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Old 04-16-2014, 11:25 PM   #21
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Old BMW's with more than 200,000km's are not worth what people are asking. I laugh seeing prices people think a 318i E36/46 with high km's is worth. They are a $1000 car at best.
And you base this opinion on? Experience with older BMW's? Or just your feeling on the matter? In my opinion, based on my experience and that of others, if you have a well maintained BMW and you keep up with the maintenance, you can extract years of pleasure and many miles from it.
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Old 04-16-2014, 11:29 PM   #22
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Old BMW's with more than 200,000km's are not worth what people are asking. I laugh seeing prices people think a 318i E36/46 with high km's is worth. They are a $1000 car at best.
Any older car that is obviously cared for, has rego & a legit RWC is worth $3k minimum.

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Old 04-16-2014, 11:32 PM   #23
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Any older car that is obviously cared for, has rego & a legit RWC is worth $3k minimum.



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Old 04-17-2014, 01:47 AM   #24
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Old 04-17-2014, 04:30 AM   #25
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And you base this opinion on? Experience with older BMW's? Or just your feeling on the matter? In my opinion, based on my experience and that of others, if you have a well maintained BMW and you keep up with the maintenance, you can extract years of pleasure and many miles from it.
same goes for any car though, maintain it and it will last.
Just depends on what your definition of maintenance is.
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Old 04-17-2014, 05:45 AM   #26
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This whole thread is a crock of ****, Anyone who buys a car thinking of resale is a squeezer. Unless it's for tax purposes


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Old 04-17-2014, 06:56 AM   #27
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probably the smartest thing you ever said, considering you dropped 60k of resale value into your automobile.
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Old 04-17-2014, 07:18 AM   #28
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You sir speak so much truth! Buy a car on resale value, go by a 10yr old car.
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Old 04-20-2014, 06:16 AM   #29
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crock of shite comment was right on the money, imho
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Old 04-21-2014, 07:14 AM   #30
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same goes for any car though, maintain it and it will last.
Just depends on what your definition of maintenance is.
Easy, maintenance encompasses scheduled parts replacement and adjustments, repairs involve things that break unexpectedly or fail. Just my personal definition. If you think it applies to any car, you must not have Chrysler-Dodge cars down under.
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Old 04-21-2014, 07:31 AM   #31
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Easy, maintenance encompasses scheduled parts replacement and adjustments, repairs involve things that break unexpectedly or fail. Just my personal definition. If you think it applies to any car, you must not have Chrysler-Dodge cars down under.
Yea, been down the Crossfire route, two year old car "Yea, we can't get parts for that anymore, we didn't make it, Mercedes did, with Karmann bodywork, Karmann's bankrupt so they can't sell you any bits, my recommendation is to buy a second car from the states to keep this one going".

But.. its two years old?
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Old 04-22-2014, 05:57 AM   #32
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The main thought is would someone buy one with over 200xxx kms or dont you look in that area at all (no go zone). I seem to see cars with 200+ come and go and always think to myself if they actually on sell them or keep them till they run dry
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Old 04-22-2014, 07:08 AM   #33
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>200000km is a no go zone for me (when buying), but then again i wouldn't be looking at an e46 now (too old)................hope people are buying with kms that high. mine has 170000 now, gonna have it for approx 8-12 more months. ill be round 200000 when i sell it, but will most likely be trading to avoid a lengthy carsales add
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>200000km is a no go zone for me (when buying), but then again i wouldn't be looking at an e46 now (too old)................hope people are buying with kms that high. mine has 170000 now, gonna have it for approx 8-12 more months. ill be round 200000 when i sell it, but will most likely be trading to avoid a lengthy carsales add
What I'm experiencing right now.....
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>200000km is a no go zone for me (when buying), but then again i wouldn't be looking at an e46 now (too old)................hope people are buying with kms that high. mine has 170000 now, gonna have it for approx 8-12 more months. ill be round 200000 when i sell it, but will most likely be trading to avoid a lengthy carsales add
you'll get like $3K if that on trade in Lol
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Old 04-22-2014, 07:17 PM   #37
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I work in a car dealership and last week we traded a 325ci 03 with 170000 for 5k.... Safe to say trading it in will be **** house in a year time. Anything over 10years old and 150kms is hard to move on at most dealerships. Also make sure you have up to date log books otherwise you take a huge loss there
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Old 04-22-2014, 11:38 PM   #39
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Quick chime in: You always buy based on maintenance not mileage. If they have good maintenance records check the most accessible part that was recently services and look to see if it's new. In my experience it's always brakes, run your finger over the rotors and see if they are deeply dished. If the service record says they were recently serviced then the record is suspect and walk away. If there are no records and your not comfortable looking at key components carefully don't bother either.
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So overall it seems that the market for cars with over 200xxx kms is extremely small..... that was the main question I had
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