BMW M3 Forum
BMW M3 Forum BMW M3 Gallery BMW M3 Reviews BMW M3 Social Groups BMW M3 Chat M3Forum Sponsors >>
Loading


Mobile M3forum
Go Back   BMW M3 Forum.com (E30 M3 | E36 M3 | E46 M3 | E92 M3 | F80/X) > BMW M3 Discussions > E90 M3 (Sedan) | E92 M3 (Coupe) | E93 M3 (Convertible) (2008-2013)
Tire Rack Buy Winter Tires Now!
Not a member? Register Now!
Register Gallery All Albums Garage Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Calendar FAQ

E90 M3 (Sedan) | E92 M3 (Coupe) | E93 M3 (Convertible) (2008-2013) {Engine: S65 - Max Hp: 414 hp (420 hp Euro) at 8,300 rpm / 295 lb/ft at 3,900 rpm}


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old Wed, Aug-19-2015, 05:23:01 PM   #1
Kprey
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Posts: 4
Reputation: 0 Kprey is on a distinguished road

United States




Default Looking at a 2013

Been lusting after an M3 for many years but always talked myself out of it, mostly because of the cost.
Last month I was browsing again and then actually got serious about looking for one.

Found a 2013 with a little under 9K miles. Checking the car fax I notice it got 2 oil/filter changes from the dealer. First at 1180 miles then again at 6785.
Having browsed this, and another M3 forum, I gathered that early oil changes were supposed to be a good thing.

So having left my psychic abilities in my other pants I thought I'd consult the collective brainpower on here for any insight. I'd like to think that the first owner was meticulous about maintenance, however, does anyone think 2 oil changes before 10K miles is a red flag?

Other than the 2 oil changes there isn't much else on the carfax, which I understand only contains what shops/dealers report to them anyway.

Thanks!
Jump to top Kprey is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Register now and remove these ads
Old Wed, Aug-19-2015, 09:44:38 PM   #2
EYEHAVEYOU
likes it raspy
 
EYEHAVEYOU's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 2,653
In the garage:
Reputation: 0 EYEHAVEYOU is on a distinguished road
Location: Manhattan

United States




Default Re: Looking at a 2013

The oil change around 1200 miles is after the break-in period, as prescribed by BMW, and it's good to see it being done. Near 7K sounds about right to me, most any enthusiast will change their Ms oil in the 5-7.5k mile range, none of this 15k business that BMW recommends to save money on their all-inclusive maintenance plans.

tl;dr - Not a red flag, if anything it's a positive sign
__________________

2005 M3 ZCP 6MT - Alpine White /// Imola Red
Jump to top EYEHAVEYOU is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Wed, Aug-19-2015, 09:46:32 PM   #3
pshep138
Registered User
 
pshep138's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Posts: 284
In the garage:
Reputation: 0 pshep138 is on a distinguished road
Location: Omaha

United States




Default Re: Looking at a 2013

No red flags here.
__________________


2005 BMW M3 /// AW/IR :: 6MT, some parts and stuff.

IG: @classyplasticlumber
Twitter: @preston_s
Jump to top pshep138 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Wed, Aug-19-2015, 11:18:33 PM   #4
Kprey
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Posts: 4
Reputation: 0 Kprey is on a distinguished road

United States




Default Re: Looking at a 2013

Thanks!

I feel my wallet getting lighter already.
Jump to top Kprey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Thu, Aug-20-2015, 12:58:09 AM   #5
Rez
Moderator
 
Rez's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Posts: 13,887
Reputation: 637 Rez has a reputation beyond reputeRez has a reputation beyond reputeRez has a reputation beyond reputeRez has a reputation beyond reputeRez has a reputation beyond reputeRez has a reputation beyond repute





Default Re: Looking at a 2013

Quote:
Originally Posted by EYEHAVEYOU View Post
The oil change around 1200 miles is after the break-in period, as prescribed by BMW, and it's good to see it being done. Near 7K sounds about right to me, most any enthusiast will change their Ms oil in the 5-7.5k mile range, none of this 15k business that BMW recommends to save money on their all-inclusive maintenance plans.

tl;dr - Not a red flag, if anything it's a positive sign
This...have not seen the car but certainly the oil change history is a good sign and what you hope and want to see in a well cared for car, go get it.
Jump to top Rez is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Thu, Aug-20-2015, 03:53:11 AM   #6
JTM09
10yr club.
 
JTM09's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 2,063
In the garage:
Reputation: 0 JTM09 is on a distinguished road

United States




Default Re: Looking at a 2013

No red flags but NEVER put all your trust in a carfax report no matter what it does (or doesn't) contain.

