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Hey guys, I just recently got my license and I've been lookin for some old bimmers for sale to get. I'm willing to spend up to around 18k (including the money i can use for mods) and I saw this for sale

98 328i

I was wondering if that was a good deal and if 328i's are worth getting or if i should just spend a little bit more money for a maybe a 330i or m3.

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Honestly... thats a pretty good price..... or you could buy a older M3 for a little less if you look hard enough...


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Honestly... thats a pretty good price..... or you could buy a older M3 for a little less if you look hard enough...



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i found an old m3 here

96 m3

but do u think that 82k miles is too much? I probably won't end up getting an m3 because this is gonna be my first car and i don't wanna risk wrecking a nice m3 and would feel better knowing that it wasn't an m3 haha

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Yes, thats a really good price, i'd get it checked out before i got it though.... I'd probably act on it pretty seriously. My 97 328i is an automatic, and i wish i would have gotten the 5-speed...it would be hella fun!

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Would any garage be able to check it or would I have to go to the BMW dealership?

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i would say that they 96 M3 is way over priced... i had a 95 M3 with the luxury package.. stored every winter and sold it for 14500 with 65,000 on it. it was in very good condition. you should be able to get into a 70k mile M3 95-97 for around 13000-19000 depends on options.. keep looking.. i think some of the best prices around are on autotrader.com
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Definately try to find a garage that specializes on BMW's, make sure they're certified. IF you cant find any then go to a dealer, but they will rape you on the $$, so i'd try really hard to find a certified garage.

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Alright, thanks i'll keep you guys updated on what I end up doing. Btw, collin whats the link to your cardomain page? I'd like to check our some pics of your car

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Oh, thats just where one of my buddies posted my pics, when i put the rims on it....i dont have anyother pics of it online...yet!! sorry...

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My brother got his car checked at a dealership.... for right at 100$.


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i got my 98 328i with 21k miles for $12,000. best place to look is in rich neighbor hoods. rich people get all their shit done right and are to busy to drive their car. to busy to really drive it.i suggest keep looking or haggle the guy down to like 14 grand.
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i got my 98 328i with 21k miles for $12,000. best place to look is in rich neighbor hoods. rich people get all their shit done right and are to busy to drive their car. to busy to really drive it.i suggest keep looking or haggle the guy down to like 14 grand.
wow lol that's an amazing deal
yeah i'll definately try to haggle the price down a little bit more when i go there.

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