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Old 11-27-2013, 01:02 PM   #1
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What's it worth? E39 540

So I'm thinking about selling my DD '97 540 and picking up something newer.

Not sure what I could sell it for.

- '97 540
- 201,000 km
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- Car is in good condition. All stock. Has been dead reliable for the past 6 years that I've owned it.
- Interior is in very good condition.
- New tires, and an extra set of rims with fairly worn snows on them at the moment.

I'm the third owner, and I have service records from almost new. Service mostly by myself since I've owned it.

Needs a new front passenger window regulator, broken rear cup holder, and I think the cats are starting to go.

Realistic price??
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Old 11-27-2013, 01:11 PM   #2
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3-3500 it is mint/cert/etested
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Old 11-27-2013, 01:19 PM   #3
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It's definitely not mint....just good condition.
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Old 11-27-2013, 01:26 PM   #4
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Old 11-27-2013, 01:30 PM   #5
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if you are looking for something around 1500 to 2000$
post some pictures and i will pm you
i am interested
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Old 11-27-2013, 01:58 PM   #6
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Thanks guys.

I'll probably subject it to one more winter before I part with it! No rush to sell at the moment.
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Old 11-27-2013, 08:27 PM   #7
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Wholesale it's worth $4,774. Retail it's worth $6,450 based on the info provided by the OP.
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Old 11-27-2013, 09:58 PM   #8
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Wholesale it's worth $4,774. Retail it's worth $6,450 based on the info provided by the OP.
Hahahhahaha ,
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Old 11-27-2013, 10:02 PM   #9
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I agree $2k+ is roughly he sweet spot.
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Old 11-27-2013, 10:39 PM   #10
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Hahahhahaha ,
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No need to apologize.

The source of the data provided was from CAA; a reliable source, based on current market value. Dealer numbers are ad hoc at best.

Emphasis is placed on the OP being aware of what his/her car MAY be worth. At the end of the day it all depends on what the market will bear.
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Old 11-28-2013, 01:10 PM   #11
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Thanks guys.

I'll probably subject it to one more winter before I part with it! No rush to sell at the moment.
This would be the best thing to do, winter can sometime bear fruit, if you know what I mean
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Old 11-28-2013, 09:11 PM   #12
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No need to apologize.

The source of the data provided was from CAA; a reliable source, based on current market value. Dealer numbers are ad hoc at best.

Emphasis is placed on the OP being aware of what his/her car MAY be worth. At the end of the day it all depends on what the market will bear.
Yeah, market's a bitch. It won't bear any e39 540s these days.
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Old 11-29-2013, 12:18 PM   #13
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Wholesale it's worth $4,774. Retail it's worth $6,450 based on the info provided by the OP.
for a 97 specifically? or just average for that generation?
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Old 11-29-2013, 06:26 PM   #14
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It's simple... Check autotrader to see what everyone else is asking.

OP... You might consider parting it out.... Surprisingly, these cars seem to be worth more that way. However, with 200 k your car prolly has a lot of life in it.
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Old 12-09-2013, 09:18 PM   #15
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1500-2000 would be a steal for someone lol. Based on what's listed on Kijiji, I'd say 3200. Everything else is mostly in the 300km+ range, not to mention you have an extra set of rims, so depending on what they are they're probably worth $500ish.

1997 BMW 540i, 6spd, sport, 310kms - $4200 http://london.kijiji.ca/c-cars-vehic...AdIdZ532313513

1998 BMW 540i, auto, 206kms - $3500 http://london.kijiji.ca/c-cars-vehic...AdIdZ497496497

1998 BMW 540i, auto, 345kms - $2000 http://london.kijiji.ca/c-cars-vehic...AdIdZ550075490

1998 BMW 540i, 6spd, 317kms - $1500 http://london.kijiji.ca/c-cars-vehic...AdIdZ548978139

1998 BMW 540i, auto, 325kms - $2800 http://london.kijiji.ca/c-cars-vehic...AdIdZ546843916
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