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sigmund1 12-13-2012 11:25 PM

Opinions on these M3's
 
http://www.bmwofhoustonnorth.com/Veh...-TX/1884789893

http://www.bmwofhoustonnorth.com/Veh...-TX/1886064753

What would be fair offers on either of these? Going to look at both tomorrow, I think I like the coupe better but think the sedan will be more to my liking since newer with less miles. Is the back seat comfort comparable in both cars or do you give up some rear passenger space with the coupe?

nhman 12-14-2012 03:30 AM

OP, both vehicles are well optioned except the coupe doesn't have heated seats. Not sure if this is important to you are not. Both are being sold at retail without an extended warranty (doesn't need to be CPO). For the year and mileage on the coupe, I would want it. The sedan has the wood trim. Personal choice here. The sedan has had two previous owners. Why? Either vehicle I would offer below retail and ask the dealer to provide an extended warranty for the coupe.

MMME30W 12-14-2012 03:39 AM

Sedan is a ZCP...so besides 4 doors, they seem similar. OP - why are you cross shopping 4 vs. 2 door?

Good post by nhman, my thoughts run in same direction.

650 Ryder 12-14-2012 04:12 PM

OP......this seems to be a strange cross shop. You have a 13k difference in price and 2 doors vs. 4 doors.

sigmund1 12-15-2012 03:02 AM

I originally preferred the coupe personally but had a few guys tell me the sedan ir more livable with daily and easier to resell when that time comes because it appealed o a broader market. I know these are just opinions of three co workers but I thought I would ask here because typically I find forum members have better info that guys off the street. Plus all these guys drive sedans(745 and 2 drive 535's). The year and price difference is what I wanted to find out from you guys, is the newer one much different over the '09 and if so is it worth the money for the changes. Kinda like with any other vehicle where 2 years can mean a drastic difference either for better or worse.

On the dealership they had the black one there but the coupe was nowhere to be found but it did show in inventory, salesman said he thinks they recently shipped to another store here in town because they have been sitting on it awhile.

I was also curious if they have these cars priced high, I have found comparable '09s with similar mileage from $38k-$45k so I want to know what a fair offer would be. I think personally I want the coupe if history is clean and car looks to be in good shape.

I looked at one 2009 M3 that had 15k miles and 12 trips to the dealership for a check engine light issue that the dealer could never resolve. The salesman told me that all issues had been fixed and was perfect now but when he said they shipped the car back to the factory to get fixed I figured he was just trying to sell me a car. Found out later it was a California lemon law buy back vehicle that had found its way to Texas and felt like I was lucky I didnt purchase the vehicle. When looking at preowned cars I go over document I can find about the cars history to try and avoid as many potential problems as possible.

nhman 12-15-2012 04:42 AM

OP, to your point of value of M3 sedan vs. coupe, there were fewer sedans manufactured vs. coupes. I don't have the percentages but if I recall correctly, it is by a significant amount. The seems to be a demand for the sedans but same can be said of the coupes. IMO, go with the model that best meets your needs and/or desire. In general, the M3 will hold it's value. Both might take a depreciation hit depending on how the audience takes to the upcoming M3/M4.

jfox335i 12-15-2012 06:53 AM

Coupe's been sold. Makes the choice a little easier.

650 Ryder 12-15-2012 08:38 AM

OP there's a coupe at Momentum BMW............ http://www.momentumbmw.net/used/BMW/...6259feae30.htm .........good luck..............Phil

MMME30W 12-15-2012 11:11 AM

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Originally Posted by nhman (Post 7251111)
OP, to your point of value of M3 sedan vs. coupe, there were fewer sedans manufactured vs. coupes. I don't have the percentages but if I recall correctly, it is by a significant amount. The seems to be a demand for the sedans but same can be said of the coupes. IMO, go with the model that best meets your needs and/or desire. In general, the M3 will hold it's value. Both might take a depreciation hit depending on how the audience takes to the upcoming M3/M4.

About 15% of production when I looked for the last set of numbers, if I recall correctly.

Agree 100% with your points, though.

solstice 12-15-2012 11:39 AM

The coupe and vert are sexier and appeal to a broader audience. The young and single, women etc. On the other hand I think the sedan is to 99% bought by male car enthusiasts that are more likely to drive them daily,hold on to them longer and not dump them for the next hot thing which makes them even rarer on the "slightly used" market. So a coupe is easier to find a buyer for but the sedan is rarer, all in all it could be a wash. All are fantastic, if you often have rear seat passengers the sedan is better, if not the coupe is better looking. I love my sedan and I know I will get a strong trade-in when the time comes.

I agree with the earlier comment. A 2011 should not have 2 owners already waiting for a third. A buy back car?


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