I’m not one to go around making blanket statements like some kind of high horse ridin’ pundit…but here goes; the E46 M3 is the M3 you want to buy right now. Before we go any further, I want to state that this isn’t my car, although I have one that is very similar in spec/ color /condition /miles…give or take. Suffice to say, I know what I’m talking about when it comes to M3s and I know a little bit about the M3 market…more later. Find this 2003 BMW M3 E46 offered for $9,500 in Oldsmar, FL via eBay.
I’m not afraid of high mile vehicles, particularly if they are from a known breed that survives into the triple digits without costing the owner his lunch each year in maintenance. The BMW 850 fits in that category of expensive to own, but not Ferrari ridiculous, andthe idea of scoring a deal on a low mile V12 powered BMW is compelling..but you have to wonder if a low mile V12 that hasn’t been driven is scarier than a high mile 850ci…I dunno, but the car collecting hobby has turned into stamp collecting these days and this will probably be worth more than the current ask if you just kept it in your garage for a decade and drove it once a week. Find this 1996 BMW 850Ci offered for $17,000 in San Rafael, CA via craigslist.
Anyone who reads this site knows that I’m not often left speechless…but here I am…at a loss for words. I’m also not one to just put a turd in someone else’s punch bowl just for the sake of it…but I’m also not one to beat around the bush. This is not a BMW 5-series or BMW 6-series…(which you can get for next to nothing) these days…so why would you drive this? Because this is America and we take our freedom seriously and our cars not so seriously…at least you’d have to, if this was your daily driver. Find this 2002 Toyota Solara with a starting bid of $3900 in Versailles, KY via eBay.
I fully acknowledge my love of the BMW 3-series for everyday driven late model cars. And typically, I recommend people search for a used and abused M3 in their price range to get the best bang for the buck because BMW puts so much more love into their ///M models…but…BUT…sometimes the most basic barebones BMW 3-series is the best because who needs all those gadgets and turbos and flappy-paddle-gear-changers and things anyway. All you really need to have fun an a 3-series is a magnesium-alloy engine block and a 6-speed manual gearbox. Find this 2007 BMW 328i offered for $9800 in La Verne, CA via craigslist.
Ohh…this is one is so tempting. Seriously, please buy this car before I do. It combines the sweet styling of an E28 with the inevitable torque of a small block Ford V8. Just need to change the plan from the current AOD/C4 to a T5 and we’re in business. Oh yeah, you’ll also need to assemble everything yourself because it comes like a Lego kit. Find this 1984 BMW 524TD Ford V8 Ready offered for $2850 in Santa Rosa, CA via craigslist.
This example of the first generation of the BMW 6 Series grand tourer coupé appears to be free of major blemishes and should provide years of smiles. The M30B32 3,210 cc straight six pumps out 194 hp and 207 lb-ft of torque. While the engine won’t bury you in your seat. the 5-speed Getrag manual transmission helps to keep things entertaining. Find this 1984 BMW 633 Csi offered for $2500 in Wickenburg, AZ via craigslist. Tip from FuelTruck.
The E82 generation BMW 1-series coupe was released in the 2007 model year a few years after the E46 3-series was plus sized to the E90 platform…so to some folks, the 135i is the spiritual successor to the E46 — with the 1M and 135i being very close in capability and the natural successor to […]
Hans Glas GmbH was originally founded in 1883 as an agricultural repair shop, but sometime in the 1950s, Glas started building its own small sports coupes in the town of Dingolfing in Bavaria. BMW absorbed the Glas product line and factory in 1962 and what was left of Glas started building the BMW 1500 version of […]
The 4th generation of the BMW M3 was released in 2007 and it featured a big departure from previous models. Gone was the screaming inline-6 engine and in its place was a throaty V8…which was a heresy according to BMW fanboys but it sold quite well and the 414 horsepower and 295 ft-lbs of torque […]
I feel the need for a manual gearbox equipped European sport sedan…and I want it big enough for a family. And don’t give me some domesticated import that has had its European mystique neutered, I need something without airbags, that only shows kilometers on the speedo, is grey market and unregister-able in California. Oh. Here. […]