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E36 M3 (1995-1999)

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Old 04-11-2011, 04:26 AM
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What better way to do it than with an M3 right? I'm looking to purchase a 95 E36 and I'm talking to the owner right now about the car. Here's the low down on the car, any and all feedback is welcomed.

95 E36 coupe; 160K~ miles on the odo
Maintenance he says was done on the vehicle:

Valve Cover Gasket at 155,000
Coolant Flush, Thermostat 82c, AUX Fan Switch, Rear Swaybar Endlinks at 160,000
Compression at 160,200 (All Cylinders were between 173 and 175)
Throttle Body Seal, Intake Manifold Seals, ICV to Intake Hose, Crank Position Sensor, Knock Sensors, Fuel Filter, Intake Elbow, Hood Cowl/Wiper Assembly Cover, Bosch Spark Plugs at 160,600
Beisan Vanos Rebuild, Switched to Royal Purple 10W-30,
Royal Purple Synchromax Transmission Oil at 160,700

And a few other records done by previous owner
-Wiper Control Module
-Rear Window Moldings
-Zimmerman Cross Drilled Rotors
-Rear Pads (AKE Bone?)
-Rear Pad Sensor
-Drivers Window Regulator
-Passenger Door Handle

It was rear ended with the following repair work done:
Replaced Right Side Shock Absorber in bumper
Replaced Diffuser
Replaced Muffler Hangers and Brackets, and Heat Shield
Repainted Bumper

Here's the link to the photos:
http://s986.photobucket.com/albums/ae348/ronl1967/Cam/

Carfax Report:
http://www.carfax.com/cfm/FSBO.cfm?r...43C5039D22F590


Asking price is $7700 but he'll sell it for $7K.
I'm fullly aware that I will have to do more maintenance than a normal car but who wants a normal car, right?
Hopefully everything checks out and I'll be using this as a great DD.
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Old 04-11-2011, 08:03 PM
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You seem to know what you are looking for, the most important thing is going to be suspension bushings at 160,000.

As with any used car, the more records the better. Good luck, I couldn't see the pics, but for 7k it sounds like a good deal.
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Old 04-12-2011, 07:56 AM
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Sounds good with the records, but I have to disagree with the price. I just got mine (a 1997 sedan) a few months ago for 8.9k, and it had no accident history, only 95k miles, and only 1 previous owner. Then again, I guess an m3 can only depreciate so much...

I'd be really careful with the accident stuff, as you never know what could have been damaged but not fixed. I've heard of slight accidents affecting the frame. The '95 year is great because it has the simpler on-board diagnostics 1 setup (OBD1), which is easier to work with in terms of fixing issues and modding.

Good luck,

-Michael

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Old 04-12-2011, 08:00 AM
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Sounds good with the records, but I have to disagree with the price. I just got mine (a 1997 sedan) a few months ago for 8.9k, and it had no accident history and only 95k miles. Then again, I guess an m3 can only depreciate so much...

I'd be really careful with the accident stuff, as you never know what could have been damaged but not fixed. I've heard of slight accidents affecting the frame. The '95 year is great because it has the simpler on-board diagnostics 1 setup (OBD1), which is easier to work with in terms of fixing issues and modding.

Gotta say tho, the exterior, especially the purple color, and the interior both look awesome.

Good luck,

-Michael
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