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Old 07-16-2013, 01:16 PM
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Salvaged BMW value?

Hey all,

I use to own a BMW and was looking into getting a new one I could just drive into the ground. This salvaged BMW popped up on Craigslist and I was just wondering what you think the value of it should be? I really appreciate any help given.

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Old 07-16-2013, 01:18 PM
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Old 07-16-2013, 01:30 PM
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forgot to put link, sorry

http://raleigh.craigslist.org/cto/3938692233.html
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Old 07-16-2013, 01:58 PM
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Salvaged BMW value?

Real question for me is why is it a salvaged title? Run a carfax and have a BMW specialist go over it. See if the guy has service/repair records to see what has been done.

Salvaged as a flooded car - walk. Salvaged for hail damage - maybe. Frame damage? I'd walk.


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Old 07-16-2013, 02:22 PM
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He said it was from a minor front collision. Seeing if he has a carfax report.
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Old 07-16-2013, 02:25 PM
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Minor front end collision doesn't total a car.....
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Old 07-16-2013, 02:57 PM
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Are there anything I should be looking for on the carfax
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Old 07-16-2013, 02:59 PM
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I don't think this car is worth it. It can be a couple thousand less.

My 330xi fully loaded is about that price. Granted it's a 2006, it's never been in an accident.
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Old 07-16-2013, 03:04 PM
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He said he'd do it for 13k, but do you think? Again, I'm going to drive this car into the ground and I'm not going to get anything nearly as nice with the miles it has.

Carfax said it should go for $2,720 less than retail if that means anything, which is around $18k.

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Old 07-16-2013, 03:29 PM
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Id run just because of all the question marks in his ad. lol
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Old 07-16-2013, 03:30 PM
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Haha uhhh ya that was weird to me too. I keep asking him questions and by now he's sent a pic of the car two times saying "Just look at this car man haha"
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Old 07-16-2013, 03:33 PM
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I would interpret "just look at this car man" to "dont look too close to this car man". If it is as he is advertising, then he should be really open and up front. My guess is its got some major issue lurking that he found out about. But then again im always leery of people that say they want to sell to go to school.
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Old 07-16-2013, 03:37 PM
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"I've got a 2008 BMW 328i up for sale so I can pay for school. I DON'T NEED TO GET RID OF IT!?"
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Old 07-16-2013, 03:38 PM
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Exactly, what that means is if i can get someone to pay me the price i want ill sell it, but if they offer me what its actually worth i won't
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Old 07-16-2013, 03:39 PM
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i just saw carfax and he's only owned it for 2 months
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Old 07-16-2013, 04:02 PM
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that's way too much for a salvage title. I wouldn't pay any more than $10k for it and even at that price i wouldn't even consider it. You can get a clean title 335i sedan for almost the same price
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Bad deal. It does not have heated seats as the ad states it does. I can see no stitched seam in the door panel trim, which indicates it does NOT have leather seats. This appears not to be a trustworthy seller.
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Old 07-16-2013, 06:06 PM
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The guy selling the car could have bought it with a salvaged title and has since found out it can't be fixed.
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Old 07-16-2013, 06:16 PM
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would an inspection not answer any uncertain quesitons?
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Salvaged BMW value?

It looks like the seller has more question about his own car
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Has BMW assist, heated seats, and all the other good stuff.?- VERY low mileage at 40k only?- RARE 6 speed manual?- angel eye headlight?- m3 shift knob?- black kidney grill?- 3k fog lights?- debadged trunk?- oem BMW roof spoiler( painted to match car)- custom muffler delete(not very loud) sounds very nice!!?-H&R lowering springs. Has a nice stance look.?- BBS LM reps. 19x8.5 and 19x9.5?12" alpine type R sub in a custom box along with a 900 watt amp powering It hits very hard. All wires hidden looks very clean?Car is in immaculate conditionInterior 10/10Exterior 8.5/10 couple very tiny dings here and there.?Also gets 26/30mpg?

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fyi - lack of leather indicates the car lacks the premium package. I see no Homelink garage door opener buttons under the rear view mirror, which is more confirmation of no premium package. Though BMW Assist/Bluetooth was available as a stand alone option it usually is only purchased as part of the premium package. I would say the odds are very low this car has Assist/Bluetooth.

The 7 Series wheels on this car do not fit properly, they have the wrong offset, and you can see in the pics they are extending beyond the outer edge of the wheel wells, which means the tires are going to rub and eventually be ruined.
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It would have to be a very very meticulous inspection. I would say a leak down and compression check would be at the top of my list, which i dont believe are part of a standard inspection.
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it says right in the description it has leather and heated seats though
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it says right in the description it has leather and heated seats though
Well, then it must be true. It doesn't have the buttons that control heated seats. I've already stated why it appears not to have leather.
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Old 07-16-2013, 09:21 PM
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Is the placement possibly different from a 330i?
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