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SOLD on or around February 11, 2012

135,000 miles

Sale Price Unknown
2000 BMW M Coupe in Estoril Blue Metallic over Estoril Blue & Black Nappa
  • Exterior Color Estoril Blue Metallic
  • Interior Color Estoril Blue & Black Nappa
  • Engine S52

Seller Description

I originally purchased this car to convert into a full blown track car instead of using some of my street cars at the track, but after owning it for a few months, its not really cost effective, Its probably smarter to use a beat up e36 M3 over this coupe. Sooo. . ..2000 BMW M Coupe with 135k miles on it. Please do not be turned away from the mileage. A well maintained M coupe is worth its weight in gold compared to a low miles car with an unaware owner. I have maintence history for the past few years, but anything older then 09 I don't consider current. Its a clean title car, no accidents on car fax or autocheck. There are people asking this much for some salvaged title M coupes.

So in the past two years:
New OEM Rotors and Carbotech Pads
New Alternator & Belts
New Lower belt tensioner pulley
A/C has been serviced with a new condenser and compressor
New water pump (metal impeller), low temp thermostat with metal housing, and hoses
4 Michelin Pilot Sports with over 80 percent tread left on them
New Color matched Lighted OE style shiftknob
New OEM Floor mats

Aftermarket parts upgrades are as followed:
Blue interior matched Leather Armrest
H&R Sport Springs
Bilstein Sport shocks/struts
Dinan Stage 1 software upgrade
Dinan Carbon Fiber Intake (removed, might include if it doesn't sell before hand)
KMAC Camber plates
Pioneer CD/MP3 player (will be removed and the OEM re-installed)

For the year and miles this car is very clean, very minimal wear on drivers side bolster, just noticed picture wasn't very good, I'll snap another one and load it soon. Interior shows very well with new floor mats. Car pulls great with the mods, handles and rides exceptionally smooth. It's the smoothest one out of my 3 Z3 M cars.
There no subframe issues of any sort and every known problematic area on the M coupes has been replaced or repaired except the Vanos unit and seat bushings, but I'm a sole believer of if its its not broken don't fix it so that's why they haven't been touched. Every body panel is OEM, with original VIN stickers in place.

The BAD:
The clutch throw out bearing is starting to act up, I've noticed after about an hour of driving it doesn't let you move the lever into gear, without some force.
The paint on the passenger side door and fender don't match very well, but some might not notice it, I have an eye for paintwork.
Needs an alignment and probably upper control arm bushings, car has a small torque steer problem when your hard on the gas.
Hood has a bunch of marks where the previous owner touched up and failed at life. So i'd paint it.

I'm pretty O.B.O about the car will trade up to any 911, e46 M3, or S54 M coupe. If you throw me a lowball offer, I'll just Lol in reponse. Lastly lets try and keep this a cash sale, don't waste your time trying to get a loan on this car it won't happen.
Drew B.

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Tampa, FL

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Sold 2/11/12 - I heard this one sold. Congrats to the new owner!

2/8/12 Update - All the listings are now back up to $12,500

1/18/12 Update - Now on Ebay too

1/16/12 Update - Price reduced to $12,000 from $12,500

12/22/11 Update - Now listed at a local dealer with a few new photos.

12/9/11 Update - Price reduced to $12,500 from $12,900 making it a pretty good deal considering all the recent maintenance.

11/23/11 Update - Price reduced back to $12,900 from $13,600.

11/7/11 Update - Seller just did the clutch, flywheel, and throwout bearing as well as fixed the bushing that gave it the torque steer and got an alignment. The price has been raised accordingly to $13,600 to offset some of the cost. Seems well worth it to me.

10/18/11 Update - Apparently this did not sell a couple weeks ago. It's now listed on AutoTrader for $12,900.

Sold 10/6/11 - Listing was deleted so I assume it sold.

9/21/11 Update - Price just $12,900 for Bimmerforums members ($13,400 officially)

This coupe was obviously owned by someone knowledgeable of S52 M Coupes. The cooling system has been recently addressed as welll as the A/C, brakes, belts, and pulleys. It should be good to go for a while. The issues are pointed out specifically and are not huge deals, so you know what you're getting. It is in much better aesthetic shape than most with similar mileage. It also has some nice upgrades. I think the price pretty good considering the condition and all the recent maintenance.

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