[E46] 2003 M3 Convertible - SMG, 82k, FSH, Carbon Black, Hardtop.

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  1. 4 Sep 2018 at 4:35 PM #1
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    Up for sale is my beautiful E46 M3 Convertible.

    I bought the car in December 2016, from a female lawyer who had owned it since 2008 and pootled about in Automatic mode, so it’s lived a very easy life.

    Subsequent to my purchase i have had an oil service (inc brake fluid service) carried out by PMW in Chelmsford. There was slight bubbling on the wings and boot lid which were sorted out by Brewster Motors in Billericay who deal with high end classic cars.

    I have had the subframe inspected by a BMW main dealer when it went in for the Airbag recall and also Dave Kear that runs MTech in Stock, Essex, checked it out last month and neither can see any signs of cracking, therefore I haven’t had remedial work done because it doesn’t seem to need it.

    In the last couple of months I have had the starter motor replaced and the diff was leaking so this was taken apart and new seals fitted.

    In addition i had a remap and SMG rev matching software done by another cutter at a cost of £350

    Lovely car, but really does not get used. I’ve recently got into motorbike track days so will probably buy a cheap run-around and fund my new mid life crisis.

    Details as follows:

    BMW E46 M3 Convertible
    2003 Facelift
    SMG
    6 keepers in total (inc me)
    Carbon Black
    19" wheels
    82,100 miles
    Full Service History
    Xenon Headlights
    Factory Sat Nav
    Harmon Kardon
    Kiwi Leather
    Rear parking sensors
    Heated seats with memory
    Power fold mirrors
    Hardtop
    MOT 27.12.18


    SERVICE HISTORY:
    RUNNING IN 1337 MILES 14.5.03 L&C Banstead
    11178 miles 14.01.04 Cooper Banstead
    22441 miles 18.01.05 Cooper Banstead
    41732 miles 14.09.07 North Oxford BMW
    58120 miles 13.09.08 Holland Park BMW
    70325 miles 15.10.09 Holland Park BMW
    76944 miles 21.01.11 Derbyshire Autos (Independent BMW St Albans)
    78377 miles 19.04.12 Derbyshire Autos (Independent BMW St Albans)
    80326 miles 23.01.15 Derbyshire Autos (Independent BMW St Albans)
    81226 miles 11.02.17 PMW Ltd (Independent BMW Chelmsford)

    This is a genuine un-abused original example of a lovely car that is a reluctant sale. If it was used more, it wouldn't be for sale but it’s a shame to have it sitting unused.
    Looking for £8,995


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  2. 4 Sep 2018 at 4:44 PM #2
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    Looks like that lawyer’s clients dried up. :muttley:

    GLWS :thumbsup:
     
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  3. 4 Sep 2018 at 4:49 PM #3
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    Good edit :) ....thanks :thumbsup:
     
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    I've had a little look around and think i may have slightly overpriced this so i'm going to drop to £8,995
     
  5. 5 Sep 2018 at 5:41 PM #5
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    I’m not sure you did mate, looks a cracking buy at that price. The kiwi leather can be a bit marmite which appears to be the only part which may put some off.

    Low mileage, reasonable owners I think it would be a smart buy.

    The market however is a funny one at the moment. I wish you well with the sale
     
  6. 5 Sep 2018 at 5:48 PM #6
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    Nice car .

    Looks like the road I use to live down . The Redinge #51 .
     
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    Stay firm on the price mate.

    Only ‘neggy’ I see are the service intervals between 05 - 07 and 07 - 08.

    But nevertheless you still have a full service history (I’m just extra finicky when it comes to these things).
     
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    I'm just going to leave it out there and see what happens. Probably won't do any bike trackdays until next year and do low mileage so in no rush.

    It seems pretty cheap to swap interiors for another colour so its not the end of the world being Kiwi interior i wouldn't have thought.
     
  9. 13 Sep 2018 at 8:35 AM #9
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    I would consider a part ex of something fun, sporty and trackable.
     
  10. 19 Sep 2018 at 11:49 PM #10
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    Would also consider M3 Coupe....money your way
     
  11. 20 Sep 2018 at 8:54 AM #11
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    Can you pls list what the services were I.e. inspections or oil services

    Thnx
     
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    I will get the service book out later and list them for you.
     
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    Apologies, i've decided against this.
     
  14. 21 Sep 2018 at 9:33 AM #14
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    Here you go:

    1337 MILES 14.5.03 BMW - Running in service
    11178 miles 14.01.04 BMW - Oil Service /Micro Filter
    22441 miles 18.01.05 BMW - Inspection I
    41732 miles 14.09.07 BMW - Oil Service /Micro Filter
    58120 miles 13.09.08 BMW - Inspection II
    70325 miles 15.10.09 BMW - Oil Service / Inspection I
    76944 miles 21.01.11 Specialist - Oil Service / Micro Filter
    78377 miles 19.04.12 Specialist - Inspection II / Micro Filter / Brake Fluid
    80326 miles 23.01.15 Specialist - Oil Service / Micro Filter
    81226 miles 11.02.17 Specialist - Oil Service / Micro Filter / Brake Fluid
     
  15. 24 Sep 2018 at 10:28 AM #15
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    I have honestly never found a car so painful to sell and had so many ijits get in touch.

    This is far too stressful and time consuming for me.

    I'm taking it off the market.

    I am being offered ~ £8k in part exchange for a few cars that i have enquired about and i also have a feeling that it's the wrong time of year to sell this.

    I'm going to put it away, keep an eye out for the specific car i want at a dealer and just part ex it.

    If by next spring i haven't come across the car i want then i may have another crack at it.
     
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    Makes sense, but a shame :(

    I think it's priced well and seems like a genuine ad. Can't help it unfortunately this type of car attracts morons I guess. I can't see how it's difficult or worth going long over. I set aside a week when I bought mine. 6 days of research/making viewing bookings for the 7th day. On the 7th day I had 3 viewings, and I put a deposit down on the last viewing and completed the sale after the weekend. Simple.
     
  17. 7 Oct 2018 at 5:31 PM #17
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    Just had it MoT'd so 12 months on it
     
  18. 8 Oct 2018 at 5:39 PM #18
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    Bargain !!
     

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