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      05-07-2012, 04:01 PM   #1
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realistic or not?

Hey guys, its getting closer and closer to the month of August, which is when i plan on buying a car. I have about a $33,000 budget and im looking to get an M3. iv been looking at 2006 M3's because i thought that even considering the new body was way out of proportion but im seeing that i can find a few 2006's, actually, in excellent condition with about 30k(different for each) miles on it for about $28-$29,000. This brings me to the question, would i be able to find an 08' E92 (coupe) M3 for $33,000 with 50-55k, MAYBE 60k miles on it? Iv looked around used car websites online and seen some for 36,000, but do you guys think i can wagger them down to 33?

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Would i be able to find an 08' E92 (coupe) M3 with at MOST 60k miles on it for no more than $33,000?

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      05-07-2012, 04:05 PM   #2
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I don't think you're gonna get to that price. Maybe a bit higher for a sedan, or wait a year for '08 coupes to reach that price.
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Im in the same seat as you. Ive been looking for a coupe with close to 40-50k miles for under 40k. Its not rare, but hard to find.
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Sounds like a used 335i. If you can't stretch your budget by 5k-10k, are you sure you can handle paying for anything that may go wrong with an out of warranty car?
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Sedans seem to be priced 2-3k lower in my area.
With that said, lowest I've seen an e92 sedan is for 38k.
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e90 is the sedan
e91 is the wagon
e92 is the coupe
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e90 m3's sticker for lower than the coupe for what ever reason so it makes sense they are on average cheaper used
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Sounds like a used 335i. If you can't stretch your budget by 5k-10k, are you sure you can handle paying for anything that may go wrong with an out of warranty car?

Wow i forgot about the 335i/ix completely, you've just opened up a whole nother option for me. Is an 07/08 335i/ix "better" than a E46 06 M3? (performance wise)

Also, yea i will be able to fix any problems that may, hopefully not, go wrong with the car. Its just that i need, and absolutely NEED, a car by August and my budget at this current time for just purchasing the car is $33k. I appreciate the look out though
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I think you can find about a dozen E90 M3s that are around your price range. If not, then look in the E46 M3.
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      05-07-2012, 04:39 PM   #9
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I think you can find about a dozen E90 M3s that are around your price range. If not, then look in the E46 M3.
Im not a big fan of 4 door cars so in this case id prefer a 06 E46 over an 08 E90, although, it WOULD preform better and probably have more "accessories" in it.
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sounds like you're stretching your budget, maybe not the best idea. Do not underestimate the gas you'll use, especially right when you get the car, you'll want to drive the damn thing all the time. Add to that almost all maintenance (except fuel pump, hehe) will be more to considerably more than a normal 3-series. Good luck.
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Wow i forgot about the 335i/ix completely, you've just opened up a whole nother option for me. Is an 07/08 335i/ix "better" than a E46 06 M3? (performance wise)

Also, yea i will be able to fix any problems that may, hopefully not, go wrong with the car. Its just that i need, and absolutely NEED, a car by August and my budget at this current time for just purchasing the car is $33k. I appreciate the look out though
Dont forget even the best mechanics in the world still have to pay for parts
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sounds like you're stretching your budget, maybe not the best idea. Do not underestimate the gas you'll use, especially right when you get the car, you'll want to drive the damn thing all the time. Add to that almost all maintenance (except fuel pump, hehe) will be more to considerably more than a normal 3-series. Good luck.
Im pretty good at prioritizing money and using it wisely. Iv applied all those things into consideration and i have extra money for all that. But for the actual car itself, i can go up to $33k. Of course i wouldnt leave my self without any money to survive, i can assure everyone that is having thoughts of me not being able to maintain the car since im saying "i can only go up to $33k at most" that i have considered all of these things and am safe, i appreciate the concern though.

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Ever consider a 335is?
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Ever consider a 335is?
what year would i possibly be able to find a 335is for 33k?

BTW; does any1 know how much horse power a E90 335i has?
Im trying to compare the E46 M3 and the E90 (07/08) 335i. Which one preforms better?
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      05-07-2012, 05:34 PM   #15
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Here ya go, every M3 coupe on auto trader that is 'technically' in the 30's.


http://www.autotrader.com/cars-for-s...18721977&Log=0

http://www.autotrader.com/cars-for-s...11189541&Log=0

http://www.autotrader.com/cars-for-s...21153352&Log=0

http://www.autotrader.com/cars-for-s...20608882&Log=0

http://www.autotrader.com/cars-for-s...21396846&Log=0

http://www.autotrader.com/cars-for-s...16635473&Log=0

http://www.autotrader.com/cars-for-s...13561208&Log=0

http://www.autotrader.com/cars-for-s...20558716&Log=0

http://www.autotrader.com/cars-for-s...21517650&Log=0

http://www.autotrader.com/cars-for-s...17747315&Log=0


Most are at least a few k north of your target... but TBH not that much north.
A new set of tyres is practically the difference between some...

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honestly, i coudlnt thank you enough. i appreciate this greatly
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what year would i possibly be able to find a 335is for 33k?

BTW; does any1 know how much horse power a E90 335i has?
Im trying to compare the E46 M3 and the E90 (07/08) 335i. Which one preforms better?
300hp stock

I loved my 335i Coupe.
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300hp stock

I loved my 335i Coupe.
does the 335i only come in the coupe (E92) version of the car or is there a 4 door 335i? sorry if thats a little too nooby of a question
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does the 335i only come in the coupe (E92) version of the car or is there a 4 door 335i? sorry if thats a little too nooby of a question
It comes in Coupe, Conv and Sedan. Coupes and Sedans also come with optional AWD (X-Drive) All offered in Auto, Manual and 335is got a DCT option as well.
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It comes in Coupe, Conv and Sedan. Coupes and Sedans also come with optional AWD (X-Drive) All offered in Auto, Manual and 335is got a DCT option as well.

The 335is only comes in 2 door (coupe) though right?
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why are you buying a M3 when its obvious you know little about even the low end bimmers?

you going off to college in august and need a car for school?
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why are you buying a M3 when its obvious you know little about even the low end bimmers?

you going off to college in august and need a car for school?

not even close..... Whats your deal though? iv been obsessed with the 370z nismo for a while and have been planning on buying it for the past few months. but i recently spoke to some people that got me interested in M3's, so i came here to learn about them. Yea, your right, i dont know much about BMW's but thats why i came here, to learn. So if your just going to be a tool about it get off my thread.
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