I recently bought a 2000 BMW M Coupe from Enthusiast Auto Group in Cincinnati. I live near Chicago, app. 260 miles from EAG, and thought twice about buying a car that far from home. The trip was well-worth it! The staff at EAG is awesome! From the sales process thru the final paper-work, the entire staff was helpful and knowledgeable.
Eric, one of the owners, spent a great amount of time, both before and AFTER the sale, thoroughly explaining aspects and tendencies of the M. In fact, he spent much more time with me than my surgeon did last year before a knee operation!
I had some upgrades installed; the work was done on time, and the EAG team carefully laid out a list of options and priorities for the future - at my request. I strongly recommend EAG to anyone looking for the special type of cars they focus on, along with a staff that is expert at what they do and has a passion for doing it well.
I purchased a 2000 M Roadster a few weeks ago from Enthusiast Auto. I had been looking for one for close to 3 years. I am a tire kicker and it went totally against my beliefs to purchase a car without seeing it in person. After talking to Evan and Eric on the telephone and thru emails, I was impressed. The brothers really know their cars and I was very confident that they would have the highest quality cars. They did not disappoint.
I live almost 3 hours away, and had to come after work to look at the car. I felt no pressure whatsoever and any question I had was like discussing all my questions with a BMW Lover/Enthusiast/Owner/Engineer, not a car salesman "TRYING TO MOVE A UNIT" or achieve a sales quota. There were no surprises.
I would absolutely suggest to anyone looking for a used BMW or M series to inquire at Enthusiast Auto before anywhere else. You will save yourself a lot of time and disappointment by doing so. Thanks EAG, you guys are a class act!
"Wow, fellas - Can you believe it's been just over a year since we shook hands over the hood of the Landshark!? From the very first phone call, thru all the upgrades and even the little things like pre-track tech inspection: each time I deal with you and your team it is truly a pleasure. Your vast BMW knowledge coupled with a total transparency approach [no B.S.!] is a welcome rarity in today's business environment. No wonder you've developed such an extensive group of well-cared-for, very pleased customers. I'm absolutely delighted to count myself among them. Here's to many more years to come. DON'T LIFT! "
I recently had the pleasure of buying a low-milage 2001 M Coupe from EAG. My experience was terrific. Eric and Evan are BMW enthusiasts who know and enjoy their cars and who maintain a selection of interesting models. Where else could you drop in on a Saturday morning and examine a range of M coupes, test driving S52- and S54-equipped cars back to back? I was able to trace the history of my car, confirming prior ownership and maintenance, and the guys allowed me to go over the car thoroughly before buying. They even gave me fair market value for my E30 M3 (sniff!), enabling me to trade it in instead of selling privately. I expect to do business with EAG again and would recommend them to anyone interested in a unique, pre-owned BMW.
We had a very positive experience dealing with the owners at Enthusiast Auto Group. They were flexible in order for me to make a deal for our gorgeous 2002 Z3 Coupe (our trade-in was the clincher). The car was as advertised - extremely low miles in primo condition. When we arrived the vehicle was prepped and ready to go since we were on a rather tight schedule. The staff at Enthusiast Auto kept in touch with us throughout and after the purchase and this is a strong point with the guys. Bottom line: Would I buy another car or recommend Enthusiast Auto? Yes!
I recently purchased my 5th bimmer and I was set on the E39 M5. I had searched everywhere and found that Eric & Evan had the best selection of low mileage hard to find M cars. My M5 was better than advertised. After a month, I am very pleased and would purchase again from EAG.
Just wanted to tell you how happy I am with the car. I finally took it out for a drive and it drives just as good as it looks... and it looks damn NICE! The idea of getting a car sight unseen may be crazy but decided to go for it based on the reputation that EAG has on various BMW boards. I am so glad I did! For my next toy I will not let the 800+ miles that separate us get in the way. I also found the knowledge of your staff on the subject of interstate auto purchase laws and regulations extremely valuable. You can rest assured that the ZHP has gone to a good home and it is bonding very well with my E30 ///M3.Thank you very much.
I wanted to thank you for the 2003 M5. It was exactly as you described it. It is the perfect car for me and has rekindled an enthusiasm for performance automobiles.
I had heard good things about Enthusiast Auto from the M5board and decided to give your place a call to get a reference to compare with several other BMW M5 sedans I was looking at. You spent over an hour on the phone with me, despite my admission that my current daily driver was a 1998 Chevrolet Prizm. Your conversation gave me the confidence that what I really wanted was a clean 2003 M5.
Purchasing a car without a test drive from over 2000 miles away required confidence in your organization that was well founded. You were able to make arrangements through a great shipping company and the car arrived 4 days later.
I am looking forward to working with you again in the future when I figure out a way to justify a second BMW.
Just wanted to say thanks for the experience of buying a fine automobile (2006 E46 M3 ZCP) from a solid group of people at Enthusiast Auto. It's a rarity to actually have someone do what they say they will do and provide a quality product too....This is what you can expect from Enthusiast Auto. Eric and Evan are very knowledgeable, helpful and a pleasure to work with. They were very accomodating in allowing me to test drive and compare the different M cars on the lot. I was very happy with the experience I had and continue to have with Enthusiast Auto. These guys are very passionate about what they do and take great pride in running a good business with happy customers.....almost a lost art in today's world. Kudos!!
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As a car enthusiast and BMW fan, it was refreshing to work with EAG (then Car Locators Inc.) on the transaction for my 1997 E36 M3. I purchased the car remotely (I live in Seattle) and they took extraordinary steps to communicate with me throughout the process, answer my questions, send detailed photos, and overall earned my respect and trust, which is saying a lot! It is evident that the guys at EAG are fellow enthusiasts and particularly knowledgeable about BMWs and their Motorsport products. I especially appreciated their transparency and genuine desire to sell a quality product with integrity, even at the expense of a potential sale. This is a tremendous and rare quality, particularly in the used car market. Their customer service is impeccable.
The owner of Enthusiast Auto agreed to install some aftermarket parts on my car, fix some paint scratches, refinish the wheels, and do some maintenance on my M3 before I arrived to pick it up and drive it back to Seattle. This was about 4 years ago, all before he had their service center up and running. It was a very seamless transaction: the owner picked me up from the airport, allowed me to inspect the car, and even took the time to show me the other cars on the lot and just talk shop...all on his day off. I recommend purchasing a car from EAG without reservation. You may pay a premium for an EAG car, but it is well worth it for the buying experience, knowing it has been properly vetted, and the peace of mind. I made it back to Seattle without a hitch and a big grin on my face.