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Old 01-30-2006, 12:49 PM   #1 (permalink)
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question about M3 purchase?

What is a good fair price on a 97 m3, automatic with 80,000 miles? It's not for me, it's for my mom. You know i'd get the stick.
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a good price on a 97 is prob between 10-15,000, im pretty sure, what you looking at spending?
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It depends on the area you are living. Check this site http://www.kbb.com/ for prices.....
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I would guess between $15 - 18,000, but then again I own a 97 and could just be hoping it is worth more... www.Kbb.com is your best bet for a decent value.
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I found out the hard way that KBB is a little generous...when the insurance company would only pay me the NADA value on my totalled 528.

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you are supposed to be able to find one under 15 grand but its usually pretty hard. Look ALOT and you might be able to come across a steal. My 98 m3 convertible was 18 grand to start with and i negotiated down to 14
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you are supposed to be able to find one under 15 grand but its usually pretty hard. Look ALOT and you might be able to come across a steal. My 98 m3 convertible was 18 grand to start with and i negotiated down to 14

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Prices on nada and KBB won't help depending on the market. I know in the midwest, that almost every M3 that I looked at between 14k-20k was sold in a matter of days. Supply and Demand kicked the hell out of KBB. If your looking for a 97 with an A/T you must be looking for a sedan. I will help you since I did all the research on this. A/T only came in sedans or in 1995 coupes (which at the time I looked, there was only 12 for sale in the whole US). They also came in 1998-00 convertibles until smg came to the usa. I may be wrong, and someone correct me if I am, but finding a A/T is hard to find and is not worth it. If she has to have it, go with the converible.

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