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Old 12-17-2009, 06:01 PM
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Noob Help deciding which e46 to buy

Ok I've been looking for some time now and have narrowed it down to 2 choices.

1. 2001 e46 m3 with 53k mi. 6MT. Price: 19000
Carbon Black with Imola Red interior.
All service done at BMW dealership done as dealer recommended. All recall repairs completed. Insp. 1 and 2 done. 18" factory wheels. Only concern is a few clear-coat scratches that are fairly noticeable one the nose of the car and one on the driver side door. Next, the wheels are a little bit curbed but nothing major. Also, does not have the OEM front strut brace standard because it is an 01. Tires are not brand new but are fairly new.

2. 2002 e46 M3 with 47k mi. 6MT. Price: 23500
All service done at BMW dealership done as dealer recomended. All recall repairs completed. Insp. 1 and 2 done. 19" CSL wheels. Car is in pristine condition, paint is excellent. Wheels are flawless, no curbing at all. New rear tires.

Basically, is it worth spending the extra money to get the 2002 because it is a year younger, has nearly 6000 less miles, 19" CSL wheels that I will wind up buying eventually anyway ( I believe they are nearly 1500$? is that correct?) plus I will need to purchase new tires to fit the new wheels, has the front strut brace (about $350), and does not need any paint work done (not sure how much to reclear-coat the hood and driver side door but I am sure its not cheap).
I believe that all of these extras make the the 2002 a better buy but I am curious what yall think. Thanks for the help!
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Old 12-18-2009, 10:34 PM
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no1 has any advice... guess im just an idiot
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Old 12-18-2009, 10:45 PM
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no1 has any advice... guess im just an idiot
You seem to have already made your decision, go for door number 2, the 2002 model.

Perhaps you can get a better price on it.
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Old 12-20-2009, 11:04 PM
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2. 2002 e46 M3 with 47k mi. 6MT. Price: 23500
All service done at BMW dealership done as dealer recomended. All recall repairs completed. Insp. 1 and 2 done. 19" CSL wheels. Car is in pristine condition, paint is excellent. Wheels are flawless, no curbing at all. New rear tires.
If I were you, I'd get this one.
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Old 12-20-2009, 11:29 PM
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thank you guys! i already "knew" that was the 1 to get but it feels good getting that positive reinforcement, ya know?
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