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      06-05-2012, 11:33 AM   #21
zBone
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Drives: 2007 IB Z4MC
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Cleveland, OH

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About 4 years ago I bought a 1996 Z3 with 9200 miles on it for $10k. Garage kept, driven only on the weekends, had never seen rain/snow. Sold it this past winter with 58K miles for $8k... not a bad deal. What I learned from the experience was that, since the car was driven every single summer, had had proper documented maintenance, and was owned by an enthusiast, I had no hesitation in buying the car. The first thing the mechanic did when I brought the car in (went to my own indy, and he hadn't seen the maintenance records for the car yet) was warn me that cars that sit can be very fickle things. The only issue I had was a bit of tire rot.