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      12-21-2013, 06:05 AM   #23
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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
That will not happen; an increase in value i more likely.
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      12-21-2013, 02:31 PM   #24
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      12-21-2013, 04:18 PM   #25
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M3 and school don't belong to together unless you have rich parents (in which case don't post here for advice). Get a civic and graduate with as little debt and as little financial burden as possible. The real life will have enough of those why add more now?
You only live once, and having a M3 in school is when it will get you the most ass.
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      12-21-2013, 08:39 PM   #26
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..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......
Don't buy unless you get one with a warranty.
Allot of expensive moving parts with a M3.
Problems I did not know about until recently include bearing and connecting rod clearance issues and vanos issues.
Bearings appear to be the hot topic-I just finished reading bits and pieces of this:
http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=892838
All performance cars have something. Just make sure you have a warranty. No shop manual on these cars either so your in the dark if you go off warranty. IMOP.

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      12-21-2013, 08:53 PM   #27
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Are people seriously arguing over what is the 'best' colour? Seriously!?
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      12-22-2013, 12:16 AM   #28
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Are people seriously arguing over what is the 'best' colour? Seriously!?
This.

Seriously.
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      12-22-2013, 02:20 AM   #29
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Check again. In the sun. Seriously. Check.
Dude, I don't need to check. JZB has a unique hint of blue once the sun light reflects off.

I used to own an E36 M3. Color was Cosmos black, which is the predecessor of JZB. Only mine used to have a hint of pink to it.
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      12-22-2013, 07:19 PM   #30
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M3 and school don't belong to together unless you have rich parents (in which case don't post here for advice). Get a civic and graduate with as little debt and as little financial burden as possible. The real life will have enough of those why add more now?
Well I figure since I am grown azz adult I can buy what I want, 40 I get to make those choices...I already have a Z4 I've had for 5 years time to upgrade..and I do make decent money so school loans won't even factor into the payments...I was asking what to look out for when looking at the M3, now the M4 is no even a thought, only person I had to get the OK from was my little lady...she's worried about the maint..told her don't no more nikes for me for a while.,
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      12-24-2013, 01:10 AM   #31
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Here's some reoccurring tips for buying a used m3

1: Skip the 2008 if possible. The 2009 and later has the update and better Idrive.
2: Look at the service history closely and/or better to speak to previous owner.
3: Warranty is always a nice thing to have but it's never been a deal breaker to me.
4: Maintenance is definitely higher on these cars. Even a DIY oil change is like $120 for just supplies. Transmission fluid flush is a few hundred just for fluids too(I don't buy BMW's lifetime recommendation). Cost of gas also hurts and the fact that it guzzles yet have a small tank sucks.
5: When shit breaks, it can get comparatively more expensive.
6: Mods are expensive. Yes I think mods are maintenance items since I get the itch just as often as an oil change, lol.
7: All the other typical "buying used" recommendations apply as well.
That's all I can think of right now.
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      12-25-2013, 03:42 AM   #32
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Here's some reoccurring tips for buying a used m3

1: Skip the 2008 if possible.
The end.
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      12-25-2013, 03:53 AM   #33
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Yup, newer, less miles and good maintenance are pretty key for any used car. I love LeMans blue. Maybe not evil, but dead sexy!
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      12-26-2013, 12:23 AM   #34
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Black looks sick when clean but hard to keep clean lol.

Get an '11.5 or newer
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      12-26-2013, 08:33 AM   #35
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Here's some reoccurring tips for buying a used m3

1: Skip the 2008 if possible. The 2009 and later has the update and better Idrive.
2: Look at the service history closely and/or better to speak to previous owner.
3: Warranty is always a nice thing to have but it's never been a deal breaker to me.
4: Maintenance is definitely higher on these cars. Even a DIY oil change is like $120 for just supplies. Transmission fluid flush is a few hundred just for fluids too(I don't buy BMW's lifetime recommendation). Cost of gas also hurts and the fact that it guzzles yet have a small tank sucks.
5: When shit breaks, it can get comparatively more expensive.
6: Mods are expensive. Yes I think mods are maintenance items since I get the itch just as often as an oil change, lol.
7: All the other typical "buying used" recommendations apply as well.
That's all I can think of right now.
Well thank you, this is what I wanted to see.
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      12-26-2013, 08:35 AM   #36
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The end.
And we have the motion seconded!
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      12-26-2013, 12:52 PM   #37
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Here's some reoccurring tips for buying a used m3

1: Skip the 2008 if possible. The 2009 and later has the update and better Idrive.
2: Look at the service history closely and/or better to speak to previous owner.
3: Warranty is always a nice thing to have but it's never been a deal breaker to me.
4: Maintenance is definitely higher on these cars. Even a DIY oil change is like $120 for just supplies. Transmission fluid flush is a few hundred just for fluids too(I don't buy BMW's lifetime recommendation). Cost of gas also hurts and the fact that it guzzles yet have a small tank sucks.
5: When shit breaks, it can get comparatively more expensive.
6: Mods are expensive. Yes I think mods are maintenance items since I get the itch just as often as an oil change, lol.
7: All the other typical "buying used" recommendations apply as well.
That's all I can think of right now.
He's on the money with that.
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