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Thinking of selling - thoughts on valuation?

  • 18-09-2021 9:41pm
    Registered Users Posts: 2,192 ✭✭✭ wandererz

    What are your thoughts on valuation for this:

    2006 320D

    M47 engine - no timing chain problems.

    Swirl flaps removed.

    Vortex filter installed.

    Pirelli tyres - as new

    Beige Leather interior


    New battery

    2 owners

    65,000miles / 105,000km


    Removable remap 163bhp - > 193bhp ~€500

    Spare emergency tyre ~€90

    Spare alloy wheel & tyre ~€100

    Android head unit with navigation ~€300

    Diagnostic unit for BMW ~€130


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,939 ✭✭✭✭ Toyotafanboi

    Ask €2k?

  • Registered Users Posts: 7,582 ✭✭✭ whippet

    I'd say anything from €1k - €2.5k depending on physical condition. You haven't said if it was an MSport or SE etc

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,909 ✭✭✭ Buddy Bubs

    Have prices at the lower end of the market increased like everything else? Suppose they have. Low mileage and android head unit might make it a 2k car if it's an msport.

    SE, I don't know, maybe 1250 or so.

    It's 700 to tax which is now nearly a relic of a bygone age. Target market is just young lads looking for a beemer I suppose.

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,192 ✭✭✭ wandererz

    It's an SE but was specc'ed with leather, sunroof, multi-spoke alloys, door handle lights etc.

    Doesn't look like the average €1500 SE's seen advertised.

    If €1500 - €2000 is all I can expect, I may as well pull out the extras and sell them separately.

    Made that mistake a few years ago, including €1000 of extras at no cost.

    Is low tax all that matters these days, compared to low milage, low #owners, great condition, well taken care of etc.

    May as well just keep it as a second car and switch over the insurance every few months.

  • Registered Users Posts: 50,203 ✭✭✭✭ bazz26

    It's a 15 year old 3 Series, those things are not going to add any monitory value to it at that age. However they might make it easier to sell compared to other similar year 3 Series out there for sale.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,192 ✭✭✭ wandererz

    Got it.

    I'm going to remove the Android head unit, replace with the original BMW professional unit.

    Remove the remap.

    Remove the spare wheel & spare alloy.

    Not advertise the diagnostic unit.

    Advertise it as seen. Sell it. And then sell the other parts separately.

    With the exception of the remap. The buyer has the option of paying extra for that.

    Job done.

    Lousy world, but it is what it is and you get what you pay for I guess.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,909 ✭✭✭ Buddy Bubs

    What kind of figure would you be happy with? You've listed all your positives but to be honest they are vastly outweighed by yearly NCT, 710 euro tax per year, possibly problematic insurance cover, age related potential problems and being an SE which haven't aged at all well in the bmw e90. That's what buyers will see. It will probably get a bit of interest with low mileage. To be honest, that's the only thing going for it.

    I sold my 2006 e60 525i msport for 2000 euro 4 years ago. Bought it for 4500 euro in 2015.

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,192 ✭✭✭ wandererz

    @Buddy Bubs

    For those prices I guess I'm happy not selling at all. It's only a weeks pay after all.

    Once it's gone, it's gone and there is no going back.

  • Registered Users Posts: 258 ✭✭ anplaya27

    A weeks pay 😖

    Any pictures?

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,909 ✭✭✭ Buddy Bubs

    Sure if it's only a weeks pay then surely whipping the extras out would only be a days pay? Take you longer to do it then it's worth. Wouldn't be worth your time

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