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Old 01-09-2011, 08:42 AM   #46
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I've bought e30 parts cars for less than $500 that were drivable and the rust was there but fixable. I've also bought cars with great bodies and a bad engine for between 750 and 1000.

The problem here in my mind is people get the clever idea to buy a $600 car and make 2 - 3k off it by slapping some putty and paint over it and making it passable to drive; because it's a BMW they know they can do it. Then the rust comes back a year later worse than ever and the unknowing owner has to scrap the thing because the rust is so extensive. (I've seen this personally about 3 times) and it seems to be the GTA area especially.

My Price Estimations for an e30 (just an opinion so relax sparky) lol
Parts cars < $1000
Decent car that has non rusted jack points or spring perches = 1000 - 2000
Car that has superficial rust, otherwise clean and lightly modified = 2001 - 3000
Car that has never been modified, no rust at all = 3001 - 4500
Never seen winter, less than 150,000k original still shining paint etc, no accidents, 100% grade A beef. = 4501 and up.

Honestly unless it was an e30 M3 that was never in snow I wouldn't pay more than 4500 for an e30 regardless of condition, unless it was completely restored to original, and I love the e30.

The e36 in my mind is worse and less valuable. #1 there are more e36 variants than e30 variants (way way more) which means they have less value right off the bat. #2 the interiors love falling apart. e30's are better made, and can be taken apart and fixed over and over easily.

Beyond that I can't comment on the values of the e36. But they (earlier models) should now be lower than a good e30. Just because of the sheer number available in the market.
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Old 01-09-2011, 08:48 AM   #47
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#1 Well Rich, I can see that my post irks you to no end, so I'll just leave it be.

#2 Dice, that might be the most sensible post on this thread yet. Well said...

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Old 01-09-2011, 11:50 AM   #48
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Everybody wants one, but they dont want to pay for it! Even if you had it listed for $2K, you would still have people offer $1-1500....Its just sad
Spot on... seller always thought that their cars are worth more,
if one really wants to sell the car. price it right and it will move....

In the forsale thread, there is a 2006 Z4M Coupe priced at $41ish and after a day of so. dropped to $36ish...so it's fishing.. really....
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Old 01-09-2011, 01:09 PM   #49
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here is a cheapy that needs work http://ontario.kijiji.ca/c-cars-vehi...AdIdZ251830184
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Old 01-09-2011, 05:09 PM   #50
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See the rust on that thing? I can only imagine what the lift points look like. This is a 1000 car MAX.

There is a better one in Ottawa for $600 now sold.

Or this (parts car for sure):

http://ottawa.kijiji.ca/c-cars-vehic...AdIdZ251434628

Although the seller doesn't know what car he owns... lol
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Old 01-09-2011, 06:08 PM   #51
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I can't stand doing body work anymore lol... Especially like that. I would pay 1g at the very most and get a donor car to replace the body panels, but the floor may be rotten too.

I was thinking of looking at an Alfa Romeo 164 in Niagara Falls, but the whole problem is trying to get parts, and I still rather just keep it in the BMW scene, not to mention its nice to have the awd feature too.
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Same one... http://www.autotrader.ca/a/BMW/325IX...o/19_3403585_/ for $1500 lol and its also posted on Max here for $2g. Talk about a slight mix up in prices haha.
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stay away from the alfa. those 164s are a pita to work with. i use to work on those a few years ago. parts are still available but you have to get them shipped from the us or get used ones up here from alfa and fiat shops in the toronto area. honestly i would stay in the bmw crowd before getting any alfa
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