Hi Evan & Eric,
First off, thanks again for the 750Li! Since purchase, we have enjoyed the new ride tremendously. As you know, when shopping for a vehicle, I was debating a bit between a little more self-indulgence (02'Imola Red M5), and driving enjoyment coupled with an element of practicality (750Li). We are very, very happy with our purchase (Nancy LOVES the car), but more than that, just want to say thank you again for your honest and thoughtful approach. I can say without hesitation this was by far the most fun I've had shopping for a new vehicle. You actually make me want to purchase a car from you, just for the service that you offer! So, job well done! I actually look forward to having you service the vehicle, which I have never, ever said about a shop before. Rock on dudes....
I have never written a recommendation but find that in the case of Enthusiast Auto, it would be a significant over site on my part to not do so. I have kept up with them from their website for more than a year and had realized before I made the trip to Cincinnati that I was in for a positive experience. Nothing could have prepared me for the reality. Eric and Evan were knowledgeable about M's in general but when it came to their cars it was amazing what they knew. They have a very high standard in everything they do from the parts they use to the people they choose to do business with.
Just wanted you and Evan to know I got the car home in tip top shape, though it can no longer be a rain virgin! But I don't think there was any salt around yet, so the most that happened was it got a little damp.
I also wanted to thank you for a really nice buying experience and, of course, for the great car. It is exactly as described, and drives beautifully. It's a pleasure doing business with guys like you and your brother. I'm certain we'll do some car stuff in future years.
I got this wonderful bug about collecting cars for past 10 years. I like mostly older ones with attention 60's and early 70's Porsches. But I also have a E39 M5 that stood a bit lonely between my other cars. So far a total of 14 of Porsches, Mercedes and Land Rovers are in the collection. In acquiring each one there was a learning experience, some good, some not so good. Anyways, I was playing with the idea of getting an original E28 M5 to put some history next to my E39 M5. After researching, I found Eric of EAG BMW. He was very nice talking to me about some options and he would keep me posted if he found what I was looking for. I noticed he has wealth of information about BMWs and was extremely professional.
So few months past. I was looking at his website and found an Avus Blue E36 M3 sunroof delete model. By the way, EAG has the largest collection of M series BMW's in the country as far as I know. I asked him about this car and he took his time and very accurately walked me through the history of the car as well as the pros and cons of a 95 OBD1 model vs a 96+ OBD2. I felt very comfortable. I felt that he is extremely honest and price is right. So I went for it, then I experienced something that I never had before with my other cars and other dealers. Before shipping the car to me in California, he wanted to test drive the car beforehand one last time. After that test drive, he called me and said everything is good but he noticed few things. Like tires are a bit dried up. He wanted to change them all to new ones. Also the brakes had half-life left on them but front brakes make some noise. But he wants to change all breaks front and back plus rotors on his dime. I was so happy to hear that. So EAG spent an additional $2K at least for new tires and breaks. Then we talked about a car cover and trickle charger. Sure enough he surprised me by including them in the car when I received it. I received the car and it was all the way exceeded all my expectations and was as he described. Not only that, he then connected me with a best mechanic in the bay area for future needs (Dinan). What a great experience. I am looking forward to future business transactions with EAG.
I have been a BMW enthusiast since college when I got my first BMW, an 1987 E30 325i. I currently own 7 BMWs, including the 1988 E30 M3 I recently purchased from Enthusiast Auto Group site unseen. When I received the car, it was actually better than advertised. Eric made the transaction extremely easy. He answered every question honestly, and even disclosed information that most people wouldn't. The delivery service that Eric used was quick, reasonable, professional, and extremely courteous. I can honestly say that I'll be back to purchase another BMW from Enthusiast Auto. A wonderful experience all around. Its nice to deal with a company that puts a premium on quality, integrity, and customer service. Thanks again. All the Best,
I found the perfect stock 1997 E36 M3 sedan with Enthusiast Auto Group. It was a long 9-11 month search that started with private sellers on the east coast, Craigslist and even eBay..but each visit ended as complete disappointment. Every E36 M3 I came across had the abuse sticker written all over it as it was hidden deep beneath the fresh paint these sellers used to impress me. They flatter you with upgrades, superchargers, exhausts, all kinds of mods..which YES.. sounds exciting - but depending on who did the work and how the car was driven/maintained..all of these things could have destroyed a car that was already built to perfection. Without question..it is very hard to find a car like this (STOCK only) that hasn't had everything "modded". This wasn't going to be easy!!
