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E46 (1999 - 2006)
The fourth generation 3 Series (E46 chassis) was introduced in 1999 and set the standard for engineering and performance during it's years of production including being named to Car & Driver's 10 best list every one of those years! ! -- View the E46 Wiki

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Old 10-03-2012, 12:24 AM
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323ci for 528i

Hey guys,

I have 1998 528i and i wanna trade it with 2000 323ci and plus he is asking $1000 on top. Is it worth it?

528i: 141 miles

all ordinal stuff.

323ci: 114 miles

- Tan Leather interior
- No rips or tears
- Clear tail lenses
- Sunroof
- Cruise control
- CD player
- Subs,Amp,Speakers
- Great runner
- Lowered on springs
- Clean bbs rims like new good tires
Powder coated black
- Angle Eye headlights

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Old 10-03-2012, 04:14 AM
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Before you do anything else, has the subframe been checked?
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Old 10-03-2012, 06:39 AM
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Before you do anything else, has the subframe been checked?
This. And in a word, no I don't think $1000 on top is a reasonable request. The 323 is the lesser vehicle.
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Old 10-03-2012, 07:26 AM
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This. And in a word, no I don't think $1000 on top is a reasonable request. The 323 is the lesser vehicle.
Yeah, I wouldn't do anything other than an even trade, if that. Your list of pluses mostly focuses on goodies. Sunroof? Cruise? They all have that. What about service history?

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Old 10-03-2012, 02:11 PM
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So you guys think it's not worth it?
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Old 10-03-2012, 02:56 PM
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So you guys think it's not worth it?
I don't think I have enough information to give you an opinion. What kind of condition is your car in?

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What about service history?
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To me, service history is worth more than blingy **** that I can go get myself...
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Old 10-03-2012, 09:14 PM
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Three unknowns:
1. what general condition is your 528?
2. Service history and recent work on the 323
3. Why are you looking to trade?

The picture of the 323 looks good, but unless the 528 has some big problem coming, I'd rather keep the 528 - particularly if you need to give up a good car plus cash for one with an unknown service history.
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Old 10-03-2012, 09:44 PM
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I think i would keep that 528, or even if both are in fine condition, surely wouldn't give any money in trade.
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Old 10-03-2012, 10:29 PM
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Without trade he is asking $6700 is it good price?
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Old 10-03-2012, 11:10 PM
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No dude. For 7000, I got a 325i with the sports and premium packages.
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Old 10-04-2012, 05:31 AM
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For $5700 I got a '01 325i with cold weather pkg and leather with 90k miles, plus brand new tires and great inside/outside condition. Only needed control arm bushings. BTW - thanks to the board for suggesting the Meyle HD CABs from oembimmerparts. My mechanic said they are the best he had seen.

IMHO, the engine in your 528 is better than the one in the 323. And I hate to see any BBS rims painted. They were gold back in the '70s and '80s; now everyone paints them black.

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