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E36 M3 (1995-1999)

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Old 05-11-2013, 11:04 AM
e30bmwm3power e30bmwm3power is offline
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Would you buy a wrecked M3?

I'm currently looking into getting my first E36. One I'm interested in has been wrecked. It obviously makes me skeptical, but is it really a definitely turn away? The car hit something on the left front (looked like a tractor trailer drop down bumper or possibly even a deer). It had the front left fender, hood, front grill, and bumper replaced. This car would be my daily driver. Any ideas?
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Old 05-13-2013, 11:38 AM
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I currently daily drive a salvage titled M3. It was repaired a long time ago, and doesn't affect the driving quality of the car. Get it checked out for frame damage and get it fixed if you have to, but I wouldn't let a wreck be the ONLY reason to step away from the car.

That being said, if the car is a mess, walk away. Unless you can get it for dirt cheap and repair it, there are clean M3s out there still.

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