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    Posted: 05-February-2007 at 08:46
Has anyone in heard anything about this M3 or gone to have a look at it?
http://www.usedcars.ie/usedcars/index.cfm?fuseaction=car& ;carID=261374

It's been up for months and the price has changed from €42K to €36k in  that time. I think this is the 3rd garage it's been in, so alarm bells are already ringing. Anyone had any dealings with the garage?

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I have bought 2 cars off Glen..... The first was a lemon as documented on this site, the second my current car is perfect.

I dont have any bad words for them. I think all car dealers are the same..... I never buy a car judged on the dealer. Just check the car out. I he wont or cant find any history or previous owner then walk away.

Mick

Acutally my sisters 525i came from Glen also. No problems there too.  (2 out of 3 aint bad)

 

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The E46m M3's are going for nothing now.  High enough mileage on that, but still very cheap.  Youd get a 2003 one for €45k if you look around.
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Dude

Considering the nature of the car, if I was buying an M3 now, I would hang on for the right low mileage one.  That car doesn't even have full leather seats which I am sure is affecting the price.

As Phil says, hang on and spend a bit more for a better specced car with low mileage.

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Originally posted by ///M3Mick ///M3Mick wrote:

Dude

Considering the nature of the car, if I was buying an M3 now, I would hang on for the right low mileage one.  That car doesn't even have full leather seats which I am sure is affecting the price.

As Phil says, hang on and spend a bit more for a better specced car with low mileage.

Mick



You're both right, though I've had no interest in the 325 so I'm now thinking of just trading it in against an M3 here. Silver's my preferred colour and all...
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote topazman Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05-February-2007 at 10:19
I would check at the stealers about that car especially warranty work I think that car was in M&G in Milltown a few times and it might have got a new engine or two at some stage and if it is the same car it was trashed to its death most times by the owners who blew the engine once, just go in with the registration and ask nicely if they can give you any history on the car and that will put your mind at ease about it   

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That car doesn't have its original engine either from what I've been told.

A friend in the car business told me to avoid that crowd like the plague...
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Decent 02's are going for around €45k now, youd get one for €40k if you shop around.  They come down a lot in price, Id say if you wait a bit longer youll get a nice 03 for early 40's.

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yeah I had problems with an impreza I bought from them, ie radiator blew after a week and found, rad weld had been used to seal it, which got into the whole cooling system. Luckily enough pump wasn't affected up to the time I sold it. They just didn't want to know once they got my money. Gave me some crap about the car being a trade car, but I didn't buy it as a trade car and they certainly didn't mention it at the time I purchased it. My understanding was that there was 3 months warranty with it. I've learnt the hard way. Unless you buy from them with the cars full documented history, and get your warranty in writing, i'd stay clear of them too. 
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Originally posted by AHEALY AHEALY wrote:

yeah I had problems with an impreza I bought from them, ie radiator blew after a week and found, rad weld had been used to seal it, which got into the whole cooling system. Luckily enough pump wasn't affected up to the time I sold it. They just didn't want to know once they got my money. Gave me some crap about the car being a trade car, but I didn't buy it as a trade car and they certainly didn't mention it at the time I purchased it. My understanding was that there was 3 months warranty with it. I've learnt the hard way. Unless you buy from them with the cars full documented history, and get your warranty in writing, i'd stay clear of them too. 

To be honest Im not that suprised. As I said check the car not the dealer. But it looks too cheap to be true.

Any one asked them whats the story. They might tell the truth.

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A little o/t, but has anyone noticed how much '04 645Ci's have dropped off recently?  There are a number available from main or quite reputable dealers for well under 70k, only a couple of grand more than an M3 from a similar source.
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there is also an  2005 m5 for €93k and was new at €150k... now thats in a dealer aswell... astonishing!!!!
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Originally posted by lukeduke lukeduke wrote:

now thats in a dealer aswell... astonishing!!!!

Not just any dealer, Des Cullen, a fairly reliable name in high end tackle.

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my aim in 2 years is to have a 2005/2006 m5... god its gonna be a long wait!!!
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hubba hubba... new M5 is savage.
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Hi Guys, Just to let you all know I bought a 03 M3 convertible from Glen, got it checked out in Frank Kean motors and it checked out 100%. I have had no problems with the car it’s a dream to drive!

I have recommended Glen to a friend of mine and she was very happy with the service she received their too. I look forward to dealing with Glen again.

 

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That reg 02 MH 343 seems to be one to avoid. I've seen bad posts about it
before. I'd really check the history to be sure though. Where did your car end
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@ Alex... its in a garage in Bluebell at the moment, advertised with 6k less than what is on the clock.... it's on carzone!
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as for that 02 M3, i'd stay well away, the milage is very high and the spec is?????? well there is no spec, its bog standard... i'm sure if you are patient Dave you willget a much better one for much the same €€€€€€€!
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Bloody dealers. Not to slag but "every concievable extra" would include sat
nav.

Dave, try trade yours in against Lukes old car. You might get a good price.
Less miles and a better history. And he only drove around Mondello like a
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