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Hello.
Currently I got a VW Polo 2000.
The car I am looking at is my dream car, a 2004 330i.
The car recently got all rust removed profesionally, and it has full service history. New clutch in May. The car also got sport equipment. It has 185 000km/115 000 miles on the clock.
The dealer want 17 000$, and he will take my car in for 2 500$.
Do you guys think it's worth 17 grand?
I am gonna need a loan, but I can afford it.
He offers 5 years "warranty".
Fuel consumption does not really bother me, not driving usually more than ~300km/185miles monthly.
Where I live the tax for diesel is much higher than petrol, and I like petrol more.

Could anyone tell me if this is a good idea or not?
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Hello.
Currently I got a VW Polo 2000.
The car I am looking at is my dream car, a 2004 330i.
The car recently got all rust removed profesionally, and it has full service history. New clutch in May. The car also got sport equipment. It has 185 000km/115 000 miles on the clock.
The dealer want 17 000$, and he will take my car in for 2 500$.
Do you guys think it's worth 17 grand?
I am gonna need a loan, but I can afford it.
He offers 5 years "warranty".
Fuel consumption does not really bother me, not driving usually more than ~300km/185miles monthly.
Where I live the tax for diesel is much higher than petrol, and I like petrol more.

Could anyone tell me if this is a good idea or not?
Thanks
If that's Krone, the USA $ amount is around $2000, and at that price it's almost certainly worth it.
 

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Of its truly $17,000 then it’s simply an outrageous price compared to US. Very market is different so it could be market correct where you live, but I am thinking it’s high even for that area.
Rust removed is a red flag. Rust always comes back. I’d pass.


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Sorry I'm not familiar with a VW Polo or values in your market but...
So they want 17000$ for a 14yo German car but will only give you 2500$ for your 18yo German car? I know dealers buy low and sell high, but do you think the cars are worth such a different amount?

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He wants 139 000 Nok, which is around 17 grand, and he will give me 20 000 Nok for my car/ 2.5 grand.
I think it's extremely hard to compare a polo and a 330i.
There are only 2 more cars in my country. One is a 325i that has 195 000km, and he wants 100 000 nok, private person.
The other one wants 80 000 nok, for a motorswapped 320i to 330i. That one has gone 260 000km.
So the cars are quite pricy in my country.
 

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Take a flight to DE, find a car, and drive it back? I know Norway not within EU which would make it simple, but....


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$17,000 for a 13-year old 330i, even if in great shape, is too much. Even in Norway, the highest-priced (taxed) car market in Europe.
 

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I think we can make the assumption that the OP is talking about 17,000 Danish Krone, which equals a little less than $2700 in US dollars.
Go back and read post number 5
We all know what is commonly said about assumptions....

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Sounds expensive to me. We have quite high tax here in Finland also, but in May i paid 7500euros for my 325i touring M-sport. Had 173000km on clock (now already 190000km). Was able to get 1500euros when selling my 316i sedan at 250000km. I've seen even ZHP on sale for 12000euros, and those are rare here in Europe.
 

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Sounds like too much.
 
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