I've maintained this car with the intent to keep it forever but have my eye on an M3. Purchased in June 2014 with ~68,000 miles. I have the service records from the previous owner as well as my work. Currently has ~93500 miles.
Mechanically the car is perfect. I've routinely gone looking for items to preventatively replace. I'm a former automotive engineer and have mostly maintained the car myself and have always showed it mechanical sympathy, let it warm up, etc. The only issue of note would be a slight tear in the left control arm ball joint boot. There is no play in the control arm. The only issues are cosmetic. The drivers seat leather has separated, the lower front bumper has cracks in the paint from hitting a bucket years ago, there are normal rock chips on the front, and the top has 2 (repaired) spots from a rear shock mount failure. The top itself if less than a year old.
- Randy Forbes subframe reinforcement
- IE poly subframe bushing
- Shock and strut mounts reinforced
- Braided clutch line (CDV delete)
- Braded brake lines
- Hawk HPS pads
- Bilstein B6 shocks and struts
- E46 ZHP steering rack
- M44 steering underdrive pulley
- Bronze clutch pivot
- Poly sway bar bushings
- Solid rubber transmission mount
- Bimmerworld camber shims
Asking price is $23,000. The car is located in the CA Bay Area. I'm happy to share the maintenance spreadsheet with any seriously interested parties, as well as provide additional photos, etc.