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Old 12th February 2018, 11:38 AM   #21
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£3-5k per year really ? Show me someone who is willing to pay £30k for E36 M3 Evolution Imola Individual unless it is
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You sound very negative towards the price increase of the E36.

Why does it bother you so much?

It might be best if you stayed off the E36 posts if the price increases upset you
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Old 12th February 2018, 11:57 AM   #22
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You sound very negative towards the price increase of the E36.

Why does it bother you so much?

It might be best if you stayed off the E36 posts if the price increases upset you
I like the E36 M3 but just injecting some real world considerations on people thinking itís a gold mine.

Doubt many on here have a spec equivalent to what I posted which would command top prices.

Is your M3 FBMWSH ?
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Old 12th February 2018, 12:12 PM   #23
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Not sure what my car has to do with this.

For people who purchased them at the right time, they do have some decent money in them and for some, that amount of money is like a gold mind. Horses for courses.

So if this affects the E36 M3 GT/Imola imagine what it will do to the E46 CS. We will all be driving them around as throw away cars soon :joy:
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Old 12th February 2018, 01:35 PM   #24
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Not sure what my car has to do with this.

For people who purchased them at the right time, they do have some decent money in them and for some, that amount of money is like a gold mind. Horses for courses.

So if this affects the E36 M3 GT/Imola imagine what it will do to the E46 CS. We will all be driving them around as throw away cars soon :joy:
Car values I think may be coming down soon and may affect a lot of classic cars. Although I hope not. The classic car market been very buoyant for 7 years. Things may change if interest rates go up and all the people with mortgages and cars on finance. Who knows.
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Old 12th February 2018, 02:16 PM   #25
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Lots of "thinks and maybes" in there. It is a lottery like anything.

So back on topic to the GT/Imola owners. Feel free to update if you have anything useful to add
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Old 12th February 2018, 04:47 PM   #26
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Ill stick my two pen'orth in!

I bought mine in 2005, simply because I liked the Imola version. It's different, and obviously there aren't that many around. I watched as it depreciated over the next few years but it didn't bother me because I was enjoying just owning one. However, prices then started to go up. This was good news, not because I wanted to make money or brag about the car's value, but because it let me spend some cash on it to keep it absolutely mint and to know that my investment in doing so was as safe as it can be.

Without the increase in value I would have had to watch it slowly deteriorate and I really wouldn't have liked that, so I would probably have sold it.

I'm not interested in making money on the car, just in not losing my shirt on it. I couldn't care less if the value goes down a bit, or continues to rise. I doubt I've made a penny on it given all the expenditure just to keep it over the years (tax, insurance, servicing etc) and the improvements I've been able to make.

Now, just so that someone can tell me it's worth nothing, it has 140k miles on it, it's 2 previous owners and only has FBMWSH up to around 105k miles. However, it's been improved steadily in my ownership and every receipt is there to prove it. I've done my own servicing from 105k onwards, it does about 1.2k a year now and gets an oil change every 2 years. Everything is logged and the lever arch file of info is about to burst.
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Old 13th February 2018, 06:22 AM   #27
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Exactly that mate! Prices aside it's just nice to own somthing so rare/special and I very much doubt anyone here purchased there's hoping to be sitting on a gold mine? I spot a hint of jealousy in there somewhere too.

I myself have owned a fair few different M3's but was attracted to the looks of these and just how rare they are, an M3 is a special car in any form but to have one more special is what did it for me.
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Very true... I've been very lucky..at one point I ow ed 2 of the e cars this section is for... an amazing time and I was very fortunate. Now I have an E90 and a lot of memories...all good ones... for me it was the time to move on and I'm glad I did but that's not the same for everyone.
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Exactly that mate! Prices aside it's just nice to own somthing so rare/special and I very much doubt anyone here purchased there's hoping to be sitting on a gold mine? I spot a hint of jealousy in there somewhere too.

I myself have owned a fair few different M3's but was attracted to the looks of these and just how rare they are, an M3 is a special car in any form but to have one more special is what did it for me.
It is a cool car.
No jealousy from me I’ve got the E46 M3 CS which is highly regarded model.
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It is a cool car.
No jealousy from me Iíve got the E46 M3 CS which is highly regarded model.
Congratulations.

So back to the E36 GT/Imola
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