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#43373 of 44378 Re: 2012 BMW 328i Sedan [stickguy]
Dec 20, 2012 (3:00 pm)
according to Truecar similarly optioned vehicle new is showing $37K. Truecar seems to be pretty close to reality most of the time from what I have seen.
#43374 of 44378 Re: 2012 BMW 328i Sedan [koctailz]
Dec 20, 2012 (5:00 pm)
the ad said MSRP was $39+. Can always go look at the dealer web site. They usually show the original sticker and options.
#43375 of 44378 Re: 2012 BMW 328i Sedan [koctailz]
Dec 21, 2012 (7:08 am)
premium and idrive?
jump on it.
They could get that much at auction unless something is wrong with it.
#43376 of 44378 Re: 2012 BMW 328i Sedan [qbrozen]
Dec 21, 2012 (3:24 pm)
if a car is a lemon law buyback that will show up on carfax right? at least i have seen carfax's that indicate it.
#43377 of 44378 Re: 2012 BMW 328i Sedan [koctailz]
Dec 23, 2012 (5:52 am)
frankly, I don't trust carfax to tell me anything of importance. I still look the car over myself and, especially on something like this, get the service and warranty history from the dealer.
The only reason I ever even care about carfax is simply because it will matter when I go to sell/trade it.
#43378 of 44378 Re: Chronic car sellers anonymous [corvette]
Dec 26, 2012 (8:50 am)
Thanks to qbrozen for pulling up the auction info on my car. Autotrader's Trade-In Marketplace offered up $8,371, and the Nissan dealer where I test drove the new Altima said they had too much used inventory and weren't interested.
At this price range, will it become more desirable in a month or two as people begin to receive tax refunds and used cars become more scarce?
#43379 of 44378 07 Honda Civic Hybrid
Dec 26, 2012 (3:48 pm)
My Civic Hybrid currently has 92K miles on it. I am in the market for a new car and still researching. I am curious if I should sell or trade in before 100K. It wouldn't seem to make a difference between a car with 97K or 100K miles, but is this a magic number that instantly lowers the value of the car?
#43380 of 44378 Re: 07 Honda Civic Hybrid [koctailz]
Dec 26, 2012 (5:00 pm)
>>.. is [100k] a magic number that instantly lowers the value of the car?
In a word, yes.
But it's hard to put a number to it.
As a WAG, $500.
#43381 of 44378 2005 Honda Civic LX SE
Dec 29, 2012 (8:32 am)
2005 Honda Civic LX Special Edition Coupe
Base engine, manual 5 speed
Silver Exterior - Black cloth interior
Slight scrape on front bumper left side no other dings
no rips or stains in the interior, no smoking
tires have 15,000 miles on them
all belts hoses and timing belt & water pump were replaced 20,000 miles ago
I am hoping for around $6000 in trade for a newer Accord Coupe. Am I close?
#43382 of 44378 Re: 2005 Honda Civic LX SE [clm8]
by kyfdx@Edmunds HOST
Dec 29, 2012 (8:42 am)
Before the experts get here with a price..
What does the "SE" have over regular LX?
Also, I'd think that would be an easy sale, privately.... sounds like a perfect commuter car...