PDA

View Full Version : Price Check


MaxBell
09-29-2011, 09:23 AM
1987 320i 4 door
5 speed

202,000 km
3 owners
M20B20
runs and drives, smoothish ride
some rust under the driver and passanger side rockers, as well as on the fender
a little rust around the licence plate lights
rustish coloring on the drivers carpet around the gas pedal
rear drum brakes lol

interior is comfort seats, the drivers side is SHREDDED
power windows
crank roof
battery is in the front?
little bit of rust in the trunk lights, smells a little like mildew
diff is seeping oil
engine oil pan is seeping oil
missing the front valance lip (non-iS)

the owner is excited that it has a nice stereo and thinks the engine is a 5 cylinder, I want to get this for cheap.

The Twin
09-29-2011, 09:32 AM
auto or 5spd?

tripple/quadruple check rust...pull carpets (if allowed.
it hides very well...a little rust on the outside often means a $hitload lurking around.

MaxBell
09-29-2011, 09:36 AM
auto or 5spd?

tripple/quadruple check rust...pull carpets (if allowed.
it hides very well...a little rust on the outside often means a $hitload lurking around.

There's a little rustish coloring around the drivers gas pedal

It's a 5 speed.

411
09-29-2011, 09:47 AM
1987 320i 4 door
5 speed

202,000 km
3 owners
M20B20
runs and drives, smoothish ride
some rust under the driver and passanger side rockers, as well as on the fender
a little rust around the licence plate lights
rustish coloring on the drivers carpet around the gas pedal
rear drum brakes lol

interior is comfort seats, the drivers side is SHREDDED
power windows
crank roof
battery is in the front?
little bit of rust in the trunk lights, smells a little like mildew
diff is seeping oil
engine oil pan is seeping oil
missing the front valance lip (non-iS)

the owner is excited that it has a nice stereo and thinks the engine is a 5 cylinder, I want to get this for cheap.

In my opinion, unless you have the time or a garage, and/or you are ultimately buying this
car for parts[dosen't sound like there is much there except the stereo], it will be very hard to certify without becoming a huge money pit. The rust you talk of indicates to me that
this car is far more rusted than you want to know!!
If you insist on getting involved ....$200>>$300 max !!!*no-no* or tell him to keep the radio and you can take it from him for free [like most scrap dealers would.

MaxBell
09-29-2011, 10:12 AM
Well I'm buying this to swap in an M50 and the houndstooth interior I have in my 325i.

My DD right now has a ****LOAD of rust. Like crippling rust.

411
09-29-2011, 10:22 AM
Well I'm buying this to swap in an M50 and the houndstooth interior I have in my 325i.

My DD right now has a ****LOAD of rust. Like crippling rust.

Cars with that kind of rust usually have both front and rear shock tower deterioration.
That is just the "tip of the iceberg"......I sincerely wish you all the luck in the world [lord knows you will need it]....and an endless supply of cash]. On the other hand if you are a qualified welder and have a frame rack...lots of time...and a good sense of humor....
by all means.....go for it. Who am I to try and discourage you.

MaxBell
09-29-2011, 02:35 PM
Cars with that kind of rust usually have both front and rear shock tower deterioration.
That is just the "tip of the iceberg"......I sincerely wish you all the luck in the world [lord knows you will need it]....and an endless supply of cash]. On the other hand if you are a qualified welder and have a frame rack...lots of time...and a good sense of humor....
by all means.....go for it. Who am I to try and discourage you.

I'm more looking for a price point suggestion then a critique of my hobbies...

411
09-29-2011, 02:43 PM
I'm more looking for a price point suggestion then a critique of my hobbies...

If you read my first post....my price point suggestion was given

MaxBell
09-29-2011, 02:49 PM
Ahh excellent! I'm not sure I'll be able to get that. The seller is asking $2000, as is.

E30M42cab
09-29-2011, 06:55 PM
rustish coloring .

http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h179/e30m42cab/880992_f520.jpg

“Wouldn’t hold out much hope for the tape deck, though”

“…Or the Creedence…”

http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h179/e30m42cab/tumblr_l7gvu0Y8dB1qz9ytpo1_500.png

E30M42cab
09-29-2011, 06:59 PM
oh, you want a price... yeah, $400 would just about do it... a hunk of shit is a hunk of shit. If it won't pass a safety, it's a $400 POS.

MaxBell
09-29-2011, 10:03 PM
Wow $400 eh? It's cleaner then my POS. Although mine is safetied...

frankie591
09-29-2011, 11:44 PM
2000 is wayy off the mark. At that price i'd run.

dble Trouble
09-29-2011, 11:59 PM
$2000??? you've got to be kidding. The first sign of slight rust and it's a $500 beater/parts car., Rust as you all know is cancer and if you see a little on the surface, then there's 10X hiding beneath! Raise your budget to $3000 and by my car which needs nothing but an engine........maybe, still waiting to see if it's the head or not.

dble Trouble
09-30-2011, 12:00 AM
Oh and by the way, I wouldn't touch a car like that unless I was parting it, and price should be $400 or less, way less by the sounds of it with that much rust.

