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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 01-21-2013, 06:14 PM
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Question 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.
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Old 01-21-2013, 06:20 PM
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Offer him $1200 for it and see how he reacts to that....
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Old 01-22-2013, 05:32 AM
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$1,000. Do an S65 swap. Like this guy.

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Old 01-22-2013, 05:50 AM
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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.

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Old 01-22-2013, 06:05 AM
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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.
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Old 01-22-2013, 06:24 AM
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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.
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Old 01-22-2013, 07:48 AM
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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.

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Old 01-22-2013, 07:55 AM
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I think you misread my post. I said S65. As in E92 ///M3. V8. 400 HP.

That cost still more than my suggestion.
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Old 01-22-2013, 09:54 AM
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That cost still more than my suggestion.
Because race car.
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Old 01-22-2013, 12:15 PM
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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.
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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.
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$1,000. Do an S65 swap. Like this guy.

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