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I'm looking at a 98 M roadster that is a bit rough around the edges. The carfax reports that it has reported frame damage. I think I worked out a decent deal and will have it inspected at my mechanic (specializes in VW and BMW).

Assuming I am happy with my mechanics report, should I have any concern with the frame damage? I'm planning on keeping it forever so resale value is not a concern.
 

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Run. Hide.

Do you really want to save a few bucks buying damaged goods that are "rough around the edges"? What if you really LIKE the car? (Which I ASSume is why you're buying one.) Won't you then regret not buying a clean example?
 

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I'm looking at a 98 M roadster that is a bit rough around the edges. The carfax reports that it has reported frame damage. I think I worked out a decent deal and will have it inspected at my mechanic (specializes in VW and BMW).

Assuming I am happy with my mechanics report, should I have any concern with the frame damage? I'm planning on keeping it forever so resale value is not a concern.
A recent search for z3 m for sale - any distance, showed 5 beautiful //m's for less than 18 k. Auto trader had 496 z3's as of this morning. A rough //m with a bent frame was no doubt rode hard and put away wet. You can get a beautiful z3 2.8 or 3.0 post 2000 with the updated (and better looking) "hips" for the rear end for less than 13k. I strongly urge caution on the old //m your looking at. It sounds as though your investment, although small in appearance, is gonna grow like a weed. Take your time.:thumbdwn:
 

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Take a pass on that one.
 
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