MaxBell
09-30-2011, 12:18 AM
Ok, well I'll give it a drive around the farm, and offer him $400 on the spot.

If nothing, I'll walk away.

Makes me feel shitty for how much I paid for my car. xD My strut tower is bad, both rockers are completely gone.

supernaught
09-30-2011, 10:24 AM
This ones worth a little more, but has a lot more into it. Looks better, no idea on rust, was probably repainted.
Almonte, not far from ottawa:
http://ontario.kijiji.ca/c-cars-vehicles-cars-trucks-1989-BMW-325ix-with-etest-W0QQAdIdZ307138323

nonlocal
09-30-2011, 10:50 AM
Not trying to write off the advice in this thread, of course you should heed it. That said, offer what you are willing to pay for the car, not what a bunch of internet hooligans who have never seen it are suggesting...

That said I would rather pay $3000-4000 for a solid car than $500-1500 for one that is going to last a season before I can see through the floor and have me shopping for another piece of shit.

craz azn
09-30-2011, 11:08 AM
It isn't this car, is it?

411
09-30-2011, 11:17 AM
It isn't this car, is it?

I now rememeber this car, it's been for sale for quite sometime, and yes it's from the Ottawa region...hmmmmm

Wow .....nice euro bumpers/parts......and one of my favorite colors......I guess I may of been a little "hasty" in my first evaluation.......

Even...Herman da German is willing to admit he could have "perhaps" been wrong about something;)

Props to Rudy....for his "excellent eye" , superior knowledge, not to forget to mention, a GR8t memory*th-up*

411
09-30-2011, 11:46 AM
This ones worth a little more, but has a lot more into it. Looks better, no idea on rust, was probably repainted.
Almonte, not far from ottawa:
http://ontario.kijiji.ca/c-cars-vehicles-cars-trucks-1989-BMW-325ix-with-etest-W0QQAdIdZ307138323

Props to Rob on a "very nice""find"...... looks well worth the 2K*th-up*

MaxBell
09-30-2011, 07:01 PM
It isn't this car, is it?

Nope, it's that color, but it's apparently an 1987, but has plastic bumpers and later model tails? I feel like it's a 1989-1991.

This ones worth a little more, but has a lot more into it. Looks better, no idea on rust, was probably repainted.
Almonte, not far from ottawa:
http://ontario.kijiji.ca/c-cars-vehicles-cars-trucks-1989-BMW-325ix-with-etest-W0QQAdIdZ307138323

Ya, I don't think I want an iX. I'm looking for a car that's got a clean shell that I can swap all the goodies out of my car. I've got great everything except some rust that I don't like/don't want to deal with.

411
09-30-2011, 07:43 PM
So whats up..........Did you offer him 4 bones or what??

MaxBell
09-30-2011, 07:54 PM
Naw, I'm heading back over tomorrow morning. Rewiring and reinsulating and redrywalling and repouring the floor of the shop tonight.

Gotta have somewhere to actually do work.

411
09-30-2011, 08:12 PM
Naw, I'm heading back over tomorrow morning. Rewiring and reinsulating and redrywalling and repouring the floor of the shop tonight.

Gotta have somewhere to actually do work.

Nice, with that space why don't you just fix yours...there are not to many e30's out there that couldn't use some fresh panels and some quality welding?

Here's my POS "project"

MaxBell
09-30-2011, 08:23 PM
Well the drivers floor is rusty, and the passanger floor is collapsed in from jacking it up.

The left front strut tower is got a hole you can see light through.

I'd need another car to drive while that is being worked on, otherwise I'll wait until the spring when the motorcycles are back on the road.

If I can get this car for what I want, then I'll take it, but if he says no then I'll walk away and go with that original plan.

411
09-30-2011, 08:33 PM
Just passed on this....guy was going to deliver it 100Kms to my house [no motor or tranny ] for $300...was gonna buy it...but I backed out at the last moment [wife would of freaked:)]
to many projects....was a almost rust free light blue metallic.

MaxBell
09-30-2011, 08:47 PM
REAAALLY... Got some contact details? I've got an M50 here soon that'll be good to swap with a ZF.

411
09-30-2011, 09:02 PM
REAAALLY... Got some contact details? I've got an M50 here soon that'll be good to swap with a ZF.


