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Old 11-17-2010, 06:50 PM   #1
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Blown engine. What is car worth?

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My Car has major engine damage due to me driving it while overheating ( I was driving through a bad part of Detroit and had my kids with me, I rolled the dice...and lost ), so I am going to sell it and pick up another used BMW. I plan on selling my car on craigslist...but I have absolutely no idea what to ask for it.

Note: I cannot part the car out. I have to sell it whole as I live in an apartment. I looked on craigslist in my area to get an approx value, but didn't find anything.

car info:
2001 330i
175,000 miles
Automatic trans
Exterior in good shape with all body panels in great condition. All lenses intact.
factory Xenon headlights.
Interior leather in OK condition...no rips, just some wear points.

Any help with what it is worth would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance.

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Old 11-17-2010, 07:27 PM   #2
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Old 11-17-2010, 07:35 PM   #3
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Old 11-17-2010, 07:37 PM   #4
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2000 is about right. Maybe 3 if the body is perfect. But at 175k I doubt it.
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Old 11-17-2010, 07:46 PM   #5
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I will buy it for $2000. I am in Chicago

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Old 11-17-2010, 07:48 PM   #6
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Thanks for the replies.

The body is dent free. does that change anything?
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Old 11-17-2010, 07:49 PM   #7
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Old 11-17-2010, 08:00 PM   #8
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Your car with the good engine and this mileage would cost around 5000 dollars, you have blown engine which cost of repair is about 4000. If it would be manual I would just get in my car right now and drive to your place to just buy it from you. Post some pics. I think 2000 its a fair price.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Prove...Q5fAccessories

If you are not willing to sell it buy an engine with warranty and fix it. You are going to have a car for another few years. This is why I wanna buy it from you. You will pay 4000 for the repair and easily you will drive it for another 3 years without problems. 4000 divided by 36 months gives 11,11 dollars per month. You will never get a cheaper car payment
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Old 11-17-2010, 08:06 PM   #9
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At $2000, it should sell as is reasonably fast. You might be able to get up to 3k, depending on your market, as is. If you parted everything out, which takes a lot of time and effort, you could probably get up to $4k.
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I'd like to buy the actual little u shaped clip that holds the sensor on.... please PM me
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Old 11-17-2010, 08:16 PM   #11
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lol I need this one too, look at my video at 4:33 to see how I make it work lol. My video is in signature
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