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  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 30,498
    So.... what are they asking?

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  • roadburnerroadburner Posts: 6,767
    They are asking $23,837; I'm thinking that is a bit high...

    2009 328i / 2004 X3 2.5/ 1995 318ti Club Sport/ 1975 2002A/ 2007 Mazdaspeed 3/ 1999 Wrangler/ 1996 Speed Triple Challenge Cup Replica

  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 30,498
    Doesn't seem way out of line, though...

    Wouldn't you rather have a stick? You can find a plethora of M3s.. '03-'05 for $25K-$27K, and with less miles than that one... (granted, $3K-$4K more is a big difference..)

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  • roadburnerroadburner Posts: 6,767
    The upside is that my wife could drive it in a pinch; right now she only has the X3 and the '02(which has no power steering or A/C).
    I checked the Carfax and it shows a purchase record in NH in 2004 and there are no other records until 2009 when it is reported to have been "Imported from Germany". I ran the VIN and the car is definitely a US spec car, so I'm thinking that the car most likely belonged to a member of the military. All the more need for a thorough PPI as who know what happened to it while it was across the pond...

    2009 328i / 2004 X3 2.5/ 1995 318ti Club Sport/ 1975 2002A/ 2007 Mazdaspeed 3/ 1999 Wrangler/ 1996 Speed Triple Challenge Cup Replica

  • delthekingdeltheking Posts: 1,152
    edited August 2010
    So the car was bought in NH,then shipped to Germany and then reshipped back to US ?? Am I reading it correctly? I know it could be nothing -- but personally I would avoid such a car especially if it`s not shipped new by the manufacturer. Who knows what happened there or what happened during shipping? I personally would be very wary of it though. There are lots of M3`s in that price range . :shades:
    There should be an interesting sales story coming on !!!
  • roadburnerroadburner Posts: 6,767
    I'm thinking the car was purchased in NH as a Euro delivery- but I could be wrong.

    2009 328i / 2004 X3 2.5/ 1995 318ti Club Sport/ 1975 2002A/ 2007 Mazdaspeed 3/ 1999 Wrangler/ 1996 Speed Triple Challenge Cup Replica

  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 17,599
    Well, yer in KY, so it could differ a bit... but here in the NE snowbelt, that would get right around $18k trade-in.

    '13 Stang GT; '15 Fit; '98 Volvo S70; '14 Town&Country

  • roadburnerroadburner Posts: 6,767
    Well, yer in KY, so it could differ a bit... but here in the NE snowbelt, that would get right around $18k trade-in.

    If the car received a clean PPI and I could get if for @$20,000 I'd grab it in a heartbeat!

    2009 328i / 2004 X3 2.5/ 1995 318ti Club Sport/ 1975 2002A/ 2007 Mazdaspeed 3/ 1999 Wrangler/ 1996 Speed Triple Challenge Cup Replica

  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 17,599
    edited August 2010
    That might be tough. You will probably have a hard enough time getting them down to $21k is my guess.

    '13 Stang GT; '15 Fit; '98 Volvo S70; '14 Town&Country

  • roadburnerroadburner Posts: 6,767
    That might be tough. You will probably have a hard enough time getting them down to $21k is my guess.

    Well, I'm not in any hurry to get another car so I guess it will depend on how bad the dealer wants to move the car; it's been on their lot since June 28. I suspect that the manual cloth seats turn of the typical BMW buyer who "wears" his/her car as opposed to actually driving it...

    2009 328i / 2004 X3 2.5/ 1995 318ti Club Sport/ 1975 2002A/ 2007 Mazdaspeed 3/ 1999 Wrangler/ 1996 Speed Triple Challenge Cup Replica

  • roadburnerroadburner Posts: 6,767
    I went and looked at the car today, and I guessed right. It was purchased by a US Army officer and it stayed in Germany until October of 2009. I checked the Service Book and it has a full service history from German BMW dealers up through 54,000 miles. It turns out the color is Velvet Blue- a BMW Individual color. The PO even posted some pictures of the car on one of the E46 M3 sites. They can be found here(scroll down to the bottom of the page). And here is how it looks today.
    A beautiful car- and very tempting...

