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Old 12-22-2012, 09:27 AM
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Originally Posted by icucmeuc View Post
... 1999 BMW Z3 M in Astral Blue... offered $15K... 15,000 miles... top is in perfect shape. Other than the last couple months the car has been garaged and covered, never driven winters, owner has all service receipts... It's a beautiful car... (it has blue color keyed interior...
You don't mention a CarFax, the interior, the engine compartment, what the records indicated, or how the car drove. But I assume those are all great.

In October at dealers I looked at:
* 2000 Z3 M with 60,000 miles and good CarFax for $12,000. Passed because it was not pristine, too fast, and had a clunk in the rear suspension.
* 2003 Z3 2.3 with hardtop and 35,000 miles and a serious accident on its CarFax, for $13,000. I offered $10,000 because of history, wet seat and floor, and cloudy rear window. Offer not accepted.
* 2004 Z4 2.5 with 20,000 miles for $20,000. I didn't want to spend that much.
* 1997 Z3 1.9 with 32,000 miles and good CarFax, first leased in Mobile and then owned by an 80-year-old until recently, very pristine, for $12,000. I bought it.

Sounds like you found an unusually nice car at a good price.
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