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: Help requested. Considering buying a 99 M3 Vert

03-13-2008, 09:26 AM
Thanks for taking the time to read this.

I'm researching buying a used 99 BMW M3 Vert with 80,000 miles on it. Looks like its in good condition.

Here's my concern.

The car dealership dyed the leather. The car looks fantastic, but I've heard dye jobs don't last and can prove a nightmare. They use a local professional to dye some of their cars. He said the leather wasn't in bad condition (doesn't look so) but that their client base likes a car to look perfect... and how else do you do that with a 9 year old car? You dye the seats. Otherwise you'd pay thousands to reupolster.

Could anyone provide advice? Experiences? Etc? Should I avoid this situation or is it typical? I'm in the early stages of research and haven't done a PPI yet.

Thanks in advance!


03-22-2008, 08:23 AM
DONT GET So PICKY!!! it is a 9 yr old car if the motor has 80,000 on it and is in good condition, no accidents then jump on it be more worried about major accidents that have been hidden behind bodyshop work :thumbup: MPOWER

03-22-2008, 09:45 AM
ask for some sort of future warranty, if the dye starts wearing off.

04-01-2008, 08:11 PM
Get a pre-purchase inspection from an indpendent bmw shop. What else are they hiding?