Used BMW M3 and How to Find the Perfect Enthusiast’s Version

Recently we were in the market for an E90 (Sedan) BMW M3 (2007 – 2013). A hotly discussed topic on the forums is whether or not an enthusiast drives a manual or automatic (SMG). Our preference is for the manual 6-speed transmission and so we created this video to show how we go about crafting and refining a search for the BMW M3. Ideally we were after a sedan but a well sorted coupe would have worked it’s magic on us.

Here are our Criteria for the search

  • Manual Transmission
  • Sedan or Coupe
  • 2007 – 2013
  • Clean Title
  • No Lease Cars
  • West Coast (ideal for no rust cars) and a quick flight for us based in Portland, OR.

Here’s the video for your viewing pleasure.