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      09-21-2017, 08:14 PM   #1
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Finally Got My Dream Car

Hi everyone, this is my "New" 2013 E92 M3 ZCP.

So long story short, I've been hunting for an E92 M3 for the past three years, during that time I've test driven just about everything under the sun from 911s to the AMG C 63 S, and refused to go out on weekend evenings. Just because I glowed green of envy from everyone else driving their cars. As the story goes, I found this specific E92 at a BMW stealership. At the time it was 4 years old (13'), 42000 mi., and pristine. They wouldn't sell it at my price and I told him this car will be on this lot or for sale until the day I own it. Afterwards, I've exhausted my choices, I put money down on the New M2 CS alllocation fearing I wouldnt find what I wanted. Eventually the gentleman I dealt with sold it to some young kid of whom trashed the bumper, underbelly, and wheels. Six months later and an additional 6000 mi, he then sold it to another location on the other side of town. Now two years have gone by, I randomly saw a red M3 for sale and went to look at it. Low and behold, it was the same damn car I tried to make a deal with at BMW. All trashed up, but in good working condition. So I beat the current dealer down and took the car home. The next day I took it back to the same BMW dealership to withdraw my deposit, they asked why. "Well... I got a new car. *Long Pause* The same salesman stood there, mouth gaping open. "Well, do you recognize it?" So we talked for a second and I asked " Remember what I told you two years ago?" He says "Kinda." So I reiterated the conversation. "Oh yea..." Then I leaned in and said "I told you so. Now give me my check."

So there you have it. I've had this car for about a month now and during that time I've been restoring her. Meet Emory the M3.

Things I've done since I've acquired her:
- Deep wash and detailing on my own
- Replaced aged badges
- Replaced the ripped out front underbelly tray
- Replaced the crushed center underbelly tray
- Realigned front bumper due to the prior two incident listed
- Sent all four wheels to be trued up
- Stage 1 Paint Correction
- 3 Layer Ceramic Pro Coating and Detailing + Wheels
- Installed catless Macht Schnell X-Pipe and Eisenmann Race Exhaust
- Got a winter set of wheels; 220m with Michelin Winter Tires

Things to come:
- Fuids
- Tire TPMS possibly failing
- Currently looking for an OEM GTS Lip
- Varis lower skirt diffuser
- Possibly a tune










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      09-21-2017, 08:20 PM   #2
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Nice ride, congrats! Love that you stuck it to the dealer!!! Gimme my damn money back! Bwahahahahah!!!
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      09-21-2017, 08:56 PM   #3
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Good for you man, congrats on the beautiful ride and welcome!
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      09-21-2017, 09:05 PM   #4
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haha thanks everyone, I've lurked for so long cuz I had nothing worthy of posting till now lol.
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      09-21-2017, 09:15 PM   #5
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Congrats!

They let you out a deposit down for an m2 cs? Ive been asking and none i spoke to would let me until something is announced.
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      09-21-2017, 09:22 PM   #6
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Congrats!

They let you out a deposit down for an m2 cs? Ive been asking and none i spoke to would let me until something is announced.
It was a deposit for a Spot/Allocation to order, I was the first in the state a year ago. The M2 CS was just a back up plan. Im not sure how other states do it, but I just kept hounding the stealership.
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      09-21-2017, 09:34 PM   #7
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Nice ! Congrats !!
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      09-21-2017, 10:44 PM   #8
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Nice looking car. Great story behind getting the car! Congrats on the car I sure this car will be with you for awhile
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      09-22-2017, 12:08 AM   #9
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Congrats! I guess you and Emory were meant to be together.

Enjoy it!
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      09-22-2017, 12:29 AM   #10
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Moral of the story, Don't F with the Panda. Can you throw a photo on there showing the side and rear, would like to see the CF trunk spoiler from a distance. Love the Melbourne Red with the CF. Definitely get a tune, it's very rewarding for the money. Good luck with Emory.
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      09-22-2017, 12:35 AM   #11
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Looks good. Congrats.
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      09-22-2017, 12:48 AM   #12
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How was price in the end? And any pics of the condition when you bought it?
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      09-22-2017, 03:57 AM   #13
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You have a long story with the car.

Congratulation!

Let us know the price difference.
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      09-22-2017, 05:05 AM   #14
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Welcome to the club. Car looks good!
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That is a gorgeous E92. Congrats!

Mind answering how you like the Eisenmann race with the catless x pipe? The Eisenmann race is my dream setup but never heard it in person with an X pipe.
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      09-22-2017, 06:42 AM   #16
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That is a gorgeous E92. Congrats!

Mind answering how you like the Eisenmann race with the catless x pipe? The Eisenmann race is my dream setup but never heard it in person with an X pipe.
Heres stock, exhaust, and full system demo. I love it, it doesn't drone that bad nor is it raspy. Sound wise its deep, but not like a typical V8, has a high pitch exotic tone to it. Loud as F**K.
https://www.instagram.com/p/BZMj0p6lrB4/

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Moral of the story, Don't F with the Panda. Can you throw a photo on there showing the side and rear, would like to see the CF trunk spoiler from a distance. Love the Melbourne Red with the CF. Definitely get a tune, it's very rewarding for the money. Good luck with Emory.
Give Ill get some later today for ya.

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How was price in the end? And any pics of the condition when you bought it?
I got it a few grand under what they asked for where I got it.. All in all, I got it for 11k less then what it was at BMW.

I got some photos of the condition it was in when I got it, Ill post it up later.

Everyone else, thanks for your comments.

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      09-22-2017, 10:36 AM   #17
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Congrats ! Very nice color.

Would be cool if you could post some pictures of the cqr when you bought it.
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      09-22-2017, 11:38 AM   #18
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Heres some photos when I just got it. Bumper and everything beneath was out of alignment when the last owner ran over something and ripped out the underbelly and in turn crushed the center underbelly tray. Wheels had horrible run out at 70-80mph. Paint was worse in person than what photos could show, seem like it wasnt washed in over a year. Everything was caked on. As soon as I recognized her, she was mine. Just needed a bit of TLC.





Then here it is after I gave her a good wash.


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      09-22-2017, 12:11 PM   #19
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That is a real love story, man. Your girlfriend or wife will be jealous.
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      09-22-2017, 04:47 PM   #20
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Panda, welcome aboard. What a lovely story. Car is abused, needs a proper home which she clearly got. Great!
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Congrats on the purchase! I noticed you said the wheels had a vibration between 70-80 mph, did new wheel weights fix the issue or were your wheels bent? I am currently experiencing an issue similar.
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Congrats on the purchase! I noticed you said the wheels had a vibration between 70-80 mph, did new wheel weights fix the issue or were your wheels bent? I am currently experiencing an issue similar.
I had a legitamate bend on all four wheels and had it trued up.
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