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E36 (1991 - 1999)
The E36 chassis 3-Series BMW was a huge hit among driving enthusiasts from the first moment the car hit the pavement. The E36 won numerous awards over the years it was produced and is still a favorite of many BMW enthusiasts to this day! -- View the E36 Wiki

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Old 07-28-2013, 08:42 PM
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Buy or not?

Ok so i failed to get the coupe 323ci, found on my previous thread http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...277&highlight= . So i went out and started the search again for a nice manual BMW in my area. I found a e36 M3 sedan with 112,000 miles on it for 6,499.00 but then i just typed in the VIN into google and found that this car has been in a accident and has salvage title. I dont really care about having the title for resale because i am planning to drive this car until it dies. I'm going to look at the car tomorrow hopefully and was wondering if theres anything i should look for? But mainly im trying to ask if its a good choice to buy a M3 with salvage title? My plan is to sell my 1998 Nissan Maxima with 78,000 miles but its really clean i kept it in amazing shape for the time i had it, found a good buyer , and get this car after. So what do you think is it worth it? http://www.carsonroute21.com/1998-BM...3/Details.aspx
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Old 07-29-2013, 07:03 PM
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Can anyone please help? I didn't get a chance to go today had some business to take care of so im hoping to go tomorrow.
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Old 07-30-2013, 08:32 AM
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Find an independent BMW repair shop and have them do a Pre-Purchase Inspection if you are serious about that car. $200 spent now could save you untold misery and expense later. You need to know specifically what was involved in the repair after the accident, when the last time the cooling system was replace in it's entirety, and what other maintenance has been done to it and when.

$6.5k isn't the cheapest for an M3, but it could be worth it if it's in good condition and up-to-date on maintenance.
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