I posted my 335xi for sale, but I’m not exactly in a rush to sell it, because I actually got frustrated with a buyer flaking on me and just paid the fucking thing off. But I left my ads up, and tonight I got this email.
Good Morning! I hope this email finds you well, I was browsing through craigslist and came across your post! Your e92 335i is a beautiful machine and I’m more than interested! Theres a couple question I would like to ask if possible but first I would like to say a little about myself. I just recently turned 21 back in June and have been looking for a manual transmission e92 335i! Im currently working full time since I had to take a seamster off from school due to a problem I had with my finical aid. During the time that I was going to School and currently going to work its been quite tedious and time consuming getting to school and work through public transportation! So I was looking to get a car as soon as possible. But Ive always dreamed of owning an e92! Its a reliable and breathing taking car, even more when its manual transmission like yours! The set price posted for it is reasonable but I would like to ask if you’re asking for the money all at once or if youre willing to finance the car! I’m very much interested so I would greatly appreciate you letting me know. Have a wonderful day and thank you for your time!
I saw this and thought the following:
- This certainly reads like a scam, but who would go to the trouble of making a scam targeted at stick shift E92 335i owners?
- If Bryan G. is real, he is in no position to afford maintaining what he thinks is a “reliable and breathing taking car, even more when its manual transmission like yours”
- I’m going to tell Bryan G. that I can’t in good conscience sell him this car because that shit will bankrupt him.
- If Bryan G. is not real, the Nigerian prince operating Bryan G. will not be able to scam me for providing good vibes and a point in the direction of more reliable brands.
Hi Bryan G.,
I really appreciate your thoughtful message. I have to be honest with you, while this car is fun, it’s definitely not the cheapest to maintain. I’ve put a lot of maintenance into it and also modified it a lot. It needs more time and attention than a regular car, and that costs money. With the situation you described, I would be doing you a real disservice if I sold it to you. I know having a fun car is tempting but you really should focus on stuff that’s more reliable and cheaper to fix. Honda, Toyota, Subaru, Mazda, Hyundai, Kia, stuff like that. Hope this helps!
I sure hope that Bryan G. heeds my sage advice.