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Old 05-20-2017, 09:36 AM   #1
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Not sure if this goes here, but can I get a consult on price?

Looking for an SMG Convertible. Found a one-owner, carbon black metallic over cinnamon 2003.5 'vert in Boston with 75K miles and full BMW service history. Options include cold weather, HK, nav, Inspection II done about 10K ago, and driven 1000 miles in the past three years. Garaged its whole life, but likely driven in the winters.

I got the owner down to $9.5K from $13K, but comes with both 19"s and 17"s (on the car now), and I think I can sell the 17"s for about $500. Net cost of $9K, but not sure I can get him much lower.

Here's the bad stuff.

As an idea of the kind of owner it has, oil is 1000 miles and three years old. It's got two run flats and two regulars on 17" rims the guy downgraded to for ride purposes and to put all seasons on it. Last recorded maintenance is two years and 800 miles ago.

-Bit of surface rust underneath, but nothing awful
-Subframe needs to be reinforced -- PPI said it's not that bad but needs work
-SMG shifts are slipping by about 500rpms on upshifts, PPI thought it was the clutch but I don't think they actually tried applying power in gear and breaking to see what happened
-Right quarter panel needs body work, was probably sideswiped though owner says he hit it on his garage. Either way, he paid a guy to fix it on the street for $500, and I've got at least one quote saying it needs $2500 to look right (pictures follow)
-19" rims, which I'd get in the sale, need new tires
-Airbag ECU needs to be replaced, due to a bad jump
-Driver side mirror is loose and delaminating
-Water pump's never been done, and serpentine belt is 10k miles and 5 years old (though looks good)
-Although valves were adjusted and Insp. II and no Vanos codes, given how he maintained it who knows
-No major leaks, clean interior

I'm guessing I should run, right? This kind of feels like a rescue dog, and I want to love it, but I'm getting a bit nervous that this particular one will bite. It'd be my first ///M, so I'm very excited to get one, but don't want emotion to cloud my judgement. If I could benefit from your collective wisdom on this, I'd be forever in your debt
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Old 05-20-2017, 11:03 AM   #2
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Keep looking.
03 E46 M3 Cab Carbon Black/Black
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