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maxoutput
02-19-2009, 11:08 AM
These are M3's that was sold below $6,000 in the US. :mad:

1) 1997 BMW M3, 86,730Miles

http://images.copart.com/website/data/pix/20090117/06794649_1X.JPG

http://images.copart.com/website/data/pix/20090117/06794649_4X.JPG

http://images.copart.com/website/data/pix/20090117/06794649_5X.JPG

http://images.copart.com/website/data/pix/20090117/06794649_9X.JPG

http://images.copart.com/website/data/pix/20090117/06794649_AX.JPG

2) 1997 BMW M3. 89,851Miles

http://images.copart.com/website/data/pix/20090112/06478529_4X.JPG

http://images.copart.com/website/data/pix/20090112/06478529_5X.JPG

http://images.copart.com/website/data/pix/20090112/06478529_9X.JPG

http://images.copart.com/website/data/pix/20090112/06478529_AX.JPG

Would u conisder buying from there?

mikebimmer
02-19-2009, 11:40 AM
How much would you spend on transport from California for the first one?

craz azn
02-19-2009, 11:53 AM
What auction is this?

maxoutput
02-19-2009, 12:37 PM
How much would you spend on transport from California for the first one?

I think Hansen's would ship it for around $2000 CDN not sure about fuel surcharge though it depends.

maxoutput
02-19-2009, 12:38 PM
What auction is this?

Copart Inc. Auctions... It's not a public auction though, its for car dealers, dismantlers, etc...

eta Epsilon
02-19-2009, 12:50 PM
I don't like auctions.
You're screwed if you have any problems after you bought it.

But at $6,000, unless you have anything major to replace...

maxoutput
02-19-2009, 12:59 PM
I don't like auctions.
You're screwed if you have any problems after you bought it.

But at $6,000, unless you have anything major to replace...

My current car is a 93 320i, i bought it from copart in Toronto and had it for 8months and until now i spent $500 on it for brakes, oil, rotors and few minor things, i can sell my car today for 100% profit *th-up* but i won't i fell in love lol.

dtthiaga
02-19-2009, 02:51 PM
It's really not that cheap. These are accident or theft recovery vehicles.

A friend just had a car stolen, and then went off-roading with it. On the outside, the car looked good, except for the lower bumper was smashed, and skirts scratched. The repair bill for the frame damage/dents underneath the car topped $15,000.

Sadly, that car will make it back onto the road most likely without being fixed properly; it was low miles and worth $27K retail before the accident.

maxoutput
02-19-2009, 02:59 PM
It's really not that cheap. These are accident or theft recovery vehicles.

A friend just had a car stolen, and then went off-roading with it. On the outside, the car looked good, except for the lower bumper was smashed, and skirts scratched. The repair bill for the frame damage/dents underneath the car topped $15,000.

Sadly, that car will make it back onto the road most likely without being fixed properly; it was low miles and worth $27K retail before the accident.

Thats why i take my mechanic friend and drive 4 hours to Toronto to test the car completely before buying, i know lots of people who just buy cars on the same day the car is auctioned, u have to go a week ahead to test the car as much as u can.

I also bought a 1991 Toyota Celica GT from an auction with full vador bodykit and nice rims for $800, sold it for $3000 last year. You just have to know the market and what ur doing don't just buy the car becoz it looks good. Always write down the vin # ont he windshield and go home and carfax it.

I think public auctions are full of garbage, thats why i only go with dealers to dealers auctions and pay them $150 to buy off their account :D

njansenv
02-19-2009, 03:02 PM
I just bought a salvage title M3 sedan locally for the equivalent of 4960 USD. Fixed, imported southern car, traceable history, and 85k miles.

Those auction cars would be significantly more money once you add in the BMW importing BS, and repairing the car. If you're going to buy a "shady" car, buy a local one. :) I'd certainly consider a trip south to get a very clean/rust free/clean title car, but that's about it unless the price was stupid-low.

