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Old 09-18-2012, 06:30 PM   #81
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Agreed that, judging from only the pics, this is in very good used condition with only minimal wear. These are the kinds of cars people who know cars look for. You can pretend like you are one of these prissy types (ehem) and point out all these little nickel-and-dime issues to get a grand or two knocked off the price... and then you laugh about how absurd those trivial things are afterwards. Meanwhile I've bought used cars that didn't HAVE interiors before (well, they had the space...just not the upholstry).
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Old 09-18-2012, 07:14 PM   #82
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I don't think that's a fair assessment to make. If I'm short on cash, I'd typically neglect a cosmetic issue over a mechanical one. For example, I have some minor damage on my rear bumper from a while back - it really cannot be noticed from a distance, but it's damaged in such a way that would require replacing the bumper. It's just not a priority at the moment (I'd rather wait a while and take it to a great body shop than half ass it).
Guys...I absolutely agree. Only once it's on a lift can you really assess what kind of maintenance has been done. And, even then, it's a bit of a crapshoot cause you can't pull everything apart. Plus, everyone has their own level of tolerance to what is acceptable wear & tear (me, the 'buy' decision is a lot of 'gut instinct'...which can be harder on dealer owned cars since you can't talk to the PO). But like I said, everyone has their own comfort level....

I would be interested, tho, to see if/how it checks out....
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Old 10-06-2012, 11:29 PM   #83
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So i went and looked at this for a Florida fanatic a couple of weeks ago, and it really didn't look bad at all, i snapped some cell phone shots, and figured i would report back here, now that i know he doesn't want it.

Notice the VCG was recently replaced, and they used way too much rtv as you can see.

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Old 10-09-2012, 02:03 PM   #84
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So i went and looked at this for a Florida fanatic a couple of weeks ago, and it really didn't look bad at all, i snapped some cell phone shots, and figured i would report back here, now that i know he doesn't want it.
Did you drive it?

I wish my significant other would let me buy this...

Since there's no E46 M3 sedan this is pretty much my dream car. Maybe an M3 vert for the weekend ^_^
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Old 10-09-2012, 02:33 PM   #85
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Every day I'm on this board, I'm convinced more and more members just like to troll.
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Old 10-09-2012, 02:38 PM   #86
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I did not drive it, so I can not vouch for it, but I will say that the shifter felt nice and tight, which makes me want to refresh my shifter assembly.

I would buy it, if i were in the market, however, I doubt its even still on the lot.
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Old 10-09-2012, 04:45 PM   #87
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I did not drive it, so I can not vouch for it, but I will say that the shifter felt nice and tight, which makes me want to refresh my shifter assembly.

I would buy it, if i were in the market, however, I doubt its even still on the lot.
Well, the most recent refresh on craigslist is only 3 days ago...
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Old 10-09-2012, 04:51 PM   #88
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Every day I'm on this board, I'm convinced more and more members just like to troll.
Care to elaborate? Just not sure what you mean.

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Well, the most recent refresh on craigslist is only 3 ago...
Hmmm...
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Old 10-09-2012, 04:59 PM   #89
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Haha. I sold my Jet Black 2004 ZHP with 70k miles and 6MT for $7,900 about a year ago. Immaculate condition.
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Old 10-09-2012, 05:06 PM   #90
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Oh wow did they go overboard with the sealant hahaha. That looks terrible, but I'm sure it doesn't leak.
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Old 10-09-2012, 05:58 PM   #91
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Haha. I sold my Jet Black 2004 ZHP with 70k miles and 6MT for $7,900 about a year ago. Immaculate condition.
Trade-in or did you pawn it?

Needed that quick cash, eh?
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Old 10-09-2012, 06:10 PM   #92
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Trade-in or did you pawn it?

Needed that quick cash, eh?
Sold it to some punk kid (probably in high-school) on craigslist. Yes, I had a car deal pending and needed the cash for a 10% down payment before a check cashed.

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Old 10-09-2012, 06:22 PM   #93
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Haha. I sold my Jet Black 2004 ZHP with 70k miles and 6MT for $7,900 about a year ago. Immaculate condition.
That's awful man, I sold my 04 with 111k on the clock for $12k back in July.
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Old 10-09-2012, 10:36 PM   #94
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Haha. I sold my Jet Black 2004 ZHP with 70k miles and 6MT for $7,900 about a year ago. Immaculate condition.
Jeeze wish I picked that up lol!!! What a steal whoever got it.
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Old 10-10-2012, 10:39 AM   #95
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Haha. I sold my Jet Black 2004 ZHP with 70k miles and 6MT for $7,900 about a year ago. Immaculate condition.
What was his name and phone number I'm going to call and offer him 9K

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