable
WTF, I am asking $35,500??? You'll get a all the mods and OEM parts. Car needs to go pronto!

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      05-06-2013, 06:41 AM   #13
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WTF, I am asking $35,500??? You'll get a all the mods and OEM parts. Car needs to go pronto!

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Heavy on mods and no warranty... you would have to pay me to take it
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Heavy on mods and no warranty... you would have to pay me to take it
Good luck, but you're not going to find one with an extended warranty much under $40k.
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I can't come down to 35, but if you can come up a little you get low miles w/ extended warranty *and* maintenance for another 18 months! Pm me.
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I can't come down to 35, but if you can come up a little you get low miles w/ extended warranty *and* maintenance for another 18 months! Pm me.
Beautiful car, but I can't jump out to LA and drive back for that price

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I am going to bump this because I am once again considering the M. The only thing I am set on is the 6MT/E92 and any exterior color except black. PM me if you think we can discuss.
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      06-06-2013, 08:02 PM   #18
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Have a perfect E93 M! For 32500! Loaded! I guess the verts get no love :-/
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My actual budget is 32,000, so 35,000 is the push. I am pretty locked into finding a proper 135i (very picky) but if an M comes along, I would jump. I just fear that I am going to get an M and then all of a sudden have a $5,000 maintenance bill out of nowhere. Maybe I have more reading to do and this isn't the case... there is a local one for sale for $38,000 with 40,000 miles and it is certainly tantalizing.
Honestly, it sounds like this isn't the time to purchase an e92. Finances have to be in order.
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^ what he said. If you are looking for a budget M3, you better have money to pay for the maintenance that might pop up.
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Honestly, it sounds like this isn't the time to purchase an e92. Finances have to be in order.
I have the money stashed for an extended warranty and/or a major repair bill. My real decision to make was whether I wanted to spend the extra $10,000 it will cost to own the M over a 135, and I think I would kick myself if I didn't. This is probably the only time in my life I'll be able to get away with a reckless spending decision and a V8 coupe before I have family and life responsibilities. Also, correct me if I am wrong, the E92 will hold more residual value than the 135i will, thus it is possible that it will be a better "investment."

I have been getting butterflies just thinking about owning the M!
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Bump.

I am going up to New York to see this M3, but the low price and the fact that it is at a Suzuki dealer makes me tentative.

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