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e36 m3

Postby brandonford » Tue Jun 26, 2012 12:27 pm

alright guys, im looking into getting an e36 m3 and i want to know some things to look out for. all the ones i can find all have around 150k on them. what should i look out for. thanks in advance.
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Re: e36 m3

Postby Hades17 » Tue Jun 26, 2012 3:49 pm

when i was looking to buy my m3 i wouldnt get one with anything over 120k on it. also my interior is pretty damn clean for how old it is...the vader seats barely show any wear. jus make sure to take it for a pre purchase inspection..thats what i did. also the roof tends to sag (the material)...if i think of anything else will post. but seriously jus take it to get inspected and drive it too...driving it will really tell you a lot..(im sure you already know this i'm jus sayin)
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Re: e36 m3

Postby JFM325is » Tue Jun 26, 2012 5:13 pm

150k isn't bad for how old these cars are. The engines on these things are built to last. Make sure owner has documented proof of maintenance done. Look for any tears or rust spots in, around, and under the car. Lean on the car to test suspension, see if it rocks like a boat, if it does suspension struts are blown. Test drive and listen to any clunks especially when shifting. Don't be afraid to push the car and see what she does. If the owner gets pissed you know something is wrong and bail.
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Re: e36 m3

Postby brandonford » Wed Jun 27, 2012 8:10 am

its at a dealer. the sales man said its a 3 owner car. i actually think it might be one of my buddies cars he had like 5 years ago haha. from the pictures it looks pretty clean overall. here is a link.

http://www.painlessautos.com/vehicledet ... =153594001
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Re: e36 m3

Postby MrSickSense » Wed Jun 27, 2012 11:46 am

A little pricy for the amount of miles? Any maintenance paperwork with it?
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Re: e36 m3

Postby brandonford » Wed Jun 27, 2012 2:12 pm

not sure. going to look at it after work. it started as a california car and then up here.
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Re: e36 m3

Postby JFM325is » Wed Jun 27, 2012 8:01 pm

2 things. First that is waaaaayyyyyy over priced. You can find M3 just as clean with less miles for under 8k. Next always be weary of cars who transfer state lines. Salvage titles do not transfer with the car when its registered in another state and dealers quite often transfer cars to do this so they can up the price. I say bail on this one.
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Re: e36 m3

Postby HBrabs_m3 » Wed Jun 27, 2012 8:38 pm

the carfax will show if it was salvaged in another state. but i got my 95 avus m3 for 5500 with 123k clean title, it needed a little bit of love but was a great deal
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Re: e36 m3

Postby brandonford » Fri Jun 29, 2012 7:22 am

thanks for the info guys. up here in the northwest dealers ask an arm and a leg for these cars because you they don't come around a lot, but the car is gone. by the time i went to look at it someone had already put an offer on it. the car was immaculate though. no scratches, scuffs ,or dents. not even a rock chip on the bumper. only thing that had wear was the drivers seat and the center console arm rest. any thanks for the help i will keep these points in mind if i look at anymore.
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