What would you do in my position???

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  1. curiousgeorgeM3

    curiousgeorgeM3 naughty little monkey

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    My car just rolled up on 56K miles. I am no longer in warranty as far as services are concerned but my engine and tranny are still covered until 100K miles. I recently had a computer glitch that would have been covered under the past warranty but since it was expired I had to pay $140 for two hours of work and they didn't even find anything wrong. I am seriously considering trading or selling my car for a 2002 or 2003 M3 with less miles (under 15K). Pros: I would have newer car with less miles and possibly SMG and/or nav. I will transfer most of my mods over to the new car (maybe;) ). My car also burns oil like crazy, probably due to poor break in by the previous owner. Getting a newer car would hopefully rid me of that. Cons: I'll probably lose money in the end but I really don't care. I may be going into business for myself soon and am going to figure a way to write off my car anyway, which I pretty much do now.

    Anywayz, does anyone have any intelligent suggestions? thanks. :bigthumb:
     
  2. someguy

    someguy WWMD?

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    If you don't care, then trade up...
     
  3. Chris87

    Chris87 flatoutperformance.com

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    Trade it up. You seem like you can afford it.
     
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    pLaYIstIcPimP New Member

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    I think i would trade up for sure. Eventhough you think that you will be paying a little bit more, with burning oil and poor break in, you really never know what is going to happen down the road. Since you can write it off for taxes in the future, i would for sure do that. But trade up is my suggestion, i think it will be better in the long run. Make sure to get a car that has been taken care of though.
     
  5. wnut

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    i concour. that little more you spend might save you from a big repair bill down the road. you could always sell it as is and start the modding process all over again. imo u should look for a used M5 or Mcoupe.
     
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    curiousgeorgeM3 naughty little monkey

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    Agreed but I will not trade up unless my payments stay at my current level so it should make little difference.
     
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    curiousgeorgeM3 naughty little monkey

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    :rolleyes: Anywayz this is not a duscussion on my business plans. If I didn't think I could pull this off then I wouldn't be considering it. Trust me, it will be very easy to find a used 02 or 03 and keep my payments at their current levels. Etiher way, I was not planning to sell mt current car once I open the business so as long as the payments stay the same it shouldn't matter what car I am driving right? Capice?
     
  8. wyu

    wyu supercalafragalistic expialidocious

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    Do it!!!!! then give me a test drive!! :x:
     
  9. curiousgeorgeM3

    curiousgeorgeM3 naughty little monkey

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    No test drives for haters :fawk: ;)
     
  10. Omied2k

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    come to me, i'll hook u up with an '02 or '03 m3 with less than 15k miles.
     
  11. Redline Racer

    Redline Racer Subaru Tecnica International

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    What about a CSL?

    In fact is BMW going to sell the CSL in the USA?
     
  12. curiousgeorgeM3

    curiousgeorgeM3 naughty little monkey

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    Details please...
     
  13. Omied2k

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    right now the 2003 m3's are bringing more than book value, especially smg 2 models. Wait a couple months, it should die down, the market on the 2003's, since they just got released, even though you may find some dealership's who will sell the coupes w/o a markup, at the dealer auction's they are bringing far above msrp, even with say 5k miles on them.

    Would a convertible '03 interest you?
     
  14. Omied2k

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    curiousgeorgem3, if you want me to find out some more shit, let me know asap by pm. I dunno how much you're paying right now, and how much you're payoff is, but let me know through pm when u get a chance
    -omied
     
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    curiousgeorgeM3 naughty little monkey

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    PM sent :bigthumb:
     
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    jinushaun New Member

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    Thinking of trading already? And I thought you bought yours new!? :confused:
     
  17. Redline Racer

    Redline Racer Subaru Tecnica International

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    Shame. Even though its barely any quicker than the standard M3 in a straight line, its performance is apparently so more extreme in terms of cornering grip, and the feeling that its trying to kill you :big grin:
     
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    curiousgeorgeM3 naughty little monkey

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    Bought it when it was 9 months old. I simply have put too many miles on it. It bugs me that I have nearly 60K miles on the thing.
     
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    curiousgeorgeM3 naughty little monkey

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    That's part of it. :rofl:
     
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    Redline Racer Subaru Tecnica International

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    I think BMW have found a problem with the CSL in that to improve its performance even slightly over the normal M3 they have had to go down the extreme route.

    With the 3.2 straight six being apparently so on the edge in terms of tuning (one reason why the next M3 will have a V8), the use of carbon fibre and other weight saving such as having a radio and air-con as options was the only way to achieve greater performance. Inevitably that carbon roof isnt cheap, hence a price in the UK of £20'000 more than the standard M3.

    As for Burnsie, I've never really liked him as a driver. Yes he wins championships, but if you look at his time a Peugeot in what has been until recently the best car by far, he's failed to win a rally. He maybe has more intelligence than the Solberg/McRae driver who'll push the car over the edge and hence lose championships.
    Coupled with that he's just signed for Subaru again, and he has a pair of Oakley Splice like me ( I got them first) :big grin:
     
  21. stupid

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    In April my dad dropped about $70,000 on a BMW M3 we had never even seen. We had no choice over options- we had to accept the options that were already on the car. Convertable, silver paint (yes it was extra $$$), HIDs, Harmon Kardon, Cold Weather, metal trim, 19's, and SMG. Of these we only wanted maybe 3 options. Dont expect to find one with the options you want. And if you choose to get a new one (like my dad), order it before it arives at the dealership and gets another $5,000- $10,000 mark up.

    But it is damn worth the money.
     
  22. daft punk

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    why not do something exciting like a C32?
     
  23. nyuaznguy

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    I don't know what area you are in, but there is almost no dealers charging any markups on the M3 anymore. You can acutally get them 1K-2K off msrp now.

    When I got mine last year (July 02) I paid MSRP and I got to order the specific one I wanted.
     
  24. curiousgeorgeM3

    curiousgeorgeM3 naughty little monkey

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    Waiting for what??? You haven't even put an order in yet :fawk: You have been talking about this since late 2001 and I am about to own my second M3.

    Funny, since I found several cars with all the options available, both new and used.
     
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    curiousgeorgeM3 naughty little monkey

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    :werd:

    :rofl:....so true. MB = uninspired rolling couch.
     

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