"I never before gave a thought to buying a car without the opportunity to see it for myself. I have long been a fan of M cars, but never owned one. I got serious about finding the right E39 M5. My search soon led me to EAG. They specialize in M cars. I was surprised at the vast inventory. I actually called (spoke with Eric) about a different car than the one I bought. Eric took the time to talk me through the particulars of my intensions for the car, and explained how I might be better suited in the car I actually bought. After our conversation I was confident this was an extremely reputable and trustworthy establishment, two characteristics not normally associated with used car dealers. Eric provided me with 60 or so photos of the car, to include close-ups of what little damage there was. The damage amounted to a few pebble marks on the front facia. The fact that he took the time to point it out floored me. I felt comfortable proceeding with the purchase. Eric talked me through the entire process. We spoke daily, and he answered all of my questions, many before I asked them.
When the car arrived I was even more impressed. Wow! it was all I hoped it would be. It is positively pristine. What a gem! I love it, and it performs as advertised. I consider myself an EAG customer for life. This is my first M car, but I'm certain it will not be my last. The entire group there provided more help than I could have asked. Blaire was an absolute pleasure to work with on the business end of the purchase. This organization is doing business the right way, and they really value their customers…almost as much as they value the cars. Where else will you find a used car dealer who offers to buy back any car sold. That signifies true belief in their product. What a great team!"
Long and numerous were the days I spent searching for the perfect M5. I've owned BMW's for the last 22 years, but the E39 M5 has always been my dream car and I wanted this car to be special. I am fastidious about my cars, taking special care of them inside and out. No backyard fixer would do for me.
When I happened upon EAG, it took only a few minutes on the phone with Eric to show me these were true enthusiasts like myself. Their knowledge of these cars is vast and the passion & care with which they maintain their vehicles far exceeds any car dealership I've ever known. Finally, I had reached a team who loves these cars the way I love them. It was truly a pleasure to work with them and the car arrived exactly as promised… pristine and beautiful. I would not hesitate to buy from them again. Well worth the price. If only all car buying experiences could be this outstanding!
Let me first start off by saying that Enthusiast Auto Group is undoubtedly the ///M "Mecca" of the United States. Their selection of used ///M cars, as well as their attention to detail is absolutely second to none. Furthermore, their knowledge of the cars they sell is simply outstanding, which is a rare trait in the industry. Just over a month ago I inquired with EAG about a Jet Black 2003 e39 M5 I saw on their website. The car had some extensive modifications, including tuning work, aftermarket suspension, aftermarket brakes, an aftermarket exhaust, etc. Buying a modified car, especially a modified ///M car can be a daunting task. Maintenance and installation records can be hard to come by, and making sure the parts were installed correctly is paramount. I gave Eric a call and told him I was interested in his M5, I also told him I would be trading a 2007 Roush Stage 3 Mustang should we come to terms on a deal. Eric remembered me immediately (my Dad had purchased an immaculate M Roadster from EAG 6 months prior) and proceeded to describe his M5 in great detail, disclosing every minute imperfection (although there were very few). Eric also went on to tell me that the car belonged to a personal friend of his (a BMWCCA member), and that EAG had done all the work on the car (including installation of the modifications and maintenance) for the past 32k miles. Eric then sent me an email with the entire history of the car attached (including all maintenance and modification installation receipts, as well as a myriad of professional photos of every square inch of the car). When it came time to talk numbers, Eric went out of his way to find a buyer for my Roush, and after merely a few days the deal was done. After driving the car for over a month now, I couldn't be more satisfied, and I have Eric, Evan, and the EAG team to thank for that. Additionally, after receiving the car I realized that it had enough Dinan parts to earn a Dinan deck lid badge (the previous owner had not applied for the badge). I gave Eric a call, he and his team got in touch with Dinan, and the badge was shipped to me in under a week (I was expecting the inquiry to take at least a few weeks). In closing...Eric, Evan, and the rest of the EAG team are first and foremost BMW enthusiasts, and their love of the cars they sell transcends an exemplary car buying experience. I take pride in saying that I'll be an EAG customer for life.
I just wanted to say thanks for the great car and the great service I received from yourself and all the staff at EAG. My M5 is a truly great automobile and it's condition, both cosmetically and mechanically, is flawless. EAG knows these cars and knows how to put them in absolutely like-new condition. I appreciate the diligence and knowledge EAG devotes to the task. It's not often that one gets to make a significant decision in hindsight, but that is what EAG makes possible. A little over 10 years ago I considered buying a new M5 but deferred. I occasionally reflected that perhaps I had made the wrong decision. But after discovering EAG, I realized I could possibly still own a virtually new one. And buying in hindsight, with the advantages of experience, selectivity and availability, is actually a great way to go. But this is only practical if there is a business like EAG to screen, collect and refurbish cars like this. When the right car came along, it was an easy decision. The M5 is spectacular. Thank the entire EAG staff on my behalf.
