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That’s right, why would you buy an E90 M3 with a dubious history and the wrong interior when you can have this example looking resplendent in Melbourne Red Metallic.

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Illustration for article titled Why would you buy an E90 M3 with a replaced interior when you can buy this one instead?

You might be thinking, “that’s nice, but does it have the interior it left the factory with?” Yes it does, so before we go any further, let’s take a moment to admire a nice Bamboo Beige Novillo leather interior.

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Illustration for article titled Why would you buy an E90 M3 with a replaced interior when you can buy this one instead?
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You might be wondering “Does this come with the correct mirrors too? That would be asking a lot!” In fact, it’s not asking a whole lot. This came with the mirrors that it left the factory with, once again, a novel concept.

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Ok, before I go farther down the road of shitting on the car that on BAT, let’s look more closely at this E90 M3.

First of all, I’m normally not really a fan of red cars, but I’ll make an exception for it. We can ignore the fact I owned a red car for a bit. This red just works. I explicitly excluded red, along with black, cars from my actual search back in 2014, but I think I might reconsider today.

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Illustration for article titled Why would you buy an E90 M3 with a replaced interior when you can buy this one instead?

It’s also fitted with the correct number of pedals.

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It might have the CCC iDrive, but that’s not the end of the world, as long as the AUX you’re doing better than me in my 328i.

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You might be wondering why I’ve been looking at M3s more recently, it’s because I was toying with the idea of swapping the 328i with an E9X M3, because reasons. That’s probably not going to happen, but I can always dream.

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One owner this makes this even more appealing. You’re going to have to pay for it, but without having to deal with BAT. This might be a great opportunity to scoop a single owner low mileage E90 M3 for a decent price.

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