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Re: E30 M3 Purchase Inspection Checklist (archive)

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Posted by Paul on January 08, 2000 at 09:52:21:

In Reply to: E30 M3 Purchase Inspection Checklist posted by Kurt Zimmerman on January 07, 2000 at 14:29:03:

: I will hopefully be purchasing an E30 M3 at some point in the next year or so.

A detailed inspection like your checklist is best left to a professional. Unless your familiar with what exactly to look for you might miss a critical element that will later cost you money. With these cars it's usually BIG money too. Do a cursory inspection looking for the usual oil leaks, check the condition of things under the hood, look over any maintenance records, etc, before taking a prospect to someone familiar with these cars. From experience, not all BMW dealers have techs qualified to work on these cars! The cars are rare enough that they aren't seen often at dealerships and with the constant turnover of BMW technicians, you might end up with someone working on your car that's never seen one before. Hopefully they can still do an inspection for you and make recommendations.

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