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Old 09-13-2012, 12:29 PM   #41
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You have no idea what you're talking about.

As for the "dull" exterior, to me it just looks like it needs a good detailing...

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+1, I think the paint is revivable. But I just noticed the hood is misaligned.
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Old 09-13-2012, 02:26 PM   #42
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Why does California have all the good BMW's? I paid $500 less for a Step 2000 323i with 137k miles and the body isn't in as good of shape as this one. Interior is about equal. Even with the high mileage, I'd buy that car in a heartbeat.
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Old 09-13-2012, 05:35 PM   #43
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Am I missing something? Nothing is said as to how it has been maintained. It looks like a good car for a fair price given the mileage and totally unknown service history.

I'd venture to guess this wasn't an above-and-beyond owner, since the lenses and front grill are bad. Things like that can be symbolic of how much money was spent on a car (maintenance wise).

That said I'd consider the car if I was looking!

Mystic Blue is gorgeous if you know how to maintain paint. That said 99.9% of car owners don't. See sig.
Didn't you read the ad?

Says it's has all of the service records etc. Just went out on limb that it was well maintained. If it was't records would be spotty and show up as POS with a PPI. Just sayin.

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Old 09-13-2012, 05:38 PM   #44
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Why does California have all the good BMW's? I paid $500 less for a Step 2000 323i with 137k miles and the body isn't in as good of shape as this one. Interior is about equal. Even with the high mileage, I'd buy that car in a heartbeat.
Dunno I picked up a IMO clean ZHP with 90k for 12 in San Fran.
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Old 09-13-2012, 07:43 PM   #45
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I can't even manage to find ZHP's around here... much less a clean 330i for less than $15k that is in what I call good shape. I didn't mind buying my 323 that wasn't in perfect shape because I didn't pay much for it. I would like to swap it in a year or two for something with more power, but the 330i's are hard to come by around here.
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Old 09-13-2012, 08:32 PM   #46
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So I make a comment about pathetic 318i's and get burntttttttt for it, but Mango can pick on a 323i and just gets told he has a small willy! Not fair!
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Old 09-13-2012, 08:39 PM   #47
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might've been just put through automatic car washes at the gas station hence the dull paint..
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Old 09-13-2012, 08:44 PM   #48
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I can't even manage to find ZHP's around here... much less a clean 330i for less than $15k that is in what I call good shape. I didn't mind buying my 323 that wasn't in perfect shape because I didn't pay much for it. I would like to swap it in a year or two for something with more power, but the 330i's are hard to come by around here.
There are allot of clean 330's in Seattle only problem is most of them are auto. I wanted a ZHP and could not fine one. You may have to travel for what you want. The cost of the trip was

- 200 dollar room at the The Fairmont San Francisco Hotel(I got %50 off the room and was upgraded to a bay view)
-food for 2 days
- 2 tanks of gas driving back to Seattle
- 2 flight tickets(200 for both)
-12k even for the car
-810 for licensing

I could have done without the hotel and 2 days in San Fran, but with the wife being new from the UK she wanted to make a mini vacation weekend out of it.

So with all of that my ZHP + trip was 13.5k

If you want a car add in some money and travel for it.
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Old 09-13-2012, 10:12 PM   #49
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You have no idea what you're talking about.

As for the "dull" exterior, to me it just looks like it needs a good detailing...

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Old 09-14-2012, 12:19 AM   #50
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Mine is mystic blue and i love it! If you look around most m3 are white, black, silver gray, and titanium. It's very common color for m3 but mytic blue not alot.
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Old 09-14-2012, 12:30 AM   #51
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Ok Mr. 2012

You can suck my kawk

All you do is troll me
That's because you have no idea what you're talking about

I've been driving BMW's for years, this is my fourth and mommy and daddy didn't buy me any of them

As for the cheap BMW's part, I think they can be found in most places, it's just a matter of patience.. or, if you find one you like enough, fly out and drive it back

There's a '99 323i for $2000 OBO near me that looks in really good shape, sport pack and manual too... missing the front bumper, headlights and the hood is bent, but I'd be tempted to take it if I could get it for cheap enough.
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Old 09-21-2012, 12:00 AM   #52
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Just found out my friend is picking up this car tomorrow for 6k!
I'll keep you guys updated on its condition
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Old 09-22-2012, 09:00 PM   #53
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I say buy it. As for the bumper trim wearing out a bit, Go to wal-Mart's auto section, and get Turtle wax Trim restore, I used it on my 325, and the trim looks perfect, and I barely used like 1/16 of the bottle.
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Old 09-29-2012, 03:13 PM   #54
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Old 09-29-2012, 09:21 PM   #55
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So the previous owner drove from Riverside to Fullerton daily hence the miles. (~80 mile commute)
Just got back from helping my friend change out the window regulator.

The bad:
-fog light busted and pitted/ trim missing
-zkw xenon bowls are burned
-driver's side xenon leveling is stuck
-front bumper need respray
-hood and front fender misaligned
-trunk handle button doesn't work
-weird screw in back license plate
-sun roof clips broken
-cooling system is still completely original...including the water pump!
-original clutch
-rear quarter panel weirdly filled and repaired


the interior is IMMACULATE. aside from the lightly work center console and dead pixel lines on the nav screen it is beautiful inside.
mechanically wise, my friend had a BMW mechanic check it out and everything seemed good. No major problems.

The paint def. need a nice polish correction.

got it for around $6k
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Old 09-29-2012, 11:19 PM   #56
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^Awesome. Pics after revival!
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