Re: feedback on buying an 05 E46 M3
Hey I don't know about the 2005's but I have a 2002 M3 Coupe with a six speed and over 84,000 miles on it. I am the second owner as I bought it off of a lease turn in at only 26,000 miles(2005). Since that time I have spent over $7500.00 in regular maintenance and repairs!
That includes three sets of tires so far, two sets of rear axle shaft seals, a couple of Valve adjustments at Inspections 1 and 2, numerous oil changes and AC/Accesory belt changes, Spark Plugs at 60,000, Radiator flush every 2-years, Front brake rotor and pad replacement-plus caliper rebuild as it was sticking. Brake system flush, Tranny and differential fluid changes, Fuel pump and filter replacement, etc. etc. etc.
I love the car, but man, it's just killing my wallet! I am not a wealthy guy (USAF Major with family in tow), just a car nut. If I were you I'd do some homework to make sure that all required maintenance has been done and go for the "Competition Version" M3 with the nice spoked mags and drilled rotors plus suspension bits.