    2009 328i / 2004 X3 2.5/ 1995 318ti Club Sport/ 1975 2002A/ 2007 Mazdaspeed 3/ 1999 Wrangler/ 1996 Speed Triple Challenge Cup Replica

  • That looks like an absolutely beautiful car. Well maintained to boot - besides, something about a german car being serviced almost its entire life in germany just sounds awesome.

    BTW, wanted to let you know that instead of going for a 530i, I picked up that 2004 330xi that I was asking Q about last week. I'm not sure I'll ever be able to go back to driving something non-german.
  • roadburnerroadburner Posts: 6,767
    BTW, wanted to let you know that instead of going for a 530i, I picked up that 2004 330xi that I was asking Q about last week. I'm not sure I'll ever be able to go back to driving something non-German.

    I was bitten after taking a ride in a BMW Bavaria 3.0 in 1973; ten years later I bought one and I've had a BMW in my garge ever since.
    Don't hesitate to ask any questions- here or to roadburner@carspace.com. I love talking Bimmers!

    2009 328i / 2004 X3 2.5/ 1995 318ti Club Sport/ 1975 2002A/ 2007 Mazdaspeed 3/ 1999 Wrangler/ 1996 Speed Triple Challenge Cup Replica

  • corvettecorvette United StatesPosts: 4,196
    It's a beaut. I thought you didn't like sunroofs? How'd it end up at a Ford dealer?
  • roadburnerroadburner Posts: 6,767
    It's a beaut. I thought you didn't like sunroofs? How'd it end up at a Ford dealer?

    I don't like sunroofs, but it's very hard to find an E46 M3 without one- I've only seen 2 or 3. I REALLY like the manual seats; one less thing to go wrong. As I said, the PO is a US Army Aviator who brought the car back from Germany. He's now stationed at Fort Knox and with family and job commitments he didn't have much opportunity to drive the car. Rather than let it sit he traded it for a new car for his wife. I wish I had known the guy BEFORE he traded it, we would have both come out ahead. Still, I'm going to have to take a long test drive to make absolutely certain I can live with the SMG II. He did retrofit the E60 M5 SMG shifter; it looks much cooler than the M3 piece.

    2009 328i / 2004 X3 2.5/ 1995 318ti Club Sport/ 1975 2002A/ 2007 Mazdaspeed 3/ 1999 Wrangler/ 1996 Speed Triple Challenge Cup Replica

  • sandman_6472sandman_6472 Coral Springs, FLPosts: 2,737
    That's a beautiful car man...looks like a win/win situation if you can get it at a fair price. Really starting to like MB's and BMW's now...classy cars!

    The Sandman :sick: :shades:

    2014 Hyundai Tuscon SE/2005 Mazda 3s/2008 Hyundai Accent GLS/2009 Nissan Versa SL hatch

  • delthekingdeltheking Posts: 1,152
    Boy, It looks well maintained and looks amazing. Just double check it ,take it for a long test drive and make the decision. But that color looks good and I think in due tin=me you will even like the sunroof !!! :P
  • roadburnerroadburner Posts: 6,767
    Just double check it ,take it for a long test drive and make the decision.

    I will and I've set up a pre-purchase inspection at the dealer.-

    2009 328i / 2004 X3 2.5/ 1995 318ti Club Sport/ 1975 2002A/ 2007 Mazdaspeed 3/ 1999 Wrangler/ 1996 Speed Triple Challenge Cup Replica

  • roadburnerroadburner Posts: 6,767
    What does Galves say about a Cosmic Blue 2007 Mazdaspeed 3 Grand Touring?
    64,000 miles, almost new tires/brakes
    No Nav
    I'm thinking maybe trade value of $11K-13K...

