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      02-20-2019, 01:33 AM   #1
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New Owner from Oklahoma - Brilliant White E90 Sedan

Just stopping in to say high and to share my experience in purchasing my new to me E90 M3. The car may look familiar to some of you because it was for sale in the classifieds here about a month ago. I actually ended up purchasing the car from CarMax for what I feel is a great deal considering the mileage, options, and condition. The car was extensively modified by the two previous owners and converted back to stock by deansbimmer. I was hesitant at first due to the previous modifications but that went away after talking to deansbimmer and getting an inspection performed at Edmond Motorwerks who gave her a clean bill of health minus a few things I already had scheduled for CarMax to fix.
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2009 Individual Brilliant White E90 with Challenge USA carbon fiber roof
Premium package, cold weather package, comfort access
Mileage: 45k
Price: 25998
Added Maxcare to 100k miles for 3800 with $100 deductible.

Plans are to modify the exhaust and just drive the car for a while as is. I honestly was leaning towards a w204 C63 AMG but I am extremely satisfied with the M and look forward to many more months of excitement. The car is back at CarMax now getting some work done to it so I do not have many high quality pics other than the original for sale pictures. I'll be sure to grab some good photos when I get her back.
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      02-20-2019, 01:57 AM   #2
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Welcome and congrats. Looks like a cool spec and that roof is sweet.
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      02-20-2019, 03:41 AM   #3
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Congratulations and welcome. Looks like you got a great price on a great car. The warrenty looks outstanding. Good Luck with the car.
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      02-20-2019, 04:19 AM   #4
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Congrats Choppa, car looks awesome! Brilliant white, must be an individual colour or wrap mate? Either way, stunning. Roof is special!
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      02-20-2019, 07:06 AM   #5
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Very nice options. Welcome to the club.
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      02-20-2019, 08:00 AM   #6
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Congrats. Seems like a good price for the mileage.
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      02-20-2019, 08:06 AM   #7
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Congrats and welcome! Seems like an awesome deal.
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      02-20-2019, 09:13 AM   #8
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Paint looks pristine, isn't that Mineral White?
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      02-20-2019, 09:43 AM   #9
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Paint looks pristine, isn't that Mineral White?
It's Brilliant White.

A BMW Individual color.
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      02-20-2019, 10:00 AM   #10
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Amazing price is that a 6MT?
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      02-20-2019, 10:10 AM   #11
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Congrats and way to keep another gem in the close BMW E90/92/93 community.


The roof is legit! That company makes top-notch stuff


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      02-20-2019, 11:55 AM   #12
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congrats welcome to the m gang
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      02-20-2019, 12:02 PM   #13
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Amazing price is that a 6MT?
It is the DCT which after driving the car for a couple of days is probably one of the best highlights that I was unsure about.
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      02-20-2019, 12:06 PM   #14
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Awesome! Congrats on the purchase!!
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      02-20-2019, 12:09 PM   #15
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Love me some E90! Welcome!
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      02-20-2019, 12:14 PM   #16
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Thanks everyone. Looking forward to getting the car back today/tomorrow from Carmax. The items they fixed are:
-Headlight had condensation and a bulb out so they decided to replace the whole unit
-New trunk and hood lifter pumps
-Offered to replace all 4 tires with new (generic) tires because the tires are not the stock size. I declined the offer because the car has like new Pilot AS/3's (255's on the front I believe and 275's on the rear). I am pretty satisfied with their service but it doesn't come to much surprise since I worked at this actual Carmax about 7 years or so ago. Prices are not always the best but their willingness to offer a pretty good extended warranty to "high" repair cost vehicles is one of their best pluses.
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      02-20-2019, 02:22 PM   #17
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I love this car/color, especially now that itís back closer to stock. Thereís several threads on this forum from the previous owners, as well as a YouTube video of the original owner taking delivery. The car originally had Fox Red interior but that was parted out and sold years back.

Enjoy the car, itís 1 of 1 in that color, and great price
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      02-20-2019, 02:30 PM   #18
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Love the carbon roof! Wish I had that
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      02-20-2019, 03:15 PM   #19
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Wow!!! I was curious so I looked up the For Sale thread for this car from last summer. Holy crap did that thing have some money put into it! Sounds like the PO parted most of it out. OP...Does it still have the built low compression motor for SC and was that super custom interior put back to stock as well?

https://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1527656
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      02-20-2019, 03:28 PM   #20
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Wow!!! I was curious so I looked up the For Sale thread for this car from last summer. Holy crap did that thing have some money put into it! Sounds like the PO parted most of it out. OP...Does it still have the built low compression motor for SC and was that super custom interior put back to stock as well?

https://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1527656
While this car was listed in the classifieds, I noticed someone mentioning it was previously "modified"... but damn.

I always thought it was a beautiful car but wanted a MT6 myself... enjoy op.
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      02-20-2019, 03:46 PM   #21
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So is Mineral White according to my options list from BMW - "individual special paint"

Don't see any difference tbh
Mineral White was a standard color (not BMW Individual) on 2011-2013 E92/E93. It was never offered on the E90.

Brilliant White Metallic was a BMW Individual color, and if you search for the thread with production stats, you’ll see this is a 1 of 1 car for NA E90 M3 production (6 E92s). It does look very similar to Mineral White. But many prefer the rarity of these individual colors, especially in this case being it’s the only one in existence (at least in NA) and maybe because Mineral White was never offered on the E90

Edit - here’s the production stats, there were 774 Mineral White E92s built.

https://www.m3post.com/forums/attach...5&d=1376330183

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      02-20-2019, 03:58 PM   #22
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Wow!!! I was curious so I looked up the For Sale thread for this car from last summer. Holy crap did that thing have some money put into it! Sounds like the PO parted most of it out. OP...Does it still have the built low compression motor for SC and was that super custom interior put back to stock as well?

https://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1527656
No, it has the stock motor back in the car (estimated about 30k miles). The only aftermarket parts on the car are the carbon fiber roof, polyurathane diff bushings, and led side markers. The alcantara interior was removed and replaced with oem black seats/leather. The original leather and seats were red but it looks like he sold it off when he did the alcantara interior build. I have been through the interior and everything from the seats to the cigarette lighter works. They really did do a good job of converting the car back to OEM spec.
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