VIN: WBSBL93484PN59496 condition: excellent cylinders: 6 cylinders drive: rwd fuel: gas odometer: 108000 paint color: red size: mid-size title status: clean transmission: manual type: coupe
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Circumstances have changed and it's time to sell my beloved 2004 BMW E46 M3. This is a true 6-speed manual. Exterior is Imola Red II with black leather interior. Mileage on the car is just under 108,000 miles. Selling this car at a huge loss given all the repairs I've put into it to ensure it's running in top condition. This car could drive across the country or head straight over to Sonoma Speedway for a track day with nothing other than filling up the gas tank. Car has been very well maintained and kept very, very close to stock. Car gets compliments everywhere it goes.
- Shifter knob switched out for a 2011 M5 shifter knob (this is basically the same as the E46 M3 ZCP shifter, but it's still has the glowing lights. This is a common mod because the OEM shifter is ridiculously tall.)
- OEM brake lines replaced with steel braided lines and brake fluid replaced with high-temp Motul 600
- Hidden GROM bluetooth module added to headunit to allow for bluetooth music, phone calls, and steering wheel integration.
- OEM BMW ZCP 19" wheels (no, these aren't CSL - those weren't sold in the USA. Only difference between CSL and the ZCP is .5" of width on the front.)
- Front turn signals housings have a light-smoke tint vinyl cover on them to match the OEM headlights (can be easily removed if you want the 100% clear look back. I think it matches better this way though).
- Upgraded PFC Street Z brake pads
The good news:
Tons and tons of maintenance records. Some of the major items include: sub-frame reinforcement completed, Inspection 2 completed, new engine mounts, new control arms, steering fluid replaced, differential fluid replaced, new tires (less than 6 months old), new brakes and rotors, oil analysis shows zero rod bearing issues (which isn't really an issue anyways since the 2004 is after the recall), new accessory drive belt kit, new steering coupler joint, new steering hydraulic lines, new brake lines, new battery, thermostat and water pump replaced. The new 19" BMW ZCP wheels are less than 6 months old (purchased them new). Engine bay is extremely clean. Interior is overall in very good condition, but there are signs of wear. Lots of interior trim has been replaced to ensure the car looks very clean (no drooping fabric panels on pillars and no cracked pieces anywhere). Airbag recall completed at Weatherford BMW. Paint is original. Based on the CarFax, this has been a California car its whole life.
The bad news:
Vehicle has been in one recorded accident. Another car rear-ended me at low speed while I was sitting at a red light. The airbags did not deploy. Bumper was replaced professionally by Weatherford BMW Collision in Berkeley. Prior to my owning the car, vehicle was recorded as having front bumper damage. I don't know the story here, but looks like the owner hit a parking curb on the passenger side. Bumper was repaired, but if you look extremely close you can see where the crack was repaired and there's a slightly larger gap under the passenger headlight than the drivers. Nobody has ever noticed this, but being upfront about everything. Paint on the exterior has lots of small imperfections (as you'd expect with the mileage and age). Differential has an extremely small amount of weeping, but based on the report from German Auto Sport of Berkeley, this is actually an OEM design flaw, so it's to be expected and isn't a problem for a long time to come. There's a small amount of curb rash on the passenger side wheels. I'm the 5th owner of the car, but the 3rd and 4th owners were just flipping the car for a profit in under month each. The last "bad" news item is very subjective, but this car is a bit extreme for living in Oakland. The 19" wheels and sport suspension make for a very firm ride and require careful attention to avoid potholes when driving at speed.
Sale procedure due to Coronavirus:
For my health and yours, a test drive will only occur after price has been agreed upon and proof of funds is provided. Masks will be required when we meet. Payment via Cashiers Check only (no wire, cash or personal checks). Transfer of title will take place at my bank's parking lot so that I can deposit the check to ensure it's real. After that, we'll sign the Bill of Sale and transfer the CA title. Sale will come with a "passed" CA smog report completed within the past 45 days. As a heads up, the DMV requires you to title the car in your name within 10 days of purchase. Usually that requires a visit to the DMV, but if you're willing to pay an extra $100, you can use one of the approved CA DMV online service providers to do it all remotely.
For more photos, copies of the maintenance records, and a CarFax report, just send me an email with your contact information including phone #. Roof rack is not included in sale. Price is $22,000. Please don't bother with low-ball offers based on KBB or Edmunds.
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