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black bnr32
06-19-2009, 10:16 AM
Or buy my M off me and I'll buy it.

http://www.j-specimports.ca/index.php?page=list/index.php?ID=14854

whoami
06-19-2009, 12:57 PM
"no major accident history"

well, atleast he's honest lol

Blades
06-19-2009, 03:50 PM
are those asian flags in the background? ... I'd ask how many accidents ..

Dysantic
06-19-2009, 05:05 PM
are those asian flags in the background? ... I'd ask how many accidents ..

Hahahaha. Thats what I was wondering too. If there are green japanese flags behind a car in a for sale posting there is something screwy going on here.

black bnr32
06-19-2009, 05:53 PM
Are you guys completely unaware of jspecimports.ca and the whole 15+year old Japanese used cars market?

wow

DAM
06-19-2009, 07:27 PM
"no major accident history"

well, atleast he's honest lol

I have dealt with j-spec before. "No major accident history" is their standard ad input for cars with no evidence of ever being in an accident.

Old_School
06-20-2009, 12:30 AM
I got my '86 M5 through them. I won't say the transaction was painless, but the car was in excellent condition. Lots of Euro E36 M3s are now in the 15y/o range and coming to Canada for pretty good prices.

BMW325IS
06-20-2009, 01:07 AM
How about the etest? I don't think euro s50b32 is built according to Canadian Emission standard.

ZiMMie
06-20-2009, 02:16 AM
How about the etest? I don't think euro s50b32 is built according to Canadian Emission standard.

^that car is powered by the S50B30EURO, and its not built for Canadian emission it will fail.

Shock(/\)ave
06-20-2009, 02:46 AM
I got my '86 M5 through them. I won't say the transaction was painless, but the car was in excellent condition. Lots of Euro E36 M3s are now in the 15y/o range and coming to Canada for pretty good prices.

They've been looking for an E34 M5 for me for over a year now... no luck so far. *mumble*

How about the etest? I don't think euro s50b32 is built according to Canadian Emission standard.

My car doesn't even exist as a model in the government emission test database... so it gets tested as a 1994 325iS.

As long as the car is in immaculate condition it'll pass easily despite the completely different powertrain. *th-up*

EuroM3_E36
06-20-2009, 03:06 AM
Its sold....

Old_School
06-20-2009, 11:06 PM
^that car is powered by the S50B30EURO, and its not built for Canadian emission it will fail.

You sure? Euro catalytic equipment is just as good as Canadian in that era, and Euro standards were pretty high. The Ontario "Drive Clean" test is pretty easy to pass - it's not California. Guys have successfully imported S38B38-equipped M5s without failing.

kruler
06-21-2009, 01:09 AM
my car: 98 328 with S50B32 swap, passes drive clean with flying colours!

E36White
06-21-2009, 02:16 PM
They've been looking for an E34 M5 for me for over a year now... no luck so far. *mumble*


looks like they have one for u
http://www.j-specimports.ca/index.php?page=list/index.php?ID=14854

Old_School
06-21-2009, 11:20 PM
looks like they have one for u
http://www.j-specimports.ca/index.php?page=list/index.php?ID=14854

That's an M3.

Shockwave: you're the owner of one of the legendary Canadian/Euro E36 M3s? Cool.

By the way, I've seen a bunch of E34 M5s through Japan. I assume you're looking for ther later Euro 3.8L though. Not many of them, though there is at least one touring.

When I bought using J-Spec, I did my own searching. When I found the E28 I then contacted them to do the rest of the legwork (inspection, export etc). Their fee is quite reasonable in the grand scheme of importers, but there are some quirks to their service. They waited for quite some time to find my a container, as they were shipping loads of SUVs, and wanted to put mine in a container with cars, since they could get more in. Unfortunately for me, the 4 week delay (total of 12 weeks from me sending money to them having it on a ship) resulted in considerable extra cost for me, as I moved from Edmonton (about $400 to ship the car from Vancouver and no PST) to Ottawa ($1200 to ship the car and 8% McGinty screwage). Fortunately, even with the extra $2k the car is till worth the cost.

black bnr32
06-22-2009, 01:21 AM
Sold already hey?

If I were to import again, I'd most likely go through a Canadian importer like Old School. The other ways just aren't worth the extra effort for the little price difference.

dawgeatdawg
06-22-2009, 01:51 AM
I wouldn't buy a car without seeing it first, personally.

bmwm5lover
06-22-2009, 12:06 PM
I wouldn't buy a car without seeing it first, personally.

Sometimes, when you are looking for something a little more special, you have to take that risk.

E36White
06-22-2009, 05:12 PM
That's an M3.


my bad..IE fail.

http://www.j-specimports.ca/list/index.php?ID=12176

Old_School
06-23-2009, 11:18 PM
I wouldn't buy a car without seeing it first, personally.

I bought an '86 E28 M5 in excellent condition through J-Spec (good price too, for one of 588 cars built). Unseen. My M635 was also bought sight unseen, and I was a little less pleased. That said, I'd do it again for the right car, though I also prefer to see a car myself before writing the cheque.

black bnr32
06-24-2009, 02:06 AM
The Japanese auctions actually are quite reliable, IMO, for getting what you expect as far as condition goes. In general of course.

MarkD
06-24-2009, 11:47 AM
^that car is powered by the S50B30EURO, and its not built for Canadian emission it will fail.

And it's the same motor and software as in the 45 Euro M3's that came to Canada in 1994. So it should not fail the e-test.