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Market Update – June 29, 2012

June 29th, 2012 Comments off

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

Currently Listed: 57
S52: 39
S54: 18
Average Asking Price: $25,248.75
S52: $21,778.86
S54: $31,995.78

Most Popular Sales Listings

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

2001 Titanium Silver over Black in Los Angeles, CA

2001 Titanium Silver over Black
Los Angeles, CA - $19,995

2001 Estoril Blue over Dark Gray in Fletcher, NC

2001 Estoril Blue over Dark Gray
Fletcher, NC - $29,999

1999 Laguna Seca Blue over Blue in Rye Brook, NY

1999 Laguna Seca Blue over Black
Rye Brook, NY - $13,000

2000 Cosmos Black over Black in Fountain Valley, CA

2000 Cosmos Black over Black
Fountain Valley, CA - $19,999

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 Paradise Valley, AZ

2000 Titanium Silver over Black
Paradise Valley, AZ - $15,500

2001 Estoril Blue over Estoril Blue in New York, NY

2001 Estoril Blue over Estoril Blue
New York, NY - $19,000

2000 Titanium Silver over Black in College Station, TX

2000 Titanium Silver over Black
College Station, TX - $17,000

1999 Arctic Silver over Black in Las Vegas, NV

1999 Arctic Silver over Black
Las Vegas, NV - $12,999

Sold This Week

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

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Sales Listings Map

June 23rd, 2012 3 comments

M Coupe Map

This is a feature I have wanted to add for the longest time.  It will be especially cool once we get an M Coupe registry completed, and we know the approximate location of almost all of them :).

The map is filterable by the listing status (for sale, sold, purgatory) as well as the usual filters of colors, price, mileage, etc. Coupes that have been on the market multiple times will be mapped multiple times. Dealerships that have sold multiple coupes, will have all their coupes layered on top of each other which is not ideal, but there’s not much way around it. The most recently listed of their coupes should be the one on top.

As you probably expect, I had to pretty much custom make all of the icons. I did my best to get the color relatively close to the real color, but it was pretty tough. I even have different icons for arctic/titanium silver and boston/oxford green. Each of the icons is also clickable to get some basic information on the coupe. They then also link to the full listing for each coupe.

As most would guess, the vast majority of the coupes have been located on the coasts with tight clusters in California, Florida and the Northeast (and Cincinnati of course). There’s not much action in Montana, Nebraska or the Dakotas.

Because there are so many icons, the map will be fairly slow to load, so I recommend filtering it. I have also defaulted it to only show current listings by default, but you can also have it display all 700 coupe listings like the above map. Have fun.

TRY IT NOW

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Market Update – June 22, 2012

June 23rd, 2012 Comments off

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

Currently Listed: 57
S52: 39
S54: 18
Average Asking Price: $24,869.55
S52: $21,207.46
S54: $31,990.28

Most Popular Sales Listings

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

2000 Alpine White over Dark Beige in Portland, OR

2000 Alpine White over Dark Beige
Portland, OR - $35,995

1999 Imola Red over Dark Gray in Portland, OR

1999 Imola Red over Dark Gray
Portland, OR - $34,995

2002 Titanium Silver over Dark Gray in Gilbert, AZ

2002 Titanium Silver over Dark Gray
Gilbert, AZ - $35,900

1999 Arctic Silver over Black in Las Vegas, NV

1999 Arctic Silver over Black
Las Vegas, NV - $12,999

Best Deals

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

2001 Titanium Silver over Black in Los Angeles, CA

2001 Titanium Silver over Black
Los Angeles, CA - $18,995

2001 Estoril Blue over Estoril Blue in New York, NY

2001 Estoril Blue over Estoril Blue
New York, NY - $19,000

1999 Cosmos Black over Black in Pioneer, CA

1999 Cosmos Black over Black
Pioneer, CA - $10,990

2000 Titanium Silver over Black in College Station, TX

2000 Titanium Silver over Black
College Station, TX - $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 Spring Drive & BBQ

June 21st, 2012 Comments off

One of Many Fun Curves

Well, it was just barely spring, but I’ll count it. Saturday afternoon in Fort Collins was not a typical day though. For several weeks, there has been a large fire burning just west of town. Unfortunately, this fire has covered all three of my favorite driving roads and nearly 200 houses (High Park Fire Map). Fortunately, the wind was pretty mild and not our of the west, so Fort Collins itself was not full of smoke. No typically beautiful blue skies though.

Helicopter

Helicopter

As an alternate route, we decided to go a little farther north and drive up to Red Feather Lakes. It ended up being a pretty fun drive. It’s not nearly as curvy as our usual roads, but very scenic with a few fun corners. We were also able to see several fire fighting helicopters refilling their buckets which is not something you see everyday. I believe Red Feather had been issued a pre-evacuation order so traffic was sparse, and town was virtually empty for a nice Saturday afternoon.

As Colby, our usual photographer, was busy, my wife Jenn took it upon herself to get some good photos. I think she did great for being her first time taking photos of cars (and good practice for the Dorkfest trip). You’ll also notice there are more photos with people in them than usual :). The only downside of having the photographer with me is that my car is not in as many photos :-).

