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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 10-04-2012, 04:26 PM
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Hey guys, I'm very close to signing on the dotted line for a 2008 Graphite coupe with red interior. The car has 45k miles on it. Is there anything I need to look for/worry about, as far as any problems with these cars? I'm a Corvette guy and this will be my first BMW. Any info will be appreciated. Thanks

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Old 10-05-2012, 07:32 AM
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Not sure what transmission you are getting, but I know there was a DCT lag issue on the 08. There was a software fix for this I believe so if it has DCT make sure it has the latest software flash.
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Old 10-05-2012, 09:58 AM
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So pretty much you are going for a car out of warranty. Get ready for unexpected visit to BMW service center.

Or take the extended warranty plan if it is available.
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Old 10-05-2012, 01:06 PM
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So pretty much you are going for a car out of warranty. Get ready for unexpected visit to BMW service center.

Or take the extended warranty plan if it is available.
Anecdotally, the NA E9x M3 V8 seems to be one of the most reliable BMWs in production

OP - Idle control valve failure is a common problem, worth a google search.

Can't spring for an 09? 09 had considerable improvement to idrive system.
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So pretty much you are going for a car out of warranty. Get ready for unexpected visit to BMW service center.

Or take the extended warranty plan if it is available.
Not so sure about that per thread on alternative BMW site soliciting high mileage M3 drivers experiences. Few reported serious problems - just normal maintenance which can get expensive. I hope they are right since I am also thinking about swimming in the same deep water.
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Old 10-05-2012, 05:34 PM
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Thanks for the responses guys. I think an extended warranty is in my future
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