Originally Posted by mdosu
Given that the premium for a SoCal car can't be much more than $1000, then I say maybe $43k for this car is good. $41k for a fully stripped out E90 in the midwest is a pretty good price, but his car is not fully stripped.
Plus he's buying from a dealer, not a private seller. so I'm not sure what you meant by "street value" Remember dealers ideally would like to at least make $500 to $1000 on the sale. Unless you have access to dealer only auctions, it's hard to figure out the true base cost.
last time I had someone check manheim for me (in may) the recent range for 08 sedans was $43-$47. these $42k prices seem a touch low IMO