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Old 11-17-2012, 01:45 AM   #13861
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04 model, 06 purchased, my dad originally bought it on a rebuilt title, i didnt know it was rebuilt, its literally been broken since day 1, i repaid him for it, been paying for repairs since then, no one will buy since rebuilt title

FTR: original accident was on drivers side doors. everything that breaks has nothing to do with the accident minus a few missing bumper clips
I think you've just had really bad luck with that car. BMW does make good cars lol.

I say strip it and turn it into a track car.
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At $3000, a 2004 325xi would probably sell.
that would be a $20,000 loss (not including about $12,000 in repairs)
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that would be a $20,000 loss (not including about $12,000 in repairs)
Yes, and?
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Not everybody is rich like you and can afford a huge loss.
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Old 11-17-2012, 01:49 AM   #13865
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I think you've just had really bad luck with that car. BMW does make good cars lol.

I say strip it and turn it into a track car.
Good idea, shehroz.
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I think you've just had really bad luck with that car. BMW does make good cars lol.

I say strip it and turn it into a track car.
the last mechanic i took it to used to work at the dealership i had shut down twice for blatant fraud. he says they build good cars but theres too much still wrong with mine to be considered a "good" one. whatever happened with it is beyond my control at this point. i still love BMWs to death but they are more of a headache than a pleasure to own. i originally got it with like 7,112 miles on the clock. had a hyundai tiburon before that i did all the performance mods on myself and they still honored it for service even though it wasnt in warranty. still wish i had that car
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Not everybody is rich like you and can afford a huge loss.
i can afford it but its simply not worth that kind of loss on a stupid car
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Good idea, shehroz.
meh, at least shehroz has a car that runs
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Not everybody is rich like you and can afford a huge loss.
Selling the car would make $3000. Keeping the car, at Mike's rate, costs $2000 per year.

Selling doesn't sound like a loss to me.
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ironically enough i bought the same model my dad has had for 30 years. seen it run pretty much flawlessly with basic maintenance. this BMW has pretty much bankrupted the extra money i set aside
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the last mechanic i took it to used to work at the dealership i had shut down twice for blatant fraud. he says they build good cars but theres too much still wrong with mine to be considered a "good" one. whatever happened with it is beyond my control at this point. i still love BMWs to death but they are more of a headache than a pleasure to own. i originally got it with like 7,112 miles on the clock. had a hyundai tiburon before that i did all the performance mods on myself and they still honored it for service even though it wasnt in warranty. still wish i had that car
Have you tried CarMax?

I would have all of your codes cleared and then take it to CarMax and dump it on them lolol.
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miles: the car will not sell at $3000. the offers im getting are extremely lowball. this is chicago and they are all over the place here. the most i could do is part it out (which i dont have time for) or sell it to an auction.

or list it as a company car and sell it to charity as a tax write off
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meh, at least shehroz has a car that runs
Just installed a Mann oil filter and did an oil change with some Total Energy 9000 5W-40 synthetic on my Astro van. Also recently changed spark plugs with some NGK platinum tips, Bosch spark plug wires, and Mann air and fuel filter.

All for about $150 and did the labor myself.

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I would have all of your codes cleared and then take it to CarMax and dump it on them lolol.
this is the FIRST time EVER its running without some kind of light. i know that a lot more of it is very close to inoperable (as the mechanic has shown me) but thats what might end up happening. or ill sell it to someone who doesnt know what theyre looking at and thinks its ok
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Just installed a Mann oil filter and did an oil change with some Total Energy 9000 5W-40 synthetic on my Astro van. Also recently changed spark plugs with some NGK platinum tips, Bosch spark plug wires, and Mann air and fuel filter.

All for about $150 and did the labor myself.

You jelly?
so... is the Astrovan actually yours now? I know you said that your neighbor has been in Taiwan for a while now.
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miles: the car will not sell at $3000. the offers im getting are extremely lowball. this is chicago and they are all over the place here. the most i could do is part it out (which i dont have time for) or sell it to an auction.

or list it as a company car and sell it to charity as a tax write off
Then list it for $3000 and take $2000.
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Then list it for $3000 and take $2000.
rich kids just dont get it
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Old 11-17-2012, 02:01 AM   #13878
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this is the FIRST time EVER its running without some kind of light. i know that a lot more of it is very close to inoperable (as the mechanic has shown me) but thats what might end up happening. or ill sell it to someone who doesnt know what theyre looking at and thinks its ok
Maybe you should change your strategy. Take out the most valuable parts of the car, sell those individually, and then sell the rest of the car as a project car for somebody who is looking for a cheap track car.
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Maybe you should change your strategy. Take out the most valuable parts of the car, sell those individually, and then sell the rest of the car as a project car for somebody who is looking for a cheap track car.
i could rip the engine out and sell it. the transmission is already questionable. the driveshaft is questionable. i cant sell any of the body panels because of the impact (even though it only impacts one half of the car). the only other thing worth value are the seats, interior trim, radio (which i already had replaced), and a few other things. dont have time or space for that
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Old 11-17-2012, 02:04 AM   #13880
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so... is the Astrovan actually yours now? I know you said that your neighbor has been in Taiwan for a while now.
Technically neighbors still, but I'm happy with that because it means I didn't have to pay for the van, and insurance is cheaper the way it's setup now. In exchange I keep it good condition and give the occasional ride to the airport.
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