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Old Thu, Feb-02-2017, 07:58:12 PM   #1
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Default FS: SoCal E36 M3 Sedan - Silver - Black Interior - 5 Speed

Year, Make, Model: 1998 BMW M3 Sedan
Location: Orange County, CA
Price: $7,800
Mileage: 162,000
Transmission: 5 Spd
Pictures: Below
Description and Mods: Stock
Any problems: No Major Issues
Contact Info: 949-291-o397 or PM

My WRX is my daily and this was supposed to be my weekend/fun car but I have been battling with my association and I have lost. In the end there's no way I can have 2 parking permits. Shame that the project never even got off the ground. I love this car and would definitely keep it if I had the space. Everything you have ever read about the E36 is true, it's a really special car. While not perfect, it's been a pleasure to own. Someday I'll buy another.

Car is stock except for a ZHP shift knob, window tint, and bluetooth CD player.

Comparable cars seem to go anywhere from 7.5-9k and I feel this is a fair price given the market. Trades not likely considered due to space issues.

Will happily provide VIN to serious potential buyers.

Pros -
* Rare m3/4/5 body style
* Practically bone stock unmolested car
* Black interior (rare)
* Loads of maintenance history from previous owner
* CLEAN TITLE
* All matching VIN #'s on panels
* No major dings/dents/scratches/etc
* Cooling system was redone around 100k miles, but at 162k now it's a good idea to think about it again soon to be safe
* All LED's and trip meters, climate control, etc. work perfectly
* Clutch grips well - No slipping - Can't find record of clutch replacement but it does not slip at all
* Passed CA smog with no trouble
* Brand new Falken Azenis FK450 A/S tires will be installed this week (3/2/17)
* New shifter bushings
* Just greased driver window tracks and it no longer takes forever to go up and down

Cons -
* Suspension and bushings could use refresh
* Headliner starting to sag a little bit (minor, just in the back)
* Driver seat has small tear, rest of leather is in pretty decent condition












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Old Tue, Feb-28-2017, 11:33:55 PM   #2
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Default Re: FS: SoCal E36 M3 Sedan - Silver - Black Interior - 5 Speed

Bump - Pics added
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Old Fri, Mar-03-2017, 01:14:20 AM   #3
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Default Re: FS: SoCal E36 M3 Sedan - Silver - Black Interior - 5 Speed

Is my asking price so unreasonable that nobody is even interested enough to ask questions? Kind of surprised by the lack of interest.
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Default Re: FS: SoCal E36 M3 Sedan - Silver - Black Interior - 5 Speed

The M3/4/5 is always popular.

2 general areas are hurting it.
First, the condition.
1 - seat hole - the right guy can sew in a used piece taken from some back seats.
2 - headliner and all that maintenance underneath.

Second, color.
Silver and Black exteriors are available by the truck-load.

Obviously, get as much as you can but realize, if you go spending $3,000 to fix those things, you'll only get about a 1/4 of that money back. Basically, don't touch it. The next guy will want something to do.
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Default Re: FS: SoCal E36 M3 Sedan - Silver - Black Interior - 5 Speed

Thanks for the feedback.

Seemed that when I was looking for this car silver and dove was really common, but silver with black interior and 5 speed was pretty rare. Especially with clean title.

Most of the others I've seen for sale have all been salvage title, or dove interior, badly modified with ghetto fender flares, or 190k+ miles. Even with its flaws I feel like this price is a pretty reasonable starting ask. Obviously it's OBO.
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Default Re: FS: SoCal E36 M3 Sedan - Silver - Black Interior - 5 Speed

Replaced shifter bushings last night - Shifts like new!
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Bump, new price.

$7,800 OBO

Tax man hit me hard this year.
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Default Re: FS: SoCal E36 M3 Sedan - Silver - Black Interior - 5 Speed

Nice sedan. Wish it were closer ! GLWS
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Nice sedan. Wish it were closer ! GLWS
Thanks man!

Would love to see the car go to a forum member/e36 enthusiast. Listed on craigslist too, but I really, really hate dealing with flakelist people. I get texts nearly every day but half of them are scams and the other half just want a bunch more pictures or to ask a hundred questions that I already answered in the original posting and then they never reply back. It's the best.
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Default Re: FS: SoCal E36 M3 Sedan - Silver - Black Interior - 5 Speed

Greased the driver window tracks and WOW it goes up and down at normal window speed again! Woo Hoo!

I've now fixed the majority of little issues that were bothering me on this car. She's ready for a new owner to bring her home!

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