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#1 (permalink) Old 01-27-2005, 03:16 PM
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So i have been shopping around recently for a BMW M3, i thought i was going to end up getting an E30 due to the average price of the cars, but i have found a 1995 E36 M3 for 10,500 $ it seems like a great deal could you guys tell me what u think? I emailed the owner with some questions and this is what i got in reply.


have owned the car for 9 months now .i bought the car from a friend at work who had it since 96.I hit a deer lightly with the pass front of the car .The hood has damage to the pass front corner which can be repaired easily .a new hood would cost about 370.00 from the dealer .The fender was also dented so i replaced that .the interior is virtually mint .It has black vader seats .I replaced the radiator the water pump the heater core and the clutch fan .I also replaced the tie rods ball joints and all the rear end bushings .The car runs mint and the only mods are ...a racing dynamics chip ( i also have the origional chip) a heavier clutch and a lightweight flywheel . I am just looking to get rid of the car .I am going through a divorce and i will be much better off owning as little as possible ...

it has 137,000 miles on the engine so what do u guys think!? thanks in advance.

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I would say something nice to dutch and have him run a carfax for you. Otherwise I would do a lot of research on it to see if there was an known issues with it. Have the compression checked and have do a pressure test on cooling system for the known issue with the water pump. There is pretty good post somewhere on the site about known issues with the M3.

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Hey while your getting him his vin possibly wanna help me out...im buying my e36 m3 and i got my vin....can some1 run it?


wbabg1324tet01981

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Hey while your getting him his vin possibly wanna help me out...im buying my e36 m3 and i got my vin....can some1 run it?


wbabg1324tet01981

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This coupe has had 1 owner in California. The first title for this coupe was reported to CARFAX by a California DMV in 1997.
It has had no minor or moderate accidents reported to CARFAX.
It has had no DMV-reported total loss events, like a major accident, fire or flood.
It has not been reported by a DMV as having an Exceeds Mechanical Limits or Not Actual Mileage title.
It has a consistent mileage history with no indication of an odometer rollback. It was driven an average of 15,750 miles per year, which is slightly higher than the industry average of 15,000. The last odometer reading, reported on 07/16/2004, was 116,604 miles.
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Number of Owners 1 Estimated Owner(s)
Type of Owners Checked 8 Types of Vehicle Registrations
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DETAILED VEHICLE HISTORY 28 HISTORY RECORDS REPORTED







Year/Make/Model: 1996 BMW 328IS

Body Style: COUPE
Engine: 2.8L L6 PFI DOHC 24V
Fuel: GASOLINE
Driveline: REAR WHEEL DRIVE
Manufactured in: GERMANY
Safety Equipment: 4 wheel ABS, Dual front air bags/active (manual) belts

Standard Equipment: Power Windows, Power Steering, Air Conditioning, AM / FM Cassette, Power Brakes, Power sun / moon roof, 6-digit Odometer





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Salvage Title Loss Due To Fire Title
Junk Title Flood Damage Title
Rebuilt/Reconstructed Title Hail Damage Title
Dismantled Title Canadian Total Loss


Other Accident Indicators:


This 1996 BMW 328IS (WBABG1324TET01981) had no accident indicators reported to CARFAX from its sources. This section checks for accidents and/or related damage reported from many public and private sources. Not all accidents are reported to CARFAX. A vehicle inspection completed by your dealer or professional mechanic is recommended.

No Salvage Auction Record Reported No Crash Test Vehicle Record Reported
No Fire Damage Record Reported No Airbag Deployment Record Reported
No Police Accident Record Reported No Damage Disclosure Record Reported


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Truth-In-Mileage Check:


GOOD NEWS! No major odometer problems were ever reported by a DMV under the Truth-In-Mileage Act for this 1996 BMW 328IS (WBABG1324TET01981). If you find that any of the following odometer problems were reported by a DMV and not included in this report, CARFAX will buy this vehicle back. You must register to activate this free guarantee!

Not Actual Mileage Title - issued by DMV when the owner discloses mileage fraud or a broken odometer.
Exceeds Mechanical Limits Title - issued by DMV when the owner discloses an odometer rollover.


Odometer Rollback Check:


CARFAX found no odometer rollbacks for this 1996 BMW 328IS (WBABG1324TET01981). Rollbacks reported in this section originate from readings collected by a DMV or other verifiable source.

Mileage Consistency Check:


CARFAX found no inconsistent odometer readings in the mileage history of this 1996 BMW 328IS (WBABG1324TET01981).