Nathan

maxoutput
02-19-2009, 03:23 PM
This is pictures of the celica when i bought it from the auction and when i fixed it, i did the work myself otherwise would of been costly $$$$$, here's a before & after picture attached.

VSanj
02-19-2009, 05:27 PM
^^I know a Tamil Brother bought that one from you!

PinkieMoscow
02-19-2009, 10:03 PM
Might aswell get this and a better car and deal.

http://trader.ca/powerpage/details.aspx?vlotid=401423&adid=7515166

craz azn
02-19-2009, 10:32 PM
Copart Inc. Auctions... It's not a public auction though, its for car dealers, dismantlers, etc...

Ah. So why did you say they are sold already? They haven't even went through auction yet.

maxoutput
02-20-2009, 01:42 AM
Ah. So why did you say they are sold already? They haven't even went through auction yet.

The white one was sold for $5875USD

The blue one was sold for $5350USD

The auction relisted the cars, either the dealer didn't pay on time or the dealer have relisted them. I have bid on these cars up to $2500USD but didn't win. :mad:

PinkieMoscow
02-20-2009, 02:01 AM
I like http://www.salvagedirect.com/ the car they have there are amazing. Dirt cheap... like myself :rolleyes:

PinkieMoscow
02-20-2009, 02:08 AM
This one looks like a bit of a fixer upper but..

http://www.salvagedirect.com/asp/viewpic.asp?sda=225365&osnum=704112&maxpic=18&mvcnum=4&enddate=2/25/2009%207:50:00%20PM

maxoutput
02-20-2009, 02:09 AM
^^I know a Tamil Brother bought that one from you!

I dunno Tamil Brother. The person that bought the car bought it as a project to finish it in winter & drive it in summer i gave it to him for $1500 as i recall. The chrome rims/low profiles that i bought with the car from the auction i sold for $1400 almost same as the price of the car lol. Do u know if he finished the project yet? The car had a really deep aggressive sound and it was fast.

maxoutput
02-20-2009, 02:18 AM
This one looks like a bit of a fixer upper but..

http://www.salvagedirect.com/asp/viewpic.asp?sda=225365&osnum=704112&maxpic=18&mvcnum=4&enddate=2/25/2009%207:50:00%20PM


Great car dude, fix it up put 22" flashy chrome on it and hit the downtown, people would ignore the car and ask what kinda rims u got, fixer upper my :moon: lol

maxoutput
02-20-2009, 02:20 AM
I like http://www.salvagedirect.com/ the car they have there are amazing. Dirt cheap... like myself :rolleyes:

These guyz got some good stuff sometimes --> http://www.impactauto.ca never tried them though

rendered
02-24-2009, 12:11 PM
Here's a suggestion, Manheim has clean, no salvage title 1997 M3's under 100,000 Miles. You don't have to do any bodywork, and most of them are in great condition already.

They're selling from $3400 U.S -6700 U.S, plus auction fee's, duty, shipping, and exchange rate.

Prices vary depending on the auction condition rating of 1-5 out of 5. 3 being average, 1 being rough, and 5 being extra clean.

TNation
02-24-2009, 04:59 PM
Here's a suggestion, Manheim has clean, no salvage title 1997 M3's under 100,000 Miles. You don't have to do any bodywork, and most of them are in great condition already.

They're selling from $3400 U.S -6700 U.S, plus auction fee's, duty, shipping, and exchange rate.

Prices vary depending on the auction condition rating of 1-5 out of 5. 3 being average, 1 being rough, and 5 being extra clean.


no kidding. Manheim has some great deals, and I like how most of their cars aren't theft/recovery history like most auctions. I dealt with them twice last summer, they were great.
I don't think public auctions are necessarily that bad, there can be some deals to be had. I got a great deal on my F150 from one, a Ford dealership recieved it for a trade-in and had it serviced and detailed and shipped to the public auction, where I picked it up for about 1/3-1/4 the retail price!