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Market Update – November 25, 2011

November 25th, 2011 Comments off

This week’s overview of what’s happened in the M Coupe market.

Currently Listed: 63
S52: 41
S54: 21
Average Asking Price: $23,316.65
S52: $20,003.69
S54: $31,537.14

Most Popular Sales Listings

These are the cars that have been viewed most often this week:

2002 Steel Gray over Black in Los Angeles, CA

2002 Steel Gray over Black
Los Angeles, CA - $19,995

2002 Imola Red over Imola Red in Forest Grove, OR

2002 Imola Red over Imola Red
Forest Grove, OR - $15,000

1999 Alpine White over Evergreen in Minnetonka, MN

1999 Alpine White over Evergreen
Minnetonka, MN - $24,500

2002 Laguna Seca Blue over Dark Gray in Cincinnati, OH

2002 Laguna Seca Blue over Gray
Cincinnati, OH - $44,990

Best Deals

These are what I think are the best deals still available that are not already on the most popular list.

2000 Titanium Silver over Black in Happy Valley, OR

2000 Titanium Silver over Black
Happy Valley, OR - $14,999

2000 Alpine White over Dark Beige in Pomona, CA

2000 Alpine White over Dark Beige
Pomona, CA - $16,500

2000 Dakar Yellow over Black in Greensboro, NC

2000 Dakar Yellow over Black
Greensboro, NC - $16,500

2000 Titanium Silver over Black in Minneapolis, MN

2000 Titanium Silver over Black
Minneapolis, MN - $17,000

Sold This Week

Here are the cars that appear to have gone to lucky new owners this week.

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Market Update – November 18, 2011

November 18th, 2011 Comments off

This week’s overview of what’s happened in the M Coupe market.

Currently Listed: 55
S52: 39
S54: 16
Average Asking Price: $23,316.65
S52: $19,830.92
S54: $32,084.69

Most Popular Sales Listings

These are the cars that have been viewed most often this week:

2002 Imola Red over Imola Red in Forest Grove, OR

2002 Imola Red over Imola Red
Forest Grove, OR - $15,000

2000 Cosmos Black over Dark Gray in Long Island, NY

2000 Cosmos Black over Dark Gray
Long Island, NY - $12,500

2002 Laguna Seca Blue over Dark Gray in Cincinnati, OH

2002 Laguna Seca Blue over Gray
Cincinnati, OH - $44,990

2000 Cosmos Black over Black in Dallas, TX

2000 Cosmos Black over Black
Dallas, TX - $20,500

Best Deals

These are what I think are the best deals still available that are not already on the most popular list.

2000 Titanium Silver over Black in Happy Valley, OR

2000 Titanium Silver over Black
Happy Valley, OR - $14,999

2000 Dakar Yellow over Black in Greensboro, NC

2000 Dakar Yellow over Black
Greensboro, NC - $16,500

2000 Alpine White over Dark Beige in Pomona, CA

2000 Alpine White over Dark Beige
Pomona, CA - $16,500

2000 Titanium Silver over Black in Minneapolis, MN

2000 Titanium Silver over Black
Minneapolis, MN - $17,000

Sold This Week

Here are the cars that appear to have gone to lucky new owners this week.

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2nd Annual MCBG Fall Drive & BBQ

November 12th, 2011 2 comments

Steel Gray BMW M Coupe

I can’t believe it’s already been a year since our last fall get together. As you can tell from the photos, winter started a little early in Colorado. It had snowed almost a foot at my house just a few days before. The day of the BBQ though, the temperature was around 50, the roads were dry, and there was fun to be had. It also made for some interesting photos. The weather did keep a couple of our mountain living friends stuck at home, but it was a great day overall.

In attendance were:

  • Jenn and My 2002 Steel Gray over Imola Red M Coupe
  • Alex’s 2002 Imola Red over Imola Red M Coupe
  • Kevin’s 2002 Alpine White over Black M Coupe
  • Colby’s 2002 Alpine White over Imola Red M Roadster
  • Todd’s 2010 Jet Black over Fox Red M3

It’s interesting that all but Kevin’s coupe had red interior, and all but Todd’s M3 had an S54 (though his 4.0L V8 is not so bad either). Jon road up with Alex because his imola red S52 coupe was having some cooling system issues after a track day earlier in the week.

We started at our house at 9:30 am. Even though this is my 4th coupe BBQ, it still feels like Christmas morning sitting in the garage and first hearing then seeing coupes driving down my street towards my house. When everyone had arrived, we set out on our usual route up Poudre Canyon then back on Stove Prairie Road. We were not sure what the roads would be like (especially on the far less traveled Stove Prairie), but were very pleasantly surprised.

Our first stop was at the intersection of Stove Prairie Road with Poudre Canyon where we took so many great shots last year. It was a little muddy this year and far less scenic, so we didn’t stick around too long.

M Coupes at  Stove Prairie and Highway 14

Stove Prairie and Highway 14

M Coupes at Stove Prairie and Highway 14

The Interloper

Instead we sent Colby and my sister Lindsay back down Poudre Canyon about a mile to the tunnel to take some moving photos which came out very nice.

