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E92 325SE - what's it worth, please!?

E92 325SE - what's it worth, please!?

Poll: E92 325SE - what's it worth, please!?

Total Members Polled: 18

12000 - 12500: 56%
12500 - 13000: 6%
13000 - 13500: 33%
13500 - 14000: 0%
14000 - 14500: 6%
Author
Discussion

Reardy Mister

Original Poster:

11,796 posts

119 months

Saturday 7th July 2012
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This is car I want to buy but I'm really struggling to see any consistency in E92 pricing as the range of cars and spec is so big. So I'm throwing it out to the masses.

Basic spec:

'08 325 SE auto coupe
19" alloys
Paddle shift
Black Leather
Space grey in colour
Bluetooth
iPod prep
Xenons
Professional audio
22000 miles with service history
Mint cond

I'm 90% sold on it, its had an inspection and is ok, but I just want to be sure I'm getting good value because the owner won't budge on his asking price (I won't say what he's asking yet so the answers won't be influenced).

Any help appreciated.

Fox-

12,096 posts

143 months

Saturday 7th July 2012
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No iDrive? Kiss of death on one of these sadly, it's far more than just Satnav and not having it makes the interior really plain.

Reardy Mister

Original Poster:

11,796 posts

119 months

Saturday 7th July 2012
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No idrive. :-(

So that in mind, what's it worth?

Derek Chevalier

981 posts

70 months

Sunday 8th July 2012
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Reardy Mister said:
This is car I want to buy but I'm really struggling to see any consistency in E92 pricing as the range of cars and spec is so big. So I'm throwing it out to the masses.

Basic spec:

'08 325 SE auto coupe
19" alloys
Paddle shift
Black Leather
Space grey in colour
Bluetooth
iPod prep
Xenons
Professional audio
22000 miles with service history
Mint cond

I'm 90% sold on it, its had an inspection and is ok, but I just want to be sure I'm getting good value because the owner won't budge on his asking price (I won't say what he's asking yet so the answers won't be influenced).

Any help appreciated.
Is it an N52 or N53?

Reardy Mister

Original Poster:

11,796 posts

119 months

Sunday 8th July 2012
quotequote all
Derek Chevalier said:
Reardy Mister said:
This is car I want to buy but I'm really struggling to see any consistency in E92 pricing as the range of cars and spec is so big. So I'm throwing it out to the masses.

Basic spec:

'08 325 SE auto coupe
19" alloys
Paddle shift
Black Leather
Space grey in colour
Bluetooth
iPod prep
Xenons
Professional audio
22000 miles with service history
Mint cond

I'm 90% sold on it, its had an inspection and is ok, but I just want to be sure I'm getting good value because the owner won't budge on his asking price (I won't say what he's asking yet so the answers won't be influenced).

Any help appreciated.
Is it an N52 or N53?
N53, definitely.

Derek Chevalier

981 posts

70 months

Sunday 8th July 2012
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Reardy Mister said:
Derek Chevalier said:
Reardy Mister said:
This is car I want to buy but I'm really struggling to see any consistency in E92 pricing as the range of cars and spec is so big. So I'm throwing it out to the masses.

Basic spec:

'08 325 SE auto coupe
19" alloys
Paddle shift
Black Leather
Space grey in colour
Bluetooth
iPod prep
Xenons
Professional audio
22000 miles with service history
Mint cond

I'm 90% sold on it, its had an inspection and is ok, but I just want to be sure I'm getting good value because the owner won't budge on his asking price (I won't say what he's asking yet so the answers won't be influenced).

Any help appreciated.
Is it an N52 or N53?
N53, definitely.
Has he got the BMW extended warranty?

Fox-

12,096 posts

143 months

Sunday 8th July 2012
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Derek Chevalier said:
Has he got the BMW extended warranty?
Not really a concern, the OP can purchase it himself at the lower rate anyway because it's low mileage.

Reardy Mister

Original Poster:

11,796 posts

119 months

Sunday 8th July 2012
quotequote all
Derek Chevalier said:
Reardy Mister said:
Derek Chevalier said:
Reardy Mister said:
This is car I want to buy but I'm really struggling to see any consistency in E92 pricing as the range of cars and spec is so big. So I'm throwing it out to the masses.

Basic spec:

'08 325 SE auto coupe
19" alloys
Paddle shift
Black Leather
Space grey in colour
Bluetooth
iPod prep
Xenons
Professional audio
22000 miles with service history
Mint cond

I'm 90% sold on it, its had an inspection and is ok, but I just want to be sure I'm getting good value because the owner won't budge on his asking price (I won't say what he's asking yet so the answers won't be influenced).

