Nov 24, 2007
having a look at the dark side so any advice on what to look and lookout for
Make sure its a proper M3, and what age car are you looking for?
also look here http://www.bmw-sport.net/showthread.php?p=1368#post1368
unless its the newer one you want?
Thanks Chris thats ideal
Make sure it has had the bearing recall done, also the most common thing to go is the diff..and to check drive the car slowly and make tight right and left turns, you'll hear a strange noise and if severe it'll feel like the back end is a bit losse! was a 2k job on mine , thank god for warranty!
Thanks.....did you mean loose?
oh gawd..yeah sorry was meant to type loose..lol..
Take one for a long drive on a variety of roads, before make your decision. I was left feeling its an over hyper car to be honest.
I drove a 55 reg model, on a fast smooth A road I know well and thought it was good, went on to a bumpy b road (I know very well and travel down most days) and it didnt feel that quick or good at all, back end did not have enough grip and could not get the power down due to its lackof rear suspension travel - could not keep up with my 7 month pregnant sister driving my Subaru Impreza (running approx 280 bhp) ! On a damp road it was terrible, didnt think much to the brakes to be honest either.
If you want advice on the M3, look on their forum instead of boring us with something of no concern to Audi People
And if you don't like the response, try to ask for Audi advice on the BMW forum
Aren't you really helpful
So what else would a `other brands and models` section be for then??? If you dont want to talk about `other brands and models` DONT FECKING READ IT!
Was also going to suggest checking out the rear diff when looking at one, a friend of mine also had his go wrong under warranty??? Seems to be a weak point...other than that though its a cracking motor.:icon_thumright:
make sure its had its 1500 mile running in service, if its not been done by a certain point bmw will void the warrenty, if you get the chassis number and reg you can email bmw uk and they will email details back to you
Also have a look here
this is about the newer one (E46)
Another good one is www.e36coupe.com/forum
Dont let the e36 bit put you off there is an extensive e46 section as well.
Have you tried looking out for signs of homosexuality?
I'd look out for a nice S3, S4,RS4 ,,, don't do it!!:icon_thumright:
Essentially ensure it's had all services done when the maintenance regime calls for them, or invalidates the warranty. have heard horror stories about things going wrong due to the 1500 service not being carried out...
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