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  • stickguystickguy Posts: 14,170

    Yup, posting the link to the ad put it into moderation. Did not realize we had that now!

    2013 Acura RDX (wife's), 2007 Volvo S40 (when daughter lets me see it), 2000 Acura TL (formerly son's, now mine again), and new Jetta SE (son's first new car on his own dime!)

  • stickguystickguy Posts: 14,170

    hey Q, what do you think on this BMW? I know it makes little logical sense, but then again, neither do I!

    a 2006 525i. RWD it seems. Black over gray with 106K on it. listed at $10,995. Near my house so I have seen it sitting there a few times. Looks nice enough in the pictures.

    http://ps.getauto.com/dealer/details/158839/WBANE53506CK78560/#.UsoxcPRDua8

    2013 Acura RDX (wife's), 2007 Volvo S40 (when daughter lets me see it), 2000 Acura TL (formerly son's, now mine again), and new Jetta SE (son's first new car on his own dime!)

  • stickguystickguy Posts: 14,170

    2013 Acura RDX (wife's), 2007 Volvo S40 (when daughter lets me see it), 2000 Acura TL (formerly son's, now mine again), and new Jetta SE (son's first new car on his own dime!)

  • steverstever YooperlandPosts: 40,004
    edited January 6

    Noticed a couple more that got put in moderation, restored them, and they looked like dupes. So I zapped them. The system sometimes guesses wrong about what's spam and what isn't. Hopefully everything you wanted to post in here got posted. B)

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  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 17,150
    edited January 6

    @stickguy said: hmm, that was odd. post seemed to go vapor? wonder if a link sent it to moderation?

    anyway, what do you think on a 2006 BMW 525i. Black over gray, RWD. 106K. Looks clean. at a little used lot (front of a trailer sales place, they usually have 10 or so cars there). Asking $10,995. Fair? Should I just run and hide?

    These are right in the high $8k to $9k range at the block. I'd be concerned getting it from a mom and pop lot unless they have a binder of service history from the PO. It is a fair price, even a little low, but not one I would pay unless I know for sure all of the typical issues have been addressed. Also want to see that carfax, of course.

    Looks like some tired summer rubber on there, too.

    '13 Stang GT; '86 Benz 300E; '98 Volvo S70; '12 Leaf; '14 Town&Country

  • stickguystickguy Posts: 14,170

    thanks Q. That happens to be a place that does not include the carsmack with the ad. And hey, bummer I missed out on a test drive when we still had snow. That would have been fun on old summer sneaks.

    a question on these. Since you almost never have actual service history, can a good indy BMW specialist tell what you want to know on a PPI?

    2013 Acura RDX (wife's), 2007 Volvo S40 (when daughter lets me see it), 2000 Acura TL (formerly son's, now mine again), and new Jetta SE (son's first new car on his own dime!)

  • nyccarguynyccarguy Stamford, CTPosts: 7,412

    @stickguy

    Every time I see non appropriate wheels on a BMW, it makes me think... RUN! You've got Sport Package Wheels on a car that clearly doesn't have the Sport Package. What else is there?

    2001 Honda Prelude Type SH/ 2011 BMW 328xi / 2011 Honda Pilot EX-L w/ Navigation

  • stickguystickguy Posts: 14,170

    @nyccarguy said: stickguy

    Every time I see non appropriate wheels on a BMW, it makes me think... RUN! You've got Sport Package Wheels on a car that clearly doesn't have the Sport Package. What else is there?

    I did not analyze the pics that close, but it did look like lower profile tires than I expected for what I thought was a base car (no way I could tell on a 5 of that generation if it had the SP).

    I mostly liked the fact that it is across town from me, and was on the cheap side! At some point I may still go take a look at it, since it is convenient, and I have never driven a 5'er of that generation (My SIL does have a newer MY 535xi that I have ridden in).

    2013 Acura RDX (wife's), 2007 Volvo S40 (when daughter lets me see it), 2000 Acura TL (formerly son's, now mine again), and new Jetta SE (son's first new car on his own dime!)

  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 17,150

    @stickguy said: thanks Q. That happens to be a place that does not include the carsmack with the ad. And hey, bummer I missed out on a test drive when we still had snow. That would have been fun on old summer sneaks.

    a question on these. Since you almost never have actual service history, can a good indy BMW specialist tell what you want to know on a PPI?

    Somewhat. I mean, there is a tag on the radiator to tell you the age, and they should be able to assess the fan's condition, but no way to know if the pump has been replaced without opening her up, unfortunately, and that's the real key.