    2009 328i / 2004 X3 2.5/ 1995 318ti Club Sport/ 1975 2002A/ 2007 Mazdaspeed 3/ 1999 Wrangler/ 1996 Speed Triple Challenge Cup Replica

  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 17,599
    edited August 2010
    uh... well... you'd be correct... IF you didn't have all those pesky miles.

    I'm afraid they are going to hit you at about $10k-$10,500... maybe wander up to $11k if it "glows in the dark."

    '13 Stang GT; '15 Fit; '98 Volvo S70; '14 Town&Country

  • roadburnerroadburner Posts: 6,767
    Thanks!

    2009 328i / 2004 X3 2.5/ 1995 318ti Club Sport/ 1975 2002A/ 2007 Mazdaspeed 3/ 1999 Wrangler/ 1996 Speed Triple Challenge Cup Replica

  • erics6erics6 Posts: 684
    Looking for trade value on a 2005 Subaru Outback wagon. Thanks!

    Portland, Oregon 97201
    2.5 automatic with all weather package
    63,000 miles
    blue/silver exterior with black interior
    automatic with all weather package (heated seats/windshield/mirrors)
    Good condition.
    A few exterior scratches, new tires, maintenance is on schedule.
    No prior damage/accidents.
  • roadburnerroadburner Posts: 6,767
    I drove the M3 SMG today. Absolutely hated the gearbox. If it had a proper(read: manual) transmission I probably would have forgotten all about the PPI and it would already be in my garage.
    Rats.

    2009 328i / 2004 X3 2.5/ 1995 318ti Club Sport/ 1975 2002A/ 2007 Mazdaspeed 3/ 1999 Wrangler/ 1996 Speed Triple Challenge Cup Replica

  • lemmerlemmer Posts: 2,676
    Why did you hate the SMG? I assume I would too, but I've never driven one.
  • roadburnerroadburner Posts: 6,767
    Why did you hate the SMG? I assume I would too, but I've never driven one.

    In manual mode it does not shift as smoothly as I can. It seems hesitant and jerky- even on the most aggressive Drivelogic setting. I really like the M DCT in the E9X M3, but the SMG just isn't in the same league. I'd take a 335i with the six speed auto before I'd have an SMG car.

    2009 328i / 2004 X3 2.5/ 1995 318ti Club Sport/ 1975 2002A/ 2007 Mazdaspeed 3/ 1999 Wrangler/ 1996 Speed Triple Challenge Cup Replica

  • woodywwwoodyww Posts: 1,797
    I'd take a 335i with the six speed auto before I'd have an SMG car.

    I agree. I haven't researched it, but to me the SMG just seems like a gigantic repair expense waiting to happen, esp. on an 80K mile car. Not that an auto trans can't fail, or be expensive, eventually, but personally I'd trust it more.
  • roadburnerroadburner Posts: 6,767
    Not that an auto trans can't fail, or be expensive, eventually, but personally I'd trust it more.

    I checked out M3 Forum and most of the SMG problems involve relays, sensors, or switches- but if the main hydraulic pump goes south, you are looking at serious money. And a rebuilt SMG box costs @$2,000 more than a rebuilt ZF autobox for a 335i...

    2009 328i / 2004 X3 2.5/ 1995 318ti Club Sport/ 1975 2002A/ 2007 Mazdaspeed 3/ 1999 Wrangler/ 1996 Speed Triple Challenge Cup Replica

  • corvettecorvette United StatesPosts: 4,196
    Welcome back, woodyww!

    A lot of the newer five/six/seven speed automatics are newer designs, but adding a gear to a standard automatic is probably not as complicated as designing an SMG from scratch.
  • jessekacjessekac Posts: 5
    edited August 2010
    Looking for a trade in value on a 2010 Subaru Impreza Outback Sport (automatic). Dealership offered me 16K. Car has 13,000 miles on it is cherry.
  • tifightertifighter WAPosts: 1,391
    Hey, Woody is back from the dead. ;)

    Welcome back...

    15 Leaf / 08 RDX

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