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Posted by Bry on January 15, 2002 at 22:26:02:

In Reply to: here is the link posted by b on January 15, 2002 at 21:17:39:

I payed 11k for my car which has 140k miles. It is hard to look at a picture of a car and tell if it is good or not. I would not suggest buying over e-bay unless you have actually looked at the car in person. I spent a whole day with my car before buying it. I would also suggest a carfax account (www.carfax.com) to check out the history on the car (Well worth it!!!).

If you can, I suggest looking at this car, and take it to a mechanic who can really look over it well. A lot of M3's have been mistreated and beaten because they are so fun to drive, that they are driven to junk. (I know because when I was looking for cars, cheap M3's were usually very junked out).

I suggest trying to get a more expensive car up front as it will usually save you money in the long run. For example, I know someone who spent 9k on a car up front. Good price, right? Well, after finding everything wrong with it and replacing it, the maintence was over the price of the car. Lets say 19k. That is a pretty expensive car. He also has another M3 that he spent 15k on. He hasn't had to spend any more money on it since except for the regular maintence/oils.

I would suggest to you to keep looking around IMHO.

Good luck!

Bryan K.
'88 M3 Zinnoberrot



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