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      11-28-2012, 11:52 PM   #1
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HELP!! Opinions needed on this M3!

I have been looking to purchase a M3 and I have found one on eBay that I would like to buy, just want some current M3 owners options on it. The price is $31.980 and it has 74xxx miles, looks good and legit. Sry but I can't provide a link at this time but if you search on eBay you will easily find it. ( 2008 Jerez black sedan) Please help.

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      11-29-2012, 12:07 AM   #2
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What's the question? Something about options?
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      11-29-2012, 12:13 AM   #3
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I understand the options, is it a good price?
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      11-29-2012, 12:14 AM   #4
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Think he means opinions...
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      11-29-2012, 12:44 AM   #5
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Think he means opinions...
Dammit! Yes,Duh.... I mean opinions, anything I should be concerned about or things I should "look out" for?
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      11-29-2012, 02:28 AM   #6
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Do yourself a favour, and don't buy an M3 without driving it regardless of price. Don't doubt how hard some M3s are driven. Last year I drove an M3 with about 24,000 miles on it. The clutch was almost completely stripped, I couldn't believe it.

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Dammit! Yes,Duh.... I mean opinions, anything I should be concerned about or things I should "look out" for?
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      11-29-2012, 03:21 AM   #7
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Do yourself a favour, and don't buy an M3 without driving it regardless of price. Don't doubt how hard some M3s are driven. Last year I drove an M3 with about 24,000 miles on it. The clutch was almost completely stripped, I couldn't believe it.
+1, also that car has pretty high mileage and no warranty. What are you going to do if anything goes wrong with that car? Parts are so expensive for an M3.
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      11-29-2012, 06:02 AM   #8
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Also check the carfax before you pull the trigger. You never know what that car has been throught. When the price is to good to be true, there might be somethings wrong with it.
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      11-29-2012, 06:42 AM   #9
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I would never just buy a car from EBAY outright. I would definitely visit the car and further negotiate down the price.
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I would find a way to have a PPI done. These cars are for the most part bulletproof but better to have peace of mind.
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      11-29-2012, 10:43 AM   #11
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opinions needed on this car please.

Thanks guys, I will make a post asking if someone will go check it out for me before I proceed further with it, I will also check with the seller to ask if I can get it inspected at a BMW dealer or other shop. Here is the car in question......


http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/2008-...item3cccb5dadd


And here is the carfax...

http://www.carfax.com/VehicleHistory...rce=CFX#Owner1

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      11-29-2012, 10:30 PM   #12
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      11-29-2012, 10:45 PM   #13
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If you are serious about the car why not just spend some money and get a PPI..instead of creating a thread and bumping it
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      11-29-2012, 11:51 PM   #14
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If you are serious about the car why not just spend some money and get a PPI..instead of creating a thread and bumping it
Well if you would scroll up the page you would have seen that that's what i am doing, i just edited a previous post with a link to the car and car-fax so previous posters who suggested i do such a thing can see that i have and give some additional advice or an opinion if they have either.....
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      11-30-2012, 12:05 AM   #15
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Everything seems fine to me. Check out the car in person though
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      11-30-2012, 01:22 AM   #17
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It's just not possible for me to go test drive the car in person, I simply don't have the time to do so. If I decide to do this it will be on the word of the seller and a second party inspection .........and me taking a chance and trusting both.
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      11-30-2012, 08:28 AM   #18
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From the pictures, this car looks clean.
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      11-30-2012, 08:49 AM   #19
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It's just not possible for me to go test drive the car in person, I simply don't have the time to do so. If I decide to do this it will be on the word of the seller and a second party inspection .........and me taking a chance and trusting both.
i agree with most on here, the price is right but a lot of harsh driving can happen with 70k miles. carfax is also by no means the end all be all of a car's history.
i really suggest u wait for a car u can test drive, inspect yourself for evidence of paintwork, etc. the maintenance on this car is not cheap so u want one that has been taken good care of, bottom line
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Kind of hard to decipher, but check this out anyway. BMW VIN Decoder:

http://bmwvin.com/



Type
Value
VIN WBSVA935X8E041225
Type code VA93
Type M3 (USA)
E series E90 (M3)
Series 3
Type LIM
Steering LL
Doors 4
Engine S65
Displacement 4.00
Power 309
Drive HECK
Transmission MECH
Colour JEREZSCHWARZ METALLIC (A73)
Upholstery LEDER NOVILLO/H2 FUCHSROT (NCH2)
Prod.date 2008-01-04




