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      01-18-2010, 12:54 PM   #1
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Need your input - Used M3

Hi All,

I've been in the market for an m3 coupe for the past month or so and I really wanted to buy used and I found a couple 2008's that were great price and I liked.

Then I took a test drive of a 2010 model and I loved the new I-drive. Unfortunately, there are no used 2009's out there right now that have what I want.

That being said, there's an 08 that has everything I want - 20K miles (non-CPO, boo), premium, tech, ipod, 19's, 6mt - $50K. I think I could get the dealer down a little bit and Edmunds TMV is listing the value at 48K. However, the dealer is really far from me so I can't go test drive it without being pretty serious about buying it.

Should the fact that it's a non-cpo, 20K miles, and old idrive stop me from buying it? I'm guessing everyone will say no but I'd appreciate's everyone's input and if 48K is too much.

PS -dealer is sending me the maintenance records that he has along with a carfax later today.
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All I can say is I have my 08 for one year now and love it. No issues so far and I have 14K on it. I would like the new iDrive but the one I have now works fine. As long as there is warranty on the used car, it should be fine. But there is nothing wrong with a properly maintained 08 that I am aware of......Good luck....Steve
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I dont really know anything about this, but isnt there a way to replace the 08 iDrive with the 09 iDrive?
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      01-18-2010, 05:26 PM   #4
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Go for it.
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      01-18-2010, 11:05 PM   #5
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I dont really know anything about this, but isnt there a way to replace the 08 iDrive with the 09 iDrive?
No.

Maybe do a search about the new iDrive, and see if you like the new features enough? Here's a very comprehensive overview with lots of great screenshots explaining things: http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=179330

EDIT: I just realized you already tested a '10 iDrive. Sorry, distracted tonight.
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I dont really know anything about this, but isnt there a way to replace the 08 iDrive with the 09 iDrive?
Working on it...
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      01-19-2010, 11:59 AM   #7
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thanks guys - I put my deposit down yesterday and flying out to take a look at it in the next week or two.

By the way, I didn't ask about the 09 idrive retrofit - but I'm certainly keeping an eye on technic's progress - keep it up!
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