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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 10-03-2007, 02:10 PM
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found an M3

i've been looking ever since i found out my 318 was underpowered (go figure) and i found an M3 thats about in my price range. the ONLY problem is that it has 192,000 miles on it. worth it or no? the guy is asking $7000. he can't tell me much about it either which makes me assume he doesn't know the BMW world very well....what do i do?!?
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Old 10-03-2007, 02:14 PM
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I wouldn't pay that much money for a car with that many miles on it. PM me the last 7 of the VIN and I'll look at it's service and repair history on the internal network if you want.
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Old 10-03-2007, 02:52 PM
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I wouldn't pay that much money for a car with that many miles on it. PM me the last 7 of the VIN and I'll look at it's service and repair history on the internal network if you want.
That is against the terms and agreement on this site, I hope you know that. Commit your frauds privately.
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Old 10-03-2007, 03:00 PM
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IIRC, getting BMW vehicle history from BMW database as a prospective buyer is *not* illegal. Carfax requests are illegal as they lose revenue due to that.
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Old 10-03-2007, 03:08 PM
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Anything to do with VIN's should be done off thread i think guys

Anyway, back to the question....

192k is a lot, though not a reason not to buy a bimmer as the engines will go on for much longer if they have been looked after

The VANOS problem is of course something to keep in your mind as they can be very expensive to fix. Dr Vanos can help here though www.drvanos.com

I dont know about prices in the US so cant comment on that bit
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Old 10-03-2007, 03:16 PM
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M3's tend to be thrashed.. I'd look for one with around 100k.. Save up a lil and wait till you find the perfect one.
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IIRC, getting BMW vehicle history from BMW database as a prospective buyer is *not* illegal. Carfax requests are illegal as they lose revenue due to that.
Actually it *is* legal and we *do* it for people all the time. Check your sources.
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Old 10-03-2007, 03:58 PM
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That is against the terms and agreement on this site, I hope you know that. Commit your frauds privately.
Show me a place where it says that's against the terms of the site and I wont do it for anyone any more. As for the law, I can tell you right now it's not fraud. Where do you even get that?
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Actually it *is* legal and we *do* it for people all the time. Check your sources.
Please read my post again. I was saying, requesting vehicle history is not illegal - meaning it is legal or okay to do so. Either way, it is always best to deal with this kind of stuff via PM.
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Please read my post again. I was saying, requesting vehicle history is not illegal - meaning it is legal or okay to do so. Either way, it is always best to deal with this kind of stuff via PM.

Ah- my mistake. I misread your post.
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Actually it *is* legal and we *do* it for people all the time. Check your sources.
Just because toy "DO" it, dosnt make it legal.

Going by Australian privacy laws, what you are doing would infact be illegal here in AUST, unless you own the vehicle.

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