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E46 M3 (2001-2006) Engine: S54 - Max Hp: 333 hp at 7,900 rpm / 262 lb/ft at 4,900 rpm
Total Produced: 45,000+ - Years Produced: 2001 to 2006.


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Old Sat, Jun-03-2017, 02:48:45 AM   #1661
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I'd pick the one with the most detailed records, forget about mods or wheels. Run an autocheck on both, it can sometimes show things carfax won't. Bottom line: a private seller with detailed maintenance was my number one deciding factor. Have all cars inspected by an independent that knows these cars. Don't take a dealer or private sellers words even if it's a BMW dealer or technician selling. The big 3 have to checkout: subframe, rod bearings, and VANOS.

First car: what has been done beyond warranty maintenance? If no records exist beyond this walk away. If records are there and PPI checks out, this one sounds better due to mileage and less mods. With the extra 3k IMO with good PPI and records.

The second one seems to have been maintained but it's due for another inspection 1/2 by 103k. Expect this mileage to present some maintenance items like cooling system or Rtabs if they haven't been done. Mods don't help this one either but that's my personal opinion.

Have 2-3k ready for any of these cars. I've spent $3800 in my first year of ownership. I bought a 73k mile well maintained car that had all records.

Good luck with your search. Feel free to PM me with more questions, I spent way to much time researching my purchase and still do watch the market. This forum has all the info you need to know to make a well informed decision. These aren't the only 2 out there, be patient.
Thank you so much. Yeah i will be visiting the person tomorrow and he has 2 - 3 vehicles with him (independent seller) and based on what i have gathered so far from the posts here I will probably pick the one with most detailed service records for the PPI. The only concern with both the vehicle is that the car fax shows that they have failed emissions test and cleared them in a few days when their registrations were renewed. Being a new comer to this thread it is little difficult to post a WTB and I wish i could source one from enthusiasts here. Both the cars have some gaps (around 10k miles) in service records (as per the service records that were sent to me by the seller) I have set aside some amount (around 3k) for maintenance / work after i get the car. Thanks again.
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Old Sat, Jun-03-2017, 03:00:18 AM   #1662
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Default E46 M3 Market Sales Tracker: Please Report Your Purchase or Sale!

Where have the cars been located most of the mileage? Mine failed GA emissions a lot in its history. Coils were the culprit.

So the same guy has both cars? Hmm.

Send me PMs for a convo, I don't want to flood this thread with back and forth.
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Old Sat, Jun-03-2017, 03:55:30 AM   #1663
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Are you the Buyer or Seller?:Buyer
Model Year: 2002
Mileage: 94300
Coupe or Convertible?:Coupe
Exterior Color: Carbon Black
Interior Color: Black Leather
Manual or SMG?:SMG
Major Options: Harman Cardon
Under Warranty? (if yes, please indicate type and remaining coverage):NO
Overall Condition (Excellent, Good, Fair, Poor):Excellent
Any unusual items that affected value?: None
With Whom Did You Complete the Sale? (Private, BMW Dealership, Other Dealership, Auction):Private Party
How Did You Find Seller/Buyer?:Craigslist

Sale Location (City, State): San Diego, CA
Sale Date (Month, Year): 06/17
Seller Asking Price: $11K
Final Sales Price (amount seller received): $11K
Est. Published Value, if known (KBB, Edmunds TMV, NADA, etc.): KBB say 12.5K, NADA says 11.5K
Other Comments (amount of time in the market, successful negotiating tactics, words of advice, pictures, etc.): I message seller two weeks prior but wasn't sure at that moment. Continued to search and found another car about 100 miles north and checked it out. That car had a few issues that were concerning plus it the seller wanted more, so I passed on that car. Call the original guy and met him 2 hours later and the car was in excellent condition. No negotiating needed. Drove the car about 600 miles home and and it ran like a charm.
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Old Sat, Jun-03-2017, 05:22:20 PM   #1664
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Are you the Buyer or Seller?:Buyer
Model Year: 2005
Mileage: 82k
Coupe or Convertible?:Coupe
Exterior Color: Alpine White
Interior Color: Black Leather
Manual or SMG?:SMG
Major Options: ZCP
Under Warranty?: NO
Overall Condition (Excellent, Good, Fair, Poor):Excellent
Any unusual items that affected value?: None
With Whom Did You Complete the Sale? (Private, BMW Dealership, Other Dealership, Auction):Private Party
How Did You Find Seller/Buyer?:http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showthread.php?t=582800
Sale Location (City, State): Calabasas, CA
Sale Date (Month, Year): 05/17
Seller Asking Price: $20.5K
Final Sales Price (amount seller received): $20.5K
Est. Published Value, if known: not known
Other Comments: Car needed some love such as;
-Surface scratches all over (paint correction performed by www.thecarconnoisseur.com)
-The right kidney grill was being held together with duct tape. (replaced)
-Front center grill broken (replaced)
-Rear tires were 285 and could not accelerate without rubbing. (Purchased 265s)
-Front/Rear tires also mismatched brands (purchased PS4S for all corners)
-Front spacers too big and tires rub during hard cornering (new lugs to remove spacer)
-A-Pillar upholstery sagging, steering wheel alcantera worn, cup holder worn (ordered or replaced)
-Car is too slow and HKS suspension seen better days (replaced with new KW V3)
-Strut brace broken (new ordered)