After looking for an E39 M5 for months and being disappointed with the quality of the vehicles available through private sale, I found my M5 for sale at EAG through Cars.com. When I inquired about the car, EAG immediately sent me detailed condition related photos, a build sheet, and documentation of the (extensive) work they had put into the car. This helped me to feel more confident that there weren't "hidden flaws", which concerned me with such a long distance purchase. I put a deposit down and booked passage to Cincinnati for that weekend.
The purchase itself was seamless - they picked me up at the airport, had the car detailed and ready for a test drive when I got there. The car was spotless cosmetically and perfect mechanically. Before purchasing the car I had nightmares about rod bearings, VANOS issues and gas filler rust... among many other things. Once I arrived at EAG and got to see the extensive (and immaculate) fleet of M vehicles, their shop area and staff, I knew that my car had been thoroughly looked after and examined for common issues. I mean, where else, even at a dealership, will you hear someone say "Can you move the Estoril E36 into the detail shop"? If you are an M enthusiast, these are your people, and they will take care of you and your car.
After purchasing the car I drove it 2,600 miles back home. It was perfect. Through 14 hour days, interstate speed runs, passing on back roads, sweeping turns and even snow, it kept on going, as reliable and bulletproof as an Accord. That reliability and cleanliness is why EAG cars are worth the cost and the trip to Cincinnati.
Eric, I received my 2002 BMW Z3 Septmenber 16, 2013 in perfect condition from EAG BMW. It is everything that I hoped it would be based upon your description. As you know, I bought this car sight unseen, so I was somewhat anxious about buying a car out of State. I can honestly say that I would buy another car from EAG and I have already told several friends and family members about my very positive experience dealing with EAG. Thanks to you Eric, and your associates to include Blaire S., Josh, and Todd. I have put about 150 miles on the Z3 so far and have found no problems whatsoever. The car is in truly "as new condition". I am sure that I will enjoy my Z3 for years to come. I could not be happier with my purchase.
Who buys a used car from 2500 miles away? Well, surprising even ourselves, we did. When our computer kept showing the majority of the good E46 M3's residing in Cincinnati, we looked into it and discovered EAG. As old timers, the idea of buying a car on the internet sight unseen is still a reach. However, we thought a one-way plane ride to drive two or three possible choices followed by a cross country road trip home just might work. A few phone conversations with Evan at EAG confirmed that idea, and we planned our trip with about four or five real possibilities based on information sent by Evan.
We showed up at EAG to find a lineup of four of these M3's all shined up and ready to go. We spent most of the day driving, re-driving, and discussing the pros and cons of these four vehicles. We narrowed the field to two. After sleeping on it, we made our choice, relayed that choice to Evan, and by the time we showed up on day 2, Evan had done the minor things we requested on our choice. The financial paperwork was done very efficiently, and we were on our way west by early afternoon. Our leisurely trip home was very enjoyable and our Competition Package '05 M3 performed flawlessly, sometimes a little too easily cruising in the 90+ MPH range. Our radar detector also performed well.
We thank Evan especially, and also Eric and Josh for making our purchase a positive and enjoyable experience. We remain very impressed with the business model at EAG.
Big thank you to Evan, Josh, Todd and Blaire for all their great communication, professionalism and interest in their customers' buying process. I never dreamed of buying a car sight unseen. This car is awesome. At first, I thought the price was high but your getting a car that is in great condition, low miles and they fix things ahead of time to get you driving right away. I love this car and If I ever trade it in, I am looking to get an M3. Great work guys!
In my family, we've had 8 E36 M3 variations since 1995. It sounds crazy, butsome of them were leases, others were track cars and then others were transportation that filled the gaps between other M Car acquisitions.It seems that no matter what happens, all roads literally lead back to an E36 M3. They may not be held in the highest "M esteem" among purists, but I have always believed they offered the most fun for the best value.
So, when it was time to find E36 #9, I wanted to find a really special E36 M3 to distract me from missing my beloved E90 M3.
There was only one place to turn: Enthusiast Auto Group.
I got a good trade price for my 2011 and exchanged it for one of the sweetest low-mileage M3 4-Door survivors in the USA. Before delivery, the EAG team went over and and over that car. I've spent a week in my new time capsule and I am loving it's many 20th century virtues. It is small, light, and even more fun than I remember from when these cars were new.
Thanks, Enthusiast Auto. I'll be back in the future.
I was looking for an E39 M5 for a little over a year before I visited Enthusiast Auto, and after a few minutes talking to Eric and seeing the car I knew I was at the right place. He has the best examples of M cars and a wide selection available. All I can say is that I couldn't be any happier with my choice, and if I was looking for another M car I'd know exactly where to go.