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Old 08-21-2013, 02:11 PM
norcalbmw4 norcalbmw4 is offline
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What would you pay for this M3?

He's asking $4,000. But will take $3,200 cash.

What would you offer him? Help me out. haha.

The outside is VERY clean. Rips on the driver seat.

I have a salvage title 98' BMW M3 sedan for sale
Mileage: 173,XXX
Third owner.
The seats are ripped as shown in the pictures, they were already ripped when I bought car.
There is crack on the window, it was already there when i bought the car.
I replaced the battery and radiator back in February 2013. All 4 springs have been replaced, as well as new replacement tires. The tread on the old tires were almost dead gone so I bought new ones to replace. Timing chain has been changed sometime in late 2012, forgot exactly when.
Reason for selling: just bought another car, I dont need this one anymore.
The car is mechanically solid. Runs really strong and smooth for its age. My asking price is 4000 OBO
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Old 08-22-2013, 05:20 PM
norcalbmw4 norcalbmw4 is offline
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I went and saw this car today. and drove it. it was an incredibly smooth ride. there was a large language barrier. the son had to interpret. the ad says that he replaced the 4 springs, but he replaced the 4 struts. It was a 9/10 on the exterior and 10/10 drive. the interior was great BUT the roof lining was coming apart. both front seats need to be replaced. The check engine light is on. I asked why and he said the "O2 Sensor". The windshield was cracked and the 2 rear tires need to be replaced.

What does it cost to replace the O2 Sensor?

I offered him $2,500 and he said $3,200 was the lowest he would go. I walked away and told him to let me know if he changes his mind. I really liked it and I could pay $3,200. I'm just not sure. At $2,500 I can probably replace the O2 Sensor, Tires and windshield and come in under $3,200.

Any other thoughts? Thank you for helping me on this.
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Old 08-22-2013, 05:42 PM
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Why is this a new thread? Answers are the same as last thread. Get it checked out with a PPI. If it clears, 3200 is a deal.

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