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      04-18-2019, 11:45 PM   #1
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Price check - 2011 e93 M3

Looking at a local Northern California car tomorrow, privately owned by what appears to be a bit of a collector. E93 M3 with all options, 19" rims, Silverstone on black and only 13k miles (!) From all appearances it looks to be in new condition but will know more tomorrow.

Asking price is $30k which seems fair considering the extremely low miles, thoughts?

What are some wear items to look for when the car has been used so sparingly?
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      04-19-2019, 09:54 AM   #2
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Tire age, if they're the originals they'll need replacing at 8 years old
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      04-19-2019, 10:05 AM   #3
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Thanks yes tires are original and I'm already budgeting for a new set.

Even though the car has such low miles I'm going to ask for a PPI to assess any issues just from it having sat for much of the time.

Must be a pretty good garage when the guy is too busy driving other cars instead of this one!
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I paid around that for my 2008 E93 with 14k miles last year. I think that’s a good deal!
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      04-19-2019, 11:56 AM   #5
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I paid around that for my 2008 E93 with 14k miles last year. I think thatís a good deal!
Thanks, that's good to hear. Did you get a PPI and/or add an extended warranty? Any issues (like oil seepage due to dried up seals etc.) that you had to deal with? I don't want to waste money unnecessarily on inspections/warranties, hence why I'm looking for a low mileage model, but also don't want to assume it's totally cherry just because it's been sitting.
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      04-23-2019, 06:45 PM   #6
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2011 E93 M3 Space Gray black interior 52k mi selling for $25k.... SHOULD I PULL THE TRIGGER GUYS???? Already, test drove, am absolutely in love with m3's all gens and models... been wanting a manual E93... What am I even doing?!?! Help convince me
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2011 E93 M3 Space Gray black interior 52k mi selling for $25k.... SHOULD I PULL THE TRIGGER GUYS???? Already, test drove, am absolutely in love with m3's all gens and models... been wanting a manual E93... What am I even doing?!?! Help convince me
Are you looking at the one at Kovacs in NorthBay? :-)
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Are you looking at the one at Kovacs in NorthBay? :-)
Yes I am!
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Are you looking at the one at Kovacs in NorthBay? :-)
Yes I am!
I drove it too. It felt really good. I was a bit concerned about the right side headlamp condensation being symptomatic of a larger problem, and the deep scratches in passenger seat, but if you buy it I have a mechanic with a leather repair guy that can fix that, so hit me up.

I'm torn cause I also tested one with only 13k miles and it looks brand new in every respect, but he wants 30 and it's not a 6 speed.
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I drove it too. It felt really good. I was a bit concerned about the right side headlamp condensation being symptomatic of a larger problem, and the deep scratches in passenger seat, but if you buy it I have a mechanic with a leather repair guy that can fix that, so hit me up.

I'm torn cause I also tested one with only 13k miles and it looks brand new in every respect, but he wants 30 and it's not a 6 speed.
Definitely will! I just took it to BMW Hansel for pre-purchase inspection and the car has no major issues, and is in great condition, traded in my 328i and am driving off with this m3 today. I hope to be posting here a lot more soon
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Headlight condensation on the passenger side seems to be very common. There are many threads regarding that issue. I also had that issue with my passenger side headlight, and the car only had 40k miles at the time. just needs to be removed and re-sealed.
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Congrats! I've decided to keep my 328 and most likely getting a low mileage and very well maintained e46 with some Competition/CSL upgrades for convertible fun without being my daily driver. Looking at it tomorrow. :-)
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Headlight condensation on the passenger side seems to be very common. There are many threads regarding that issue. I also had that issue with my passenger side headlight, and the car only had 40k miles at the time. just needs to be removed and re-sealed.
A used car is never perfect, but I felt it was the perfect opportunity to upgrade to a proper driving machine, all the while keeping my convertible and getting a manual, definitely looking to take it in somewhere... do you guys know of any bmw specialists to recommend in the bay? preferably in the south bay.
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Looking at a local Northern California car tomorrow, privately owned by what appears to be a bit of a collector. E93 M3 with all options, 19" rims, Silverstone on black and only 13k miles (!) From all appearances it looks to be in new condition but will know more tomorrow.

Asking price is $30k which seems fair considering the extremely low miles, thoughts?

What are some wear items to look for when the car has been used so sparingly?
The E93 tend to depreciate faster than E92 and E90s. That said that sounds like a good price for a 13k mile M3 (pending PPI). I have a silverstone E92 and love the color.
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