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#1 (permalink) Old 05-16-2006, 01:00 PM
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Carfax and Comments on Car Pricing

Hi all,

I was hoping that someone could run a Carfax for me for the following VIN: WBAAV33411FV04736. If possible can you post the carfax here, PM me or email me at jisang@hotmail.com

Also, do you think $16,500 (approx) is a fair price for the following car:
- 2001 BMW 325i
- Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) BMW Warranty till 7/12/2007
- All inspection upto date (Inspection II done already)
- 5 speed with strong clutch
- Texas car

Its about $1,000 above book (I think mainly because of the CPO warranty).

Any thoughts are appreciated, as is a Carfax report!!

Thanks all,
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2001 BMW 325I
WBAAV33411FV04736
SEDAN 4 DR
2.5L L6 PFI DOHC 24V / REAR WHEEL DRIVE
Standard Equipment | Safety Options
CARFAX Safety & Reliability Report
CARFAX Vehicle History - At A Glance
• 4 billion vehicle history events checked from public and private sources
• Qualifies - CARFAX Buyback Guarantee
• 3 owners
• Last reported mileage - 59,407 miles

The number of owners is estimated by CARFAX
Year purchased 2001 2003 2005
Type of owner Lease --- ---
Estimated length of ownership 2 yrs. 4 mo. 1 yr. 3 mo. 1 yr. 1 mo.
Owned in the following states/provinces Nebraska Iowa, Missouri Missouri, Texas
Estimated miles driven per year --- --- ---
Last reported odometer reading 12 45,000 59,407




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No frame damage reported to CARFAX. No Issues Reported No Issues Reported No Issues Reported
Airbag Deployment Check

No airbag deployment reported to CARFAX.
No Issues Reported
No Issues Reported
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No indication of an odometer rollback.
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Purchased: 2001
Type: Lease
Where: Nebraska
Est. miles/year: ---
Est. length owned: 7/23/01 - 11/29/03
(2 yrs. 4 mo.)



Date: Mileage: Source: Comments:
07/02/2001 US Customs Vehicle exported from
Spain
and imported to
Newark, NJ
07/23/2001 12 Nebraska
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Dublin, OH Title issued or updated
First owner reported
Registered as
lease vehicle
11/29/2003 Dealer Inventory
Nebraska Vehicle sold





Purchased: 2003
Where: Iowa, Missouri
Est. miles/year: ---
Est. length owned: 12/29/03 - 4/1/05
(1 yr. 3 mo.)



Date: Mileage: Source: Comments:
12/29/2003 35,941 Iowa
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Council Bluffs, IA
Title #78W729695 Title issued or updated
New owner reported
12/29/2003 37,600 Iowa
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Council Bluffs, IA
Title #78W729697 Title issued or updated
06/08/2004 Service Facility Vehicle serviced
07/16/2004 45,000 Missouri
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Springfield, MO
Title #PB972711 Title or registration issued
Loan or lien reported





Purchased: 2005
Where: Missouri, Texas
Est. miles/year: ---
Est. length owned: 4/1/05 - present
(1 yr. 1 mo.)



Date: Mileage: Source: Comments:
04/01/2005 Missouri
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Springfield, MO
Title #PK127735 Title or registration issued
New owner reported
Loan or lien reported
04/23/2005 59,407 Texas
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Austin, TX
Title #22732638452151740 Title issued or updated
Registration issued or renewed
Loan or lien reported
Passed safety inspection

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I am pretty sure you can find this car for 12k or less on autotrader, but w/o the CPO...

Is it worth paying $4.5k for such a short warrenty? If you engine and tranny BOTH die within the next 14 months, then it might be worth it to have a CPO...

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Hmm....what you are saying makes a lot of sense...but do you really think this car is worth only $12K? Private party value came to $15-%15.5...trade in value came to $12K....

And I thought that BMW's often sell for slightly more than book because of the immense demand for them!
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If I got my near mint 99 540 (m-sport pkg, rare 6-speed) for $12k, I am 100% sure you can get this 01 325i for $12k as well.

The key is... patience! I know it's hard to pass up a car sometimes, but if it is not PERFECT (price, color, specs), then don’t do it! Just tell yourself that there are many more out there (aka: the truth) and move on.

Just think about all the things you can do with another $4k+ in your pocket...

Good luck on your search and keep us updated!

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WOW....maybe 5 series WITH the M-packge for 12K.....that is a nice deal....how many miles were on it though?
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The car had a 129k miles on it, which may be a lot but surprisingly it runs just as good as one I drove at a BMW dealer that was a 03 with 50k miles.

Previous owner was a Upstate NY docter that drove all over for work and also had family in buffalo, NY and Virginia. He handed me a HUGE stack of BMW Maintanace records and upgrade reciepts. You can check out my profile for more details regarding the upgrades

In conclusion, I got a car who's kbb value is $17k with $2k-3k worth of upgrades for................... $12k!

Not bad huh?

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By the way, he listed the car for $15k I called and offered $12k CASH... and he made a deal.

He just bought a 06 Merc CLS500... so i guess the 540 was just yesterday's toy to him (and gladly today's toy for me )

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