Many months into my search I had almost given up hope until I came across Enthusiast Auto and talking with Eric K.. I did my research and asked around on the ///M forums and I began learning that this was indeed a great company..it's family owned and managed by great people who know their cars. If you don't believe it..by all means ask around and you will hear some great things about these guys and user's experiences on these forums. Sure - There are always going to be used BMWs for sale out there but you can tell that these guys are very meticulous about their cars, knowledgeable, and extremely selective of the cars they choose to buy/sell. My impression is that they choose cars that they would like for own for themselves. So with that said, you want to buy from these types of people.. AGAIN...I recommend asking around and then arranging a visit to see for yourself if you still have any doubts. The cars can be a bit pricey compared to what some other folks are asking for but you have to understand that you ARE getting what you pay for with these guys..opposed to other sellers that will give you a lower figure but you pay for it a couple weeks into it..TRUST ME!!
Not only did they provide me a detailed breakdown of the perfect-for-me black cosmos M3 sedan, they went out of their way to allow me to examine it as it was on the lift, explained everything step-by-step and even handed me the keys with confidence and said "have fun". This meant everything to me as they trusted me with their car without even buying it !! The owner of the shop even spent valuable time with me under the car pointing out all its good points and its few, imperfections. Even noticed things I had missed which is always helpful and he had his guys fix it on the spot. It was the honesty Eric had that was so rare that had me shocked. Again..it's hard reading this on a website and trying to believe this but these guys are a family owned business that is built on knowledge, passion, and trust. I will be recommending Enthusiast Auto to all my friends and look forward to purchasing my next car from them...hopefully a e39 M5 one of these days. So in closing...ask around - you won't be disappointed. Any doubts?? - fly out there. (I did) and drove the car around for a half hour just to get a feel for it. They perform a PPI for you so that is helpful but I was worried and purchased my own. Looking at it now..i guess it was a waste of money but it might be worth it for you just to help you feel better or debating on flying out to visit. It's your call on that... When I saw the car - I couldn't resist after that...it just felt right and bought it on the spot. Shipping? Do it!! They have a great shipping company called Specialty Mobile that delivered my car right to my doorstep!! Thank you EAG for this great car!!
In October, I made my first online vehicle purchase with EAG. The experience was most pleasant especially after I discovered that I was buying my second E36 M3 Sedan from more of a BMW fanatic than myself. Eric and Evan's knowledge of the E36 impressed me and my rudimentary understanding and appreciation for how great these cars are. We should thank EAG for keeping solid M cars on the market. I received the car as promised, and its condition has more than exceeded my expectations. Most important to me and why I will never consider a used M car that hasn't been looked over by or that isn't being offered by EAG: Eric and Evan always pick up the phone, always reply to emails, and make their best effort to answer any and all questions, no matter how trivial. Thank you for that and all of your help Eric. I have no reservations about buying another M car from you, sight unseen.
If you'd ever like to use me as a reference on a conference call with you for a prospective customer, I'd be more than happy to.
Enthusiast Auto Group,
I have been a car enthusiast my whole life and a fan of specialty cars in particular. It was long overdue for me to replace my Lexus with an M car and had been searching for several years for the one that both fit our budget and was fully sorted for long-term enjoyment. After some conversation with several BMW club members, I was referred exclusively the Enthusiast Auto. I was pleasantly surprised to see the various Roundel choices, especially the collection of Motorsport cars that are always in stock. After several conversations with Eric and Evan, I knew this was the place my next purchase would take place and I couldn't be happier. My tastefully modified Techno Violet M3 Sedan is art on wheels and is everything you told me it would be and more. Your honesty has prepared me for the few minor imperfections associated with my M3's 126k miles.
I will be returning to Enthusiast Auto for future services on both our Techno Violet M3 and our 2008 128i coupe. In a few years, I will be back for another M car purchase, maybe an early M5 or M coupe. Only time will tell. Thank you again for making the purchase so pleasant. Even more so, the thorough inspection and service history that came along with my purchase. I look forward to many years of enjoyment with "The Ultimate Driving Machine."
Thank you again.
After looking for an M3 in New England with no luck, I widened my search and kept seeing all of the cars at EAG and decided to poke around the forums to see what comments were out there about EAG. After looking around, I could not believe all of the positive comments so I decided to give them a call but buying a car sight un-seen did not excite me. After talking with Eric, he put me totally at ease and I had complete confidence. His knowledge of M3's is unbelievable so I knew he would give me the car I was looking for and not have to worry about it mechanically. Eric treated me very well and I worked out a deal to trade my 330i and EAG would deliver my new car and drive mine back which was a real help to me. Victoria and Matt made the trip in the biggest snow storm the East Coast has ever seen in October. That is customer service!
After the car was delivered, I can say that EAG exceeded my expectations. The car was ultra clean just as Eric described.
It was a gratifying experience dealing with EAG. You are a true professionals and car enthusiasts. In regards to the M coupe, the car was better than presented. It was a joy driving it back home. They don't make them like these anymore!