I recently received my 98 E36 M3 I purchased from you. I can't thank you enough for making everything go so smooth even though you are 2000 miles away. The car is exactly everything you described it as being. Your honesty and high level of customer service is second to none. I love my car and appreciate what you have done for me.
Well, I did it: I bought an E36 M3 without driving it and without touching or seeing it in person. And I was more interested in a ZHP. Now that may sound like a great sales job by EAG, but it was actually finding a sedan in a very unusual color scheme with a manual transmission that could handle as well as or better than a stock ZHP. A low mileage 97 M3 with history, records and all manuals in fantastic condition at a very fair price was too good to pass up. But without driving it? I talked with the owner, Eric, several times about various BMWs he had at EAG. The more we discussed the pros and cons of various platforms, the more comfortable I became with the E36 and EAG. I like no pressure discussions and I began to realize that Eric was not in a hurry to sell me any BMW, only the correct BMW. If he did not have it, he would do his best to find it. Eventually I decided upon an E36 M3 sedan which he owned. When I couldn't pick it up, he had it delivered. A seamless, no sweat transaction, and it was exactly as Eric said it was. Any regrets: absolutely NONE. This M3 is easy and comfortable to drive. It shifts as smoothly as any BMW I've owned. Yes, it could use a 6 sp. But cruising at 70-75 mph, it gets 28 to 29 mpg. I know that tires determine much about the handling of any car. But this car was meant to handle well first and be comfortable second. With a ZHP it may be the other way around. A word about the S52 engine: torque. I don't know which car is actually quicker in the quarter mile, but I do know which one has more torque. Lastly, the ZHP may be more comfortable on longer drives, but the M3's front seats are first rate and help make up for the stiffer ride. Doing business with Enthusiast Auto is a fun trip. I recommend them to one and all.
I want to share my experience with EAG. At first I thought they were overcharging on these cars, and I couldn't imagine all their cars were top notch. Boy was I wrong, they have some of the cleanest late model cars I ever seen. It seemed like I was at a car show, my car was everything I expected and more. I highly recommend this place if you are in search of a top notch used BMW.
As you know, being 2500 miles away from you and unable to make the trip to visually inspect/drive this car, I was very apprehensive about this purchase. You supplied me with the vehicle history report, a detailed picture log of every defect existing on it and were able to answer all my questions over the phone or by email. After a week, several phone discussions and 6 emails (I kept them all) I took a deep breath and went for it!! I'm glad I did, this car car is exactly what you told me I was getting. It's not a new car and I knew that going into the deal but just the first view told me that you were right on the mark. Thanks for the good work and I will be staying in touch with you when I'm ready to tune this gem to my driving style. Maintenance ManagerPort of Bellingham
Just wanted to let you know that I'm incredibly happy with my M3. Having never driven an M3 before, much less the famed E36, the experience has been truly phenomenal in just 24 hours of ownership. I feel very fortunate to own such a car, and hope to keep it for a long time! This morning I took it in for New York State inspection, and it passed with flying colors. The techs said they've never sold nor seen an Estoril/Modena before...not really that surprising though. Many thanks again. I'd imagine many people will become enamored with this car throughout my ownership, and you can count on me referring them to you for their next purchase without a doubt.
I love my '88 M3! This is my second E30, my first was a '91 325iX which I had to sell when I moved to Rochester, NY. I found a great job back in Buffalo and when I came to work, the lot was filled with BMWs. This got me going again on my search again for another Bimmer. I was heavily searching for about 4 months and came across Enthusiast Auto. I'm glad I did, the owner was great to deal with and I'm happy with how everything turned out. His entire business is very honest and I would not have any issue recommending them to anyone across the US. I drove my new M3 over 400 miles home without a problem. I look forward to working with them in the future and hope them the best of luck! UPDATEI wanted to relay some compliments to you that I received yesterday. The owner of the world renounced Pierce Arrow Museum, Jim Sandoro came to appraise my 1988 M3. He was extremely impressed with the vehicle's condition and especially the paint job. This is quite a compliment and I wanted to share it with you. Keep up the great work as I will 100% be a repeat customer.
