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Manheim Dealer Auctions

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Im going to be going to the manheim dealer auction in about a month with a dealer. how do they work?
how much info do you know about the car beforehand? im assuming that you cant get it inspected and have to trust that its running well, but how do you know?

also, how much cheaper is it at these auctions? Im looking to get an 02 or 03 330i.

if anyone could help that would be great.
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Manheim is a huge auction site. I do not know the actual number of lines they run but there are several areas...i.e., reg sales, off lease, repo, etc Some of the cars you can do more inspection on while others will be as is and no opportunity to start them etc.

While auction pricing is lower, keep in mind that Manheim pricing will be a bit higher then other locations b/c of the volume of ppl bidding and the perceived higher quality of vehicles (this is my opinion). The higher pricing does help those who like to trade cars in b/c the real pricing at many dealers is driven by the Manheim price guides.

It will be an experience for you and you will see a TON of cars.
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