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advice on M3 buying please

voorhees Nov 24, 2007

  1. voorhees

    voorhees Moderator Staff Member Moderator Team V8 Audi S5 s tronic

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    having a look at the dark side so any advice on what to look and lookout for
     
  2. Caesium

    Caesium My BM is fixed! VCDS Map User

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  3. voorhees

    voorhees Moderator Staff Member Moderator Team V8 Audi S5 s tronic

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    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!
     
  5. voorhees

    voorhees Moderator Staff Member Moderator Team V8 Audi S5 s tronic

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    CARACTERE007 Member

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    oh gawd..yeah sorry was meant to type loose..lol..
     
  7. richs2891

    richs2891 I cant spell !

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    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.

    Richard
     
  8. mavala

    mavala Oops!!!!

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    If you want advice on the M3, look on their forum instead of boring us with something of no concern to Audi People
    http://www.m3forum.com/
    And if you don't like the response, try to ask for Audi advice on the BMW forum
     
  9. Caesium

    Caesium My BM is fixed! VCDS Map User

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    Aren't you really helpful
     
  10. Wes G

    Wes G Member

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    So what else would a `other brands and models` section be for then???:aggressive: If you dont want to talk about `other brands and models` DONT FECKING READ IT!
     
  11. Wes G

    Wes G Member

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    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: :cool:
     
  12. Little_ant

    Little_ant New Member

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    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
     
  13. Caesium

    Caesium My BM is fixed! VCDS Map User

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  14. JPD125

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    Another good one is www.e36coupe.com/forum

    Dont let the e36 bit put you off there is an extensive e46 section as well.
     
  15. ChriS3

    ChriS3 hud at ye bam

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    Have you tried looking out for signs of homosexuality? :)
     
  16. voorhees

    voorhees Moderator Staff Member Moderator Team V8 Audi S5 s tronic

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    :wub:
     
  17. RGBArgee

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    I'd look out for a nice S3, S4,RS4 ,,, don't do it!!:icon_thumright:
     
  18. stoakseya4

    stoakseya4 Active Member

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    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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