Selling our '00 BMW Z3. We purchased it 3 years ago from the 2nd owner in Atlanta GA. In February someone hit the rear quarter while I was pulling out of a parallel parking spot. We filed a claim this summer to repair the damage so we could sell it, and the claim totaled the car. We have been using it regularly with this damage since February. It drives great and there's no reason to let it go to a salvage yard, so I bought it back from the insurance company. The toe is out of spec because it needs a new trailing arm, and between the dent and the trailing arm, the insurance company totaled the car. I've attached its alignment specs below.
It had H&R springs with Bilstein shocks installed in early 2009. The excessive camber is due to this. The toe is off due to the trailing arm. It's a GA car so it has no rust. It has never been driven in the snow. It's currently located in Washington DC. The DSC light is on and isn't working. I don't know if it's a speed sensor, the aftermarket wheels, the unit, or what. It doesn't throw any code to a Peake tool, and the ABS works fine. I haven't taken it to a shop to have it diagnosed. No check engine light, no airbag light, etc.
When we purchased it, it came with a lot of maintenance records, but several were lost in a recent move. I do have some records, and luckily I have some of the important ones. The most important being that in January 2008 @ 116k miles, the engine and transmission were replaced. The engine overheated and a used engine with 75k miles on it was put in. A used transmission with 35k miles on it was also installed due to the original sometimes being difficult to get into gear. The clutch was replaced as well as the cooling system. The total for this work was $7,315.03 and included:
Engine w/ 75k Miles
Transmission with 35k Miles
This was all done 6 years and 30k miles ago. Meaning the engine currently has 115k, the transmission 65k, and the clutch 30k. A new alternator was installed in 2009 and the valve cover gasket and plugs were done at 136k in 12/2010. All 4 tires were replaced at 128k miles in March 2009. Rogue RSMs were installed in 9/2008. The suspension and wheels were also done that same winter. The head gasket and spark plugs were done at 136k miles. These are all the items I have the records for. There are more items that have been done, like the exterior gaskets and a full respray by the original owner, but I do not have the records. I do have some showing the receipts for the new shift knob, brake handle, and various interior trim pieces.
Most everything works as it should. The semi-automatic top works with no problems. The A/C blows cold and has every since we bought it. The heat works great. Both power windows and power mirrors work as they should. The ABS works, but the DSC does not. Cruise control works properly. The clutch engages correctly and only has 30k on it. The transmission shifts perfectly and smoothly with no grinds. The suspension is a little bouncy as it is pretty stiff.
As far as ownership history goes, the original owner had it until the engine was replaced. It had been keyed and the entire car was repainted at the same time. The second owner, an employee at the Spartanburg, SC BMW plant, purchased it then (2008) and sold it to us in 2011 with 137,400 miles on it. All panels retained the original VIN stickers except for the trunk lid, because it had been hit at some point under the first owner's watch. In the last 3 years, we have put under 9000 miles on it. It has been a city car and all commuting has been done on the DC Metro. It has been used for the occasional city drive and mostly for weekend drives out of town. It received a new battery in 2012 and has not needed anything aside from that. It will be due for an oil change at 150k miles.
I've tried to describe it pretty thoroughly, but please email me with any questions. The title is currently clear, but we have received the total loss paperwork from the insurance company and I believe the DMV will issue a salvage title when we or you take it to them. I am not sure, so I went ahead and listed the title as salvage, as I believe that is the title you will receive. I will call the DMV tomorrow and verify this, so for the time being bid knowing there may be a delay while the DMV processes the title. I have the existing title on-hand. Please only bid if you plan to buy, otherwise ask questions. Your deposit is non-refundable. Meaning if you change your mind, you will not be getting it back! Be sure before you bid! Thank you and happy bidding.