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BMW 1 series sales price - engine damaged

  • 23-04-2021 9:33am
    Registered Users Posts: 203 ✭✭ 88manta

    Hi, My 2008 118d SE engine has stopped.

    Mechanic said its the timing chain problem.

    Trying to work out a price to sell it for now.

    under 130 miles on it. Stratches on the back bumper.

    Tidy besides.

    Any idea what I should look for it?


  • Registered Users Posts: 50,139 ✭✭✭✭ bazz26

    It's probably worth scrap value with a broken engine unless you are willing to break it for parts.

  • Registered Users Posts: 72,778 ✭✭✭✭ colm_mcm

    It’s worth zero as-is.
    It’s prob worth €2500 fixed?

    Engine might be €1500-2000 so on paper it’s arguably worth doing. Depends on if you were planning to keep the car. If not then cut your losses.

  • Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators, Regional North Mods, Regional West Moderators Posts: 81,468 Mod ✭✭✭✭ biko

    Put it on adverts and donedeal and see what people are willing to give.
    Best case, you get something and someone will trailer it away.
    Worst case, you trailer it away yourself.

  • Registered Users Posts: 12,943 ✭✭✭✭ Toyotafanboi

    Ask €750 ish i'd say and take any offer you are made.

    Cheapest on Donedeal are still around 3k for a running example, would easily spend €1500 making yours right.

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 22,676 ✭✭✭✭ beauf

    If love it fix it. Otherwise upgrade.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 203 ✭✭ 88manta

    Thank you for all the advice. I think go the Donedeal route...

    A lot less hassle.

  • Registered Users Posts: 158 ✭✭ Silent night

    88manta wrote: »
    Thank you for all the advice. I think go the Donedeal route...

    A lot less hassle.

    Pm sent