Overall the car was in pretty good shape. I would have beaten seller down in price had I known off all the issues. I purchased car sight unseen (had friend in area give quick glance) and didn't ask about those issues, so it's my fault as much as sellers. I am happy with the car and can't wait to have all the little issues addressed. It is exactly what I wanted spec wise aside from wishing it didn't have NAV or sunroof.

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Old Tue, Jun-06-2017, 02:53:12 PM   #1665
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Are you the Buyer or Seller?: Buyer
Model Year: 2004
Mileage: 136,XXX
Coupe or Convertible?: Coupe
Exterior Color: Mystic Blue
Interior Color: Black
Manual or SMG?: Manual
Major Options: H/K sound, sunroof, Cold Weather package
Under Warranty? (if yes, please indicate type and remaining coverage): hahaha
Overall Condition (Excellent, Good, Fair, Poor): Good
Any unusual items that affected value?: Subframe reinforced, coolant system overhauled, VANOS done (Beisan). Also, included in the sale: 17" winter wheels+Blizzaks, extra pair of rotors, 3 full sets of different brake pads, 6 new Bosch injectors, and a slew of OE parts (taillights, corners, etc.)
With Whom Did You Complete the Sale? (Private, BMW Dealership, Other Dealership, Auction): Private
How Did You Find Seller/Buyer?: Craigslist

Sale Location (City, State): Chicago, IL
Sale Date (Month, Year): June, 2017
Seller Asking Price: $16,400
Final Sales Price (amount seller received): $14,350
Est. Published Value, if known (KBB, Edmunds TMV, NADA, etc.): I don't know
Other Comments (amount of time in the market, successful negotiating tactics, words of advice, pictures, etc.):

Advice: "Subframe reinforced" (even with TMS plates!) does NOT mean it is completely FIXED!!!
I have (minor) additional cracking near the left subframe mount point that was discovered during the PPI. I'm going to take it to a place here locally that I trust to have them fully address any further issues.

Advice: Please choose your welder based on their quality of work and reputation, not solely based on their price!
Whoever did this subframe reinforcement didn't seem to give a F&%k about the sound dampening material, plastic clips, trim pieces, etc., or general cleanliness and tidiness of appearance of the interior afterward.

Advice: "AC could use a charge" means that the AC doesn't work... at all. *sigh*

Advice: "I am an automotive enthusiast" means that the person likes cars, but doesn't necessarily mean they know how to properly maintain them.
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Old Thu, Jun-08-2017, 07:20:47 AM   #1666
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Are you the Buyer or Seller?: Seller
Model Year: 2002
Mileage: 176,741
Coupe or Convertible?: Coupe
Exterior Color: silver
Interior Color: Black
Manual or SMG?: Manual
Major Options: sunroof
Under Warranty? (if yes, please indicate type and remaining coverage): nope
Overall Condition (Excellent, Good, Fair, Poor): Excellent
Any unusual items that affected value?: small subframe floor cracks, 1 accident on carfax (cosmetic damage only)
With Whom Did You Complete the Sale? (Private, BMW Dealership, Other Dealership, Auction): Private
How Did You Find Seller/Buyer?: Craigslist

