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Bought this 2004 E46 ZHP, 6 speed manual with 83k miles from a family friend for $2500.

Sat in his garage for 5 years. No crashes or permanent damages. Windscreen and drivers window electronics needed replacement. Fluids/filters need to be changed as well. Otherwise in excellent condition.

How'd I do?

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unflipped :&)
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Assuming that nothing is wrong with it and shit like seals haven't rotted out, you did great.
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>>18207547
would been a smarter move to spend 3x that on a mint one.

inb4 you complain about have to spend 50 bucks on a headlight projector bulb.
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>>18207638

Any way to check? Haven't driven it yet because the paperwork hasn't been done yet. Haven't noticed any leakages on the garage floor.

Tires are brand new as well.

>>18207651

I wasn't even in the market for a new car in particular although my current car is a 02 sentra with 164k miles. The deal was too good to pass up
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>>18207788
>already had a decent car
>hurr durr deal 2 gud to pass up
this is why the poor stay poor.
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>>18207808
>unflipped

The sentra 15 years old and is definitely showing its age, and I was planning on getting a new car within the next year. I got it for $4000 around 6 years ago so I've definitely gotten my moneys worth.

Stay mad though buddy
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>unmolested bone stock ZHP with some minor issues and not that many miles for $2500
holy FUCK dude that's legit good
my only concern is whether or not it was maintained well while it was in use
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>>18207948

It seems that way. The interior is also in excellent condition aside from the alcantara on the steering wheel.

I should get a better idea once I start driving it. I don't really know what issues the car could have other than reading that at around ~100k miles the suspension/struts might need replacement.

I'm used to working on my cheap japanese car though where I could just stick my head into the engine bay or under the chassis and take a look around. Not so with this car.

Anything I should be looking at in particular?
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>>18208307
first thing's first, replace the entire cooling system asap. You might not need to but like 50% of problems with the e46 are cooling related
replace
>radiator
>radiator hoses
>pretty much any hose coming off the water pump, use parts diagrams to find part numbers
>replace the water pump with one that has a metal impeller instead of plastic
>replace the thermostat and gasket, possibly find one with a lower target temperature since bmws run hot and pressurize their cooling systems and that's not good
>coolant expansion tank
>fan and fan clutch

it's a couple hundred bucks and a a couple hours of work on a weekend for an amateur but thank me later.

also replace your valve cover gasket, i guarantee it's leaking

zhp is like 60% of an m3 with a third the parts costs
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>>18207808
I make 1500 a week, spending 2500 on a car is literally nothing
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>>18207808

Dude, it's a fucking hard top ZHP in excellent condition. Not buying it for $2500 is literally losing money. He could check up on it and flip it IMMEDIATELY for like 3-4x the price, at least.
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>>18207547
You did terrible, you should sell it to me for what you paid
Listen to this guy >>18208575




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