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Re: That raises a question (to me anyway) (archive)

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Posted by Enio on October 10, 2000 at 16:11:16:

In Reply to: That raises a question (to me anyway) posted by ///M3C-Aaron on October 09, 2000 at 19:16:48:

It's quite possible that he replaced the gauges and reset everything to zero. When I bought my 99 318is, the dealer had to change the speedometer because it kept dropping on me. I had 9000Km when it happened. I brought it in to get replaced, and walked out with 4Km on the odometer! BMW said they couldn't get it back to me original milage appearently because of how the 3 series computer is designed, so they had to leave it at zero. So, be very cautious about this M3.... the same thing could have been done.

When this person had the white m guages (which are really cool)installed, what if he were not so honest? Does the M3 store mileage in its computer? or could an unscrupulous person alter the mileage when installing an new guage cluster?

That is what I was thinking. The attention to detail is so great. If you look close the calipers are painted, there are euro headlights, a carbon fiber dash, ///M white guages. Whoever owned must have spent all his/her time modifying it and no time driving it. There must be $12k in mods alone. Only 5100 miles, no way. I cannot believe this is for real... I just wanted to see what everybody thought.

why would someone buy a new car and do those mods including the brakes., put 5000 miles on it and then trade it in? what did he trade it in for? engine over rev? i bet there is mods under the hood too. just seems strange to me.

ofcourse the guy could have been really rich and gets a new car every few months i suspose.

eric g.
walland TN (near knoxville)
[email protected]
98 BMW M3/4 blk cosmos
99 SVT contour
84 xj cherokee "the rock crawler."

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