Keep it Copacetic
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: St. Louis, MO ||| Los Angeles, CA
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First, welcoem to bimmerwerkz.
Second, I wish I knew what any of the mods in your sig meant. Damn american cars.
To begin analyzing this car i'd first want to mroe info on the modifications he's done. This could tell us a lot about the seller. What brand intake/exhaust? I see he went with good UUC pedals. Why didn't he do clear corners on the back, instead of just the front?
Is it a kid? Sound systems? Does he like to drive his car hard? Does he give it war up time? All these can be answered when you test drive.
1) roughly 20-22 mpg - premium octane
2) Factory - 240bhp, 225 lb.ft torque - The car you're looking at, probably 250-255 bhp, 235 lb.ft torque (based primarily on chip, little gaisn with intake adn exhaust) - all in 3100 lb vehicle
3) 95 has slightly less torque, BUT it has it's advantages. Some being the slightly mroe agressive suspension with a nonstaggered wheel setup and offset bushings. It also has the m50/s50 intake manifold as opposed to the 96+ cars with the m52/s52 intake manifold. The m50 manifold is more freeflowing allowing for more performance gains up top. 95 also has the OBDI system, which used to make it easier to modify, but these days it isn't such a big deal.
4) I've driven my 95 m3 in light snow on bald summer only tires. It isn't easy, it isn't fun, obviously RWD becomes disadvntageous. This season should be a more snowy winter for us here in St. Louis and i'm looking foward to trying my new all season Toyo's. I'm a cali guy, so when I drove in snow I took it easy and was very careful each and everytime. If you end up daily driing it in the snow, you've got to eb very careful. I could feel the car is not a snow car. If you get a lot of snow, but a set of extra wheels and put on snow tires. A lot fo people daily drive it in the snow with these tires.
5) Considering mods SHOULDNT add value (but do for the right person), i'd probably pay 12,500 with that mileage. This is assuming good records, well trained previous owner, checks done and maintained well. Great condition.
6) No idea.
It doesn't really look like a good deal at all. He's asking way too much. Nevertheless, it doesn't hurt to try. It could just be a good owner looking for a good home for the car. Express interest and knowledge about the car and he'll probably cut you a great deal. That's how I got mine.
Good Luck, and ocne again welcome to werkz.
1995 BMW M3 Turbo - Dakar/Black