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: classified section== crazy people??

04-22-2008, 06:56 PM
How come every car on the classified section is crack head priced?? Im not trying to be an a$$hole, but people are crazy. Maybe in other parts of the country these cars are worth doulble than Ny?? I just find it funny:rofl: Read through some of the classifieds high mileage cars with LOW mileage prices...But they always say slightly neg.. How bout heavilt negotiable..:eek:

04-22-2008, 09:00 PM
Reality will hit them when they have to sell it or trade it in at a loss, instead of putting a realistic private party value on the car in order to sell it to someone more reputable. :D The prices are absurd for the high mileage.

04-23-2008, 08:53 AM
thats what i mean, I listed my car on the site when i was selling it at book neg, some of these cars are WAy over if not double book... :rofl:

04-23-2008, 09:33 AM
The sellers are obviously counting on P.T. Barnum's corollary, i.e. there's a sucker born every minute . . .

04-23-2008, 05:22 PM
There are regional premiums associated with cars, but nothing crazy like double price.

For example; a New York car has gone through multiple winters, endured worse quality bumpy roads, lots of road salt, more clear coat attack from harsh weather, etc. etc.

A southern California car could have lived its life on smoother roads, never seen winter or road salts, with paint in generally better condition, etc. etc. etc.

The percentage price differences could be bigger on older cars, where a 12 year old car might fetch $5K in NYC but maybe $8K - $10K in California.

04-23-2008, 07:33 PM
I guess its poss but there are cars on there with 160-180 asking 10k:rofl: The trade in on some of these cars is 2000$$ if they are lucky.. Hey fulltone how are those seats holding up??:thumbup:

04-25-2008, 10:02 AM
the difference is that bmws don't mind higher mileage. hell i should know, I've driven mine without oil for 60 miles forgetting to tighten the oil filter and I've got 170 000 miles with 20 000 miles after that incident

05-03-2008, 09:08 PM
I was surprised when the last BMW was totalled and the insurance company gave me $24,000 for a 155K mile car... go figure. HAHA!

05-04-2008, 09:42 PM
ya, im huntin for a nice used bimmer right now, and it's funny to read the classified ads, the people want way to much money, and half of em dont no what they're selling, like the v4 323, and the v6 325 and the "shiftable automantic" in a 94' 325 that they listed at a manual tranny, (corect me if im wrong, but didnt steptronic come out with the e46?) so ya im having a hard time finding a nice e36 (which money has limited me to) but hay id rather hav an older bimmer than a newer ricer...

05-04-2008, 10:11 PM
keep looking the right car will pop up...Try craigslist and autotrader..:thumbup:

05-05-2008, 06:18 AM
with so many check engine lights and little worrying noises that are hard for anyone to fix or diagnose properly if i did it all again, I'd spend twice as much that I did and get a new car even a dodge or ford

05-05-2008, 02:53 PM
sounds like you bought a piece o crap, always have em looked at by someone that knows....well worth the 200.00

05-05-2008, 03:45 PM
ya, ive found a few nice ones, im just waitin on the folks to say i can go pick one up. (reno 911 is effin hilarious) but ya im gonna take it and get it checked out cause i cant afford a p.o.s.

Jason Ball
12-25-2012, 11:05 AM
They're high fruit and you got to climb hard to find them. And, of course, don't hesitate to pull the trigger and buy on the spot when you do find one.
Just here on Saturday(12/23), I found an original owner selling his spotless, low mileage Z3 in a Pennysaver of all places for a song. He had no idea what it was worth other than checking prices around on others of higher mileage. 60k miles and every receipt since day-one! When he asked his dealer what it was worth, the mechanic who worked on it offered him $6K for it. He was trying to steal it for himself.
When I first saw the car, I bought it in five minutes! Thats how clean it was. I've been buying and selling cars for nearly forty years, and when you find any car that runs smooth as silk on a cold start(just lay your palm on the valve cover(s), it's a done deal. The rest is haggling. In my case with the Z3, He was asking $9k and I got it for $8k, but would have paid twelve for it if he had asked. That's how straight this car is. From three feet away it looks like brand new! There's not even a scratch or chip in the original paint.
So, what I'm saying is have the cash and don't nickel and dime when those true rare low mileage originals pop up. Don't haggle. Just pull the trigger and buy the damn thing!

PS; I need a silver hardtop for it. Looking for leads

12-25-2012, 05:58 PM

I assure you that is not the best deal on craigslist....

12-28-2012, 04:24 PM
i agree the prices are laughable sometimes I'll. look just to lol

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04-23-2014, 08:36 AM
Where can i list a hard top for a convertible for sale. Im New here

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Moe 92
04-23-2014, 09:28 AM
Where can i list a hard top for a convertible for sale. Im New here

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