This 14-year old BMW M3 is in beautiful condition and has only 93K miles. That may not seem like especially low mileage, but these are excellent daily drivers and many have accumulated well over 100K miles by now. Find this well preserved 1998 M3 4-door sedan here on eBay in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with a $13,950 buy-it-now price or the option to make an offer.
The M3 is one of the most successful performance cars ever made. The current 4th generation M3 is a highly sophisticated machine that is loaded with power and electronics, but while the M3 featured here is more refined than the original, it is far simpler and cheaper to maintain and fix than the current model. This makes it a good compromise for drivers who want the precise handling and power of an M3 without the high costs.
While most E36 M3s sold in the US from 1995 to 1999 were coupes, the car featured here is one of only 7,760 4-door sedans sold during 1997 and 1998. Although most buyers saw the coupes as sportier, knowledgeable BMW fans are aware that the sedans perform just as well as the coupes, and even have an advantage: a tick higher cornering ability, likely due to the extra chassis stiffness from the additional roof support post between the smaller doors. Excellent performance combined with extra interior room make for a compelling daily driver.
The car featured here includes the optional interior luxury package, the attractive optional M Contour wheels, a 5-speed manual transmission, and the original books and manuals. Both the interior and exterior look nearly new, with none of the wear and tear that so often plagues daily drivers. Being an Arizona car may have helped preserve the exterior, but the superb interior suggests a careful previous owner. Some may feel that white is not an exciting color for a performance car, but it does have the stealth advantage and there is the fact that white is a traditional color for race cars in Germany. Although the $13k+ asking price seems high, significantly lower priced M3s nearly always come with high miles, worn interiors, and signs of unsympathetic previous ownership in the form of neglected maintenance and questionable modifications. Considering that this car sold for almost $50K in 1998, it makes sense to pay a few thousand more for a well cared than holding out for a rock bottom price for a car that has led a hard life.