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.
You have to work out what the re-sale value will be once fixed, then minus your buying costs/materials and labour. If the figure you come to is more than your spending including time etc. then its a good deal, if it comes to close to the re-sale value then dont bother.....
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I stepped in a plate of Pasta the other day - now I have to worry about my Carbonara footprint!
I don't think it's necessarily going to cost a lot (wires are fairly cheap and the dash stuff can be bought from a wrecked car for not too much), but honestly it's gonna be so much work rewiring everything, I think I'd give up long before I got it sorted.
If you have the patience and the time to work on it, by all means, go for it; I don't think it can cost too much as far as money goes.
Keep in mind that even if you pay $2000 for this car (and eventually get it running), it will still be a $30,000 car, and you'll need t be ready to keep up with the maintenance costs. I don't want to be a buzzkill -- I just bring it up because you mention you aren't working at the time.
Looks like this is something you are going to think about and nobody else can answer for you, regular BMW that works could be costly in repairs, imagine that project with no cash? it is a bad combination, don't fall for Junk yard parts,please wait and save the money and I know for sure there is a BMW out here for you,again if you have the knowledge, the time and the parts including tools? Just Frankenstein it and at the end scream as loud as you can say "Master the BMW is alive"
Buy it, strip it, sell the parts on eBay, auction sites, web, etc,
save the money for a working car my friend
there are working bargins out there that require no attention
with the recession it is a buyers market , not a sellers market
so if you do decide to buy it, screw him down to less than 1k
you're doing him a favour by taking it off his hands.
Don't get robbed, especially as it will take plenty of time to strip & sell
ever tried taking the dashboard out a car? Its a PITA. Cant imagine putting it back in, especially in an E46. Was thinking about it for 5 seconds because my E30 has a cracked Dashboard. Then i realized the amount of bolts, time and shit that could go wrong.
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