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Old 02-20-2020, 11:46 AM   #1
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Smoked Topaz 3 Series Wagon

It's kind of a weird color. And this has to be close to full price when new, no? Perhaps not.

Good thing I'm not ready to do something stupid yet, though, because other than the color palette and no manual transmission, it has great specs.

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Old 02-20-2020, 11:52 AM   #2
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I like the color and there's no chance for a manual on that car anyway. Keep an eye on it and see if it sits a bit so you have some negotiating leverage on price.
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Old 02-20-2020, 12:26 PM   #3
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It has the track handling package brakes & wheels (as on my f30). I really like those brakes, best I've ever had on a bmw.

Price is super high, but tasty combo... I drove the "30i" 4-cyl in the new 3-series launch. It was quite peppy paired with the 8-speed.
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Old 02-20-2020, 12:34 PM   #4
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That price seems really high to me but that car is really loaded with expensive options.

In the first picture I thought it was an X3 ... that exterior color is cool and I really like the interior.
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Wow- very interesting spec. Very rare to see leather wrapped dash on a 3 series (also strange that there's no corresponding option listed on the dealers website- maybe it came automatically as part of ordering the paint?). Seems like the kind of car you spec and buy with a plan to keep it long term- wonder why the owner traded it in so fast. I guess it could've been a lease, but somehow doubt it given the effort put into speccing it and the longer time required to order an individual car.
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I'm less enthused with f30 suspension/steering (even with the THP) but it is what we have these days. Comfortable, but a bit on the remote/soft side.
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Just looked at the one image on the dealer website that shows the original price. $71k!
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Just looked at the one image on the dealer website that shows the original price. $71k!
Once upon a time, Terry had one of the most expensive e46 wagons in the country... This must be some sort of sequel. Ridgefield is a nice area, Ed is around the corner.
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Once upon a time, Terry had one of the most expensive e46 wagons in the country... This must be some sort of sequel. Ridgefield is a nice area, Ed is around the corner.
It was a lease, so you have to question how much it leased for with that spec...Frankly, the specs are not far off from what I have now. This has the MPE, though. And of course, the crazy colors. We have Oyster in the X5, and it is for sure high maintenance. Looks nice when clean though, and cheery in the cabin. Not very compatible with teenage boys and dogs, however.
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Wow- very interesting spec. Very rare to see leather wrapped dash on a 3 series (also strange that there's no corresponding option listed on the dealers website- maybe it came automatically as part of ordering the paint?). Seems like the kind of car you spec and buy with a plan to keep it long term- wonder why the owner traded it in so fast. I guess it could've been a lease, but somehow doubt it given the effort put into speccing it and the longer time required to order an individual car.
Carfax says it was a lease. Strange. Perhaps an executive car? But usually, they say that. Leased in Quakertown, Pa., for a year and a half, which is also strange...https://www.carfax.com/VehicleHistor...8K3C58JA483879

This entry in the CarFax is interesting: "Vehicle Manufacturer Pennsylvania"

01/27/2020
17,390
Auto Auction
Pennsylvania
Vehicle sold

01/30/2020
Vehicle Manufacturer
Pennsylvania
Vehicle sold

02/05/2020
BMW Certified Dealer
Ridgefield, CT
Offered for sale as a
- BMW Certified Pre-Owned Vehicle


Hmmm:
BMW of North America's Corporate Headquarters is located in Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey. Its Eastern Regional Headquarters and Technical Training Center is located in Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey. A Vehicle Preparation Center is in Port Jersey, NJ and a Regional Distribution Center is in Nazareth, PA.

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