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      12-14-2013, 10:36 PM   #1
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Okay gents need your thoughts..I love the new M3 but can't afford her yet..I'm back in school to finish up my degree, but I love the current M3 and yes that V8 does stir something prime evil in me...so what should I look for in a used purchase what problems should have been fixed and or what should I make sure of about the car......I want a black or Silver..the white is nice just not evil looking enough....I have a current e85 Z4..love her but she getting on my nerves..nickle for this dime for that
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Uuuhhhh... excuse me! White is not evil looking?! Then again white is BMW's official choice of color for their race cars, on the track.

What you should look for is whether the car is certified and maintenance up to par! You know you want that white, quit being in denial!! lol
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bmw = white
mb = silver
audi = black

imho

anyways, wait till new m3/4 comes out, see how much e9x m3 value drops
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Uuuhhhh... excuse me! White is not evil looking?! Then again white is BMW's official choice of color for their race cars, on the track.

What you should look for is whether the car is certified and maintenance up to par! You know you want that white, quit being in denial!! lol
Okay yes I like the white..but my neighbor down the street has one...But I saw this black one, man it made me drool
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bmw = white
mb = silver
audi = black

imho

anyways, wait till new m3/4 comes out, see how much e9x m3 value drops
Your correct that had crossed my mind, which I think is a great idea...so what color you suggest...
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Okay gents need your thoughts..I love the new M3 but can't afford her yet..I'm back in school to finish up my degree, but I love the current M3 and yes that V8 does stir something prime evil in me...so what should I look for in a used purchase what problems should have been fixed and or what should I make sure of about the car......I want a black or Silver..the white is nice just not evil looking enough....I have a current e85 Z4..love her but she getting on my nerves..nickle for this dime for that
Primeval. *fixed*

Get that degree and upgrade that car!

PS - "She" doesn't come in silver.
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Uuuhhhh... excuse me! White is not evil looking?! Then again white is BMW's official choice of color for their race cars, on the track.

What you should look for is whether the car is certified and maintenance up to par! You know you want that white, quit being in denial!! lol
Okay yes I like the white..but my neighbor down the street has one...But I saw this black one, man it made me drool
My car is white but damnn do I love the evil look u get from black cars lol
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A white M3 is more "evil" than any color Z4 so I wouldn't worry about that. But I agree. White is for chicks. Sorry every forum member ever.

Secondly, a nickel for this and a dime for that turns into a quarter for this and a dollar for that when you're going to an M3 from a Z4.

That being said, follow one rule when shopping used M3s. Newer is better. Get the newest car you can for the money you are spending. Deal with the potential issues as they come since all used cars have issues. M3s have less than the avg so don't worry about it. Let's not turn this into a rod bearing thread.
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      12-20-2013, 02:00 PM   #9
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I dont think the E92 looks good in black. All the lines and curves are hidden. Nothing beats sparkling graphite metallic, especially how its looks in the evening during low light conditions.
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^ That's the worst color. Looks like greasy pavement. Does exactly the opposite of sparkle.
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I dont think the E92 looks good in black. All the lines and curves are hidden. Nothing beats sparkling graphite metallic, especially how its looks in the evening during low light conditions.
Aaaaand that's how we know that you've never been. Sparkling graphite says two things about a person.

1. 2008 was crazy.
2. I like things based on their notoriety, not my personal opinion.

OP - Edward is right. Newer is better. For resale and maintenance concerns. Dry rot will creep up on your garage queen and all of a sudden, it'll be like you never had your car.
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Okay yes I like the white..but my neighbor down the street has one...But I saw this black one, man it made me drool
Jerez Black is an awesome color.
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Jerez Black is an awesome color.
Is Edward down your street? His JZB coupe will make you reconsider the true meaning of the word "black". It's like a nice crisp winter weight overcoat on a brisk winter morning.

Is that the darkest navy you've ever seen? Why yes. Yes it is.

OP - Have you checked out mineral white? Search "longboarder" for great results.
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      12-20-2013, 08:18 PM   #14
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Jerez Black isn't really black.

BMW race team uses white for whatever it is worth.
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Is Edward down your street? His JZB coupe will make you reconsider the true meaning of the word "black". It's like a nice crisp winter weight overcoat on a brisk winter morning.

Is that the darkest navy you've ever seen? Why yes. Yes it is.

OP - Have you checked out mineral white? Search "longboarder" for great results.
Then if it's not black, then what is it? WHITE? Last time I checked, it was metallic black.
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Last I checked, Spengler took the 2012 DTM title in a *gasp* black M3.
Racing and colors are not necessarily mutually inclusive, even if they do overlap at times (sometimes due to regulations, etc.).

Alpine White is beautiful and is the most exemplified of BMW colors but if you're getting it because it is a "racing color" then i'm sorry.

To the OP, get the color that you like.
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Aaaaand that's how we know that you've never been. Sparkling graphite says two things about a person.

1. 2008 was crazy.
2. I like things based on their notoriety, not my personal opinion.

OP - Edward is right. Newer is better. For resale and maintenance concerns. Dry rot will creep up on your garage queen and all of a sudden, it'll be like you never had your car.
LOL yes im such a peasant because I have a 2008.

Not sure what your second point means since I gave nothing but my personal opinion. Also your M3 is a garage queen? hmmmm, not sure what to say to that besides lol.
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Then if it's not black, then what is it? WHITE? Last time I checked, it was metallic black.
Check again. In the sun. Seriously. Check.
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Is Edward down your street? His JZB coupe will make you reconsider the true meaning of the word "black". It's like a nice crisp winter weight overcoat on a brisk winter morning.

Is that the darkest navy you've ever seen? Why yes. Yes it is.

OP - Have you checked out mineral white? Search "longboarder" for great results.
Longwongboarders car is sick. Would be better in Jerez though.
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Not a single person I've met hasn't liked the color of my Sparkling Graphite. Parked it next to a Space Gray and the SGray looked dull. To each their own though
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[quote=Edward;15153168]A white M3 is more "evil" than any color Z4 so I wouldn't worry about that. But I agree. White is for chicks. Sorry every forum member ever.

Secondly, a nickel for this and a dime for that turns into a quarter for this and a dollar for that when you're going to an M3 from a Z4.

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I'm not worried about the money, but a used M3 is within my budget not ashamed to say I can't afford the New one right now, but My Z4 is just a nightmare, and I'm sick of the once every two month money hole she's turned into....and living in Japan is not cheap, plus I get a back seat, for my 12 yr old, and my son...just thought I would aske about the issue, and the price of a new M4 is an issue
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Yes I think it was that Jerez Black, and my neighbor is named Sakumoto..no Joke
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