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Old 12-05-2019, 01:45 PM   #3821
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^^^ v well put.

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Old 12-05-2019, 02:06 PM   #3822
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This is so confusing... am I seeing a sport drivers seat and a non-sport passenger seat? The steering wheel is quad spoke so maybe they just swapped in one sport seat they found in the correct color?

RWD and Manual is great but it has 200k miles and peeling clear coat and it's listed at $5k
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Old 12-05-2019, 03:06 PM   #3823
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This is so confusing... am I seeing a sport drivers seat and a non-sport passenger seat? The steering wheel is quad spoke so maybe they just swapped in one sport seat they found in the correct color?

RWD and Manual is great but it has 200k miles and peeling clear coat and it's listed at $5k
And the wheels. The VIN says that car isn't a sport pkg car.
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Old 12-05-2019, 04:56 PM   #3824
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And the wheels. The VIN says that car isn't a sport pkg car.
Those are also pre-facelift sport package wheels.

And note it's had black carpet, a black console, and black door cards swapped in. It has potential, but not $5k worth of potential.

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Old 12-06-2019, 12:46 AM   #3825
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2000 *BMW* *323IT WAGON ALPINE WHITE HEATED BLACK LEATHER 1 OWNER 328I - $5995 (No Payments for 90 Days OAC!! Lot 99 LLC



Both $$$ but the white one appears to have a black headliner?
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Old 12-06-2019, 05:03 AM   #3826
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I think that's just their goofy trim on the pics. Pic 3 is a headliner shot and looks like the standard light color.

Yes, both all the $$$. A coworker and I were just talking about the value difference between sedans and wagons as he's been trying to sell a sedan. His sedan is a nice car, but lower options and around 200k miles. He had an offer of $1600 without the 18" wheels.

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Old 12-06-2019, 06:49 AM   #3827
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There's a clear picture of the A-pillar in one shot and it's gray. I think it's just the lighting that makes the headliner appear darker, as they took that picture with the sunroof shade open so the aperture on the camera closed.
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Old 12-06-2019, 08:26 AM   #3828
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Yeah I was looking at my computer screen with the brightness all the way down at night and it looked black. Whoops.
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Old 12-06-2019, 08:31 AM   #3829
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Take a look at the front bumper on the white one. Looks like they backed up over something, maybe a curb, and it pulled the bottom lip out. Side view shows it's not quite sitting right.
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Old 12-09-2019, 03:17 PM   #3830
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^^^ v well put.

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https://www.schickerfordstlouis.com/...31c23672bc.htm
Yes, many inconsistencies. Have to wonder if that was an enthusiast with a budget, or if you would find many other more detrimental shortcuts with that car.
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Old 12-10-2019, 03:44 PM   #3831
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Yes, many inconsistencies. Have to wonder if that was an enthusiast with a budget, or if you would find many other more detrimental shortcuts with that car.
I've commented a few times before that I have a soft spot for red wagons. This one is kinda of strange with the mis-matched interior colors.

The VIN on this car is surprisingly close to mine which is also a 2003 325i w/ manual trans... This one ends in EZ15369 which is only 59 away from mine, EZ15310. My car was built on July 12, 2003 while this on was built in September 6, 2003. That translates to pretty low wagon production volume over the 2 month period between VINs. Although I think the EZ code applies only to RWD wagons, so there would have also been xi's produced during that period with some other VIN code.

A while back I remember reading on the board where someone was able to break out the wagon production into several groups of VIN codes to determine the various date/VIN ranges that wagons were produced. There was also more general wagon related production info posted as well. I can't seem to find that thread anywhere, does anyone else remember seeing something similar?
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Old 12-11-2019, 10:09 PM   #3832
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Old 12-11-2019, 10:12 PM   #3833
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Old 12-12-2019, 09:44 AM   #3834
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This one is a little odd, the pictures are clearly from a dealership yet the ad is private party.

I found this listing that the pictures came from

http://gmswagons.com/listings/2004-b...5-speed-sport/

It lists the car as a 2004, but also has the wrong vin so that could explain that. The vin in the craigslist ad appears to be correct for the car which further suggests it is a 2003.

I guess the current owner in PA bought it from this dealership in IL and is already selling it and using the same pictures. It might be nothing but seems like it could be a scam or something big wrong with the car.
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Old 12-12-2019, 04:31 PM   #3835
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This one is a little odd, the pictures are clearly from a dealership yet the ad is private party.

I found this listing that the pictures came from

http://gmswagons.com/listings/2004-b...5-speed-sport/

It lists the car as a 2004, but also has the wrong vin so that could explain that. The vin in the craigslist ad appears to be correct for the car which further suggests it is a 2003.

I guess the current owner in PA bought it from this dealership in IL and is already selling it and using the same pictures. It might be nothing but seems like it could be a scam or something big wrong with the car.
Good detective work; I was just about to post that.

The dealer was trying to sell that car for awhile. Not suggesting something is wrong with it - maybe they were simply not able to find a buyer - but nevertheless useful for any potential buyer to know, I think.
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Old 12-15-2019, 08:37 AM   #3836
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Good detective work; I was just about to post that.



The dealer was trying to sell that car for awhile. Not suggesting something is wrong with it - maybe they were simply not able to find a buyer - but nevertheless useful for any potential buyer to know, I think.


That car was on sale 2 years ago at Greenwood here in IL, Iíve seen it in person and drove it as my buddy wanted to buy it. It was rough around the edges and definitely needed some love. I believe the driver side seat had rips in it. It had an airbag light on from a bad seat belt tensioner, but had no CELs and I believe it had a recent clutch change.

It had rust on the quarters, where E46s normally get it, and the paint needed a lot of love, and I think the hood needed a repaint.

Drove pretty good, I remember it needed Vanos seals and possibly a DISA rebuild. I believe the dealer had replaced a few components in the cooling system, but not all. If it is indeed the same car, Iíd replace all of it.

My money is that itís someone just stealing pics for their own car.


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Old 12-15-2019, 03:05 PM   #3837
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Old 12-15-2019, 03:06 PM   #3838
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Old 12-15-2019, 06:12 PM   #3839
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2001 325iT, Japanrot over Sand, 140k miles

Manual, Non-Sport, Xenon

$4000







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That's got potential. Heated seats, xenon, manual trans, good color.

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Old 12-15-2019, 11:08 PM   #3840
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