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Old 01-08-2010, 02:28 PM   #1
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White 04 M3 w/cinnamon interior


so i found this 04 white m3 with smg
43K miles for $23,800
michelin pilots w/rim
Angel eyes
love the color has navi and everything
its a clean title
is this good for a m3? ive never had one im not sure
i wanted a manual because ive drove one my whole life
but loved the smg so let me know your opinions

ONLY THIS THAT WORRYS ME IS THAT THE AUTOCHECK REPORT
SAYS "AUCTION ANNOUNCED AS FRAME DAMAGE"
BUT THE CARFAX IS CLEAN AND EVERYTHING
AND THEY GUARANTEE IT

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Old 01-08-2010, 02:32 PM   #2
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frame damage is no good...

i wonder if it is the subframe? Do the '04 M3s have the subframe issue?
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Old 01-08-2010, 02:40 PM   #3
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so i found this 04 white m3 with smg
43K miles for $21,000
michelin pilots w/rim
Angel eyes
love the color has navi and everything
its a clean title
is this good for a m3? ive never had one im not sure
i wanted a manual because ive drove one my whole life
but loved the smg so let me know your opinions

ONLY THIS THAT WORRYS ME IS THAT THE AUTOCHECK REPORT
SAYS "AUCTION ANNOUNCED AS FRAME DAMAGE"
BUT THE CARFAX IS CLEAN AND EVERYTHING
AND THEY GUARANTEE IT
Never, ever trust carfax.

Their guarantee is probably "sue away"
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Old 01-08-2010, 02:42 PM   #4
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Check the production date of the car (driver's side door), if it's an early production (first half of 2004) then I would be worried about the subframe issue. Whatever you do, get a PPI (pre purchase inspection) at a dealer or someone who knows BMWs well. $21K is a good price if it got no issues.

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Old 01-08-2010, 03:18 PM   #5
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Carfax isn't accurate. I learned the hard way.
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Old 01-08-2010, 03:45 PM   #6
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If there's any doubt in your mind about it, don't do it. There are plenty of M3s in the world. Don't jump on one that might be a money pit.
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Old 01-08-2010, 03:56 PM   #7
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If there's any doubt in your mind about it, don't do it. There are plenty of M3s in the world. Don't jump on one that might be a money pit.
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Old 01-08-2010, 04:02 PM   #8
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thanks everyone
so today i went with him to bmw and got the car checked out
there is no fame damage of any sort
but now he raised the price to $24
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Old 01-08-2010, 04:05 PM   #9
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I had the SAME FRACKING problem with Carfax. After an autocheck a few months ago, I found out the SAME FREAKING THING. Frame damage or not, it was listed very clearly on the autocheck.

F@#K carfax.
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Old 01-08-2010, 06:04 PM   #10
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If I were you, I walk away instantly, I don't want to deal with the guy who raised the price after having sub frame checked out, there are plenty M3 out there, be patient and you will find a good one with good price.
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Old 01-08-2010, 06:36 PM   #11
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alphavortex oh really what did you do then?
im debating between this car or a 2008 350z with 20k miles
i really want the m3 but im not even sure what to do
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