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post #24166 of 26371
LOL - that is another consideration. They are all auto so often seen around town w one of two kinds of drivers: a good looking broad or a superannuated Judge Smails lookin mofo.

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Not that Id let this stop me if I was deadset on this whip.
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Originally Posted by Dino944 View Post

How long would you store it and where?  Cars can be stored for a modest period of time, but after a few years you will spending a lot of money having seals, gaskets, hoses, tires, timing belts (if it doesn't have chains), brake lines, and probably fuel lines replaced (if they are original).   As mentioned previously, my buddy is into more than $6K putting a 1990 Porsche 944S2 back on the road that was sitting in his garage for almost 10 years (and storage cost him nothing). I expect he could be up around $8K soon.  About 10 years ago, I spent almost $12K putting a car that sat in storage for 10 years on the road again.  

If you store the car for 5 years, and if you can get very cheap monthly storage lets say $100 a month that is $6,000 (if you have to spend more per month which you may have to, that figure can go up fast).  If you have a parent who can put it in a garage for free well that expense goes away.  Then throw insurance on top of that (even if you take off collision, and just keep what you need for fire and theft...figure maybe $3,000 to cover a few years (I don't know what you currently pay for insurance on an 03 M3).  Then parts and labor to put it back on the road (new tires, some hoses, gaskets, brake lines and fuel lines of they've never been replaced (as the car is an 03)...I'd bet with 5 years of storage+ insurance and service to make it road worthy again you spend around $12K-$15k.  

Maybe the wise idea is sell it, invest the money, and when you are ready to buy another car.  At that point you will have the funds from the car, plus what you didn't spend on storage and service to make it road worthy again, which could be enough to get something you'd really love that is newer with fewer miles.  But then again car guys often think with their hearts and if you love it maybe you would rather keep it.    

Good points. I'm pretty sure I'd be able to store it in my parents' garage, so the only expense for me would be the payments. I don't think I'd store it for 5+ years, as I don't think I'd be in my new target city for more than 3 years tops.

Besides, I'd ask my dad to drive it from time to time so it's not just sitting there, collecting dust. We shall see. I just fear that the supply of E46 M3s that meet the conditions I want is dwindling rapidly.. to the point of rising prices. Classic supply and demand.

I wouldn't want to sell mine only to have to buy a comparable one in the future for $10k more.
post #24168 of 26371
I never really endorsed the E46 M3 "classic soon to be" thesis:

"In the May 07 issue of Road and Track, page 66, they show some stats on the E30, E36, E46 M3's. They say there were 40,467 E46 M3's sold in the US from 2002 thru 2006. This must include hardtops and softops."

Obv 1000s have been scuttled and 1000s more are shitboxes; nonetheless, I'd wager nicely maintained/low mileage wouldn't move the needle much on appreciation for another ten years minimum.
post #24169 of 26371
I think they will be classics the same way the 64-66 Mustang is a classic. Large enough numbers to keep them attainable, but a well preserved example will always attract positive attention.
post #24170 of 26371
The S4 has had timing belt done. And other regular servicing. Just needs a stainless exhaust, a hood. And small stuff.
post #24171 of 26371
TFW you find the perfect 997 candidate at your local dealer, only to show up and see the front bumper is not even within 5 shades of the rest of the car.

Pretty bummed out.

post #24172 of 26371
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Originally Posted by Thrift Vader View Post

The S4 has had timing belt done. And other regular servicing. Just needs a stainless exhaust, a hood. And small stuff.

 

 

I don't understand why I'd sell a daily with 143k miles for an older daily with 199k miles. That makes negative sense to me. If it's been owned in this part of the country, it's going to have rust as well, especially since the seller stated it was sitting out since a snowstorm and now has 02 sensors messed up etc. If the O2 sensors are bunged up, are there issues with the cat? Was it running too rich and drowning stuff out with fuel? Who knows.

