3-Series (E46, E90)Chat relating to the BMW 3-Series from 1999 to Current. Models include: BMW 316i, BMW 318i, BMW 318Ci, BMW 320i, BMW 323i, BMW 325i, BMW 330i, BMW 328 Ci, BMW 328i, BMW 325i/xi, BMW 330Ci, BMW 320d, BMW 330d, BMW 335d.
White Exterior/ Tan interior
6 disc changer
Asking $31,000 from a dealership.
Trade in from MS Gulf Coast
Not sure about service history. I am going to go look at it with her soon. (a friend of mine went with her last time)
Is this a good deal? Is there anything I should check out specifically about these cars? I'll do a search/look in the FAQ section for common problems with the E46.
I checked out 2001 prices when I recently bought a 2001 325i (manual trans, moonroof, CD player, leatherette, power seats and mirrors) with 72,000 miles for $15,300. The auto trans is worth about $800 more as I recall. Top retail for a 2001 325i with normal mileage is about $22,000. If you can't tell leather from leatherette just assume/insist it is leatherette (a deduct of about $800) and the saleman probably won't know the difference; unless it is cracked or has smooth shiny spots it unlikely to be leather.
Originally posted by rclMD@Apr 17 2005, 05:02 PM WAY TOO MUCH!! the kelley blue book value for that car is only $22,500...and that is if it really does have leather. make sure it is not leatherette...many can not tell from looks alone.
best of luck.
KBB is $29,958. This is from a dealership not private party. What else should I keep an eye out for besides whether or not it is real leather? I printed out all of the recalls and serivce bulletens for that model...
where are you looking? the KBB value for a 2001 325Ci is $22,500 in NY, NY. I can not believe that there would be such a drastic difference. I do not know where you got the value of $29K?? That is close to what a new 325 costs.
I am selling my 2002 325i with 48K miles for a lot less than that. Granted, it isn't a coupe or a convertible, but it is white with tan leather interior, auto, and has a Dension IceLink Plus iPod adapter. If you are interested, let me know by PM or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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