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ViSoR
01-14-2013, 07:35 PM
Carbon Black / Cinnamon
6 vitesses
+/- 120000km

I don't think this is a complete list but gives you a pretty good idea. There is probably more than 8000$ in there, mostly done at the beggining of last summer. This is one SOLID M3, not perfect but very very nice.

Maintenance (all OEM BMW parts):
Vanos filter change kit (includes filter and o-rings for replacement)
Vanos pressure hose
Combi valve gasket
Engine mounts (2)
Spark Plugs (6)
Coil Pack Bosch (6)
Fuel filter
ECS cooling maintenance kit level 2
-Water pump with metal impeller
-Fan switch
-Thermostat
-Sealing gaskets
-Expansion tank & cap
-1 gallon coolant
-Upper & lower radiator hoses
-A/C belt
-Accessory belt
-Water pump pulley
Exhaust pipe hanger (2)
Exhaust gasket
Universal flex disc (guibo)
Front sway bar end link (2)
Sway bar end link (2)
Fuel door catch
Window switch driver’s side
Xenon headlight lens cover (left & right)
Cabin filter / fresh air filter (charcoal lined)
Brake fluid – 12 fl oz (2)
Manual transmission fluid 5L
Engine oil (6) and filter
ECS rear differential service kit
-Three bottles of Genuine BMW limited slip gear lube
-Two new Genuine BMW drain/fill plugs
-Drain plug o-ring
Front bumper repainted beginning of summer with new lower front bumper grille.
Hood vent
Vent window inner gasket seal (2)
Carbon Black OEM touch up paint stick
Valve cover gasket
Front and rear rotors
Front and rear brake pads
Power steering expansion hose

Modifications:
LED license plate bulbs (DIY on ECS tuning)
European Silverstar H7 headlight bulb for DRL (2)
9006 bulb set – pure yellow (foglights)
eAs Aurora 60LED angel eye kit (DIY on eAs)
Stoptech stainless steel brake lines (front)
Stoptech stainless steel brake lines (rear)
CDV delete
Matte black grilles
Matte black side gills
Rogue Engineering transmission mounts
Rogue Engineering rear shock mounts
Rogue Engineering E36/E46 front strut tower reinforcement
Rogue Engineering rear spring perch reinforcement (E46)
Rogue Engineering clutch stop
Rogue Engineering stainless steel clutch line
Rogue Engineering El Diablo muffler (used)
KW variant 2 coilovers (used)
Alcantara steering wheel with matching shift and brake boots (used)
Amber tail lights/corners/sidemarkers (sides new, rest used)
UUC front swaybar (used)
Carbon fiber rear diffuser (used, new paint beginning of summer)

******Car will come with OEM 19's and Michelin Pilot Sport, not the Work VS-XX with Falkens. *******

I still have a new guibo to install as well as I have picked up a used oem short shift kit, a Supersprint section 1, a Status Gruppe Tuning resonated section 2. All these parts come with the car.

Was planning to buy shifter bushings because the shifter is a little loose. Also the car drips a tiny bit of oil because the drain plug is stripped and needs to be fixed.

The car has an older Apline head unit and a sub in the trunk.

Don't be fooled by 16000$-18000$ M3's, they are not close to my M3, save yourself the time and the money with this well kept car. It is currently stored in a heated garage.

I spotted a car I want and will hold this sale for around one week.

arek
01-15-2013, 12:48 PM
goodluck..

Whats the price after this weeks awesome deal?

ViSoR
01-15-2013, 06:01 PM
Quebec's market is a little different for clean M3's but what I meant is that if it doesn't sell within a week, the car I want will probably have sold so I'll take mine off the market.

I could propably part it and sell it for close to 20k wich would maybe appear less frightening of a price but did you read the maintenance I did? New brakes, new cooling system, etc, etc. It's probably mechanically in better shape than a 70000km car.

I have the basic quality mods that everyone wants, coilovers, exhaust, diffuser, iconz front lip, alcantara steering. It's also a very nice color combo.

Seeing as you are probably an expert, how much would you ask for? At least my car doesn't need a head gasket job! :D

I didn't put 8k-10k in the car this year to sell it this quick, I was planning on many years of trouble free ownership. I won't give it away and maybe subconsciously I don't want to sell it.

FermiParadox
01-15-2013, 08:52 PM
Factoring in the recent maintenance, the mods, the colour combo, and the mileage I'd say that $25000 is a very fair price. I happily paid slightly more for my car a few months ago (2005, same colour combo, ~72k km) AND mine is completely stock with Inspection II outstanding; the value for money with the OP's vehichle is very good IMO and pride of ownership is apparent. GLWS

ViSoR
01-15-2013, 09:32 PM
Very well said, thanks man! Thanks for the post and the support!

