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2gtalontd 01-21-2013 07:14 PM

Thinking of buying a 2004 325Cic
 
My friend has had this 325Cic sitting at his house for a couple months now with a whole in the engine. I would like to buy it from him since I miss driving one. My question is what would be a reasonable offer to give him. It's a 2004 325 Cic auto and about 120k on the body. Iv'e driven it before and before it blew up, everything worked. I wouldn't mind doing the work to replace the engine since I go to school for automotive and have access to everything I need.

Fast Bob 01-21-2013 07:20 PM

Offer him $1200 for it and see how he reacts to that....

SPDSKTR 01-22-2013 06:32 AM

$1,000. Do an S65 swap. Like this guy.

:eeps:

lgr122 01-22-2013 06:50 AM

Engine without car cost easily more than car without engine.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/00-05-BMW-M3...b6fb29&vxp=mtr

Or ofcourse could go bit milder... but you don't have to get just another similar if going to swap engine anyway.

vandyboy 01-22-2013 07:05 AM

NADA (using southeast prices) has the average trade in for that car at $8700. Take $6000 away for motor swap and that is your HIGH figure. I personally would not offer more than $2000. If he balks, let the car continue to be a yard orrnament.

Yourrid 01-22-2013 07:24 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by vandyboy (Post 7329301)
nada (using southeast prices) has the average trade in for that car at $8700. Take $6000 away for motor swap and that is your high figure. I personally would not offer more than $2000. If he balks, let the car continue to be a yard orrnament.

+1

SPDSKTR 01-22-2013 08:48 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lgr122 (Post 7329284)
Engine without car cost easily more than car without engine.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/00-05-BMW-M3...b6fb29&vxp=mtr

Or ofcourse could go bit milder... but you don't have to get just another similar if going to swap engine anyway.

I think you misread my post. I said S65. As in E92 ///M3. V8. 400 HP.

:thumbup:

lgr122 01-22-2013 08:55 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SPDSKTR (Post 7329492)
I think you misread my post. I said S65. As in E92 ///M3. V8. 400 HP.

:thumbup:

That cost still more than my suggestion. :D

SPDSKTR 01-22-2013 10:54 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lgr122 (Post 7329511)
That cost still more than my suggestion. :D

Because race car.

lgr122 01-22-2013 01:15 PM

Then again... if going crazy with whole different kind engine, then electronics and drivetrain need to be rebuilt also.

When staying in same age standard e46 engine then it's almost plug and play without so much extra work.

2gtalontd 01-22-2013 05:47 PM

Thanks for the suggestions and I think I'm going to offer him around 1500. Assuming cash is king and would take it if it was right in his face.

heztheone 01-22-2013 11:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SPDSKTR (Post 7329262)
$1,000. Do an S65 swap. Like this guy.

:eeps:

love how that 330i sticker's still on the back.
sleep mode, ON :smokin:


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