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#1 (permalink) Old 02-25-2005, 04:36 PM
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i got a super clean black 94 325is with 74k miles, carbon fiber hood, intake, chip, m3 exhaust and clear corners, automatic tran, black leather, i am wanting to sell but dont know of a good asking price to start with so could you guys help me?

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http://www.kbb.com/

Input all the specs there, it will tell you. Should be worth about 8 grand.

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it's funny...you will find out quickly that the thousands of dollars you put into the car in performance mods, you wont get back any of it...unless you can find some teenage kid and sell him on the fact that the car is modded...

that is why I put 0 performance mods into my car...just some nice exterior upgrades..that could help sell it, or that I can take off and sell seperately...

and it will be worse if you try to trade it in, because not only will the dealer not up your trade, they will tell you that its a negative thing with the mods because they can't warranty the car if its chipped or sharked or had major mods to the engine...

good luck...

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That's true, plus people will be less likely to buy it if it has mods because that shows that the car had been driven hard, street raced, etc. It's better to take off all your mods if you still have the stock parts. You will have a better chance selling the car, plus you can sell all the mods on ebay.

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Depending on where you live it can fluctuate. I bought my 1994 325is black 5 speed with 76k on it for $7500 but with the other problems it had, (door panel vinyle coming loose in map pockets, roof liner starting to fall, needed major tune up) I should have offered less. I had to search for a while to find one though with lower miles below 8 grand. I mean like over 6 months. Depending on condition I should htink you could get $8,000 I would ask a little bit higher, because you can always come down. As far as mods wheels and tires are one thing that I would think should raise the resell value on most cars. Post some pics there are people in the classifieds looking for good cars.

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I just noticed you were in Oklahoma City, I am in Kansas City and found my car on Autotrader in Oklahoma City. I drove the 5 hours to see it, that is why I couldn't talk the guy down much.

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