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Old 10-07-2012, 06:36 AM
Snipe656 Snipe656 is offline
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Originally Posted by Pierre Louis View Post
Better to sell a late model on your own. I once did it by putting a sign in it and letting it sit in an upscale parking area, but nowadays you apparently get crank calls and people just trying to drive it for fun.

Listing it in www.autobytel.com or www.cars.com usually works well.

The appeal of the d as a commuter car should sell it soon enough. Patience is a virtue. I wouldn't get low-balled on the price either.

As far as how many are available, one way to tell is e-Bay, and not many are listed, so its difficult to tell. Dealers may have people trading them in who don't like the harsher ride or just aren't "diesel people."

Just my $.02.

PL
The dealer I bought my 335d from approached me this week to try and get me to trade it in. I ended the conversation before it could really progress into any sales tactics from them since I have zero interest in any existing BMW models here. I told them they are welcome to buy the car back though to which I got no reply. I think though they were approaching me simply because it was the three year marker and nothing at all to do with which BMW model they sold me.

I routinely look on cars.com and autotrader.com for models I am interest in and seems to give me a decent enough idea of what is available out there. Sometimes I hop over to eBay but seems to be less offerings of what I am looking for on there.

The 335d cars I randomly follow on autotrader.com do not seem to sell quickly at all and not for near what I'd thought they would go for. For some reason it lacks appeal, maybe because it lacked much marketing when new so is unknown to a lot of folks or maybe some other reason.
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