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#26000 of 32728 Re: Cooper [stickguy]
by kyfdx HOST
Jul 04, 2012 (6:04 am)
That's how it works on eBay... you put a realistic reserve on your car and it sells to an upstanding buyer..
#26001 of 32728 Re: Cooper [kyfdx]
Jul 04, 2012 (6:25 am)
Harsh but true.
Jul 04, 2012 (9:31 pm)
but it will never fly.
trying to convince the wife that a used X3 makes sense. Found one at my Acura dealer. a 2007 with 63K on it.
so, 2 years newer and 12K less miles than her minivan. And of course, a BMW badge. and not a minivan.
so, trying to show her that instead of blowing the money on a new RDX, get something like this and do it without a car loan (or a real small one). She gets a nice BMW to drive. And in a few years, she could always trade up (since I would always take that off her hands!)
or at least, at year end, the money saved can be used to actually get me something that isnt a piece of crap!
I like this plan. She may not.
#26003 of 32728 Re: new plan [stickguy]
Jul 04, 2012 (10:26 pm)
My wife wouldn't mind continuing to drive our 2004 X3 2.5, but since our son wants to take it to college it makes more sense to get her a new(er) car- she got the X3 in December 2005. And it looks like a Cooper S Countryman will be her next ride; she really likes it...
Jul 05, 2012 (4:13 am)
How about a newer lower mileage RDX? I don't know the market but are they like CRVs that make no sense to buy used?
#26005 of 32728 Re: Stick [tjc78]
Jul 05, 2012 (5:45 am)
I would say so. Not as big a fan of the older style turbo ones. And just looking at the asking prices, they are high. 2009 for $24K? Might as well buy something new!
and getting into the more affordable range, they are listed for just as much as an X3 (same year/similar miles) so might as well get one of those instead.
at least that way I am pitching a BMW to the boss (a new one of which is way off the table!)
#26006 of 32728 Re: Cooper [kyfdx]
Jul 05, 2012 (7:23 am)
Or, as in that case, no reserve and it sells for below wholesale value and you lose money.
Jul 05, 2012 (7:25 am)
BTW, supposedly college kid #2 is coming Saturday with cash in hand. We'll see.
I had the top bidder contact me. I explained the situation, that it was still for sale etc, and told him to call me if he wants to see it July 4th when I'm home (this was Tuesday evening). No reply. Ummm... so why did you email me??
#26008 of 32728 Re: mr 2 [qbrozen]
Jul 05, 2012 (7:33 am)
I got a few of those when I was selling my Accord, and even more when I recently sold a kitchen set.
people email that they are super interested, when can they come see it, etc. You answer back with essentially yes and any time, then crickets.
and that Mini i thought went for below what you said trade in should be. Unless it had more issues in person (and I read all his feedback, so i doubt it) someone just happened to get a deal.
but, a car like that pushing 90K with a stick is not the most mainstream unit. And I bet if it was a different color it would have fetched more (I could live with it, I think, but it would have taken a lot of convincing!)
he has a 2006 supercharged S now, dark green (gorgeous) with about the same miles. I decided to watch that one too, but if I was to actually get a mini for my toy, I would prefer to go with a base car. I know slower, but for $$ and ride comfort reasons. and to get a spare tire!
#26009 of 32728 Re: mr 2 [stickguy]
Jul 05, 2012 (7:47 am)
I would prefer to go with a base car. I know slower, but for $$ and ride comfort reasons. and to get a spare tire!
RFTs are about the only thing my wife doesn't like about the MCS Countryman(well, she also is a tad unhappy about having to give up the excellent service she receives from our BMW dealer). I think she would have been happy with the base MC Countryman if she hadn't tried the MCS; she really likes the extra power(it's still not all that fast, but a 0-60 under 8 seconds is acceptable) as well as the tighter suspension- and we both like the fact that the MCS we're looking at has no sunroof. The lack of a hole in the roof is a bigger plus than usual for us, as the sunroof's sunshade -if you can call it that- is a dense mesh screen instead of a solid panel- and even when closed it lets in far too much light/heat, in our experience.