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Old 11-29-2012, 08:32 PM   #1
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Getting ready to sell my car...

Got a company car coming within the next 2 months so I'm going to be selling the BMW to put towards a 67' or 68' Camaro. Just curious what you guys think I should be able to get for the BMW. Car is Orient Blue with black leatherette. Extremely clean, well cared for, and garaged. Here's some of the details:

2004 325Ci
Premium Package
5 speed manual
Navigation
Moonroof
Sport package

Things I've had done either myself or by Rallye BMW since April 2012:
New air filter
New cabin filter
Fuel filter
Serpentine belt
AC belt
Windshield wipers (2 weeks ago)
Battery (last week)
New control arm bushings and alignment (2 weeks ago by BMW)
New headlight bulbs (2 weeks ago by BMW)
Having fuel pump replaced next week by BMW tech

Car has almost 97,000 miles on it and has been flawless with no issues other than the recent fuel pump issue with the car taking a second or two to crank and turn over which will be taken car of Monday or Tuesday. Also the only thing not working is the cigarette lighter so I'm not able to charge my phone any longer which kinda sucks.

So what ballpark should I be in and should I expect to be able to get for the car?
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Old 11-29-2012, 09:23 PM   #2
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This doesn't answer your question, but my advice is to keep the Bimmer. I had two 1968 Camaros (in 1977-78). Unless you just want one for the collector value and don't intend to drive it, the Bimmer, any Bimmer, is a better ride. Camaros of the time were all engine, no brakes, and no handling. Most of them did not have air conditioning, and they are not comfort cars. They are of the pre-galvanizing era, so everything other than the body paint is covered in a layer of rust. You'll twist off any bolt in the undercarriage before you break it loose (and that was in 1978).

They were great cars in their day, and I can understand wanting one for what they represent. I loved mine, but I like to drive my cars, and can't see spending the money on a restored 1968 Camaro. I'd rather put a Corvette engine in my 325.
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Old 11-29-2012, 09:32 PM   #3
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Don't get mad, but between 7500-10k miles. I had a similar 325xi I sold for 8000. Dealer turned it for 11k.
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Old 11-29-2012, 09:57 PM   #4
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My 325i was a recent purchase and a virtual twin to yours other than the color. (Mine is silver grey metallic over black leather, sport, premium, 5-spd, roof, HK stereo) 94K miles on when I bought it 2 months ago. I paid $9300 for it via private party sale. The owner was asking for $10K and came down a little bit since it needed control arms.

EDIT - my car did not have navigation when I bought it. (Does now. )
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Old 11-30-2012, 06:37 PM   #5
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This doesn't answer your question, but my advice is to keep the Bimmer. I had two 1968 Camaros (in 1977-78). Unless you just want one for the collector value and don't intend to drive it, the Bimmer, any Bimmer, is a better ride. Camaros of the time were all engine, no brakes, and no handling. Most of them did not have air conditioning, and they are not comfort cars. They are of the pre-galvanizing era, so everything other than the body paint is covered in a layer of rust. You'll twist off any bolt in the undercarriage before you break it loose (and that was in 1978).

They were great cars in their day, and I can understand wanting one for what they represent. I loved mine, but I like to drive my cars, and can't see spending the money on a restored 1968 Camaro. I'd rather put a Corvette engine in my 325.
I had a 69' Camaro and regret ever selling it, but my dad had 5 67' and 68' Camaros when I was a kid and they hold a sentimental value to his remembrance and my childhood with him. To me they are just as fun as a BMW just in a different way. Don't get me wrong, I love my bimmer and will miss owning one after owning 4 so far. My wife misses her X5 so maybe we'll be back in another BMW soon
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Old 11-30-2012, 06:40 PM   #6
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Don't get mad, but between 7500-10k miles. I had a similar 325xi I sold for 8000. Dealer turned it for 11k.
No reason for me to get mad, I was figuring maybe 8 or 9 grand so that's about in line with my thoughts. Appreciate your guys feedback
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Old 11-30-2012, 06:55 PM   #7
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they are just as fun as a BMW just in a different way.
I have to agree with that, I'm just too old now to have one as a daily driver. That's the beauty of old age: many fond memories.
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Old 11-30-2012, 08:32 PM   #8
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Also the only thing not working is the cigarette lighter so I'm not able to charge my phone any longer which kinda sucks.
Open your glove box and pull fuse #47, I bet it's blown. Reinstall a new 20amp fuse and start charging again.
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