It's been said 1mil times ..get a PPI from a reputable source.
__________________
2006 IR ZCP 6MT/ TTFS / Euro headers / Euro sec 1 / CPI / Turner / Ground Control / Rogue / StopTech / Bimmerworld / K&N / Powerflex / Beisan / 330d shifter / Depo



2002 TiAg/Grey 6MT-sold
2006 AW/Cin (slick top) 6MT-sold
Jump to top JTM09 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Thu, Aug-20-2015, 04:01:02 AM   #7
12vElectronics
Registered User
 
12vElectronics's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 7,279
Reputation: 0 12vElectronics is on a distinguished road
Location: Western United States

United States




Default Re: Looking at a 2013

There's a recent thread in the Off Topic section that shows just how 'off' Carfax can be. Best bet is to get a PPI.
__________________
2006 Z4 Black/Black- Sold
2004 M3 Imola Red/Black- Sold
2005 M3 Alpine White/Gray- Sold
1999 M3 Alpine White/Mulberry- Sold
Jump to top 12vElectronics is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Thu, Aug-20-2015, 06:51:18 AM   #8
m3rxn
Registered User
 
m3rxn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 2,874
Reputation: 0 m3rxn is on a distinguished road
Location: southern Cali

United States




Default Re: Looking at a 2013

No red flags. What are specs of the 2013 ///M? color combo?
__________________

04 M3 Coupe, TiAg, 6MT , Black Nappa/VFE S/C stage I/ CDV delete/no sun roof/ Beisan Systems/ F10 M5 shift knob
07 335i Sedan, TiAg, steptronic/paddle,
Black Dakota/ZPP/ZSP/AA FMIC/GIAC S1/Ar OC/Ar OCC/ Forge DV/BMW PE/full M-tech
15 M4 Coupe,YMB, 6MT, extended Black Merino/carbon fiber/437M 19"s black alloys/LEDs/HK
Jump to top m3rxn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Thu, Aug-20-2015, 03:02:47 PM   #9
Kprey
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Posts: 4
Reputation: 0 Kprey is on a distinguished road

United States




Default Re: Looking at a 2013

Well, picked it up last night. Did the test drive in the afternoon, they tried to close the deal but I told them had to leave and would consult with wife and call them back.
Called them later in the evening and gave them my offer.
At first they didn't like it so I said "no problem, no deal". They call me back about 10 minutes later and try to haggle more but I stuck to my price and they grudgingly agreed asking me to come over to close the deal. Must have really wanted to get rid of the car. Hope that's not a bad sign!

2013 M3 with 9000 miles, spacegray with black interior DCT and competition and premium packages.
Body and interior in very good condition, but for some reason the hood latch won't release the hood. When I did the test drive it seemed like it was stuck so I had to pull up on the hood edge while the sales guy pulled the latch.

Oh well, I got it for slightly less than their asking price out the door so relatively speaking if this doesnt turn out to be a lemon I got a great deal!

By the way, had to do an errand today so stretched the legs. The car goes fast so quickly, easily and comfortably that it's a little disturbing. I have to keep watching the speedo so I don't get any tickets!

Last edited by Kprey; Sun, Aug-23-2015 at 01:01:08 PM.
Jump to top Kprey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Sat, Aug-22-2015, 01:06:23 AM   #10
Rez
Moderator
 
Rez's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Posts: 13,887
Reputation: 637 Rez has a reputation beyond reputeRez has a reputation beyond reputeRez has a reputation beyond reputeRez has a reputation beyond reputeRez has a reputation beyond reputeRez has a reputation beyond repute





Default Re: Looking at a 2013

Congrats! Where are the mandatory pics?
Jump to top Rez is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



All times are GMT. The time now is 11:53:26 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
M3Forum.com and M3forum.net is in no way sponsored, endorsed or affiliated by or with BMW NA / BMW AG or any of it's subsidiaries or vendors.
BMW and M3 (E90 M3 | E92 M3 | E93 M3 | E46 M3 | E36 M3 | E30 M3) are registered trademarks of BMW AG.
M3Forum Terms of Service
Copyright 1999-2014 M3Forum.com
Discussing If You have any Questions in regards to Individual Options.....Come on In in the E90 M3 (Sedan) | E92 M3 (Coupe) | E93 M3 (Convertible) (2008-2013) Forum - {Engine: S65 - Max Hp: 414 hp (420 hp Euro) at 8,300 rpm / 295 lb/ft at 3,900 rpm} at BMW M3 Forum.com (E30 M3 | E36 M3 | E46 M3 | E92 M3 | F80/X)