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E46 M3 (2001-2006)

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Old 10-19-2008, 01:32 AM
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Is 117,000 miles too much for a 2002 M3?

I'm constantly on the market for an e46 M3 as it could always be time to upgrade from my e36.

I'm looking at a listing for a 2002 SMG with about 117k miles for just over $18k. It has been owned by one person and serviced properly.

My question is, is 117k too much to START using as a daily driver? My e36 has about 140k and is running strong so I know BMWs last forever, but I don't know all that much about the e46's.

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Old 10-21-2008, 10:31 AM
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I got my M3 2003.5 M3 for 31 with 14k miles, 6 months ago. I wouldn't buy any m series car m3 with over 50k miles. People buy these cars to beat the hell out of them. Also if its smg, you better hope the pump has been changed. $$$. Stay away. It a low priced M. I might be will to sell mine. I have 31k miles. Pm me.
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Old 11-01-2008, 10:57 AM
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What pump are you referring to? What does it cost?
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Old 11-01-2008, 02:03 PM
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I think you' d be crazy to buy an M3 with that kind of mileage at the price. You could get one with half the miles for a couple $k more....
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Old 11-04-2008, 12:00 AM
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I'm constantly on the market for an e46 M3 as it could always be time to upgrade from my e36.

I'm looking at a listing for a 2002 SMG with about 117k miles for just over $18k. It has been owned by one person and serviced properly.

My question is, is 117k too much to START using as a daily driver? My e36 has about 140k and is running strong so I know BMWs last forever, but I don't know all that much about the e46's.

Thanks.
That's ridiculous! Waaaaaaaay too much for that one!! Many better steals out there. Just requires patience & research.
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Old 11-04-2008, 03:50 AM
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I got my M3 2003.5 M3 for 31 with 14k miles, 6 months ago. I wouldn't buy any m series car m3 with over 50k miles. People buy these cars to beat the hell out of them. Also if its smg, you better hope the pump has been changed. $$$. Stay away. It a low priced M. I might be will to sell mine. I have 31k miles. Pm me.
What bump are you talking about? How many miles should it be changed? and how much you think it would cost. Does anyone knows anything about this? Im a newbie with a m3 smg. Any response would be much appreciate. Thank you.
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Old 11-05-2008, 10:01 PM
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i have the same question as i'm in the market for one as well. i found an SMG with 70000 miles on it 2003 for 17500 and the only flaw is the minor body damage and the horrid louis vuitton interior changeover everything looks good. it's got an AC schnitzer exhaust on it but am reserved because of the mods.

i would like to know what this pump is that i need to look out for...
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Old 11-06-2008, 05:44 AM
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I believe everyone is talking about the oil pump which usually goes at around 60k miles.

For reference, I just bought a 2004 M3 vert stick with every option, including nav. Condition inside and out is perfect - just needs new tires (~$1500). Carbon black w/ Cinn. interror. I paid under 24k.

The economy stinks and - going into winter - converts are way down in value.
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