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#1 (permalink) Old 04-21-2003, 10:39 PM
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Ok, I'm buying a '97 Red M3 tomorrow or Wednesday. I have driven it for about 15 minutes and looked the entire car over. However, this is my first BMW and I am not sure what kinds of things I should look for. It's coming with a 3 month/3000 mile warranty, but I do not want to rely on that especially since the dealer is an hour drive away from my home.

Any insight is greatly appreciated...

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check all the body panels to make sure it hasn't been in an accident. Run a carfax report. Make sure it has been serviced properly. Take it to a mechanic and have them run a pre purchase inspection. If you are really serious about buying you need to drive more then 15 minutes, take it out by yourself for an hour or longer.

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