Date: Mileage:
11/27/1996 19,419
12/04/1996 19,430
03/16/1998 35,922
04/16/1998 37,100
06/30/1998 40,304
03/03/1999 49,343
05/05/1999 51,094
07/15/1999 54,745
11/16/1999 59,024
12/23/1999 59,025
07/08/2000 67,832
09/15/2000 69,697
11/22/2000 72,217
03/26/2001 76,311
08/23/2001 83,160
10/27/2001 85,213
02/02/2002 89,225
10/12/2002 98,930
11/16/2002 99,767
11/22/2002 99,976
08/09/2003 107,420
02/16/2004 112,032
07/16/2004 116,604



Average miles driven per year 15,750 CARFAX AdvisorTM Compare this vehicle's average annual mileage to the industry average of 15,000 miles per year. Use this comparison to determine how this vehicle was driven.






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Ownership History:


CARFAX estimates that this 1996 BMW 328IS (WBABG1324TET01981) had 1 owner(s). CARFAX analyzed this vehicle's title history and other supporting events to identify potential ownership transfers. In compliance with the U.S. privacy laws, CARFAX does not collect or report owner names or addresses.

Estimated Owners: Date: Location:
1st owner 02/21/1997 California

Types of Owners:


This 1996 BMW 328IS (WBABG1324TET01981) was originally registered as a Personal Vehicle.

Personal Use Registration Reported No Fleet Registration Reported
No Lease Registration Reported No Commercial Registration Reported
No Rental Registration Reported No Non-Profit Registration Reported
No Taxi Registration Reported No Built to Non U.S. Standards Record Reported






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CARFAX searched more than 3 billion records from over 5,300 sources and found 28 record(s) for this 1996 BMW 328IS (WBABG1324TET01981).

Date:
Mileage Reading:
Source:
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11/27/1996 19,419 California
Inspection Station
San Francisco, CA
Passed emissions inspection


12/04/1996 19,430 California
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Moraga, CA
Odometer reading reported for title
or registration


02/21/1997 California
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Title issued or updated
First owner reported


02/21/1997 California
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Registered as
personal vehicle


03/16/1998 35,922 Service Facility
Vehicle serviced
Miscellaneous service performed


04/16/1998 37,100 Service Facility
Vehicle serviced


06/30/1998 40,304 Service Facility
Vehicle serviced


03/03/1999 49,343 Service Facility
Vehicle serviced
Miscellaneous service performed


05/05/1999 51,094 Service Facility
Vehicle serviced


07/15/1999 54,745 Service Facility
Vehicle serviced


10/15/1999 California
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Moraga, CA
Title issued or updated


11/16/1999 59,024 Service Facility
Vehicle serviced
Lubed oil and filter changed


12/23/1999 59,025 Service Facility
Vehicle serviced


07/08/2000 67,832 Service Facility
Vehicle serviced
Miscellaneous service performed


09/15/2000 69,697 Service Facility
Vehicle serviced


11/22/2000 Vehicle Repair Center
Stockton, CA
Vehicle serviced


11/22/2000 72,217 California
Inspection Station
Stockton, CA
Passed emissions inspection


03/26/2001 76,311 Service Facility
Vehicle serviced
Fuel system serviced
Emissions system serviced


08/23/2001 83,160 Service Facility
Vehicle serviced


10/27/2001 85,213 Service Facility
Vehicle serviced


02/02/2002 89,225 Service Facility
Vehicle serviced
Engine serviced


10/12/2002 98,930 Service Facility
Vehicle serviced
Engine serviced


11/16/2002 99,767 Service Facility
Vehicle serviced


11/22/2002 Vehicle Repair Center
Stockton, CA
Vehicle serviced


11/22/2002 99,976 California
Inspection Station
Stockton, CA
Passed emissions inspection


08/09/2003 107,420 Service Facility
Vehicle serviced


02/16/2004 112,032 Service Facility
Vehicle serviced
Engine serviced


07/16/2004 116,604 California
Inspection Station
Passed emissions inspection


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First Owner
When the first owner(s) obtains a title from a Department of Motor Vehicles as proof of ownership.

Personal Use
Vehicle was registered by the owner for private or personal use.




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Dismantled

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Canadian Total Loss
Exceeds Mechanical Limits

Not Actual Mileage
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Warranty Check:



CARFAX cannot calculate the remaining coverage for this 1996 BMW 328IS (WBABG1324TET01981) because no original manufacturer warranty information was reported to CARFAX by its source.

Estimated start date of warranty: 02/21/1997
Last reading reported on 07/16/2004: 116,604 miles
Today's Date: February 5, 2005

Type of Coverage: Original Warranty:
Basic No data reported to CARFAX
Drivetrain No data reported to CARFAX
Emissions No data reported to CARFAX
Corrosion No data reported to CARFAX
Transferable No data reported to CARFAX
Roadside Assistance No data reported to CARFAX
Safety Belt & Inflatable Restraint No data reported to CARFAX
Specific Components No data reported to CARFAX


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