Sale Location (City, State): Los Angeles. CA
Sale Date (Month, Year): June, 2017
Seller Asking Price: $12,000
Final Sales Price (amount seller received): $10,000
Est. Published Value, if known (KBB, Edmunds TMV, NADA, etc.): about $8,500
Other Comments (amount of time in the market, successful negotiating tactics, words of advice, pictures, etc.): car was on the market for one week
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Old Fri, Jun-09-2017, 11:42:05 AM   #1667
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Are you the Buyer or Seller?:Buyer
Model Year: 2004
Mileage: 48,124
Coupe or Convertible?:Coupe
Exterior Color: Silver
Interior Color: Red Leather
Manual or SMG?:SMG
Major Options: Harman Kardon, 6 disk,
Under Warranty? (if yes, please indicate type and remaining coverage):NO
Overall Condition (Excellent, Good, Fair, Poor):Excellent
Any unusual items that affected value?: None
With Whom Did You Complete the Sale? (Private, BMW Dealership, Other Dealership, Auction):Private Party
How Did You Find Seller/Buyer?:Ebay, after auction ended

Sale Location (City, State): Seabrook, TX
Sale Date (Month, Year): 06/17
Seller Asking Price: Auction
Final Sales Price (amount seller received): $16K
Est. Published Value, if known (KBB, Edmunds TMV, NADA, etc.): NADA retail $18,025
Other Comments (amount of time in the market, successful negotiating tactics, words of advice, pictures, etc.): Auction ended, high bidder didn't take the car, I called and talked with seller, a definite car guy like me. Only negative I don't have much in the way of records. With 48K I decided to go for it. Car is absolutely perfect inside and out. Never even been driven in the rain. Going to BMW next week to get a print out of all work done previously, and get quotes on doing a level 2 service on it. Still would have rather had a manual. I'll keep looking as I imagine my investment is safe.

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Old Tue, Jun-13-2017, 06:29:03 PM   #1668
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Are you the Buyer or Seller?: buyer
Model Year: 2003.5
Mileage: 79.6k
Coupe or Convertible?: coupe
Exterior Color: carbon black
Interior Color: black
Manual or SMG?: 6mt
Major Options: mk4 nav, cold weather package, harmon kardon audio
Under Warranty? (if yes, please indicate type and remaining coverage): no
Overall Condition (Excellent, Good, Fair, Poor):good+
Any unusual items that affected value?: guy didnt have room for it in his garage anymore after taking euro delivery of his 440
With Whom Did You Complete the Sale? (Private, BMW Dealership, Other Dealership, Auction): private
How Did You Find Seller/Buyer?: local bmw mechanic let me know about the car

Sale Location (City, State): omaha, nebraska
Sale Date (Month, Year): 4/2017
Seller Asking Price: $ he wanted near kbb
Final Sales Price (amount seller received): $ 10,000
Est. Published Value, if known (KBB, Edmunds TMV, NADA, etc.): $ 11.5 kbb, nada 8k
Other Comments (amount of time in the market, successful negotiating tactics, words of advice, pictures, etc.):
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Old Tue, Jun-13-2017, 06:34:34 PM   #1669
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Are you the Buyer or Seller?: buyer
Model Year: 2003.5
Mileage: 79.6k
Coupe or Convertible?: coupe
Exterior Color: carbon black
Interior Color: black
Manual or SMG?: 6mt
Major Options: mk4 nav, cold weather package, harmon kardon audio
Under Warranty? (if yes, please indicate type and remaining coverage): no
Overall Condition (Excellent, Good, Fair, Poor):good+
Any unusual items that affected value?: guy didnt have room for it in his garage anymore after taking euro delivery of his 440
With Whom Did You Complete the Sale? (Private, BMW Dealership, Other Dealership, Auction): private
How Did You Find Seller/Buyer?: local bmw mechanic let me know about the car

Sale Location (City, State): omaha, nebraska
Sale Date (Month, Year): 4/2017
Seller Asking Price: $ he wanted near kbb
Final Sales Price (amount seller received): $ 10,000
Est. Published Value, if known (KBB, Edmunds TMV, NADA, etc.): $ 11.5 kbb, nada 8k
Other Comments (amount of time in the market, successful negotiating tactics, words of advice, pictures, etc.):
Helluva deal.
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Helluva deal.
^^^ THIS!

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