And yeah I love the car and BMW's in general, happy to see it comes through in my ad.

The thing with E46 M3's it the prices are getting so low but the cars are often high mileage and in poor condition. Getting it back to it's glory epties your wallet REAL fast! lol

dbworld4k
01-16-2013, 12:22 AM
Factoring in the recent maintenance, the mods, the colour combo, and the mileage I'd say that $25000 is a very fair price. I happily paid slightly more for my car a few months ago (2005, same colour combo, ~72k km) AND mine is completely stock with Inspection II outstanding; the value for money with the OP's vehichle is very good IMO and pride of ownership is apparent. GLWS
Completely different story than a 3yr older car with nearly 2x the mileage.

GLWS. Seems nice.

FermiParadox
01-16-2013, 03:16 AM
Completely different story than a 3yr older car with nearly 2x the mileage.

GLWS. Seems nice.

For clarification, I'm not saying that my vehicle and his are directly comparable just that they're similiar enough to offer a point of reference, that IMO the value is derived by considering the whole package, and when I consider the whole package I agree with the OP's valuation of his vehicle.

ViSoR
01-16-2013, 01:34 PM
I'll probably end up parting out at the end of summer and selling a nice clean stock M3 for a lower price.

I was just seeing if i could generate interest or offers with the car as is so I could buy STALKER's E90 M3.

ezbst
01-16-2013, 05:25 PM
Throw in the Touring and you may have yourself a deal.

Alextorobto
01-16-2013, 07:01 PM
nice car good luck!!!

ViSoR
01-16-2013, 11:59 PM
Throw in the Touring and you may have yourself a deal.

Throw in an extra 13k and you have yourself a deal.

ilove2dubb
01-17-2013, 12:26 AM
You're crazy! You would regret selling your car for an e90+. Have you driven one?

ViSoR
01-17-2013, 12:44 AM
You're crazy! You would regret selling your car for an e90+. Have you driven one?

I've owned an E90 325i but never driven an E90 M3 yet! lol

ViSoR
01-17-2013, 06:10 PM
nice car good luck!!!

Thanks man!

ilove2dubb
01-17-2013, 10:19 PM
Go take one for a spin! You will regret every second of it haha

ViSoR
01-18-2013, 01:44 AM
Damn that's not what I read on forums..actually people are quite split 50/50 on the E90/92 M3 vs E46 M3 debate.

Maybe I will test drive one!

arek
01-18-2013, 09:19 PM
I drove an e92 m3.. and have owned an e46 m3. I prefer the look of the e92, but the drive of the e46.

Essentially, the E46 m3 in a straight line acceleration will start to fall back at speeds above 130km/h.. the 0-100 are very similiar.. also, the v8 has horrible gas mileage. Its not a day and night difference.

eljay
01-18-2013, 09:29 PM
Maintenance on an M3 is NOT cheap and this one has everything done! Even the cooling system, which could have been done later, but gives the next owner a piece of mind and a car to just jump into and drive for quite a while before the next big bill arrive.
So, I'd say that's a good price for a knowledgeable buyer who looks behind just the headline numbers of model year and mileage.

Good luck with the sale!

But I will add another seed of doubt to your decision, I'm afraid. I've never driven an E92, but I bought my E46 M3 from a previous owner who switched to E92 M3. He told me that whenever I decide to sell the M3, he wants to buy it back. :D

ViSoR
01-19-2013, 11:38 AM
Maintenance on an M3 is NOT cheap and this one has everything done! Even the cooling system, which could have been done later, but gives the next owner a piece of mind and a car to just jump into and drive for quite a while before the next big bill arrive.
So, I'd say that's a good price for a knowledgeable buyer who looks behind just the headline numbers of model year and mileage.

Good luck with the sale!

But I will add another seed of doubt to your decision, I'm afraid. I've never driven an E92, but I bought my E46 M3 from a previous owner who switched to E92 M3. He told me that whenever I decide to sell the M3, he wants to buy it back. :D

Thanks man! I did so much preventive maintenance to have a peace of mind with the car.

I've had time to think about it and also the lack of offers in this very bad time of year to sell and I'll keep it.

lol at the last part! It's not the first time I hear that! I'll keep my E46 until I can jump to Porsche then! Haha

I didn't think about gas mileage, I'm sure it's pretty bad. I love the sound of the V8!!

A friend was trying to convince me to swap an S65 in my M3! :D