M Coupes in Poudre Canyon

M Coupes in Poudre Canyon

M Coupes in Poudre Canyon

M Coupes in Poudre Canyon

2002 Imola Red BMW M Coupe in Poudre Canyon

Alex's M Coupe

Todd's 2010 BMW M3 in Poudre Canyon

Todd's M3

2002 Alpine White BMW M Coupe in Poudre Canyon

Kevin's M Coupe

2002 Steel Gray BMW M Coupe in Poudre Canyon

My M Coupe

After that Colby put down his roof and had Jon drive his roadster while he turned around and took some photos.

BMW M Coupes on Stove Prairie Road

Stove Prairie Road

BMW M Coupe on Stove Prairie Road

Alex Taking Off

BMW M Coupes on Stove Prairie Road

Stove Prairie Road

BMW M Coupes on Stove Prairie Road

Coming Through the Trees

We all made it safely back to our house and enjoyed some brats, beer, and time staring at my beautiful driveway. Until next spring…

BMW M Coupes

Back to My Driveway

BMW M Coupes

Side View

BMW M Coupes

Side View

BMW M Coupes

Rear View

All the photos of are courtesy of Colby and Alex. See more on Colby’s Flickr Photostream and Alex’s SmugMug page.

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Market Update – November 11, 2011

November 11th, 2011 Comments off

This week’s overview of what’s happened in the M Coupe market.

Currently Listed: 55
S52: 39
S54: 16
Average Asking Price: $23,986.68
S52: $19,979.43
S54: $33,253.44

Most Popular Sales Listings

These are the cars that have been viewed most often this week:

2002 Laguna Seca Blue over Dark Gray in Cincinnati, OH

2002 Laguna Seca Blue over Gray
Cincinnati, OH - $44,990

2000 Cosmos Black over Dark Gray in Long Island, NY

2000 Cosmos Black over Dark Gray
Long Island, NY - $12,500

2001 Titanium Silver over Laguna Seca Blue in York, PA

2001 Titanium Silver over LSB
York, PA - $22,700

2001 Titanium Silver over Imola Red in Miami Beach, FL

2001 Titanium Silver over Imola Red
Miami Beach, FL - $31,000

Best Deals

These are what I think are the best deals still available that are not already on the most popular list.

2000 Titanium Silver over Black in Happy Valley, OR

2000 Titanium Silver over Black
Happy Valley, OR - $14,999

1999 Estoril Blue over Estoril Blue in Chicago, IL

1999 Estoril Blue over Estoril Blue
Chicago, IL - $12,800

2000 Alpine White over Dark Beige in Pomona, CA

2000 Alpine White over Dark Beige
Pomona, CA - $16,500

2000 Titanium Silver over Black in Minneapolis, MN

2000 Titanium Silver over Black
Minneapolis, MN - $17,000

Sold This Week

Here are the cars that appear to have gone to lucky new owners this week.

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Turning Off the Rear Wiper

November 9th, 2011 1 comment

BMW M Coupes

Since mentioning that after driving in my first hard rain on the way to Dorkfest and having to call my friend to ask how to turn off the rear wiper, I’ve had several inquiries about how to actually do it. Several long time coupe owners say they just turn their car off and on and it resets it :). There’s a simpler way as you probably expect. Well, it’s actually quite simple, just very frustrating if you don’t know what the wiper is doing.

Press the wiper stalk forward once to turn it on (I’m sure you know that part). Press it forward again to turn it off (yep, that’s all). What confused me (and everyone else) is that when you do press the stalk forward to turn it off, it will immediately do another swipe (just for confusion?), but then it will stay off. It’s that last swipe that gets you and makes you think it’s still going.

The other solution is to just “delete” the rear wiper and associated hardware, but that’s another story…

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Market Update – November 4, 2011

November 4th, 2011 Comments off

This week’s overview of what’s happened in the M Coupe market.

Currently Listed: 54
S52: 38
S54: 16
Average Asking Price: $24,422.40
S52: $20,568.43
S54: $33,334.69

Most Popular Sales Listings

These are the cars that have been viewed most often this week:

2002 Laguna Seca Blue over Dark Gray in Cincinnati, OH

2002 Laguna Seca Blue over Gray
Cincinnati, OH - $44,990

1999 Arctic Silver over Dark Gray in Sun Lakes, AZ

1999 Arctic Silver over Dark Gray
Sun Lakes, AZ - Not Specified

2001 Titanium Silver over Imola Red in Miami Beach, FL

2001 Titanium Silver over Imola Red
Miami Beach, FL - $31,000

2000 Titanium Silver over Black in Happy Valley, OR

2000 Titanium Silver over Black
Happy Valley, OR - $14,999

Best Deals

These are what I think are the best deals still available that are not already on the most popular list.

2001 Imola Red in Bucks County, PA

2001 Imola Red
Bucks County, PA - $15,500

2000 Cosmos Black over Dark Gray in Long Island, NY

2000 Cosmos Black over Dark Gray
Long Island, NY - $12,500

2000 Alpine White over Dark Beige in Pomona, CA

2000 Alpine White over Dark Beige
Pomona, CA - $16,500

2000 Titanium Silver over Black in Minneapolis, MN

2000 Titanium Silver over Black
Minneapolis, MN - $17,000

Sold This Week

Here are the cars that appear to have gone to lucky new owners this week.

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