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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 02-22-2012, 11:13 PM
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I guess I'm in the minority here. If I felt someone wouldn't take care of the car I wouldn't sell it to them, even if they offered full asking price.

A few years ago I put my 2002 Ford Focus SVT up for sale. (Not even close to an M3 I know but the point still stands). I loved that car. It was my first brand-new car. I drove it hard but took great care of it. It still looked new 7 years later. When the first guy came to look at it I swear I asked him more questions than he did of me. I even told him I'm looking for someone who will take good care of it. We took it for a drive and he refused to drive it hard until it warmed up. He told me he drove by my house all the time and respected how clean I kept it.

Long story short he offered a bit less than I was asking but I accepted without negotiating because I felt he would appreciate it and take good care of it. I can truthfully say I would have sold it to him for less than someone offering me full asking price who I didn't think would take care of it. Money isn't everything. Geez, people who buy BMW's should know that.

I still see that car from time to time and I'm happy to say it looks just as good as when I sold it. So I'm glad you found an enthusiast and I don't think it's odd that you even considered not selling your M3 to someone who you think wouldn't appreciate it.
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Old 02-23-2012, 11:12 AM
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Yes, you are indeed in the minority here. I understand attachment to high value items but in the end the M3 is a depreciating mass market product. I suspect most would take the high dollar sell over concerns for after-sale care.

Ironically, we bought our house (our first one) a few years back when the market was hot and got it at a price slightly below what others offered in large part due to sentiment (the Realtor had our young son write a letter to the owners about how he loved the house and looked forward to living in it - I think the owners who were empty nesters relished the idea of a young family living in the house over childless couples who offered more.) When it's time to sell I'm selling to the person who makes top offer even if they plan to burn the place down!
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Old 02-23-2012, 02:29 PM
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When it's time to sell I'm selling to the person who makes top offer even if they plan to burn the place down!
Why? What if you have more than enough money not to worry?
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Old 08-10-2012, 02:52 PM
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Yep. No problem selling it to her.As long as you don't think see will hurt herself. Let her have it.
I agree ...I feel that way when ive sold my streetbikes in the past... but in the end if they dont get it from u theyll get it form someone else... so might as well get rid of yours..
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Old 08-13-2012, 05:30 PM
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Simply No... And I did tell people that I am not selling my car to them for that specific reason..... -Sorry!
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Old 08-13-2012, 06:19 PM
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Old 08-13-2012, 08:26 PM
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I'd prefer to sell an enthusiast/someone who would appreciate and take care of the car. I just sold my 96 318ti (with 34K miles) to a fellow enthusiast (and professional driver) for less than I could of have gotten in a anonymous sale - but I know his son will enjoy it and he will make sure it is taken care of.

That being said - if you need to sell the car, be honest and sell it to whoever wants to buy it.
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Old 08-14-2012, 08:09 AM
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Not fair... I had go through countless interviews and interrogations by BMW M Division to ensure I would appreciate their engineering
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Old 08-19-2012, 03:58 AM
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If she is a safe driver, why not?

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The only reason not to sell the car is if you personally know that it
would be dangerous. So, if your next door neighbors kid has a drinking problem, and wants to buy your M3, I would say no, I don't want to be a party to that.

Otherwise, sell it. It is a machine, not a dog. You don't have to find a loving home for it.

Thats the point
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Old 09-09-2012, 11:54 AM
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Not fair... I had go through countless interviews and interrogations by BMW M Division to ensure I would appreciate their engineering
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Old 09-10-2012, 11:14 AM
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Some interesting views expressed here... For the people who view there M3 as just another "depreciating mass market product", then the Just take anyone's money is certainly a valid point of view. Many people might view their Dog as an aging biological commodity as well and sell it to anyone who met their price. I find it perfectly fine that some people view their cars (or pets) as something they are in-touch with and, in the same way, want to find a good home for. All my cars have had names!
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Some interesting views expressed here... For the people who view there M3 as just another "depreciating mass market product", then the Just take anyone's money is certainly a valid point of view. Many people might view their Dog as an aging biological commodity as well and sell it to anyone who met their price. I find it perfectly fine that some people view their cars (or pets) as something they are in-touch with and, in the same way, want to find a good home for. All my cars have had names!
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Old 09-10-2012, 02:21 PM
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Some interesting views expressed here... For the people who view there M3 as just another "depreciating mass market product", then the Just take anyone's money is certainly a valid point of view. Many people might view their Dog as an aging biological commodity as well and sell it to anyone who met their price. I find it perfectly fine that some people view their cars (or pets) as something they are in-touch with and, in the same way, want to find a good home for. All my cars have had names!
My car has a name too. It is 'the blue car'.

A dog is a life.

A car is a machine.

A dog is one of God's creatures. A dog will risk his life to save yours. There is a two-way emotional and physical bond between a person and his dog.

A car is a machine.
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