Just to say that I appreciate the time you took the other day, to talk to me, take my car for a spin, and for the bottle of fuel cleaner. This month, its a year since you set me up with this car. You guys did great: It's a perfect first car, and will always have a place in my heart. You guys are sales people who are - and this is key - trying to make a Difference. Rest assured that I will continue recommending EAG where ever I can. 2000 BMW 528i Sport
Just wanted to put a serious recommendation out on this board for Enthusiast Auto Group (EAG) in Sharonville OH. I've had somewhat of a history with these guys after finding them on autotrader by accident in 2006. They are a group of independent BMW certified mechanics and enthusiastic, professional sales and service individuals. After our first encounter in 2006, it wasn't till late 2007 that I had the pleasure of working with them again. It was great to hear that the guys I had worked with then were still there, had moved to a larger building, and remembered me from name alone. Since then I've worked with them on a number of e36 M3 and e39 M5 problems. These guys are top notch and go above and beyond on every occasion. They tell you straight up what they think and give you honest answers, as well as respecting you the customer. They're not afraid of any job or service, and support (and promote) the aftermarket parts companies when BMW fell behind on their engineering. Needless to say, they are an asset to every backyard BMW mechanic or driver. I'd like to relay one such experience with them, and my last dealer experience. Lately my 2002 e39 M5 had one side of its angel eyes fail. Since I assumed this to be a simple bulb replacement, I just ran it to the local dealer (who resides in Centerville, OH on SR 725) to have them swap out the bulb while I was at work - just down the street. This wasn't your typical "oh, it makes a weird noise between 30 and 32mph and then it kind of shakes sometimes" kind of diagnostic. The light bulb either lit up, or it didn't. Surely the dealer could handle this. After waiting all day, I got the call. They told me the light control module (LCM) had failed and was going to cost an exorbitant amount of money. I confirmed with them it wasn't the angel eye bulbs themselves specifically. I told them to put the M5 back together and I'd do the work myself. I did my research, and was prepared to replace the LCM myself, or fix it directly. I then got the LCM easily accessible so the EAG guys could order the part and swap it out. To my surprise, I got a call mid-day from the service manager at EAG that the car was fixed and ready to roll. As always, the guys did their best work and thoroughly diagnosed the lighting system - AND REPLACED THE TWO ANGEL EYE LIGHT BULBS. Fixed. $10 in bulbs. NOT THE $1200 THE DEALER QUOTED ME FOR AN LCM MODULE. The EAG guys then asked if they should button her back up, or if I would do it myself (to save some cash). This is the thorough work ethic and respect I'm talking about. They could have just as easily ordered the LCM I had all but convinced myself it was, and they could have buttoned the car up and charged me an extra few hours of labor. No, they went the extra mile and worked with me to have things exactly how I wanted them. In closing, stay away from the BMW dealer in Centerville, OH off of SR-725 with a name that rhymes with "cross" and do yourself a favor and take your BMW down to Enthusiast Auto Group in Sharonville. Your BMW, pocketbook, and blood pressure will thank you. The EAG guys have serious equipment at their disposal, are continuing to upgrade the capabilities with new resources and tools, have moved to a bigger facility, opened a performance shop and online store, will locate that dream BMW for you, and have an excellent staff. I look forward to working with them in the future, and continuing to see them grow and prosper. I recommend them to all my friends, family, and hope you too will give them a shot. guys. ORIGINALLY POSTED ON M3FORUM.NET
After having owned two stock M cars and getting my first taste of track experience, I was shopping for a more seriously track-oriented car. During a weekend drive at the renowned Tail of the Dragon (US 129) in my daily-driver Miata, I happened to meet Evan Keller who was there with the most beautiful modified E30 M3 I have ever seen. Evan graciously showed me the car, which I became completely smitten with in a matter of minutes. After that weekend, I began working with both Eric and Evan Keller to purchase the car in conjunction with some further modifications. The entire buying experience has been a dream come true from start to finish. Enthusiast Auto exemplifies true honesty and care in their product, rare qualities in any business. With superb technicians and a great facility, Enthusiast Auto is fully capable of taking a car in any direction - street, show, or track - as far as you want to go. When I picked up the car after the modifications were done, I was simply astounded. Enthusiast Auto had addressed many other details to make absolutely sure the care was fully sorted out with no issues whatsoever. Eric and Evan went far, far beyond my expectations. I am simply blown away by their level of commitment, integrity and quality. For me, Enthusiast Auto is THE place to go for an E30 or ANY other BMW for that matter. I'll be back!
I get nothing but awe-inspired comments on how pristine the interior is and what good condition the body is in for something that is over 20 years old. As if it could get any better, the car came from Texas from its original owner with incredible documentation and minimal modifications. And while I am incredibly happy with the example I drove off the lot, it was not easy by any means to decide which fine specimen I was going to drive away in. Your E30 M3 selection is unrivaled in its level of quality and attention to detail. The purchase experience was painless. You were quick to respond to my emails and questions even before you knew I was serious. When I came in from out of town to check out your inventory, you were completely honest and straightforward about each example you had on your lot. Once I made the decision, you accommodated each of my requests willingly, even going as far as switching the wheels to a different set and also working with me to get them custom painted. I also appreciate that you were willing to meet me on a Sunday morning as it was only day I could have come into town to accept delivery. In the future, I look forward to using you as a resource for improving the M3. Given your professionalism and commitment to the E30 M3, I am sure that we will both enjoy watching the increase in collectability of the E30 M3 in the future…and be prepared to hear from me again when the time comes to expand my collection.