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The BMW E46 ///M3 is the M version E46 and puts out an amazing 333 HP and 262 lb-ft of torque at stock specs! There are an amazing amount of modifications for both the coupe and convertible models so read up and get started modifying your cars today!

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Old 06-14-2013, 11:48 PM   #1
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Dent, scratches does affect the resale value a lot?

I have a very nice 06 Competition package, Interlagos Blue.
Its my dream car! Everything works properly on it!

But
I just washed the car today, and i see a couples of dents, scratches (minor) but apparent.

I knew this when i bought the car, and the most important all the mecanic is perfect. So i love my car!

Some aesthetic defaults are not a big deal for me. I just wondering if that affect the resale value if i keep the car like that? and if it will be more profitable, to 1; repaint the car ( expensive )
or Paint spray??

Or keep the car like that, original.

You think its better to keep it original with some defaults than repaint everything?

And if its not affect the resale value,
how much for a complete pro job to repaint with the original color.

So finaly ; Paint job Pro,

Better OR worst regarding the resale value??


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Old 06-15-2013, 12:03 AM   #2
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It's not like it's a barn find, 30s Coupe or something that has that character regardless of paint quality. As far as adding to the value strictly from a resale standpoint, a complete respray is unlikely to pay for itself in added value to a sale. It might be different if it's only a couple panels, and if you have someone that can do a quality job as a favor with materials supplied by you, but even so, unless your car has got some noticeable paint issues, it's probably not going to all come back to your pocket. Yes, you might get a little more out of it when all fixed, but if you spend 1k on the paint, and only can bump the price up a few hundred dollars over what you would've sold it for as is, then it's not really worth it.

It WILL, however, make you enjoy every angle you see it from again, knowing there are no flaws anymore. So, you're ownership value goes up in that factor.
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Old 06-15-2013, 09:58 AM   #3
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I would actually pay LESS for a car that has been repainted. Why? I look at it and say WHAT ARE YOU HIDING? In fact I did just that with a 2001 Convertible. Someone resprayed the entire car in Plastidip! Actually didn't look that bad but I thought it could be hiding a lot. Well, that and the fact it was stolen twice and written off twice might also have had something to do with me walking away.
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Old 06-15-2013, 12:06 PM   #4
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Ugh.. plastidip
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