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Old 08-03-2004, 05:35 PM   #1 (permalink)
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ok so i am very new at this and new the bmw products. but i have a ? to ask all of you guys..

is the 95 m3 with about 90000 miles reliable?

would it be a good deal to buy it for 6 grand FLAT

lastly, what do i have to look for when lookin at this car..my dads co worker is selling his black one thats manual for 6 grand flat and its a 95 like it says up there?

are these cars any fun? hehe cause i was interested in the vw's b4 but now that i found this deal..im sorta getting interested..
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Old 08-03-2004, 07:14 PM   #2 (permalink)
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No way dude... Thats a HORRIBLE DEAL... (can i have his phone number?, and contact information?)... I drive a 95 m3... it has 68,000 miles, and it is the best car i've ever owned... And they are reliable. 90,000 is absolutely NOTHING when it comes to bmw's. Many people here are up over 150,000.. I personally know a man who drives a 98 with 212,000... for 6 grand flat... i would say buy it... check it out, drive it around. Get the vin, and i will run a carfax for you. Is this your first car? Snap some pic's of the car.. email me back... ikderekik@hotmail.com... seriously... If you dont go through with it... Tell the guy I will buy it... Hope it helps.
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Old 08-03-2004, 07:18 PM   #3 (permalink)
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wow thanks for the reply lol yea ill check it out tonight and see if i get nemore interested in it than i already am but yea thanks again.
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Dont forget the vin.
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that deal sounds fishy!
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that deal sounds fishy!
That's what i was thinking.. hence.. carfax, drive it etc... 6 grand... 90,000 miles.. m 5spd.. crazy deal.. would be awesome... maybe he just wants to get rid of it.
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Turn around and sell it for what it's worth if you get it. Unless it's mint and you decide you love it.
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You know I would be scared buying a used M3, cause what is a M3 meant, for racing. You know the car has be abused alot.
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that deal sounds fishy!
Agreed. A well-maintained '95 M3 should fetch a good deal more than $6k. Take the car to a reputable independent BMW shop/mechanic and have it thoroughly inspected.
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You know I would be scared buying a used M3, cause what is a M3 meant, for racing. You know the car has be abused alot.
Not always. My '98 was basically a garage queen with mostly highway miles on the clock. It was near mint condition with all service records, etc.

Carfax is a good starting point, but he should really take it to a reputable BMW mechanic for a pre-purchase inspection. It's cheap insurance.
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shit.. for 6k i would take it salvaged... buy it before he changes his mind .. i just paid 14k for mine.
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just got a unforgettable tip from some guy forget who it was

on a higher mileage ///M make sure it has been maintained VERY well, records are a must....
when buying a high mileage m3 expect mucho mucho denero in costs of repairs... ///M parts are more and wear out faster (people drive ///M's harder and they are tuned for more performance vs life)

if you are serious about getting an ///M... a 90,000+ might be a bad idea... you would easily end up paying the same or more that you would of for a 50-60,000mi m3....

i guess this is true with all vehichles but none of you morons listen....
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that is true and that's why i'm reconsidering getting a 328 i could get one for a good price and add mods to make me happy and less insurance man it's tough decision the ///m is like a black hole sucking me in please help me fight it lol ///mpower why bmw why do you do this to me lol wow do i sound like a freakin moron

i saw a e36 m3 with 44k miles for $15k on autotrader and it's 88 miles away from me, now that i would buy no questions asked
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that is true and that's why i'm reconsidering getting a 328 i could get one for a good price and add mods to make me happy and less insurance man it's tough decision the ///m is like a black hole sucking me in please help me fight it lol ///mpower why bmw why do you do this to me lol wow do i sound like a freakin moron

i saw a e36 m3 with 44k miles for $15k on autotrader and it's 88 miles away from me, now that i would buy no questions asked
later you figure out... that you need to do $8,000 in repairs over the period of a year....

MILEAGE IS NOT EVERYTHING PEOPLE

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i know i've seen a 94 3 series with 324,000 miles and it still ran like new, i know milage isn't everything but it is a factor
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