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Description (EPC)
S223A ELEKTRONISCHE DAEMPFER CONTROL(EDC) Electronic Damper Control (EDC)
S2MDA M DRIVE M Drive
S2MTA M LM RAEDER DOPPELSPEICHE 220 M/MB BMW LA wheel, dual spoke 220
S2VBA REIFENDRUCKANZEIGE Tyre pressure control (TPC)
S313A AUSSENSPIEGELPAKET Fold-in outside mirror
S319A INTEGRIERTE UNIVERSAL-FERNBEDIENUNG Integrated universal remote control
S322A KOMFORTZUGANG Comfort access
S403A GLASDACH, ELEKTRISCH Glass roof, electrical
S415A SONNENSCHUTZROLLO FUER HECKSCHEIBE Sun-blind, rear
S417A SONNENSCHUTZROLLO HINTERE TUERSCH. Roller sun vizor, rear door
S441A RAUCHERPAKET Smoker package
S465A DURCHLADESYSTEM Through-loading system
S490A LEHNENBREITENVERSTELLUNG Adjuster, backrest width
S494A SITZHEIZUNG FUER FAHRER/BEIFAHRER Seat heating driver/passenger
S4AEA ARMAUFLAGE VORNE VERSCHIEBBAR Armrest front, retractable
Code
Description (interface)
Description (EPC)
S4MXA INT.LEIST. ALU SHADOW, LAENGSSCHLIFF Int. strips, Alu Shadow, linear polished
S4NAA INNENSPIEGEL MIT DIGITALEM KOMPASS Interior mirror with digital compass
S502A SCHEINWERFER-WASCHANLAGE Headlight cleaning system
S507A PARK DISTANCE CONTROL (PDC) Park Distance Control (PDC), rear
S521A REGENSENSOR Rain sensor
S563A LICHTPAKET Light package
S5DCA FONDKOPFSTUETZEN KLAPPBAR Rear-seat headrests, folding
S5GAA ALARMANLAGENVORBEREITUNG Preparation alarm system
S609A NAVIGATIONSSYSTEM PROFESSIONAL Navigation system Professional
S620A SPRACHEINGABESYSTEM Voice control
S639A KOMPLETTVORB. HANDY USA/CDN Preparation f mobile phone cpl. USA/CDN
S653A HIGH DEFINITION RADIO High Definition Radio
S655A SATELLITENTUNER Satellite tuner
S694A CD-WECHSLER VORBEREITUNG Provisions for BMW 6 CD changer
S6FLA USB-AUDIO-SCHNITTSTELLE USB/Audio interface
Code
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Description (EPC)
S6UHA TRAFFIC INFORMATION Traffic Information
S752A INDIVIDUAL AUDIOSYSTEM Individual audio system
S760A INDIVIDUAL HOCHGLANZ SHADOW LINE High gloss shadow line
S818A BATTERIEHAUPTSCHALTER Battery master switch
S8SPA COP STEUERUNG Control unit COP
S925A VERSANDSCHUTZPAKET Transport protection package
S999A AUFTRAGSSTEUERUNG HEA Job order management "HEA"




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S3APA GRAUKEIL-FRONTSCHEIBE Windshield with grey wedge
S431A INNENSPIEGEL,AUTOMATISCH ABBLENDEND Interior mirror with automatic-dip
S459A SITZVERSTELLUNG, ELEKTR.MIT MEMORY Seat adjuster, electric, with memory
S522A XENON-LICHT Xenon Light
S524A ADAPTIVES KURVENLICHT Adaptive Headlights
S534A KLIMAAUTOMATIK Automatic air conditioning
S540A GESCHWINDIGKEITSREGELUNG Cruise control
S645A RADIO-STEUERUNG US BMW US Radio
S775A INDIVIDUAL DACHHIMMEL ANTHRAZIT Headlining anthracite
S845A AKUSTISCHE GURTWARNUNG Acoustic belt warning
S853A SPRACHVERSION ENGLISCH Language version English
S876A FUNKFREQUENZ 315 MHZ Radio frequency 315 MHz
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Oh, opinions in title, but options in thread. My bad.
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Oh, opinions in title, but options in thread. My bad.
No worries, my awful spelling. Thanks for providing the info!!
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