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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 Wed, Oct-24-2007, 08:58:09 PM   #1
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How many people in here have M3s with more than 95K miles? Any big problems? I have 93,400 miles. I'm between selling my M3 and going to something newer but less expensive (mustang GT) or keeping my car and just maintaining it past 100K miles. My problem is that once I hit 100K miles im afraid I'll get $15K for the car. As it is, I'm not getting too many offers for $23.5K. I daily drive it. I would probably change exhaust and other things if I decide to keep it just so I dont get bored. So once again, worth keeping for another year and what problems would I encounter? Or just sell it now while I can?
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I think 100K M3's are still getting over $20K. I seriously doubt you'll have to settle for $15K at any point in the near future if the car is in good condition and you can prove proper maintenance.
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Old Wed, Oct-24-2007, 09:57:15 PM   #3
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I would add some stuff to keep things exciting. Its a great car...you will get bored of the mustang.

The used M3 aftermarket parts seem to keep amazingly high resale.

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Not that a Mustang isn't what it is, but if you love your M3, you're signing up for a very different car. The new ones (even the Shelbys) are solid rear dragsters. Competent and a straight line bargain. Nice looking. But not an M3.

I'm not saying don't do it and I don't want to turn this into a Mustang vs. M3 brawl (which is apples to oranges, IMO), but have you driven one?
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Old Wed, Oct-24-2007, 11:21:13 PM   #5
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Fix or repair daily!!!

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Keep it...i just bought one with 82,000 just gave it an valve adjusment, had an leak down test done and compression. numbers came back excellent...jsut have to maintain the car.
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i just hit 85k miles, and had to have the VANOS unit replaced (warranty covered it). Besides that I've had no issues with the car, and I track it very regularly (I'm also religious about my maintenence).

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If body and interior are still decent and you like the cars style it's a lot cheaper to repair than assume a new car loan payment. Insurance goes up as does your tag fee. Just some thoughts.

Although I would like a Saleen Extreme, 550 horses.
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I have 94K miles....the only thing I'm concerned about is my cat (cylinders 1-3). It's failing. It's thrown a PO420 code twice in the last month or so. I had the other one replaced under warranty. I'm hoping that BMW will cut me a deal since I asked them to replace both when the first one went bad since I knew it was probably just a matter of time before the other one failed. They refused. Oh well...maybe it's a good excuse to just install headers and race cats
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