BMW M3 Forum (E90 E92)

BMW Garage BMW Meets Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Go Back   M3Post - BMW M3 Forum > M3 (E90 / E92 / E93) > General M3 Forum (E90 + E92 + E93)
 
BPM Sport
Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      07-14-2011, 10:13 PM   #45
stefan
Colonel
 
stefan's Avatar
 
Drives: E92M3
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Calgary

Posts: 2,145
iTrader: (2)

Garage List
1999 VF BMW M3  [5.00]
2001 BMW M5  [0.00]
2008 135i  [5.00]
2003 M3  [3.10]
2011.75 BMW M3  [4.17]
2009 STi  [3.83]
If you need every option under the sun; go used. Seems options cause even worse of a resale hit.

If you're relatively low-option spec'ed, I'd get new. I don't trust anyone to break in an M3 engine properly around my neck of the woods. Mostly a bunch of dbags and hooligans that drive M3s.
__________________
///M Power - 2011.75 LMB M3 6MT (fuelly)
stefan is offline   Canada
0
Reply With Quote
      07-14-2011, 10:26 PM   #46
SlamMan
Captain
 
SlamMan's Avatar
 
Drives: ED 5/19/2010, Interlagos E90
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Denver, 303

Posts: 796
iTrader: (1)

Slightly used is by far the best value and there are plenty of people that buy fast cars and baby them. Just get a very thorough inspection.

On the other hand, you can only do Euro delivery when you buy a new car. IMO, that's the only reason to buy new.
__________________
I play real sports. Not tryin' to be the best at exercising. - Kenny Powers
SlamMan is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      07-14-2011, 11:17 PM   #47
Gins
I can't find my pants.
 
Gins's Avatar
 
Drives: '15 Supergirl Combo M3, YMB-SO
Join Date: May 2011
Location: 8=====D \o/ 335i, yo

Posts: 2,480
iTrader: (5)

Garage List
2008 BMW M3 E90  [0.00]
Quote:
Originally Posted by mdosu View Post
do you like money? if yes, go preowned.

This. I saved myself 30k. In other words, that's a lot of hookers and blow.
Gins is online now   No_Country
0
Reply With Quote
      07-14-2011, 11:35 PM   #48
spdy330
Major General
 
spdy330's Avatar
 
Drives: 05 Tundra, 11 M3, 08 Odyssey
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Chino, CA

Posts: 5,989
iTrader: (159)

Garage List
Send a message via AIM to spdy330 Send a message via Yahoo to spdy330
I purchased new not for a status issue like someone else mentioned. Once the plates go on no one knows if you bought it new or used so who cares. I purchased new as others have stated that I know the history of the vehicle. There are too many people moddding their cars, tracking, etc. At least I know what modding I have done, accidents, and any other behaivors.

Now if you only plan to have it a few years then a CPO M3 should be okay.
__________________
- 2006 E90 330i TiAG retired.
- 2011.75 E90 M3 - BMW Performance Exhaust, BMW Performance Grills, Lux H8 V3, Reflector delete Euro style, Ceramic Tint 58%, Brembo 380mm BBK, V1 with custom multi-color display by www.Radar-Mirror.com - custom radar mount by www.performancepackage.com.
spdy330 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      07-15-2011, 11:00 AM   #49
Peahi
Captain
 
Peahi's Avatar
 
Drives: 2012 M3 CPE
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: SF Bay Area

Posts: 670
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by chriszeh View Post
What does any of this have to do with this thread?
I think that was a stream of consciousness.
Peahi is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      07-15-2011, 11:54 AM   #50
M3tallicar
First Lieutenant
 
Drives: 4 wheels
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: norcal

Posts: 300
iTrader: (0)

For me, new. Wanted the Comp pkg with its "modified Dynamic Stability Control and a specially designed sports mode for the Electronic Damper Control", etc. Also having it from new there is at least a good degree of knowing the car's history; would hate to have an issue on a used M3 and have service blame it on something that happened to the car before I had it (having had service headaches in the past I just want to do what i can to avoid them this time around)

Fwiw if considering CPO, I have heard of CPO cars which have had accident damage so it is worth having them checked over like any used car.
M3tallicar is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      07-15-2011, 12:37 PM   #51
James T. Kirk
Captain of the Enterprise
 
James T. Kirk's Avatar
 
Drives: 2011 1 Series M Coupe
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Alpha Quadrant, Sector 001

Posts: 1,425
iTrader: (0)

I wouldn't look at this as a "new" vs. "used" debate.
Look at it as a '09 options vs. '11 options.

I have the '11 ZCP and find myself toning the settings down to Comfort for DD.
The extra stiffness and lowered stance offered by my M3 goes pretty much unused.
In essence, I paid a premium for options that I really didn't need.

Ironically, I knew this would be the case for me going into the transaction, but
I wanted absolute control on the extras including interior, color, sound, CA, etc.

I would have been just as happy in a cherry '09 pre-owned and saved alot of money,
IF I could have found a model for sale with exactly the specs I was looking for.

In other words, if the '09 you're looking at has everything you want, buy it.
It's got at heart the same gorgeous powerplant.
__________________

2011 1 Series M Coupe VO M3 vs 1M Comparo Review
2011 M3 E90 DCT ZCP (sold) * 2010 335i Sedan (sold)
2005 M3 Convertible (sold) * 2003 325i Sedan (sold)
James T. Kirk is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      07-15-2011, 01:19 PM   #52
fuzzybam
Private First Class
 
Drives: One with wheels
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: USA

Posts: 197
iTrader: (0)

When did the iDrive get updated? I forget.
fuzzybam is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      07-15-2011, 01:24 PM   #53
OC3
Havin' a blast!
 
