That's one thing that lets the M3 vert's down massively.. the standard interiors compared to the M styled seats of the coupes.
I'm quite excited you're even at the stage of going to see M3's at the moment though dude!
Until you just mentioned it I hadn't even noticed that the vert has standard Sport seats
. They are a bit of a let down because the M3 seats are properly nice!
I'm only looking at the moment, Daz. See if it's something that is achievable and to make sure my expectations aren't unrealistic.
I think you will struggle to find an M3 that hasn't had paint dude - to me its not an issue as long as its a good job and the paint matches.....well actually to me it just isn't an issue
(I've got get my rear quarter painted again as the match is slightly off)
In terms of the options must haves for me were the heated seats and the HK.
Whats your budget if you don't mind me asking? Can keep an eye out for then.
I should have added that I don't mind it having had paint, it just needs to match properly. That or I buy a cheaper rusty one that I can have sorted myself because ultimately if it's had a poor paint job I'll want to get it re-done.
I definitely want heated seats and I had HK in my old E46 and I really liked it (I'm not an audiophile). Compared to my absolute dog turd E92 sound system it was brilliant.
Budget wise it depends on what I can get for my E92, but I'd probably say about £7,500. I'm just getting a feel for the market at the moment though, bennn
i think ive seen that mystic blue one at a dealer, its been for sale for AAAAAAAGES if i recall it was still about when i was debating an M3 when i got my z4 coupe! The grey interior puts a massive audience off as you'd imagine , and as Darren said, the seats are a let down compared to the coupe. They are still an awesome car to listen to though with the roof down, my mate in work has an SMG vert - took me out in summer, my god its addictive! Sounds like a chain saw
There is another one up your way in Barrow but it's bloody miles away and I'm not doing a 4 hour car journey to just have a look! There don't seem to be too many local to me. The next nearest one is in Derby.
I don't mind the idea of the SMG, they seem to be less desirable, more common (at the bottom end of the market at least) and obviously a bit cheaper but I've seen stupid money figures for a replacement pump which kind of put me off them a bit.