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dave328i
05-29-2006, 04:40 PM
does anyone have access to the canadian govt book that tells you what your car is valued at.

i would like to know this for insurance purposes.

it's a black 97 328i 4 door manual tranny, 140,000 kms on it, all stock

thanks!!

propr'one
05-29-2006, 04:50 PM
just to let you know, the retail value on my car as per cad goverment (1998 328i loaded, 167km's) is 13,900$

dave328i
05-29-2006, 04:55 PM
sweet... i was estimating around half of that, off the top of my head

Understated
05-29-2006, 04:58 PM
just to let you know, the retail value on my car as per cad goverment (1998 328i loaded, 167km's) is 13,900$

are you serious? that still sounds a little high:confused: (unless u got it privately appraised or something)

dtthiaga
05-29-2006, 05:21 PM
Here is the blackbook value (wholesale).. hope it helps.

Bmwstylz
05-29-2006, 07:37 PM
yeah i would guess about 8-9 grand

BennyL
05-29-2006, 07:53 PM
hey, dtthiaga, how did u do that? is that a website?

X5HogTown
05-29-2006, 08:24 PM
trade in values, courtesy of Toyota

Black Book (http://www.toyota.ca/NWS/english/confighelp/appraise_tradein_vehicle.html)

dtthiaga
05-29-2006, 08:33 PM
^ yup... I use it all the time.

To sell my highway commuter cars (switch often), I've used that site to determine what I sell it at, and what I buy it at.

It's pretty accurate. I'd say.. this is between wholesale and red book value (retail); fluctuates depending on the car. For a quick sell, I put it in the trader at this value (from site). Works every time!

dave328i
05-30-2006, 03:06 AM
thanks for the help guys, but, i don't take the toyota site as a reliable source.

that is for trade-in value, and you always get ripped on a trade-in.

also, it doesnt allow me to input the characteristics of the car, therefore it is just deemed average.

but, it gives a ballpark figure, so thanks for the link