Our group was a little smaller this time, but two new coupes joined the fun this year. In attendance were:

  • Jenn and My 2002 Steel Gray over Imola Red M Coupe
  • Cameron’s 2001 Estoril Blue over Estoril Blue M Coupe
  • Jon’s 2000 Imola Red over Black M Coupe (sunroof-delete)
  • Todd’s 2010 Jet Black over Fox Red M3

After the drive, we came back to my house for brats and drinks. Cameron’s new coupe has a variety of envy producing modifications that we all enjoyed gawking at and later test driving (man it felt fast). All in all, it was a good day.

Sideview Mirror Shot

Sideview Mirror Shot

Keeping Up with Cameron

Keeping Up with Cameron

Parked in Red Feather

Parked in Red Feather

Jon's Imola Hood

Jon's Imola Hood

Cameron's Apex and Brembos

Cameron's Apex and Brembos

Cameron's Side Gill

Cameron's Side Gill

2010 BMW M3

Todd's Nostrils

2010 BMW M3

Todd's Side Gill

2002 Steel Gray over Imola Red M Coupe

My Front Fender

2002 Steel Gray over Imola Red M Coupe

My Side Gill

Parked in Red Feather

Parked in Red Feather

Group Shot

Group Shot

Group Shot

Group Shot

Group Shot

Group Shot

Group Shot

Group Shot

2010 BMW M3 Wheel

Todd's Wheel

Parked at Red Feather

Parked at Red Feather

Market Update – June 15, 2012

June 17th, 2012 Comments off

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

Currently Listed: 51
S52: 36
S54: 15
Average Asking Price: $24,798.36
S52: $21,327.91
S54: $32,202.00

Most Popular Sales Listings

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

2001 Estoril Blue over Estoril Blue in New York, NY

2001 Estoril Blue over Estoril Blue
New York, NY - $19,000

2002 Titanium Silver over Dark Gray in Gilbert, AZ

2002 Titanium Silver over Dark Gray
Gilbert, AZ - $35,900

2002 Steel Gray over Black in Vaughan, ON

2002 Steel Gray over Black
Vaughan, ON - $32,000

2000 Titanium Silver over Dark Gray in Anderson, SC

2000 Titanium Silver over Dark Gray
Anderson, SC - $18,500

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 Ballston Spa, NY

2000 Titanium Silver over Black
Ballston Spa, NY - $17,995

1999 Arctic Silver over Black in Las Vegas, NV

1999 Arctic Silver over Black
Las Vegas, NV - $12,999

1999 Estoril Blue over Estoril Blue in Lawrenceville, GA

1999 Estoril Blue over Estoril Blue
Lawrenceville, GA - $16,000

1999 Cosmos Black over Dark Beige in Alhambra, CA

1999 Cosmos Black over Dark Beige
Alhambra, CA - $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 – June 8, 2012

June 9th, 2012 Comments off

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

Currently Listed: 45
S52: 33
S54: 12
Average Asking Price: $23,985.50
S52: $20,572.03
S54: $32,519.17

Most Popular Sales Listings

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

2000 Cosmos Black over Dark Gray in Mesa, AZ

2000 Cosmos Black over Dark Gray
Mesa, AZ - $19,700

2001 Estoril Blue over Estoril Blue in New York, NY

2001 Estoril Blue over Estoril Blue
New York, NY - $19,000

1999 Cosmos Black over Dark Beige in Alhambra, CA

1999 Cosmos Black over Dark Beige
Alhambra, CA - $17,750

1999 Imola Red over Black in San Ramon, CA

1999 Imola Red over Black
San Ramon, CA - $21,000

Best Deals

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

1999 Arctic Silver over Dark Gray in Indianapolis, IN

1999 Arctic Silver over Dark Gray
Indianapolis, IN - $8,100

2000 Cosmos Black over Black in Cincinnati, OH

2000 Cosmos Black over Black
Cincinnati, OH - $22,990

2000 Titanium Silver over Dark Gray in Anderson, SC

2000 Titanium Silver over Dark Gray
Anderson, SC - $18,500

2000 Dakar Yellow over Black in Nassau County, NY

2000 Dakar Yellow over Black
Nassau County, NY - $22,000

Sold This Week

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

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Market Update – June 1, 2012

June 1st, 2012 Comments off

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

Currently Listed: 42
S52: 29
S54: 13
Average Asking Price: $24,698.80
S52: $20,715.63
S54: $32,971.54

Most Popular Sales Listings

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

2000 Cosmos Black over Dark Gray in Mesa, AZ

2000 Cosmos Black over Dark Gray
Mesa, AZ - $18,700

2001 Titanium Silver over Imola Red in Calgary, AB

2001 Titanium Silver over Imola Red
Calgary, AB - $29,900

2001 Estoril Blue over Estoril Blue in Wichita, KS

2001 Estoril Blue over Estoril Blue
Wichita, KS - $24,000

2002 Steel Gray over Black in Hercules, CA

2002 Steel Gray over Black
Hercules, CA - $41,000

Best Deals

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

1999 Cosmos Black over Dark Beige in Alhambra, CA

1999 Cosmos Black over Dark Beige
Alhambra, CA - $18,000

1999 Estoril Blue over Estoril Blue in Lawrenceville, GA

1999 Estoril Blue over Estoril Blue
Lawrenceville, GA - $16,500

2000 Titanium Silver over Dark Gray in Anderson, SC

2000 Titanium Silver over Dark Gray
Anderson, SC - $18,500

2000 Dakar Yellow over Black in Nassau County, NY

2000 Dakar Yellow over Black
Nassau County, NY - $22,000

Sold This Week

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

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