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Old 09-22-2009, 09:46 PM
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Need your opinion on 98 M3

So I have a second car 2002 BMW 525i Sport & Premium package with 109k miles for sale right now on eBay - immaculate condition/everything perfect.
Today this guy contacted me and offered his 98 M3 as a trade. From the pictures it looks like awsome car with 124k He told me he has is for sale at $10700 which I thisnk is toooo much. I also asked for the service records.

I want to get around 9500 for my 525i.

What do you think - I'd like to trade but not sure how much cash to ask from him??? What would you do?

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Old 09-22-2009, 10:03 PM
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The E36 M3 is a good car. Fun to drive, at least as if not more reliable than the E39, and the 4 door version is more rare. Good color combo too. Odds are it's a 5 speed, but I'd double check to make sure as they were available in auto. The questions would be is he selling it because there is some big work needed soon?
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Old 09-22-2009, 10:06 PM
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The Estoril Blue and Dove Grey Interior are a great color combo! One of my favorites for the E36 M3's. Based on the asking price and the mileage similar M3's in my area are getting anywhere from $9K to $12K based on the condition, mods, etc.

I don't know what your E39 looks like, but you are going to be lucky to get $9,500 out of it. I had a 2002 530i Dinan S1 with 92,000 miles that came with 2 sets of OEM wheels and I was barely able to get $8,000 out of it. But I guess it depends on your market and finding the right buyer.

Anyways good luck!
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It looks like this is Auto M3 but that is ok because my wife will be driving it. I also love the color combo.

Last week I got 9K offer on my 525 but decided not to sell

Now when I saw that M3 I really want it. Will see how the guy responds to all my questions. At NJ Manheim this M3 will be around 6K but its really hard to find that color combo.

Would be a nice addition to my grey/green X5
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Old 09-23-2009, 01:55 AM
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for those kind of savings you can be patient. that color combo will come through Manheim somewhere and you can have it shipped for cheap...
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Philly......wow .....the M3 is a Beauty.....

I remember my Senior year in college ......that was the exact car that I had my eye on.....a fellow student had a 96 in white......2 door...just immaculate and awesome...

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Old 09-23-2009, 01:21 PM
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Yes, this car looks sharp I just hope the owner has service records for it.
If I get it will be my weekend toy

So what would you guys pay for such a car (with service records)???
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Old 09-23-2009, 03:04 PM
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i love that car. I had a 1994 Hellrot 325i (sold it only withy 75k miles to a fellow car enthusiast). the e36 are the best, very reliable. The only big problems i had with my e36 was the AC was constantly being fixed. Otherwise, mechanically it was great!

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Now you guys are really making me miss my old 325is I sold to a friend of mine... Not only does he still owe me $2000 on it but he wrecked the front end just bad enough to need a bumper, hood radiator support and condensor.......... I miss the old girl, black interior, 5 speed w/fidanza lightweight aluminum flywheel and M3 clutch, M3 front bumper (old one was cracked) full stainless exhaust including long tube headers, dinan chip and CAI intake, 18" black center wheels from lakeshorewheelandtire.com, black housing LED tails etc. etc. etc.



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Old 09-23-2009, 09:16 PM
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weasel, nice 325. those cars are the best
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