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Old 01-01-2006, 09:59 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello all!

My first post...

Great site!

I'm looking at a 1999 M3 coupe, 88,000km (Canadian, eh?), they're asking 23,500$.

Any thoughts, advice, comments?

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Old 01-01-2006, 11:36 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Is that $23,500 Canadian money also?
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i assume canadian dollars..thats a fair price for a 99 with low miles.. make sure you get a 5 spd manual..
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i assume canadian dollars..thats a fair price for a 99 with low miles.. make sure you get a 5 spd manual..
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If its an automatic, ignore that car. You get an M3 to drive it like you stole it. Get a regular 3 series (328 if you want some umph) and save a great deal of cash if you want an automatic.
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If its an automatic, ignore that car. You get an M3 to drive it like you stole it. Get a regular 3 series (328 if you want some umph) and save a great deal of cash if you want an automatic.
i agree with bitcore. fair price as long as it is manual. otherwise stick with a reugalr 3-series, you'll save money too.

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Old 01-06-2006, 05:58 PM   #7 (permalink)
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New info

Thanks for all the answers, guys!

The car is a 5 speed manual, and the price is in Canadian dollars.

It turns out that it's an American car (nothing wrong with that!), accidented, declared rebuilt on the registration slip (VGA, for those Quebecers out there!). The accident was not a rolling one, it had a tree fall on it, no frame damage or mechanicals (I saw pictures).

It was imported from New Jersey (could just be the wholesaler was from Jersey; no idea where the car actually came from). The current owner bought it from the Canadian shop that rebuilt it, he has the Quebec inspection papers and everything to prove it's clean.

Drove the car, very clean, everything works, no weird noises from the back when pushing down on the car (rear shock mounts...).

He was asking 23,500$, but he wants 20,000$. He'll include a second set of M mags with new winters for 21,000$.

Any thoughts? What is a 99 M3 worth cleanused: ? Is 20,000$ a reasonable price for a rebuilt? I've bought rebuilt Hondas before, and I've always paid (and sold) about 2000$ under book because it's rebuilt. Does this make sense for a BMW?

Thanks for all the help!!

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sounds like a deal to me, but make sure you test it pretty well, make sure everything is smooth and running like it should be, don't want him to pull anything over on you. good luck! can't wait to see some pics!
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must.resist.canadian.jokes.eh?.damnit.
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Canadian, eh? Actually, Québécois....

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Hmmm...actually, I like Pizza too, but....

Should have been "Must...resist...Quebec...jokes...." As a dyed in the wool Quebec Anglo (there are close to a million of us...), I like the "Canadian» jokes just as much as you do (hein?!?).

By the way, my Quebec includes Canada (ask another Canadian to explain that one...)

Any thoughts on the 99 M3, Pizza Guy?
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My Quebec includes Montreal.

Finally another Montrealer... eh?

Price sounds fair. Did you do a visual inspection underneath the car?

If you need info on parts places or mechanics in Montreal send me a PM. I'm on my third BMW and second e36 rebuild.

Welcome aboard and good luck on the potential purchase.
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Old 01-10-2006, 09:06 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Great! Another Muntrealer!

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My Quebec includes Montreal.

Finally another Montrealer... eh?

Price sounds fair. Did you do a visual inspection underneath the car?

If you need info on parts places or mechanics in Montreal send me a PM. I'm on my third BMW and second e36 rebuild.

Welcome aboard and good luck on the potential purchase.
Cool!

I'm in the Townships, myself, former Montrealer (Muntreal, eh?).

Not sure about this one anymore, I may wimp out and wait for a clean 328. In any case, full dealer inspection before I do anything else. Any suggestions on where to have it done on MTL?

Yeah, I'd love some advice on parts and places, as well as an idea of what it costs in MTL to upkeep an E36...not sure how to do a PM, though (Newbie to Forums...)
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sounds resonable, i paid 11,000 cdn for a 93 325 with 90 000 km
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We dont speak kilometers. trnslate or go home

actually seems like a decent deal considering the mileage and the canadian (eh?) currency.

but then i realized it has a salvage title. it's not worth it.
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^^I agree, expect nothing but headaches from a rebuilt/ salvaged car. In American dollars the price would be roughly $17,200. Round here I can find identical specs but WITHOUT salvaged history for the same price.. keep looking
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