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1999 BMW M3: This Is Not A Buyer’s Guide

On Dec 6, 2019, at 1:09 PM, Vivek Markesh wrote:
What do you think of the price of this M3?….it’s a lot of miles…

https://www.autotrader.com/cars-for-sale/Id=531067211

“Very clean and well cared for 1999 BMW M3 Coupe. The paint is in great shape and body is just as nice with no rust. The interior shows some wear with some stitching coming loose on the seats and the material shrinking on the door panels, common to the E36. The headliner has been redone and is nice. We have known and serviced this car for quite some time. We just had it through our shop and installed new Continental tires. This has HK sound, heated seats, fold down rear seats, cruise control, 18 button OBC, and very rare staggered light weight wheels. If you are looking for a nice driver E36 M3 than this is the car for you. $8,995.”

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1997 BMW E36 M3 Coupe: Clean as they Come

The original BMW M3, based on the now cult favorite E30 3-series,was built as a homologation special aimed at taking-on the likes of cars like the Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3-16 and Ford Sierra Cosworths which dominated German Touring Car Championship racing in the late-1980s. Not only did it take them on, but from a sheer racing and driving standpoint, it trounced them. As an owner of a Mercedes Cosworth I can say that. I still maintain that the Merc is a better daily driver, but that’s not what we’re talking about here.

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Buying vs. Renting at the Nürburgring

My cohort Reed is in Germany this week visiting the holiest of hallowed grounds, the Nürburgring. He’s travelling with fellow car goon Dan Trent, a scribe in England for PistonHeads.com, who has arranged the transportation in the form of a new Porsche 911 Carrera 4 GTS. I’m not sure what that is, but it sounds fast. And expensive. And fun. Even if the steering wheel is on the wrong side. Continue reading