Any help appreciated.
Is it an N52 or N53?
N53, definitely.
Has he got the BMW extended warranty?
He hasn't, no.

Is it a necessity?

Fox-

12,096 posts

143 months

Sunday 8th July 2012
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Reardy Mister said:
He hasn't, no.

Is it a necessity?
Yes it is, especially with that engine. But it's reasonably priced and you can purchase it yourself even if the car doesnt currently have it.

Get a quote at http://www.bmw-warranty.co.uk.

Reardy Mister

Original Poster:

11,796 posts

119 months

Sunday 8th July 2012
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Fox- said:
Reardy Mister said:
He hasn't, no.

Is it a necessity?
Yes it is, especially with that engine. But it's reasonably priced and you can purchase it yourself even if the car doesnt currently have it.

Get a quote at http://www.bmw-warranty.co.uk.
"Especially"?

I've read about some coil pack issues but they were replaced yesterday under the recall. What else is there?

ETA: quoted £448 per year for comprehensive warranty. Why I need to pay 450 a year on a 4 year old premium brand car just to cover the engine lunching itself, is a fking mystery. It's putting me off a BMW all together tbh.

Edited by Reardy Mister on Sunday 8th July 14:40

Derek Chevalier

981 posts

70 months

Sunday 8th July 2012
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Reardy Mister said:
Fox- said:
Reardy Mister said:
He hasn't, no.

Is it a necessity?
Yes it is, especially with that engine. But it's reasonably priced and you can purchase it yourself even if the car doesnt currently have it.

Get a quote at http://www.bmw-warranty.co.uk.
"Especially"?

I've read about some coil pack issues but they were replaced yesterday under the recall. What else is there?
HPFP, carbon build up, injectors, catalysts failing due to misfiring, NoX sensors.

Reardy Mister

Original Poster:

11,796 posts

119 months

Sunday 8th July 2012
quotequote all
Derek Chevalier said:
Reardy Mister said:
Fox- said:
Reardy Mister said:
He hasn't, no.

Is it a necessity?
Yes it is, especially with that engine. But it's reasonably priced and you can purchase it yourself even if the car doesnt currently have it.

Get a quote at http://www.bmw-warranty.co.uk.
"Especially"?

I've read about some coil pack issues but they were replaced yesterday under the recall. What else is there?
HPFP, carbon build up, injectors, catalysts failing due to misfiring, NoX sensors.
Nox sensor already flagged as needing replacement at yesterday's inspection. £450 to fix including "de-nox."

Reardy Mister

Original Poster:

11,796 posts

119 months

Saturday 14th July 2012
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Bought it for 12700.

The more I drive it, the more I like it.

Cheers chaps.

beer

Fox-

12,096 posts

143 months

Sunday 15th July 2012
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Excellent. Now get that warranty, get over the fact its 450 quid a year for something you shouldn't have to buy on a premium car, and then you can enjoy it and have hassle free ownership as well.

Derek Chevalier

981 posts

70 months

Reardy Mister

Original Poster:

11,796 posts

119 months

Tuesday 24th July 2012
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Derek Chevalier said:
Thanks.

Do you read The Mail first each day or the Beano?

bodhi

3,238 posts

126 months

Tuesday 24th July 2012
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Derek Chevalier said:
Have you considering giving over and leaving people to enjoy their new purchases in peace? And maybe taking your one man crusade against BMW (deeply funny considering the lack of cars in your profile) elsewhere?

Thanks.

Derek Chevalier

981 posts

70 months

Tuesday 24th July 2012
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Reardy Mister said:
Derek Chevalier said:
Thanks.

Do you read The Mail first each day or the Beano?
It depends if it is Beano day of the week, but surely aren't suggesting that they have less of a grip on reality than the BMW spokesperson

"A BMW spokesman told the Daily Mirror: 'We are surprised at this. A big percentage of our customers are repeat buyers which shows they have excellent ownership experiences."


Derek Chevalier

981 posts

70 months

Tuesday 24th July 2012
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bodhi said:
Have you considering giving over and leaving people to enjoy their new purchases in peace? And maybe taking your one man crusade against BMW (deeply funny considering the lack of cars in your profile) elsewhere?

Thanks.
Unfortunately I own a 330, which I can assure you has been far from deeply funny up until now.