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Looking at a 95 M3-190,000 miles w/ Dinin upgrades-Questions
So I've found a 1995 daytona violet M3. The ad says "well kept", Dinin upgrades, and it has 190,000 miles on it. The asking price is $4400.00 which from what I read is about right. I'm fairly new to the BMW world though in my younger years I always loved the style and knew that some day, when I was done with my american hotrod phase, that I'd own one. My question is, does it sound like its worth looking at? I figure that at 190000 miles most of the bugs would be worked out and everything that needed to be replaced would have been by now. I mean, is 190000 miles about the end or would you think I could get 20 or 30,000 more out of it before I needed to replace an engine or trans.? What would be the most common flaws I need to look for on this year car with this many miles on it? Thanx in advance for your answers and sorry about the newbie questions.
If the maint has been done, then yes it will go another 50,000 miles. Wheel bearings are not that much of a wear item. I have well over 200,000 miles on one of my m3 with original wheel bearings and clutch, every other wear item has been replaced. I have had 4 m3's total and nary a wheel bearing. Look into cooling system, Vanos, all bushings, steering rack, suspension, flex disc, brakes.
Welcome to the Werkz. Depending on how mechanically inclined you are personally, it might be worth investing $200 in getting it checked over by a independant mechanic.
Good luck with your buying decision.
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