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: 2010 E60 Wagon M Sport, Ventilated Seats **Manual**

07-18-2012, 02:57 PM
I was thinking of selling my alpine white 535i xDrive Sports Wagon with ZMP, ventilated seats and a manual transmission at lease end in a few months...a dealer told me it was worth $50,000 in San Francisco...anyone have any color on this?



07-18-2012, 02:59 PM
forgot to add 26,500 miles.

07-18-2012, 04:03 PM
Whoever told you that was high- No offense, but you've got a 3 year-old car.

Wholesale / auction value on your car is $37K.

Private Party is about $40K - $42K depending on zip code, according to NADA and KBB.

The average dealer would hit you at $35K and see where it went from there. Realistically, you should expect $42K for the trade. They'll sticker it at around $47K, with plenty of wiggle room.

Just sayin'... :thumbup: Overall, you're 10K on the high-side, any way you slice it. Good luck!

07-18-2012, 04:13 PM
Here's one good market-value example in your area, for $42K, although I guarantee you that he'll come down at least $2K...


07-18-2012, 04:18 PM
No, that is a different car altogether. The quote may have been high, but for enthusiasts, I have M Sport Package (that one did not have the same body), ventilated Napa leather seats, and manual transmission.

07-18-2012, 08:41 PM
Believe what you will; but good luck with getting 50 grand... You'll never even get close to that. Just sayin' ;)

Oh, BTW, here a 2011 daggone F10 for 48K:


07-18-2012, 10:47 PM

07-18-2012, 10:48 PM
Totally different car

Robert A
07-19-2012, 08:12 AM
Are wagons worth that much more than sedans?

07-19-2012, 09:57 AM
No. But he still seems to think that he'll get more for his 2010 E61 than people are getting for 2011 F10s right now.

07-19-2012, 02:13 PM
Totally different car

Uh, good luck with that. If you even get $40,000 I'll be the first one to congratulate you.

E60/E61s just aren't going for that much, esp (as Borderchris has pointed out) there are F10s going for those kinds of prices.

Your car is nice, has some nice options and low miles, but it's not *that* nice.

Robert A
07-19-2012, 02:18 PM
I've been looking at the 2010 535i market pretty carefully (in S/Cal) and asking prices are not all that much lower than the F10 replacement, which surprises me somewhat. Now of course I don't know what these are are actually selling for.

No. But he still seems to think that he'll get more for his 2010 E61 than people are getting for 2011 F10s right now.

07-19-2012, 02:46 PM
I'd expect a little over $40k, but to be realistic. Not $50k. Very rare to see the ventilated seats option but I don't think anyone's going to pay extra for it. Also, it's not like wagons have a huge buyer market in general.

07-19-2012, 03:10 PM
I have 2010 535xit, everything but msport and night vision. Does have sport. Lease residual buyout about 42k. Just offered 37k from CarMax. Dealer couldn't do much better. Letting it go back on lease. As much as I loved the car, didn't make sense, considering problems with injectors, pump, roof etc.

Waiting for my F10 to arrive from ED. Will miss the wagon, but didn't want to take a 5k + hit.

07-19-2012, 08:30 PM
Your first response to the dealer when he said 50k should have been, Sold! You have a fine example of an E61. But even a hardcore wagon lover like myself could and would find a lot more vehicle for that cash..

That being said my local dealer had a way lesser optioned wagon also a manual, they were asking $42k. When I asked my salesman about it he said he sold it to a guy in Texas for what they where asking. Not sure how true that was but I they didn't come down much for me on a e90.. Manual is your key selling point I wish I held out for one..
Your wagon list it for what you want I would..

07-20-2012, 06:55 AM
The dealer did not offer me $50K...otherwise I'd have sold it to him. It will be interesting to see what happens.

02-26-2013, 09:09 AM
Hey filmoreslim, yours was CW98296, right? You might want to know that it ended up at ebautobrokers.com and was sold for $44,8K to someone in NC a couple of weeks ago.