OC3's Avatar
 
Drives: 2013 M3 E92 Jerez Blk DCT ZCP
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: SoCal

Posts: 4,790
iTrader: (1)

Quote:
Originally Posted by fuzzybam View Post
When did the iDrive get updated? I forget.
2009
__________________

BRP CW13 1:58 | CVR CW 2:01 | CVR CCW 2:02 | ACS 1:53 | WSIR 1:34
2013 E92 M3 Jerez Black DCT ZCP | JRZ RS Pro | Brembo BBK | Endless ME20 | Volk TE37 18x10.5 squared | NT01/TD
OC3 is online now   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      07-15-2011, 01:32 PM   #54
fuzzybam
Private First Class
 
Drives: One with wheels
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: USA

Posts: 197
iTrader: (0)

Well then that puts me in a predicament of low-option new vs fully optioned 09+ used.
fuzzybam is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      07-15-2011, 01:58 PM   #55
OC3
Havin' a blast!
 
OC3's Avatar
 
Drives: 2013 M3 E92 Jerez Blk DCT ZCP
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: SoCal

Posts: 4,790
iTrader: (1)

Quote:
Originally Posted by fuzzybam View Post
Well then that puts me in a predicament of low-option new vs fully optioned 09+ used.
People think too much. Just do eet.
__________________

BRP CW13 1:58 | CVR CW 2:01 | CVR CCW 2:02 | ACS 1:53 | WSIR 1:34
2013 E92 M3 Jerez Black DCT ZCP | JRZ RS Pro | Brembo BBK | Endless ME20 | Volk TE37 18x10.5 squared | NT01/TD
OC3 is online now   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      07-16-2011, 02:53 PM   #56
jbee151
New Member
 
Drives: 2007 e92 335i Space Gray
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Raleigh, NC

Posts: 10
iTrader: (0)

I'm looking at upgrading from my 335i that I've owned for almost 5 years, and so I've had a lot of time to think about how to switch over the M3. I am leaning towards the used route, looking at a 2010 or 2011, ZCP. I think I can be just as happy with used (bought my 335i new).
jbee151 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      07-16-2011, 03:14 PM   #57
Seattle S65B40
Major
 
Seattle S65B40's Avatar
 
Drives: 2008 e92 M3
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: PNW

Posts: 1,396
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2008 BMW M3  [0.00]
Quote:
Originally Posted by OC3 View Post
People think too much. Just do eet.
SRSLY
__________________

Club 6MT
2008 E92 M3 6MT, AW/Blk Ext., brushed aluminum
2006 E46 M3 ZCP 6MT Carbon blk/blk(sold)
2001 E46 325Xi 5MT Jet Blk/Blk (sold)
Seattle S65B40 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      07-17-2011, 06:03 PM   #58
donovan
Brigadier General
 
donovan's Avatar
 
Drives: E92 m3 AW, light package
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: le' Murica

Posts: 3,479
iTrader: (12)

Buy mine in sept...

2011 m3 coupe
white

9000k miles
custom headrest
bmw performance cf wing
custom exhaust
hr lowering springs
bmc filter

pm for details.
__________________


e46 m3 Black
Too many mods
donovan is offline   Germany
0
Reply With Quote
      07-17-2011, 06:21 PM   #59
1MOREMOD
2014 Track Days - 10|Ridge 1:52:24|Pacific 1:35:72
 
1MOREMOD's Avatar
 
Drives: Race car->
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: check your mirrors

Posts: 12,166
iTrader: (5)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Peahi View Post
I think that was a stream of consciousness.
I thought that style of writing went out with joyce and faulkner.
__________________

02 Tiag e46 M3|6MT|GC plates|MCS c.o.|GC bars|GC race control arms|GC bushings|BW eng. & tran. mounts|subframe kit|BW race shifter|BW Jaffster|Euro header|BW exhaust|K&N c.a.i.|Epic race tune|Rouge pulleys|Seibon CF hood|CSL bumper|ST-40|XR-2|SS lines|half cage|Recaro profi|Profi 2 harness|BMWpedals|BW studs|
1MOREMOD is online now   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      07-17-2011, 10:26 PM   #60
Prince_of_Persia
Colonel
 
Prince_of_Persia's Avatar
 
Drives: 6MT E92 M3
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Vancouver, BC

Posts: 2,377
iTrader: (1)

CPO for sure
__________________

AW|FR 6MT E92 ///M3
Prince_of_Persia is offline   Canada
0
Reply With Quote
      07-18-2011, 07:40 AM   #61
Michaeljh2000
Second Lieutenant
 
Michaeljh2000's Avatar
 
Drives: 2009 M3, 69 Vette, GSXR 1000
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: NoVA

Posts: 211
iTrader: (0)

I'd go for low mileage used. Take it for a 15 min test drive at least and ask for the service history. There is never a guarantee the car won't be a lemon, even if its new. Plenty of lemon treads on this forum from guys who bought new.

I bought an 09 in 10 with 9800 miles on the odometer for $18K less than was on the window sticker. Bonus, is previous owner purchased maintenance plan to 100,000 miles or 2015. I've only had one recall for DCT and car has performed great.
Michaeljh2000 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:03 PM.




m3post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST