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Old 03-12-2014, 11:18 AM
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If it were a sedan it might not. And if immediately selling off a car that was bequeathed to you and not your brothers and sisters wouldn't be seen as bad form, we might sell the Honda. However, circumstances are what they are. 5 cars is too many for a house with a 2 car garage and only 3 drivers. I'll be back in the purchasing mode soon enough. Probably a C63 coupe in the 507 package. For now, it's time to dump the unnecessary drain on the wallet.

Usually, not all siblings are equally well off. Are any of your brothers/sisters in a situation where gifting the Accord to them would make a real difference in their lives?
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Usually, not all siblings are equally well off. Are any of your brothers/sisters in a situation where gifting the Accord to them would make a real difference in their lives?
No.
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Old 03-25-2014, 08:52 AM
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Old 03-31-2014, 09:01 AM
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bump. First $40K takes this fantastic car.
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Old 03-31-2014, 10:23 AM
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I just looked at Edmunds and by selecting just about every option available to the car, it shows a private party price of $35,434. Unfortunately, the other add-ons are not going to be easy to justify increased price for. As someone else said, it may help move the car but they won't get you more money. Just for fun, I looked at Kelly Blue Book and they say it's worth between $36k and $37k. I'll be surprised to see anyone offer more than $36k on the car. Best of luck on it and I hope you find the person that really wants the extras and is willing to pay for them. High end cars like this are tough to sell too soon.

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Old 03-31-2014, 10:42 AM
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I just looked at Edmunds and by selecting just about every option available to the car, it shows a private party price of $35,434. Unfortunately, the other add-ons are not going to be easy to justify increased price for. As someone else said, it may help move the car but they won't get you more money. Just for fun, I looked at Kelly Blue Book and they say it's worth between $36k and $37k. I'll be surprised to see anyone offer more than $36k on the car. Best of luck on it and I hope you find the person that really wants the extras and is willing to pay for them. High end cars like this are tough to sell too soon.

Just my $0.02.
Here's where KBB and the rest of them don't tell (or consider) the whole story. Most 2012 335's are sold in late 2011 and early 2012, so the warranty left on them is somewhere around 1.5 years. This car has 3 years remaining on the warranty, including maintenance. That has value to a buyer (remember, this IS a BMW lol) not accounted for in the guides.

The add-ons (other than the TSW wheels) are not really add-ons. They're factory options that came on the car, just like the NAV and M-Sport packages, and they're covered under the BMW new vehicle warranty.

To me the bottom line is this. If you have $40K to spend, you cannot get more for that money than this car. A basically brand new 335i coupe with almost every option and then some, with 3 years and 42K miles of warranty and maintenance remaining and included.

Does that mean someone will realize that and pay me what I think the car is worth? No. I wish it did. It seems like what it means is that I may HAVE TO drive this car another year and get some value out of it before I sell. Too bad, though, because it's huge bang for the buck at $40K and I would love to get it into someone else's driveway. Mine's too crowded!

NADA shows clean retail at:

Base Price $34,800
Mileage (8,000) $3,350
Total Base Price $38,150
Options: (change)
3 Series M Sport Pkg $2,225
BMW Premium Stereo System $575
Navigation System $900
Price with Options $41,850

Add to that heated seats ($400), FACTORY carbon fiber items (chin spoiler, mirror caps and trunk spoiler), alcantara steering wheel insert and aluminum pedals that list at over $2K (I'll say add $1,000 in value), 335is exhaust (no bump here, but a nice upgrade) plus $1600 in wheels and tint, and my $40K asking looks like a bargain.

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Here's where KBB and the rest of them don't tell (or consider) the whole story. Most 2012 335's are sold in late 2011 and early 2012, so the warranty left on them is somewhere around 1.5 years. This car has 3 years remaining on the warranty, including maintenance. That has value not accounted for in the guides.

The add-ons (other than the TSW wheels) are not really add-ons. They're factory options that came on the car, just like the NAV and M-Sport packages, and they're covered under the BMW new vehicle warranty.

To me the bottom line is this. If you have $40K to spend, you cannot get more for that money than this car. A basically brand new 335i coupe with almost every option and then some, with 3 years and 42K miles of warranty and maintenance remaining and included.

Does that mean someone will realize that and pay me what I think the car is worth? No. I wish it did. It seems like what it means is that I may HAVE TO drive this car another year and get some value out of it before I sell. Too bad, though, because it's huge bang for the buck at $40K and I would love to get it into someone else's driveway. Mine's too crowded!
While I agree with what you're saying on the warranty/maint it all boils down to something is only worth as much as others perceive it to be worth/what others will pay. For example, if someone spent about $35k on a similar car and purchased extended maint and warranty, that might go even further than the 3yr/42k mi for about the same, or less, money. Plus you could put off the cost of that warranty until you get closer to the 4yr/50k point.

Just to be clear I'm not trying to be argumentative but just highlighting why that might not be a huge selling point and why you might be having trouble. Best of luck
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Here's where KBB and the rest of them don't tell (or consider) the whole story. Most 2012 335's are sold in late 2011 and early 2012, so the warranty left on them is somewhere around 1.5 years. This car has 3 years remaining on the warranty, including maintenance. That has value to a buyer (remember, this IS a BMW lol) not accounted for in the guides.

The add-ons (other than the TSW wheels) are not really add-ons. They're factory options that came on the car, just like the NAV and M-Sport packages, and they're covered under the BMW new vehicle warranty.

To me the bottom line is this. If you have $40K to spend, you cannot get more for that money than this car. A basically brand new 335i coupe with almost every option and then some, with 3 years and 42K miles of warranty and maintenance remaining and included.

Does that mean someone will realize that and pay me what I think the car is worth? No. I wish it did. It seems like what it means is that I may HAVE TO drive this car another year and get some value out of it before I sell. Too bad, though, because it's huge bang for the buck at $40K and I would love to get it into someone else's driveway. Mine's too crowded!

NADA shows clean retail at:

Base Price $34,800
Mileage (8,000) $3,350
Total Base Price $38,150
Options: (change)
3 Series M Sport Pkg $2,225
BMW Premium Stereo System $575
Navigation System $900
Price with Options $41,850

Add to that heated seats ($400), FACTORY carbon fiber items (chin spoiler, mirror caps and trunk spoiler), alcantara steering wheel insert and aluminum pedals that list at over $2K (I'll say add $1,000 in value), 335is exhaust (no bump here, but a nice upgrade) plus $1600 in wheels and tint, and my $40K asking looks like a bargain.

I agree 100% that the car is undoubtedly worth the money to the right person. The value is there without a doubt. The problem with a car like yours is that while it is a great car that is fun to drive, every single minute you own the car is another penny or two down the drain in depreciation. I bought a 2011 328 knowing that I could buy a 2008 328 for about $7000 less. I passed up on a CPO 2011 328 with 3 more years and 58k more warranty because I didn't feel like the $2000 increase in price and the lack of the iDrive was worth it. It sounds like you're willing to be patient in order to get the price you want and I hope you get it. Just don't be angry with the knucleheads like me who are more obsessed with the book values than the intangibles.
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When all is said and done a commodity is only worth what you can get someone to pay for it. If that commodity can not be sold in a reasonable time frame then the price is too high for the market.
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When all is said and done a commodity is only worth what you can get someone to pay for it. If that commodity can not be sold in a reasonable time frame then the price is too high for the market.
True, given you have "reasonably" marketed said commodity. I have not. Hell, I haven't even put it in AutoTrader yet. I thought I'd try the enthusiast's sites first.
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True, given you have "reasonably" marketed said commodity. I have not. Hell, I haven't even put it in AutoTrader yet. I thought I'd try the enthusiast's sites first.
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It's been a while. Are you "reasonably" marketing the car now?

For starters, you need better pictures. And with the OEM wheels on the car. Among other things, one benefit of doing this is that even on the autotrader thumbnails people can identify your car as a 335iS instead of any other E92 out there. It will help you stand out from the literally hundreds of E92s on sale at any given moment.

Ditch the inexpensive TSWs. They are not adding any value--actually they are detracting. Sell them separately. Expect to get about 40% of retail, anything more is icing.
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It's been a while. Are you "reasonably" marketing the car now?

For starters, you need better pictures. And with the OEM wheels on the car. Among other things, one benefit of doing this is that even on the autotrader thumbnails people can identify your car as a 335iS instead of any other E92 out there. It will help you stand out from the literally hundreds of E92s on sale at any given moment.

Ditch the inexpensive TSWs. They are not adding any value--actually they are detracting. Sell them separately. Expect to get about 40% of retail, anything more is icing.
Not really. Just sending out smoke signals for now.

Picture a 2012 space grey coupe with m-sport package, carbon fiber trim, tinted windows, and no damage. There you have it.
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Not really. Just sending out smoke signals for now.

Picture a 2012 space grey coupe with m-sport package, carbon fiber trim, tinted windows, and no damage. There you have it.
I was trying to be helpful, but sure I can play too.

Picture a briefcase with $40,000 in unmarked $100 bills. There you have it.
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I was trying to be helpful, but sure I can play too.

Picture a briefcase with $40,000 in unmarked $100 bills. There you have it.
Oh yeah, I can see it now. When can you deliver it?
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