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      09-06-2008, 04:31 PM   #1
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Hello. My name is Rob. I'm 20 yrs old and will be selling my car soon. So I'm in the market for a m3. Nothing to crazy, Maybe an 03-04. . I"m moving to California from N.Y.C and my car will not pass there harsh inspection laws. I own 93 toyota mr2 turbo putting about 345 to the wheels. I know i know its a import and what not. Ricer and all. but i can asure you my car was no ricer. i'v always had repsect for all kinds of car . Euro, Amaerican, and import. This time I'm going to be gooing euro. Just looking for some info on the car hopefully you guys/girls may be able to help me out with. I'm am not new to the bmw world.My sister owns a 650, her b/f owns a 745 so I know about them and how they handle, But with the m3 its a little different so im trying to learn.

First-what kind of packges are their and whats included.
Second-going rate for a used m3 03-04 with around 50k or a little higher.
Third- would the warrenty still be honered by bmw with a new owner under the name.
fourth- what are some of the problems I can look for in an m3. to replace before they break on me.
fith- are their alot of mods for the m3. to boost up bhp.
and any other info you think i should know before jumping the gun.
thanx in advance

-Rob-
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rob head over to e46fanatics.com they should help you out....this is the E92/E90 forum 2008+
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Hello. My name is Rob. I'm 20 yrs old and will be selling my car soon. So I'm in the market for a m3. Nothing to crazy, Maybe an 03-04. . I"m moving to California from N.Y.C and my car will not pass there harsh inspection laws. I own 93 toyota mr2 turbo putting about 345 to the wheels. I know i know its a import and what not. Ricer and all. but i can asure you my car was no ricer. i'v always had repsect for all kinds of car . Euro, Amaerican, and import. This time I'm going to be gooing euro. Just looking for some info on the car hopefully you guys/girls may be able to help me out with. I'm am not new to the bmw world.My sister owns a 650, her b/f owns a 745 so I know about them and how they handle, But with the m3 its a little different so im trying to learn.

First-what kind of packges are their and whats included.
Second-going rate for a used m3 03-04 with around 50k or a little higher.
Third- would the warrenty still be honered by bmw with a new owner under the name.
fourth- what are some of the problems I can look for in an m3. to replace before they break on me.
fith- are their alot of mods for the m3. to boost up bhp.
and any other info you think i should know before jumping the gun.
thanx in advance

-Rob-

Wow, bunch of questions so i'll try to answer the ones I know for sure.

Going rate on one really varies anywhere from 25-35k depending on color, condition, miles. (check ebay)

Warranty is transferrable and you can always buy an exteneded warranty too I believe.

As far as mod, you've came to the right place. Theres tons of stuff offered so you would need to check out some of the vendors on here and just read up and what they have to offer for the E46 m3. Also check Dinans website, their a big bmw performance store.

Good luck
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ok thanks for your help.
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      09-06-2008, 04:57 PM   #6
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get a nice low miler e46 m3, turbocharge it (700bhp is easy),add bigger brakes and coilovers and you set for around $40000 incl mods. I forgot you how old? forget about the turbo, just add coils, exhaust, intake, remap and brakes. Drive safely!
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There are some good supercharger kits out there for around 10K (about 1yr or so ago). VFE had a decent kit that was all bolt on, and was pretty tame so that other stock internals could be kept. When i had my E46, a local shop allowed me to test drive one of their VFE equipped M3.
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Will you track the car or make use of power????

If the answer is not, buy a newer 330/328/335
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I"m moving to California from N.Y.C and my car will not pass there harsh inspection laws. I own 93 toyota mr2 turbo putting about 345 to the wheels.
fwiw, no "harsh inspection laws" just smog check. And you get a lot of second chances if it fails the first time.
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Hello. My name is Rob. I'm 20 yrs old and will be selling my car soon. So I'm in the market for a m3. Nothing to crazy, Maybe an 03-04. . I"m moving to California from N.Y.C and my car will not pass there harsh inspection laws. I own 93 toyota mr2 turbo putting about 345 to the wheels. I know i know its a import and what not. Ricer and all. but i can asure you my car was no ricer. i'v always had repsect for all kinds of car . Euro, Amaerican, and import. This time I'm going to be gooing euro. Just looking for some info on the car hopefully you guys/girls may be able to help me out with. I'm am not new to the bmw world.My sister owns a 650, her b/f owns a 745 so I know about them and how they handle, But with the m3 its a little different so im trying to learn.

First-what kind of packges are their and whats included.
Second-going rate for a used m3 03-04 with around 50k or a little higher.
Third- would the warrenty still be honered by bmw with a new owner under the name.
fourth- what are some of the problems I can look for in an m3. to replace before they break on me.
fith- are their alot of mods for the m3. to boost up bhp.
and any other info you think i should know before jumping the gun.
thanx in advance

-Rob-
x2 on e46 fanatic - this is an e92 board.

1. check KKB.com
2. check kbb.com
3. yes
4. just make sure bearing work has been done if its an early model
5. not really for bhp. best mods are suspension. or lighten the car.
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