Good Luck.....it's been about 1>>2 weeks ago [if he's still got it, he may be mad at me...had to choose ....:huh?:wife...car....tuff decision

http://montrealracing.com/forums/showthread.php?780231-Caisse-E30-4-portes-1990-sans-mecanique&p=8220382&highlight=#post8220382

I got his phone # somewhere...will check

Gotta go now....my son wants to watch BMX supercross time trails on my computer....might be back in an hour or so

MaxBell
10-01-2011, 02:18 PM
Good Luck.....it's been about 1>>2 weeks ago [if he's still got it, he may be mad at me...had to choose ....:huh?:wife...car....tuff decision

http://montrealracing.com/forums/showthread.php?780231-Caisse-E30-4-portes-1990-sans-mecanique&p=8220382&highlight=#post8220382

I got his phone # somewhere...will check

Gotta go now....my son wants to watch BMX supercross time trails on my computer....might be back in an hour or so

Ok, I don't know much French, so I couldn't get much out of that site. Looks clean though, I'd love to go check it out when I head to Montreal for the M50.

411
10-01-2011, 03:00 PM
Ok, I don't know much French, so I couldn't get much out of that site. Looks clean though, I'd love to go check it out when I head to Montreal for the M50.

:confused: I thought you said you have an M50???

MaxBell
10-01-2011, 04:10 PM
Well I've got it sitting there, just was waiting on a truck to go get it.

Got a #?

411
10-01-2011, 04:26 PM
Well I've got it sitting there, just was waiting on a truck to go get it.

Got a #?

I just called him......answering machine.....left message.....
[with humble apologese [for the 2nd time]] explained da situation....asked him to call me back if he still had it [ in my opinion...very doubtful]....who knows ....time will tell?? Certainly can't imagine he would deliver all the way to Ottawa at that price. If he calls me back...you got to act fast!!
Might be better to PM me your phone # &email if you like if you want to....I think I have additional pics....underneath etc....try not to waste my time or his if your just gonna kick tires.

Bullet Ride
10-01-2011, 04:44 PM
$2000??? you've got to be kidding. The first sign of slight rust and it's a $500 beater/parts car., Rust as you all know is cancer and if you see a little on the surface, then there's 10X hiding beneath! Raise your budget to $3000 and by my car which needs nothing but an engine........maybe, still waiting to see if it's the head or not.

my car has signs of rust John, are you telling me you'd only offer me $500 for it?

...good thing I'm not planning on selling it :rolleyes:

dble Trouble
10-01-2011, 11:44 PM
No, yours Steve I'd offer $501!

Signs of rust is drastically different from needing fenders, rusted jack points, rusted rockers, sunroof issues, etc. The car as the op described IS a $500 car.

411
10-02-2011, 12:01 PM
No, yours Steve I'd offer $501!

Signs of rust is drastically different from needing fenders, rusted jack points, rusted rockers, sunroof issues, etc. The car as the op described IS a $500 car.

.........:DLoL:D............:idea:
["classic"...[for that matter"certainly a consideration for an award!*par-t*[unfortunately not the right "thread....:eek::tip............................... ........................................
just letting this forum know

http://www.maxbimmer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=146000
*th-up*

Back to "Da Subject"


......[I]BREAKING NEWS!!!!*sleep*........

"french dude still got the car man::
[one rear "sub frame" gone!!]>>> -$50
your tel# would be "handy" and/or [would you like me to explain the deal rite here]
[said with sincerity]
what I will do for you...is to forward some extra pics he sent me, then you can
decide what to do?....I will send you my #tel by pm....tip...

[I]just letting this forum know

........Update!!!...........
Wife no longer "dislikes me this mourning", says I can take the car If I want to...
"super nice" french guy says he'll probably trade me for the "Gold" cassette !! they luv
Beatle song's even if it's Dave singing in German]

.......Good News.........
you are now one phone call away from potentially improving your life :huh?:
and ...oh-ja... I could probably get him to pick up and deliver your motor

Have a "nice" day [sincerity...again]

just letting this forum know

MaxBell
10-02-2011, 12:43 PM
I'll pm you, I'm friggin confused.

everlast
10-02-2011, 08:00 PM
What the hell is going on here? Grammar is a lost art, and effective communication followed it there. :D

MaxBell
10-02-2011, 08:46 PM
What the hell is going on here? Grammar is a lost art, and effective communication followed it there. :D

411 is saying that there is a stripped out shell in Montreal for cheap. I can go get it if I want. If I DON'T want it, then he'll trade the guy something for it.

Otherwise it goes to the scrapper. I've seen some photos of it and spoken to the owner on the phone, it looks very clean. I'm going to head out to Montreal this week and check it out.

411
10-02-2011, 08:48 PM
411 is saying that there is a stripped out shell in Montreal for cheap. I can go get it if I want. If I DON'T want it, then he'll trade the guy something for it.

Otherwise it goes to the scrapper. I've seen some photos of it and spoken to the owner on the phone, it looks very clean. I'm going to head out to Montreal this week and check it out.

*th-up*

The Twin
10-04-2011, 05:11 PM
this thread gave me a headache.

MaxBell
10-04-2011, 05:41 PM
Pfft...you cleanly don't speak internet.

411
10-04-2011, 06:04 PM
Pfft...you cleanly don't speak internet.

*th-up*