    '13 Stang GT; '86 Benz 300E; '98 Volvo S70; '12 Leaf; '14 Town&Country

  • rjc5rjc5 Posts: 11

    Hi,

    What would be a good price for CPO 2011 Sonata GLS Auto Gray/Gray with 35000 miles. Also 2011 CPO Blue/Beige with 19000 miles(6 speed manual). This is in the SFO Bay area. Base models. Thinking of getting one in JAN 14

    Thanks for the help!!

  • sergeymsergeym Posts: 262

    What would be a trade in value for 2012 Acura TSX Tech (4 cyl) with 21.5K miles, no accidents, no paint work, black on black in NYC area? The car is about to turn two years old and despite it's bulletproof reliability is too boring to keep any longer. Thanks.

  • nyccarguynyccarguy Stamford, CTPosts: 7,412

    @stickguy

    Besides the wheels, SP equipped RWD 3ers & 5ers of the E46 & E39 vintage would also have black trim (as opposed to chrome) & those oh so amazing sport seats with thick side bolsters & manually adjustable thigh support;)

    2001 Honda Prelude Type SH/ 2011 BMW 328xi / 2011 Honda Pilot EX-L w/ Navigation

  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 17,150

    @rjc5 said: Hi,

    What would be a good price for CPO 2011 Sonata GLS Auto Gray/Gray with 35000 miles. Also 2011 CPO Blue/Beige with 19000 miles(6 speed manual). This is in the SFO Bay area. Base models. Thinking of getting one in JAN 14

    Thanks for the help!!

    well, le't see... with 35k miles, it would be about $11k-11.5k at auction. I have no idea what CPO costs hyundai, but I'd say somewhere in the $15-16k zip code feels about right. The lower miles of the other are offset by the manual trans, so the same numbers apply.

    '13 Stang GT; '86 Benz 300E; '98 Volvo S70; '12 Leaf; '14 Town&Country

  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 17,150
    edited January 9

    @sergeym said: What would be a trade in value for 2012 Acura TSX Tech (4 cyl) with 21.5K miles, no accidents, no paint work, black on black in NYC area? The car is about to turn two years old and despite it's bulletproof reliability is too boring to keep any longer. Thanks.

    About $20k

    '13 Stang GT; '86 Benz 300E; '98 Volvo S70; '12 Leaf; '14 Town&Country

  • stickguystickguy Posts: 14,170

    I need to stop cruising the car listings. Found 1 more that interests me. A 2007 BMW 328i 4 door. AT. RWD. Black over black, premium/climate. Looks clean. claims private owner (but hey, it is CL). 67,000 miles. Listed at $12,500. That seem like something reasonable to look at?

    I am a sucker for clean looking cars in my town!

    2013 Acura RDX (wife's), 2007 Volvo S40 (when daughter lets me see it), 2000 Acura TL (formerly son's, now mine again), and new Jetta SE (son's first new car on his own dime!)

  • stickguystickguy Posts: 14,170

    here's the link. Never sure these will post.

    http://southjersey.craigslist.org/cto/4275115819.html

    2013 Acura RDX (wife's), 2007 Volvo S40 (when daughter lets me see it), 2000 Acura TL (formerly son's, now mine again), and new Jetta SE (son's first new car on his own dime!)

  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 17,150

    @stickguy

    007 BMW 3 series car with 67500 miles with all the options available

    Well... ya know... if you don't count Navi or Sport Pack as "options."

    If everything checks out, its a $10k auction car, so the asking price is reasonable enough. Could knock like $1k off, though, I'm sure.

    '13 Stang GT; '86 Benz 300E; '98 Volvo S70; '12 Leaf; '14 Town&Country

  • dash5dash5 Posts: 417
    edited January 15

    Hi all, just trying to get an idea of what I'm working with here. I'm looking for a reasonable asking price for a trade in.

    2011 Kia Optima SX

    Pros: Fully loaded, Nav

    Clean, well maintained, no issues mechanically or otherwise

    Less than 20k miles as of this post

    Con: In an accident. Hit in rear, repaired.

  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 17,150

    how much damage was there? a clean one with clean history would be in that $17,500 zip code.

    '13 Stang GT; '86 Benz 300E; '98 Volvo S70; '12 Leaf; '14 Town&Country

  • dash5dash5 Posts: 417

    Thank you qbrozen! Significant damage, it's got a CarFax. Including frame damage that was repaired. My guess was 15-16 would be fair, does that sound right considering the history? Or am I screwed.

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