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Old 07-13-2004, 11:42 PM   #1 (permalink)
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There is a nice M3 up the road for sale but I know nuthin about these cars and how many miles they last, its got 172,800 and goin for 12,000, but it looks like it was babied. Heres the link so if you could tell me nething at all bout these cars I hear they are great to drive and own.
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Old 07-14-2004, 12:10 AM   #2 (permalink)
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180k miles...I wouldn't pay anymore than 1k because it's probably gonna die out real soon.
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That guy might want to remove those stripes.
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180k miles...I wouldn't pay anymore than 1k because it's probably gonna die out real soon.
Die out?... What are you talking about?

If you are talking about the engine, I highly doubt that. BMWs are built to last.

Though, over time, you may have to start replacing a lot of parts.

I would pass.
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"This M3 has the powerful bullet-proof 3.2L"

I don't get it...why does it matter that the engine's bullet-proof?
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"This M3 has the powerful bullet-proof 3.2L"

I don't get it...why does it matter that the engine's bullet-proof?
just in case someone tries to shot your engine....duh
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I would slap you if you bought that for 12,000.... it's rediculous... there are WAY better deals for 12,000 dollars...
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thats doable, it may need a lot of work shortly after tho, depending on how well he mantained it. but still a 97 w/180k for $12 that sounds a tad over value, id push to get it for about $10 and then get to work on it.

But yeah THOSE STRIPES WOULD HAVE TO GO.
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Those stripes are wrong on every car, every model, every year they ever been used.

(Except Herbie the Love Bug)
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"This M3 has the powerful bullet-proof 3.2L"

I don't get it...why does it matter that the engine's bullet-proof?


Bulletproof meaning its very strong internally built.

play on words its not actually "BULLETPROOF"
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