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Old 04-13-2012, 06:50 PM   #1
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Hard Decision .. wat u guys think?

so i have a 2000 323ci 5 speed .. i have owned it for about a year.. got some bbs wheels. i lowered on h&r springs. hids. m3 spoiler look n so.... bt today this guy is teasing in selling me his 330ci .. i really love my 323 but i always wanted more HP on my engine so i dont know if i should buy it or not. my car its cleaner than the 330 . but of course the 330 its a beast hard decision
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Old 04-13-2012, 07:03 PM   #2
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What year is the 330, manual, maintenance done, etc?
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Old 04-13-2012, 07:05 PM   #3
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he dosnt have any mantanaince records. it needs few details. all stock 5 speed
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Old 04-13-2012, 07:36 PM   #4
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Old 04-13-2012, 08:06 PM   #5
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Old 04-13-2012, 08:07 PM   #6
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Old 04-13-2012, 08:10 PM   #7
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so i have a 2000 323ci 5 speed .. i have owned it for about a year.. got some bbs wheels. i lowered on h&r springs. hids. m3 spoiler look n so.... bt today this guy is teasing in selling me his 330ci .. i really love my 323 but i always wanted more HP on my engine so i dont know if i should buy it or not. my car its cleaner than the 330 . but of course the 330 its a beast hard decision
lol first time I've heard that one. They are AWESOME cars.
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Old 04-13-2012, 08:18 PM   #8
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So I'm assuming the car is free?
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Old 04-13-2012, 08:56 PM   #9
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So I'm assuming the car is free?
for a 11 years old car, that milage is pretty decent.
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Old 04-13-2012, 08:57 PM   #10
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so i'm assuming the car is free?
free? How can it be free?
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for a 11 years old car, that milage is pretty decent.
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free? How can it be free?
I was being sarcastic because he didn't state the price of the car.
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Old 04-13-2012, 09:21 PM   #12
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i was being sarcastic because he didn't state the price of the car.
$6500
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Old 04-13-2012, 09:28 PM   #13
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Not a bad price, but there are some pretty big unknowns without maintenance records - has the subframe been checked, was the overboosted steering rack replaced?

Have any of the standard fail-components been replaced? FCABs, camshaft sensors, cooling system etc. You'd need to be sure to take it to a really knowledgeable mechanic for a thorough PPI for sure.
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Old 04-13-2012, 09:41 PM   #14
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$6500
That's a pretty good price.

Have it checked out for major issues like subframe.
Even if the FCABs or other small wear and tear items need replaced it's still a good deal. If you put $1000 into maintenance (cooling system overhaul, VCG, FCAB, OFHG, etc.) it would be good to go for many more miles, that is if it doesn't have sever damage like sub frame or warped head from over heating.
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That's a pretty good price.

Have it checked out for major issues like subframe.
Even if the FCABs or other small wear and tear items need replaced it's still a good deal. If you put $1000 into maintenance (cooling system overhaul, VCG, FCAB, OFHG, etc.) it would be good to go for many more miles, that is if it doesn't have sever damage like sub frame or warped head from over heating.

NO demage at all, just need to replaced some bulbs for the blinker, blinkers looking kinna foggy, small tear on interior pass seat and rear saat, all stock! good clutch,, all electronics are properly working
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Old 04-13-2012, 09:49 PM   #16
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My 323ci is looking way cleaner than the 330ci tho
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Old 04-13-2012, 09:53 PM   #17
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Old 04-13-2012, 09:57 PM   #18
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My 323ci is looking way cleaner than the 330ci tho
Cosmetics are not important at this point. The wheels can be put on the 330 and it will look just as good. What's important is that the car is mechanically sound.

If you say it is then I say go for it. It's definitely a nice upgrade from a 323 that's for sure!

Edit: Just saw the pics of the 330. Looks pretty good except for the big gap between the fender and bumper and those hideous pedals.
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Cosmetics are not important at this point. The wheels can be put on the 330 and it will look just as good. What's important is that the car is mechanically sound.

If you say it is then I say go for it. It's definitely a nice upgrade from a 323 that's for sure!
yeah i know but i have put alot into my car and its going to be alot of work lol to swap all th stuff such as rims, coilovers, led taillights, rear spoiler, i just put brand new tires , on mine 323ci , new slotted rotors. new pads, new tune up, oil change, shocks struts ..
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Old 04-13-2012, 10:14 PM   #20
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I saw that ad. Please don't buy it from that guy. he doesn't know what he's talking about. i was a total douche to him last night and told him to edit his ad. He claimed he had a chip and made 275 hp and that m3's came supercharged. :shifty: I had to tell him to stop false advertising. I'll provide pics of the texts if you like. I just wouldn't trust this guy.

Edit: Plus it seems he has little education when reading his grammar/ spelling
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