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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 05-10-2013, 01:33 PM
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Would you ever consider buying a late model M3 from Menheim auction?

I have a close friend who has access to local Menheim auction. I am possibly looking for 2011 M3 sedan and was told by him that this will run from $50K to $60K depending in the car. If I do this, I am planning to run a Carfax on potential vehicle prior to purchase. Any other pitfalls with this approach? Would you go this route?
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Old 05-10-2013, 01:46 PM
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i would also run a autocheck. I would also find a dealer which would allow you to run the VIN so get the BMW records. That may be tricky
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I have friends that can purchase off Manheim. I might go that route depending on the seller.
Patience is wise.
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Old 05-10-2013, 07:30 PM
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Would you ever consider buying a late model M3 from Menheim auction?

Can you explain? What's the point of knowing who the seller is at the auction? And how do you find out?


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Old 05-11-2013, 10:13 AM
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If it's an M3 from a Toyota/Honda Dealer; I'm ok. If its from a BMW dealer or insurance; not interested.
Dealer buyback cars are no of interest to me. If the seller changed brands; that's better.
My preference is to buy used through members on a BMW club or possible M3 forum or bimmerfest or one of our sponsors.
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Old 05-12-2013, 01:02 PM
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2011 auction cars are usually higher mileage or accidents. I have bought three cars in that "class" in the past 3 years, an 08 M3 in 2011 with one accident (no issues until I flood totalled the car). Paid 42k in 12/11. Bought a 2009 650i with 44k miles in 9/12, no accidents but high mileage. Bought my 2011 M3 E93 with one accident and 24k miles in 3/13 for only 50k. No issues so far. Presuming no serious collision (air bag deployed) and panels are straight you can save big through this route.
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Old 05-13-2013, 12:21 PM
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Would you ever consider buying a late model M3 from Menheim auction?

Sounds great. My guy tells me that 2011 M3 sedans are hard to come buy since they are desirable. But I am willing to wait.

I am planning to get BMW extended warranty. Any issues with auction car in that regard? I am assuming you would advise to check service records prior to purchase ?


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