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      06-30-2013, 07:50 AM   #1
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Salvage M3 on Ebay..see the before and after

Before:

http://www.salvagesparefinder.com/16...59/2011+BMW+M3

and now

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/2011-...ht_5505wt_1165

Major transformation.

this is how the seller describes the repair:

We removed and replaced the right fender/right suspension and bumper and grille for a superb job done.

car looks decent in the pics...
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      06-30-2013, 07:51 AM   #2
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More info:

http://www.karmena.com/car-for-sale/...-usa-16119842/

After crash was offered for $13,200.
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      06-30-2013, 08:18 AM   #3
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Before:

http://www.salvagesparefinder.com/16...59/2011+BMW+M3

and now

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/2011-...ht_5505wt_1165

Major transformation.

this is how the seller describes the repair:

We removed and replaced the right fender/right suspension and bumper and grille for a superb job done.

car looks decent in the pics...
Another one bites the dust..........
I never....never would buy a car like this...actualy it's totaled !!! v v v

Thanks for sharing man
And when i see a car like this..i'm thinking this...v v v
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      06-30-2013, 08:22 AM   #4
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He isnt really making a lot though. That repiar needs the whole front end and a new engine, also airbag
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      06-30-2013, 08:45 AM   #5
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eBay description is misleading and not mentioning the real extent of the damage. Nothing about needing a new engine and makes it sounds like it was in a minor accident.
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      06-30-2013, 08:49 AM   #6
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lol @ "limited edition"..... I suppose it is in a small category but not exactly a good one.
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      06-30-2013, 09:15 AM   #7
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but..but..it's limited edition!!

It looks like the driver was going mighty fast before he hit something.
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      06-30-2013, 09:31 AM   #8
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looks a bit like the X5 in the BMW museum at Greenville...that they ran into a wall at 40 mph for crash testing......
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      06-30-2013, 09:32 AM   #9
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He isnt really making a lot though. That repiar needs the whole front end and a new engine, also airbag
It's doesn't need a new engine,can't you see the engine in there?
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      06-30-2013, 09:54 AM   #10
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It's doesn't need a new engine,can't you see the engine in there?
Oh, that's why they never mention putting a new engine.
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      06-30-2013, 10:01 AM   #11
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i always see salvaged car with the description of: Just minor accident, only fender has been replaced and some paint job.
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      06-30-2013, 10:03 AM   #12
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It's doesn't need a new engine,can't you see the engine in there?
yes but not sure if its still usable
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      06-30-2013, 10:04 AM   #13
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Ive never seen one so F'ed up repaired.
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      06-30-2013, 10:12 AM   #14
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The paint, body work and used engine had to cost at least 15k, so I suspect 29k is the break-even point. Question would be is the smashed car worth more for parts at a $13,200 purchase price?
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      06-30-2013, 10:24 AM   #15
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Just to clarify Limited edition as in there are only a few people who would actually bother taking a totalled M and putting it back together and even fewer people dumb enough to drop 30k on it.
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      06-30-2013, 11:18 AM   #16
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No way I would buy that. I mean, great job on the repair but that thing was mangled...

I have a rule of thumb... Any frame or suspension damage and I immediately pass.
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I've come across several salvage title M3's in my search.

No thanks.
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      06-30-2013, 12:51 PM   #18
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It is junk. Crush it, shred it and send it to China.
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The paint, body work and used engine had to cost at least 15k, so I suspect 29k is the break-even point. Question would be is the smashed car worth more for parts at a $13,200 purchase price?
I would think parts would exceed $13,200. Transmission, rear differential, suspension parts, rear quarter panels, interior, etc, etc,...
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      06-30-2013, 01:07 PM   #20
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i cannot imagine this car, driving properly.
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I would think parts would exceed $13,200. Transmission, rear differential, suspension parts, rear quarter panels, interior, etc, etc,...
That's what is supposed to happen with a salvage car... it gets parted out by a junkyard for a profit and the carcass is shredded up and recycled. Rebuilding them is wrong as it endangers the new owner and the rest of us on the road with a car that does not meet safety standards.
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      06-30-2013, 01:25 PM   #22
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I rebuilt my M3, it wasn't major damage but enough that the insurance didn't want to fix. It was no where near what this is, maybe like 1/20th of that damage.

Also the safety isn't really compromised on all salvage cars, Mine is a salvage and I'm pretty sure it would pass all the safety standards. I will most likely never sell this car since it was a father/son project so I don't have to worry about resale.
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