In Reply to: Hey you guys...If your going to Competition and posted by Paul E on October 08, 2000 at 21:23:29:
Was wondering same thing. I found a certified M3 sedan, '97, 5 speed, 25k miles, asking $30,000 (no haggle). Loaded too, luxury, H&K. Price seems awfully low (course it is purple).
Now that my wife has her 2001 BMW 330i, it's now my turn for a new car. I considered a 330Ci which can be nicely equipped with the Sports Package for about $36k here in NC.
After 2 weeks driving my wife's 330i, I find that the imprecise and overboosted steering to be a very real problem in my opinion. However, that's another issue.
I've basically decided to buy a 98-99 M3 coupe with less than 15k miles. Over the past 2 months I've noticed a shift in asking prices for these cars. Not long ago, M3's were easily going for high $30k-low $40k's. A brief search today on autotrader.com and Yahoo show two very interesting examples:
Dakar yellow 99 M3 with 10,500 miles-----asking $35,500
Red 98 M3 with 15k miles.......$33,900 (North Carolina)
My dilemma: (1) wait 2-3 months to buy, or (2) wait till the winter months when prices are depressed, (3) strike when the iron is hot...i.e. buy the M3 I want at "fair" prevailing prices.
Comments and flames are welcome.
Sports Cars Ltd, you should really go all the way and let them install their Dinan Supercharger for you. You'll be as fast as any new E46 (whenever the hell it gets here) for thousands less. You'll love it so much you'll want to keep it forever. They really do a great job with it, and I guarantee, you wont be sorry!!