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E90/E92/E93 M3 (2008 - 2014)
4th generation E90 M3 sedan, E92 M3 coupe and E93 M3 convertible. The last of the naturally aspirated M3s, powered by a 4.0 liter V8 making 414hp and 295 lb-ft of torque.

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Old 03-05-2012, 05:30 PM
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M3: 2010 or 011? Help please

Hi guys ! I live in LA

Currently own an 07-328i with 41000 miles on it - & obviously no warranty.

I want to buy an 010 or 011 m3 coupe (carbon fiber roof: enhanced sound systems : premium package : is a must for me )

What are my best options here :

1. Trade in my 328i for 16-18k and buy a used "clean carfax - 12-18000 miles driven m3 -2010 or 2011 or even an 09 from anywhere in the US - any dealer ?

2. Is there a big difference between 09-010 and 011 models for m3 ? Please advice

3. Selling my car independently ?

What should I do ?

Perhaps what are the costs of owning an m3 apart from a low mpg of 18-20 ?

Any specific engine/'maintenance costs ? I am sure I will be out of warranty soon on 09 and 010 by 014 - that's ok though !

Please advice experts !

Thanks :-)
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Old 03-05-2012, 06:07 PM
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3. You will always make more selling it yourself.

Regarding mpg, dont expect 18-20 unless most of your driving is interstate, no traffic. In 3 1/2years, I have never gotten better than 14 mpg in town.

Maintenance is mostly oil changes yearly (or more if you desire) and brake fluid flush every 2 years. Every ~33-36k miles, there is a bigger ticket maintenance that includes plugs, diff fluid, and manual trans fluid.
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Old 03-05-2012, 08:28 PM
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K well - with my 328i it hasnt been much in terms of maintenance - I know we are talking different worlds here - but with the power of m - I guess I have to live with the 14 mpg ;-( but when I will push the throttle - I will smile :-)
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Old 03-06-2012, 08:38 AM
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If you are looking at an '11, do some research on the changes that happened mid-model year. There were different packages offered and starting with Sept 2010 production iDrive equipped cars came with the combox which provides some different functions in iDrive such as album art being displayed while using an iPod.
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Old 03-06-2012, 08:50 AM
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K well - with my 328i it hasnt been much in terms of maintenance - I know we are talking different worlds here - but with the power of m - I guess I have to live with the 14 mpg ;-( but when I will push the throttle - I will smile :-)
Oh yeh, it will make you smile. I love Spring and Fall. Roll your window down and listen as you accelerate up to 7k rpm and row the gears. Damn, I live for that.

Maintenance will be more expensive when out of warranty, but like I said, the bigger costs will only be every few years, depending on your mileage. Warranty-wise, the only issue I have had in 3 1/2 years of ownership is the iDrive knob came off. I could've just glued it back on but since it was still under warranty, I had them replace it.
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Old 03-06-2012, 03:15 PM
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There shouldn't be any major mechanical difference between the model years you mentioned. I did notice a minor difference in the clutch engagement feel between an earlier model years and my MY11.5.

There are a few option changes that went in (e.g. the new high def Nav unit went in for MY09, the combox for MY11.5, new interior two-tone leather options for My11.5, etc.)

I am not sure why the Prem Pkg is a must, but you should check out the actual optional contents as the packages got reorganized over the years. I would personally not consider it a must (e.g. power seats are nice but I could easily live without them).

Obviously, if you can sell your current car independently, it should net you the most amount of money, but some (myself included) will consider the difference worth it due to convenience of not having to deal with all the nutjobs/tirekickers.

Also, don't count too much on Carfax; get it checked out by a mechanic you trust for any mechanical or structural issues.


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Hi guys ! I live in LA

Currently own an 07-328i with 41000 miles on it - & obviously no warranty.

I want to buy an 010 or 011 m3 coupe (carbon fiber roof: enhanced sound systems : premium package : is a must for me )

What are my best options here :

1. Trade in my 328i for 16-18k and buy a used "clean carfax - 12-18000 miles driven m3 -2010 or 2011 or even an 09 from anywhere in the US - any dealer ?

2. Is there a big difference between 09-010 and 011 models for m3 ? Please advice

3. Selling my car independently ?

What should I do ?

Perhaps what are the costs of owning an m3 apart from a low mpg of 18-20 ?

Any specific engine/'maintenance costs ? I am sure I will be out of warranty soon on 09 and 010 by 014 - that's ok though !

Please advice experts !

Thanks :-)
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Old 03-06-2012, 05:39 PM
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Yeah guys - so I am hearing a consensus here that I should sell off mine 07 328i by myself !

Issues:
1. A 75 yr old grandma bumped in a little from the rear back in 010 winters - no damage - nothing at all - I was way too furious and called in 911- and sadly now the carfax says accident !

Car runs like a dream --/ but anal buyers will vouch on dropping the price coz of that !

So was thinking of going the dealer route
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Old 03-07-2012, 12:00 PM
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Yeah guys - so I am hearing a consensus here that I should sell off mine 07 328i by myself !

Issues:
1. A 75 yr old grandma bumped in a little from the rear back in 010 winters - no damage - nothing at all - I was way too furious and called in 911- and sadly now the carfax says accident !

Car runs like a dream --/ but anal buyers will vouch on dropping the price coz of that !

So was thinking of going the dealer route
Hi, i just sold my 07 328i coupe with 64Kmiles for 17.5K. I had a big bump in rear. i think u have no problem selling ur 328 for 17K. Go to dealer u might only get around 14K.
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Old 03-07-2012, 12:17 PM
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Yeah guys - so I am hearing a consensus here that I should sell off mine 07 328i by myself !

Issues:
1. A 75 yr old grandma bumped in a little from the rear back in 010 winters - no damage - nothing at all - I was way too furious and called in 911- and sadly now the carfax says accident !

Car runs like a dream --/ but anal buyers will vouch on dropping the price coz of that !

So was thinking of going the dealer route
Smart buyers will both know about the problem before they come and also evaluate it when they come out. If there is no damage, then you should not take a hit from a buyer.
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Old 03-08-2012, 10:31 AM
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Hi, i just sold my 07 328i coupe with 64Kmiles for 17.5K. I had a big bump in rear. i think u have no problem selling ur 328 for 17K. Go to dealer u might only get around 14K.
that's great man...!

you uploaded yours on craigslist ? Autocar ? Cars.com ? What else are some other good websites or best methods to sell off the car privately asap ?

I am thinking a ball-park of 19-21k as its only 40k miles and runs like a dream !

so--> if i get 21k for mine, then let's say a 011 m3 with 10-20k miles = 55k ish then, i should be paying 55-21 = 34 k for an ///m3 : sounds like a win to me !

I own the car: title everything: so i am just ready to let it go....! & sell out asap

Please do advice

Thanks
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Old 03-08-2012, 09:32 PM
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that's great man...!

you uploaded yours on craigslist ? Autocar ? Cars.com ? What else are some other good websites or best methods to sell off the car privately asap ?

I am thinking a ball-park of 19-21k as its only 40k miles and runs like a dream !

so--> if i get 21k for mine, then let's say a 011 m3 with 10-20k miles = 55k ish then, i should be paying 55-21 = 34 k for an ///m3 : sounds like a win to me !

I own the car: title everything: so i am just ready to let it go....! & sell out asap

Please do advice

Thanks
I put it on cars.com and have 3 buyers contact me in 1 week. Bimmers are easy to sell at this price especially 3 series =)
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