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Old 16th July 2018, 07:59 PM   #1
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Default 177k M3 - Would you buy? How much?!

I'm probably going to be selling my M3 as a friend has offered me his E93 for a decent price. However, I'm not altogether sure how to price my car as I have yet to find one with such a high mileage for sale!
It's a carbon black SMG vert, just over 177k miles and has regular service history.

Here's a list of major items I've had replaced:

2/14 Rear boot floor plated and resin filled
6/15 New SMG pump
7/15 Rear brake lines replaced
3/17 GPS replaced
7/17 VANOS overhauled + refurbed solenoid
8/17 Clutch/flywheel replaced
4/18 Head Gasket renewed and skimmed

Other minor improvements like steering wheel re-trimmed, digital TV and DAB, Intravee and working bluetooth.

MOT until 7/19

General body work is in good condition but the front arches will need replacing in the future. The only real problems are cosmetic like worn seat bolsters and stone chips on the bonnet.

Be brutal chaps. I'm just after a realistic figure.
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Old 16th July 2018, 08:02 PM   #2
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£7-£8k I would say considering the work it has had done.
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Old 16th July 2018, 08:14 PM   #3
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£5.5 - £ 6k and you would be doing well especially as it needs wings. That is phenomenal mileage for a vert.
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Old 16th July 2018, 08:17 PM   #4
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I’d have thought a leggy Cabrio without any of that work done would be worth 7-8k... It’s a very good buy for summer!
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Old 16th July 2018, 08:20 PM   #5
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I’d have thought a leggy Cabrio without any of that work done would be worth 7-8k... It’s a very good buy for summer!
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Old 16th July 2018, 08:34 PM   #6
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£5.5 - £ 6k and you would be doing well especially as it needs wings. That is phenomenal mileage for a vert.
Think I have to agree with this because of the mileage and it should go pretty quick at this. Your market will be limited I reckon.

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Old 16th July 2018, 09:02 PM   #7
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Some interesting figures so far!
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If you pull an offer for £6k snap their hand off. Have a look at some of the cars up for sale at the moment that aren’t shifting. Just be realistic, hopefully your mate is giving you a good price for the e93 so probably worth getting out of it as quickly and painlessly as possible.
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Old 16th July 2018, 09:05 PM   #9
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Wings will be another 1k with the bonnet with paint. 100k convertibles are going for 8-9k.

Yournhas had a fair bit of work. IF you find someone willing to buy it I reckon between 6-7k at a push. 180k will be quite offputting for a lot of people. How is the rest of the car I.e. tyres brakes suspension?
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Old 16th July 2018, 09:36 PM   #10
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Real world price 6 - 6.5k

Cutters price 10 - 12k
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Old 16th July 2018, 09:36 PM   #11
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Easily £6k ....But I'd hold out for at least 7k which is totally doable given the work done

In fact if you want to sell for 6k drop me a PM
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It will break for more than £6k anyway . I'd say £7k is fair, but of course values are subjective.

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Wings will be another 1k with the bonnet with paint. Cra[ 100k convertibles are going for 8-9k.

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Edited for accuracy. I thought the same thing; but there is alot of mismaintained crap out there run on a shoestring at this price bracket.

A few decent cars do pop up at the low end but they are normally gone. That and fuel/travelling costs etc. soon eat into the budget. I've seen around 2 'verts go at CCA auctions and viewed around 3 recently with a friend of mine.

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Old 17th July 2018, 06:42 AM   #14
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Real world price 6 - 6.5k

Cutters price 10 - 12k
You did have a 130k+ car up between 11-13k mind you, albeit in great condition with what seemed to be zero issues .

Was your car only worth £7k tops then?

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Old 17th July 2018, 07:44 AM   #15
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A cab' will struggle to compete price wise with a coupe with similar mileage and work needed - £6k tops. I know of two breakers who would buy it.
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Old 17th July 2018, 08:10 AM   #16
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A cab' will struggle to compete price wise with a coupe with similar mileage and work needed - £6k tops. I know of two breakers who would buy it.
Thanks but the thought of someone tearing her apart would break my heart!
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Old 17th July 2018, 08:12 AM   #17
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£5-5.5k max . Almost impossible to sell with that mileage for decent money . I'm basically gave mine away with 145k miles .
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Given the intergalactic mileage you need someone that knows their cars that is not put off by the mileage. Everyone else will see an old, very high mileage car with shabby seats and in need of some wings. There is some good value there but only if you can convince someone that the mileage will not lead to other big expenses...

£5k to 6k

You may get lucky and get a bit more if you get a keen,mechanically minded enthusiast who understands the value of the floor, etc.
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Old 17th July 2018, 08:30 AM   #19
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I wouldn't buy it because is an SMG convertible.

I would consider one with that many miles but would have to be a low enough price.

I can't see it selling for much more than £6k in all honesty and I'd that price I'd be inclined to hang onto it.
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Old 17th July 2018, 08:50 AM   #20
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£5.5k would be bang on if the drive is spot on , glad to see someone who has enjoyed their car.

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