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I was wondering if this would be a good trade. I have a Jet Black 2002 330Ci, pretty much has everything except for power seats and Nav. It has 26k miles on it, in near mint condition. Now I am looking at a 2002 Steel Grey M3 with Imola red leather, loaded except for Nav. It has 45k miles on it, a few small chips on the front of the car, but I guess that's a given since it has been driven. The interior of the M3 isn't as clean as my car's, but not too bad. What do you guys think? Is that a good trade straight up? Do you think I should do it? Just want some opinions, I am just worried about any major engine problems on the M3 since it is an '02 and I have heard that year the M3 engine might have had some issues. If they throw in an extended warranty to 100k then do you think it is a good deal? I would appreciate any feedback!!! I've attached a pic of my car below

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if you like the car then i don't see why not

an m3 is an upgrade over the 330ci
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thats a big upgrade. if your not satisfied with the 330s performance go for the M. alot more performance with the m n the imola red interior is gorgeous!

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If it were me, I would consider it really hard. I have a 2002 330ci and its amazing. I have to say that the steel grey color is absolutely awesome, but by the sounds of the condition of your car you are, like me, a clean freak when it comes to your precious bimmer. So if the interior and exterior are not to your standards, i would not do it becuase you know that it would bug you forever not having as clean of a car. I would also make sure to check that there is nothing wrong with the m3. That is a pretty generous trade, value wise, and i would be careful.

Well whatever you decide to do ... congrats

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