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Hello,

I am new to this board (although I've been lurking for about a month).

Just picked up a 2000 328i. Black with Tan interior, Sport and Premium packages. I think the only things it doesnt have is the Harmon Kardon CD. It has Xenons, 17" wheels, sport/power seats,moonroof,DSC. It's a Manual (stick). It was a lease and it has 89,000. And you know what? It looks and drives like a brand new car! The guy must have done all highway because the suspension is perfect and it runs very smooth and drives great! Flew to pick it up and drove it back home 600 miles straight. It was flawless.

I picked it up from a wholesaler/dealer in Illinois for what I think is a great price. This guy sells all high end cars, he had a newer Ferrari Maranello 575 (900 miles) also, that was sweet.I'm in Memphis and could not find one anywhere around here for a good price (most over $25K), so I found one on eBay and the guy had great feedback so I bought it. Got it for $17,000. Mint condition except for a small ding in the front of the hood, looks like someone bumped into it in the parking lot. I can live with that.

Anyway, I am a big do-it-yourself type (not sure how many of you on here are, seems like most of you guys keep your cars a few years then trade up. I try to buy reliable, higher mileage cars in mint shape and do any needed repairs myself. (kind of a hobby, plus leaves more money to invest).

I also only buy cars that have a good online enthusiast site because I can go there to share information or get help on repairs or problems and also get good prices on parts. I find this saves time and $ and helps in diagnosing any problems that come up.

Anyway, just wanted to post my thoughts on my new BMW.

Later
 

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ScottV said:
Hello,

I am new to this board (although I've been lurking for about a month).

Just picked up a 2000 328i. Black with Tan interior, Sport and Premium packages. I think the only things it doesnt have is the Harmon Kardon CD. It has Xenons, 17" wheels, sport/power seats,moonroof,DSC. It's a Manual (stick). It was a lease and it has 89,000. And you know what? It looks and drives like a brand new car! The guy must have done all highway because the suspension is perfect and it runs very smooth and drives great! Flew to pick it up and drove it back home 600 miles straight. It was flawless.

I picked it up from a wholesaler/dealer in Illinois for what I think is a great price. This guy sells all high end cars, he had a newer Ferrari Maranello 575 (900 miles) also, that was sweet.I'm in Memphis and could not find one anywhere around here for a good price (most over $25K), so I found one on eBay and the guy had great feedback so I bought it. Got it for $17,000. Mint condition except for a small ding in the front of the hood, looks like someone bumped into it in the parking lot. I can live with that.

Anyway, I am a big do-it-yourself type (not sure how many of you on here are, seems like most of you guys keep your cars a few years then trade up. I try to buy reliable, higher mileage cars in mint shape and do any needed repairs myself. (kind of a hobby, plus leaves more money to invest).

I also only buy cars that have a good online enthusiast site because I can go there to share information or get help on repairs or problems and also get good prices on parts. I find this saves time and $ and helps in diagnosing any problems that come up.

Anyway, just wanted to post my thoughts on my new BMW.

Later
Congrats!!! Many happy miles ahead!!!
 

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WOW!! That's a steal for $17k!!! Congrats on the purchase!


As far as enthusaists sites...you found the best one for the e46!!!!!!!
 

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I find that price a little hard to believe, even with those miles. Congrats on a steal.
 

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Awesome congrats on the car :thumbup: :thumbup:
 

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congrats on your ride.... gonan whip your *** if ya dont post no pics of your ride... cause us fanatics love to see pics...

yea.. good deal on the car... i got mine for 2x that much
 

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damnn boy. you can use all that money u saved by buying it used and go all out on it! technik stage 3 kit? :)

17k is a steal. nice find, now let the modding begin. can we say clears!
 

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Yeah, I was very happy about the price. I had originally been looking at an E36 because those were more in line with what I wanted to pay, but stumbled upon this one... got lucky with the manual, didnt see many of those for sale... this is the only pic I have on my computer right now, will add more tomorrow when the sun is out. Hopefully this one will show up, although small. Later!
 

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Congratulations! I also purchased my car with lots of miles off of eBay.
Mine had 59K, and it was delivered in damn near mint condition (I was
actually amazed at how clean it was) :)

I didn't get as good a deal as you did (even considering the mileage
difference), but I really wanted the silver coupe, which is rather popular
with the bidding population.

The funny thing is everybody asks me if the car is brand new, Bimmers are
just so sweet looking. People often don't believe me when I tell them there
are more than 60K miles on it :thumbup:

You're going to LOVE it.
 

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Hey Scott - congrat's and welcome.

I grew up in Memphis. Watch out for Roadshow if you need service. My mom had a couple of E36's when they were living there and she never had anything good to say about them. I've never noticed anyone else saying they are from that area, but I'm sure there are some folks around here who could give you local advice if you ever need it.
 
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