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Narbeh07
10-19-2008, 10:47 PM
Well my old neighbor in burbank california is selling his estorill blue if thats how u spell it e36 m3 its a 1998 stick shift coupe.. He said 6500 with 125 thousand miles and i am wondering what could be wrong with it or what should i look for i thought since he was my neighborr he might give me a little heads up on whats wrongg but he said it is as it is so any advice or opinions? Would appreciate highly for all info

e30e
10-20-2008, 12:17 AM
Do a PPI for hundred bucks and ask for records

Mr.///Matt
10-20-2008, 08:21 AM
Im always in glendale... whats the guys name..... i might know him...

fun2drive
10-20-2008, 06:24 PM
Look at this site. It has detailed info to help you. I wish we had a location like this but this site is the best I know of.
http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum/showthread.php?t=379325

Narbeh07
10-20-2008, 09:00 PM
his name is ariel big guyy real big

Narbeh07
10-20-2008, 09:36 PM
So I checked it outt today and from what hes telling me and what i saw is that the motor has been changed out twice for some reason -_- but everything works perfect.. except the temperature guage doesint function and the air bag lights are on for 5 minutes while the car is on then shut off.. Also there are a 2 dents on in the back which isnt a biggy but a nasty one on a fender that needs fixing -_- other then that drives like a monster everythings perfect soo i told him I will let you kno but I am currently stuck would it be worth it ?? Is it worth the risk and the chance?

Mr.///Matt
10-21-2008, 08:31 AM
So I checked it outt today and from what hes telling me and what i saw is that the motor has been changed out twice for some reason -_- but everything works perfect.. except the temperature guage doesint function and the air bag lights are on for 5 minutes while the car is on then shut off.. Also there are a 2 dents on in the back which isnt a biggy but a nasty one on a fender that needs fixing -_- other then that drives like a monster everythings perfect soo i told him I will let you kno but I am currently stuck would it be worth it ?? Is it worth the risk and the chance?


hahahahahahahha ... i know that guy.... hes a cool guy.. but that car is a big time beater..... hes changed the motor like god knows how many times... i think it was due to mis shifting and the car is not estorilll blue .... its Avus Blue.

Mr.///Matt
10-21-2008, 08:37 AM
here check this out.... http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=304096&highlight= the price for it is 14 obo

willysully
10-21-2008, 08:54 AM
I think you may be paying to much considering the cosmetic condition.

Narbeh07
10-21-2008, 04:42 PM
yeaa i kno he changed the engine 2 times -_- first one was he down shifted going 100 to 2nd gear and yea.. so I dont know what to doo hes saying 6500 so yea im lost.. and cant find any other m3 that i can afford paying cash with and im sure no one will allow payments?

Brian McKinney
10-21-2008, 08:03 PM
then buy a 328is if you cant step up to an M3. take some weight out of it and drop a 3:46 limited slip diff into it and that wold be fun as heck to drive

Mr.///Matt
10-22-2008, 07:54 AM
^ nice.... :thumbup:

Mr.///Matt
10-22-2008, 07:55 AM
yeaa i kno he changed the engine 2 times -_- first one was he down shifted going 100 to 2nd gear and yea.. so I dont know what to doo hes saying 6500 so yea im lost.. and cant find any other m3 that i can afford paying cash with and im sure no one will allow payments?

get a loan.

Brian McKinney
10-22-2008, 01:37 PM
oh yeah 328is insurance is about 25% less too, do like ^ he said get a loan if you really want one. Peace out and good luck finding a bank that will loan you money for a 10+ year old sports car.

Narbeh07
10-22-2008, 05:49 PM
mhm yea your right about the loan ^ but the economys Effed . They dont even come close with giving out loans any more soo yea but do you guys think its worth the risk or like what is everyones opinion about this car?

Brian McKinney
10-22-2008, 10:24 PM
dont buy this car, the tranny is probably very weak and Lord knows what the suspension components are like. Seriously look for a 328is and put new gears and a performance chip on it, it will be quick enough for you

Mr.///Matt
10-23-2008, 09:45 AM
its up to you... its good for an e30 swap.... 24v. hahaa

xalapos
10-29-2008, 01:39 PM
i got a '96 m3 estoril blue for sale if you are interested......?i havent posted it anywhere yet, i have just told my friends to see if anyone they know wants it before i put online or paper....

Narbeh07
11-02-2008, 12:52 AM
im up for it but i live in LA ? -_- would that be a problem?

xalapos
11-03-2008, 01:03 PM
its on craigs list now....