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#1 (permalink) Old 10-06-2010, 11:58 PM
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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.
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IMO, if the car is within reasonable range, I would have a good look and test drive. If the service records are good and complete, well you'll figure it out!

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Great car, keep an ear out for the valves, and be ready to buy 8 qts of oil for oil change.


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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.
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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.
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