Hello everyone im enjoying looking at all these threads and all the helpfullness you give to newcomers. Ok so lets get to the point, I am looking for either a 1996 BMW M3 or a nice 1996-1999 540i yet i cant decide im looking to spend about 8k on either but any input on my decision would be great! Thanks
Sorry to dissapoint you, but 8k is not gonna get you a M3 or a 540i. Unless the car has issues, your not going to get an M3 or a 540i for less than about 11,500. I mean you could get lucky, but your not gonna find these cars in a 8k range. I would recomend a 328i.
If your talking about cars with well over 100k, then im sure you will... My '97 328i with 104k is worth about $7,000. So i dont know of many, if any M3's out there for this price range. Not to mention that if you do find an M3 for this price, it obvoiusly needs work. I test drove a 97 M3 sedan last week that was for sale for $8,900... but it has a rebuilt title and many dings... I would not reccomend any M car or BMW V8 unless you have plenty of cash to maintain it. Insurance is also more.
save up a little more cash and go for the m3 or 540... i like your attitude of thinking big so if i were you i wouldnt settle for less... keep the goal high and keep saving it up... when you have enough money then i would look into the 540 for class luxury and speed, and the m3 for agility, class, and speed... if you need any more help then let us know... also if i were you there is also the e30 m3 which IMO is one of my favorite bimmers of all time... check it out...
Thanks man I have also been looking into a 328i in the 6-8k range and just moddin' the fu*k out of it. Im hopefully (if the cash is there) replace the suspension with the Eibach Pro-Street kit, and full UUC exhaust system. Hell maybe a little down the line go with a supercharger
Thats probably a better idea, but if your REALLY want the M3, just wait a little longer and it will find you... If your going to go as far as S/C a 328i, just wait a lil longer, buy an M3 so you have a better start. Just be patient and sift through many cars before handing over the cash...
The thing is i have already previously owned a 1996 M3 (97000 miles) that i bought 9 months ago for 9600$ but was stolen 3 weeks ago, cops found the car stripped of everything, including engine, tranny, sidepanels both front and rear bumpers, even the shift knob. So im sure ill be aiming at a 328i.
I live in Colorado and my insurance company (FARMERS) is actually contemplating whether or not to re-imburse my fu*kin' cash, i swear sometimes i just wanna walk in there call everyone there pillowbiting douchebags and shooting them all. For as much i pay for insurance they shouldnt have to even think whether or not to cover a STOLEN CAR.
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