CSL Prices..

CSL Prices..

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Dave 321

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558 posts

243 months

Wednesday 11th January 2006
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Hey lads, I am looking at buying a CSL in the near future. Have any of you experienced the price drop after a reg plate change?? Should I wait for the 06 plate to come out before purchasing???

m12_nathan

5,138 posts

262 months

Thursday 12th January 2006
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Reg plate changes seem to make no difference to the value of them so snap one up before the track season starts again and the weather is bad for the best price

doctorD

1,542 posts

259 months

Thursday 12th January 2006
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Dave, all CSLs were built in a six month period (between July and December 2003). You will find there are some which were registered in 03, '04 and '05 and the only difference this should make is to reflect the additional warranty period available with a newer registered car. As Nathan says prices are in a lull at the moment due to the time of year, but good cars will become more scarce as the season begins in March.

Zod

35,295 posts

261 months

Thursday 12th January 2006
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You should pay at least £50k for a CSL. £60k for a perfect example like mine.







In my dreams.

StuB

6,695 posts

242 months

Thursday 12th January 2006
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I'd think about waiting for the MZ4 coupe & V8 M3 launches and car's to start needing the £1k+ BMW warranty after the 3 year BMW warranty runs out, all of which I'd have thought would affect prices of CSL's - even if only a little.

Of course if you want it for track days this year £60k for Zod's seems entirely reasonable

tomtvr

6,909 posts

244 months

Thursday 12th January 2006
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ferrari355gtb

1,867 posts

253 months

Thursday 12th January 2006
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IMHO I think the CSL will still out run the new M3 V8 - it's just going to be too heavy.

Even the poor mans M3CS beat the new RS4 V8 in this months Evo mag.

baz1985

3,600 posts

248 months

Thursday 12th January 2006
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£33k-35k buys one qite easily. Future classic a la E30 Evo Sport imo

doctorD

1,542 posts

259 months

Thursday 12th January 2006
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baz1985 said:
£33k-35k buys one qite easily. Future classic a la E30 Evo Sport imo


That's a very 'hurtful' comment for those of us who paid £60k when new..

baz1985

3,600 posts

248 months

Thursday 12th January 2006
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doctorD said:
baz1985 said:
£33k-35k buys one qite easily. Future classic a la E30 Evo Sport imo


That's a very 'hurtful' comment for those of us who paid £60k when new..


No offence intended tbh. Apologies. Hopefully, they will settle sown now

Baz

Dave 321

Original Poster:

558 posts

243 months

Saturday 14th January 2006
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Cheers for comments lads, my M Coupe just went last nite, bit upset over it! I'll have to make trip over soon to find her replacement! Also need a car for the 'ring in Easter. Dave, (Dublin)

Zod

35,295 posts

261 months

Saturday 14th January 2006
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Want a CSL, dave?

Cheap to you, £59k. (in my dreams)

If you do want one, sned me a message, because my M5 is nigh.

aztec

178 posts

239 months

Saturday 14th January 2006
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Zod said:
Want a CSL, dave?

Cheap to you, £59k. (in my dreams)

If you do want one, sned me a message, because my M5 is nigh.


Zod you have an email

Zod

35,295 posts

261 months

Sunday 15th January 2006
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aztec said:
Zod said:
Want a CSL, dave?

Cheap to you, £59k. (in my dreams)

If you do want one, sned me a message, because my M5 is nigh.


Zod you have an email
emailed you back, aztec. A sale at £59k???

ChrisW.

6,500 posts

258 months

Wednesday 18th January 2006
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Have prices ever settled - up ?

The RS4 is priced at under £50k --- which seems to be the magic number where CSL's should have been.

My take is that prices will continue to slide due to the weight of hot metal in the market place, but a really good CSL at around £35k is still fabulous value.

chippy17

3,740 posts

246 months

Thursday 19th January 2006
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sorry a slight hijack; does anyone know how many CSLs in total were built (lhd and rhd)? Thanks

m12_nathan

5,138 posts

262 months

Thursday 19th January 2006
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1500 in total, 422 uk rhd, not sure about other region rhd though.

Gareth W

80 posts

245 months

Friday 20th January 2006
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ChrisW. said:
Have prices ever settled - up ?

The RS4 is priced at under £50k --- which seems to be the magic number where CSL's should have been.

My take is that prices will continue to slide due to the weight of hot metal in the market place, but a really good CSL at around £35k is still fabulous value.




Prices have yet to find their level...I expect that to happen from the end of this year when all UK CSL's will be 3 years old...(give or take the odd car that was registered late)

The CSL market splits into 3 distinct types of car/price band (price being dependant on whether a dealer or private sale and the amount of cosmetic prep needed..);

1. Low mileage (well under 10k), full spec immaculate cars (like Zod's....although maybe not £59k's worth...!!) at £36-£41k

2. An "average" mileage (10-16k), decent spec (must have A/C, Cup alloys and PDC and/or Xenon's) at £33-£36k

3. "High" mileage (20-35k), ok/decent spec but condition that is no better than C- (and alot of the higher mileage cars do *look* like they have done double the mileage given the fragility of the CSL paint/interior and trim etc) at £30-£33k

Hope that helps a little.

chippy17

3,740 posts

246 months

Friday 20th January 2006
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m12_nathan said:
1500 in total, 422 uk rhd, not sure about other region rhd though.


thanks Nathan, is there a big price difference with regards to LHD, have not seen any coming into the country?

StuB

6,695 posts

242 months

Friday 20th January 2006
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Looking at www.mobile.de CSL's start under €48k and go up to €76k with lots to choose from.

That's not worth the effort of sourcing and bringing the car to blighty is it.