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    Help me find my M3

    Helping my best friend find his previously owned E36 M3.

    So, the story is a friend of mine has had the same dream as owning an E36 M3 as me but he got to fulfil that wish early. I found this E36 M3 in the same town as me but back then the owner wouldn't sell it to me but two months later when I showed my friend the car he sold it to him. Like any friend I was jealous. We dug more into the car it was owned by 6 owners but all enthusiast owned but she was a driver and was she rusty. She was a Wisconsin, Michigan and Ohio car and served as a daily. Which led the car to be traded for an E39 540iA.

    The m3 was very very rusty. The passenger side footwell had a baseball size hole and the quarters were poorly rusted. Thus, with a heavy heavy heart my friend traded the car. But, ever since he's done that he has missed that car every minute. That car was his pride and joy. We all told him not to trade it but he wouldn't listen to anyone. Now, he wants to find out who particularly owns that car. The car was traded into a guy that runs a dealership in Fort Wayne, Indiana "M&H auto" but shortly the guy listed the car for sale and after some digging the car ended up in Kentucky.

    VIN: WBSBF9324SEH07760

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    Does your friend know that there are plenty of E36 M3s in the market that aren't rust buckets? Why does he have to have this one car?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Solaris99 View Post
    Does your friend know that there are plenty of E36 M3s in the market that aren't rust buckets? Why does he have to have this one car?
    ^Exactly! These things are not rare or even particularly special. Just find another one that's in better condition and buy it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Solaris99 View Post
    Does your friend know that there are plenty of E36 M3s in the market that aren't rust buckets? Why does he have to have this one car?
    I told that moron. He wouldn't listen. He is just a moron. He wants this one because he bonded with it regardless of the cluster being rolled back. If I did the math right it would have 227k miles right now not 188k. The cluster was swapped out "TWICE" however it was a well modded M3.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NoLastName View Post
    ^Exactly! These things are not rare or even particularly special. Just find another one that's in better condition and buy it.
    I told him he wouldn't buy any other M3 than that. He traded the M3 for a 540i Sport auto 02 that hasn't had timing chain guides done. That's what happens when he doesn't listen to me. Then traded that car for an 05 325xi/5 that has been a mechanical nightmare just like the 540. I've told him many times changing cars often isn't a good thing. He even bought another cosmos m3 but sold that recently cause he according to him that car was nothing like his old one.
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    This is too much of a train wreck to not be interested in how it turns out! #friendisanidiot....LOL.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ex36 View Post
    This is too much of a train wreck to not be interested in how it turns out! #friendisanidiot....LOL.
    He is an idiot. Spent $1,900 on the e46 in 1 month of ownership. On the 540 he spent $2,500. If he spent half what he spent on both the cars combined the M3 would've been perfect. Everytime he rides with me on the M3 I make sure I remind him how big of an idiot he is
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ajcanadian View Post
    If he spent half what he spent on both the cars combined the M3 would've been perfect.
    Well that's totally wrong. You mentioned it had rusty rockers and a baseball-sized hole in the footwell. It would have still been a rusted-out, compromised chassis. It's almost certainly in worse condition today. Your buddy needs to look at things logically and buy a half decent car as a starting point if he wants to feel good about an M3. There's no sense in getting sentimental about a complete rust bucket. It sounds like he's really young. I say that because I used to have silly ideas exactly like him, 30 years ago when owning cars was a relatively new thing for me... lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NoLastName View Post
    Well that's totally wrong. You mentioned it had rusty rockers and a baseball-sized hole in the footwell. It would have still been a rusted-out, compromised chassis. It's almost certainly in worse condition today. Your buddy needs to look at things logically and buy a half decent car as a starting point if he wants to feel good about an M3. There's no sense in getting sentimental about a complete rust bucket. It sounds like he's really young. I say that because I used to have silly ideas exactly like him, 30 years ago when owning cars was a relatively new thing for me... lol.
    He's 20 and yeah I agree. Hopefully he can give up the idea of owning that car after reading this post.
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    2001 BMW 530iA sport, cosmos 217k miles
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    Quote Originally Posted by RRSperry View Post
    And thus, more M3's bite the dust...
    It was mechanically great even for having 228k miles. When my friend got the car it was in bits and pieces. The car was going to end up being a drift car but he saved it and let it live. He gave the car another life to live. And then he got rid of it
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    This is why clean M3's are increasing in value folks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TostitoBandito View Post
    This is why clean M3's are increasing in value folks.
    My 99 M3 sits in the garage, covered at 61k miles, Battery Tender doing it's job and with a fresh oil change. I'll have to take it out in a few months for the safety inspection.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TostitoBandito View Post
    This is why clean M3's are increasing in value folks.
    That's very true. I picked my dakar, cheap and she is cleaning up quite well!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MauiM3Mania View Post
    My 99 M3 sits in the garage, covered at 61k miles, Battery Tender doing it's job and with a fresh oil change. I'll have to take it out in a few months for the safety inspection.
    I enjoy my car everyday. It's a car meant to be driven but then again I'm taking all the precautions the under panel is rust proofed
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ajcanadian View Post
    I enjoy my car everyday. It's a car meant to be driven but then again I'm taking all the precautions the under panel is rust proofed
    I get the 'meant to be driven' thing, but I've got other cars that are meant to be driven too. Priorities, my man.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MauiM3Mania View Post
    I get the 'meant to be driven' thing, but I've got other cars that are meant to be driven too. Priorities, my man.
    My m3 is my dream car and it's my only car. I'm also 17 so I am forced to drive it which is a sheer pleasure everyday. Don't worry she is garaged. Momma loves to have her brown friends over majority of the time
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ajcanadian View Post
    Momma loves to have her brown friends over majority of the time
    Uhhh... what?

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    Quote Originally Posted by spaghettiM3 View Post
    Uhhh... what?
    90% of the brown people love getting mini vans. However it's different in our family.The M3 was parked outside while it was snowing because the my mom's friends blocked the the garage door.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ajcanadian View Post
    90% of the brown people love getting mini vans. However it's different in our family.The M3 was parked outside while it was snowing because the my mom's friends blocked the the garage door.
    Lets leave the the racial metaphors out of this discussion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MauiM3Mania View Post
    Lets leave the the racial metaphors out of this discussion.
    Haha sure
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    Quote Originally Posted by RRSperry View Post
    And thus, more M3's bite the dust...
    I can hear the value going up!

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    Quote Originally Posted by EricP View Post
    I can hear the value going up!
    I don't know how people can part with the M3's. They're so easy to toss around
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ajcanadian View Post
    I don't know how people can part with the M3's. They're so easy to toss around
    Yeah mine will never be sold. It will just continue to evolve more into a toy as a drive it less on the street.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TostitoBandito View Post
    Yeah mine will never be sold. It will just continue to evolve more into a toy as a drive it less on the street.
    That's what I plan on doing to mine. Dailying it this year until I can afford a cheap honda for next year to drive to college and park the M3 home. Buying this car all my own at 17 is something I'm really proud off
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    2002 BMW 530/5 sterlinggrau 143k miles
    2001 BMW 530iA sport, cosmos 217k miles
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