Hey all, unfortunately it looks like I might have to sell my bimmer, Im looking for some advice on what price I should ask if i selll it. Ive looked at the kellys blue book value or the car, but im looking to see if i still might be able to do a bit better.
The BMW is a 94 325is
paint is in good condition, minor blemishes only visible up close
engine is in excellent condition, (cold air intake, and Dinan sports chip installed)
interior is good condtion few cracks in the drivers leather seat.
the sunroof will fully open, but will not open in the up position, (I intend to fix this before selling it).
I dont think im leaving anything out on the car. Its a great car and i love it to death just the payments have kinda got ahead of me. any advice you can give would be appreciated!
I'm not Cisco, but I do know it makes a difference when at least buying a new car. An automatic usually costs a grand or couple more. I think it does play out in the Kelly Blue Book values and such other assessments. Manual should probably be cheaper because it may have more of a chance of wear and breakdown opposed to auto, pending on how the person with Auto drove his...cheaper price-another reason why manual is better
__________________ 1996 318i
5 Speed Manual
Alpine CDA-7895 Head Unit
12" Alpine Type-R, sealed box
Pioneer 400w amp for $20 at a yard sale (to replace my fried MRV-1507)
Infinity Kappa 4" 2-way speakers(rear)
Infinity Kappa 5.25" component speakers(front)
Debaffled airbox, K&N filter
Tracked Mud on carpets
Shampooed and cleaned carpets
I find where I am Manual BMW's are generally more money likely because they are less common here. I'm looking for one right now and it really narrows my potential cars. A lot of the manual's seem to have higher mileage which I guess makes sense since people who love to drive tend to buy them.
Originally posted by BlantonG13@May 21 2004, 05:02 PM Manual should probably be cheaper because it may have more of a chance of wear and breakdown opposed to auto,
While an automatic is generally rewarded with a higher value in the blue book, this is only because it was origionally a higher priced option at the time of origional dealer purchase.
That being said, the automatic transmission is far more likely to break and once this occurs, far more expensive to fix. Not trying to pick a fight, I am just trying to help anyone else who reads this. My last Bimmer had some auto tranny problems and I sold the car because it was a $4K fix.
In the threee series, the five speed is usually the more desirable choice, because those who buy them do so for a sporting manner. There are less of these in the States and this also caters to them being more desirable.
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