 

If I was going to replace my daily, I'd think of using the ~5k I have from my bike and buying something newer with lower miles. And then selling off my 02 TS. Right now, the car I have is pretty much perfect for the winter. It'd just be fun to have something nice to play with in the summer hence the miata.

 

If I was to sell my car as well, I'd probably get like.... 3-4k for it maybe?
I'd get something like this: https://www.cargurus.com/Cars/l-Used-2005-Subaru-Legacy-2.5-GT-Limited-t17216?showListingId=150754962#listing=150754962

05 legacy gt with 110k miles on it. This one apparently had the turbo replaced, which makes me confused. Could have been for an upgrade, but it makes me question the engine health a bit.

post #24173 of 26371
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Originally Posted by Thrift Vader View Post

The S4 has had timing belt done. And other regular servicing. Just needs a stainless exhaust, a hood. And small stuff.

Yes, but all it said was it had it done at 180,000 miles.  Which was 20,000 miles ago for this car, but we don't know how long ago it was actually done.  Was that 2 years ago, 4 years ago or more?  While mileage is important to know so is the age of the belts.  

post #24174 of 26371
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LOL - that is another consideration. They are all auto so often seen around town w one of two kinds of drivers: a good looking broad or a superannuated Judge Smails lookin mofo.

lol8[1].gif

Not that Id let this stop me if I was deadset on this whip.

Judge Smails ...that cracks me up!!!  :crackup:

 

Maybe you need the AMG version of an R107 SL....or you need to track down an AMG Hammer (as you mentioned earlier).  That was one wicked sedan!!!!

 

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Originally Posted by GreenFrog View Post

Good points. I'm pretty sure I'd be able to store it in my parents' garage, so the only expense for me would be the payments. I don't think I'd store it for 5+ years, as I don't think I'd be in my new target city for more than 3 years tops.

Besides, I'd ask my dad to drive it from time to time so it's not just sitting there, collecting dust. We shall see. I just fear that the supply of E46 M3s that meet the conditions I want is dwindling rapidly.. to the point of rising prices. Classic supply and demand.

I wouldn't want to sell mine only to have to buy a comparable one in the future for $10k more.

Being able to nix the storage cost is a big plus.  However, weren't you complaining about some issues with the car and wishing you could get into a newer Porsche?

 

Maybe you put the funds aside from selling it, not having to insure or maintain it, and in a few years you can get one in better condition with lower miles if its still the object of your desire...or you move on to a Porsche.  Wishing you luck with whatever you decide.  

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I never really endorsed the E46 M3 "classic soon to be" thesis:...

Obv 1000s have been scuttled and 1000s more are shitboxes; nonetheless, I'd wager nicely maintained/low mileage wouldn't move the needle much on appreciation for another ten years minimum.

I really like the looks and performance of the e46 M3, but I agree there are a lot of them out there.  I think prices on them will remain stable for quite a while.  

post #24175 of 26371

Some good advice on titles from this guy.
post #24176 of 26371
Aaaaaaaand, you said to post cars in the price range better than a Miata. So i did. Don't pretend we are talking broken whatever vs perfect Miata. You were talking about doing serious repairs on a Miata, even not caring if the roof had holes in it, covering seats, rust repair, and swapping Diff's etc. Each one of those cars is in the same boat as the majority of miata's seen condition wise. With better performance/value for money.
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this thread has devolved into madness.

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http://www.autotrader.ca/result/AdDetailInfo.aspx?srcID=19&frnID=9526801
Tempted to email buyer: "Is it still submersible?"
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Dino love to hear your thoughts on these. Supercar stylings for Accord $!
post #24180 of 26371
One of those came into my old workplace for a customer resto. Cool cars, but not for the faint hearted ownership wise.

The newest sub 5k search car. Audi TT. -With rice. Otherwise good to go. 6spd quattro.
http://albany.craigslist.org/cto/5729533489.html

The Brap is strong. . And healthy.
http://albany.craigslist.org/ctd/5728525656.html
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Edited by Thrift Vader - 8/14/16 at 5:02am
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