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      05-09-2012, 11:08 AM   #1
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2006 e46 m3 convertible

trying to help a friend out who is looking at buying a 2006 e46 convertible. The dealer has it listed at $32,999 and my friend needs to know what it should be priced at for him to buy it.

The car is silver with black interior and has 47,XXX miles on it.

options:
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•Cold Weather Package
•Multi-Zone A/C
•Black Soft Top
•Engine Immobilizer
•AM/FM Stereo / CD Player MP3 Player
•Harmon/Kardon Premium Sound
•CD Changer Prep
•BMW Assist w/Bluetooth System
•Cruise Control
•Rear Wheel Drive
•Park Distance Control
•Heated Mirrors
•Heated Front Seat(s)
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•Xenon Headlights
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•Black Convertible Soft Top
•Leather Seats
•Bucket Seats
•Adjustable Steering Wheel
•19" Wheels w/Performance Tires
•Aluminum Interior Trim
•Traction Control
•Manual Transmission W/SMG Sequential Gearbox
•Aluminum Wheels

if anyone wants pics of it:
http://www.chapmanbmwoncamelback.com...ies-P4555A.htm

any assistance would be helpful as i just don't know much about e46 pricing.
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anyone??? i know theres a few e46 enthusiasts still out there..
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Notice they said retail my friend, take them for their money and bargain down at least 4-5 grand... It will add back Up once tax+fee but least you know you save extra 4-5? It is also listed on eBay the same vehicle... If you need help with anything just let me know...
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not a bad price considering its a dealer but still a little high. kbb suggested retail is $30k for this car and no way in hell you should pay more than that. if you could get down to $27k i think that would be a sweet spot. truth is these beautiful cars dont have any value in this market so if they tell you kbb is a "guide" then they are retarded. e46 m3's dont have any value currently so in fact kbb is a good starting place, but ideally you want something lower. car looks super clean though its a good buy if you want a vert and smg
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go for 27k
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Notice they said retail my friend, take them for their money and bargain down at least 4-5 grand... It will add back Up once tax+fee but least you know you save extra 4-5? It is also listed on eBay the same vehicle... If you need help with anything just let me know...
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not a bad price considering its a dealer but still a little high. kbb suggested retail is $30k for this car and no way in hell you should pay more than that. if you could get down to $27k i think that would be a sweet spot. truth is these beautiful cars dont have any value in this market so if they tell you kbb is a "guide" then they are retarded. e46 m3's dont have any value currently so in fact kbb is a good starting place, but ideally you want something lower. car looks super clean though its a good buy if you want a vert and smg
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go for 27k
thank you each for the reply. I had figured going for 28-29 was ok so i think starting at 25-25 and trying to land on 27-28 may work for my buddy.

ill let you know if he makes an offer and where we end up!
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Hey dibxna, since you live in Arizona, you should join our Arizona BMW group on facebook. We have around 80 members so far and we meet up quite often at local events. You can go to Arizona BMW Crew on Facebook and just click on the request to join. Hope to see you on there...
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thank you each for the reply. I had figured going for 28-29 was ok so i think starting at 25-25 and trying to land on 27-28 may work for my buddy.

ill let you know if he makes an offer and where we end up!
Honestly I would go for something more modern. Start looking at a 2006-2008 Z4MC. Much better looking car and being a former owner of an E46 M3 and E86 M I would much rather own a E86 M if you must have a 2006 anything BMW.

I would offer low $20,000s cash and it will sell. Especially when the E46 holds no true value today.

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Hey dibxna, since you live in Arizona, you should join our Arizona BMW group on facebook. We have around 80 members so far and we meet up quite often at local events. You can go to Arizona BMW Crew on Facebook and just click on the request to join. Hope to see you on there...
just saw your note! joining now.

anything happening with the group this weekend? have a couple buddies always down for drives but one drives an elise and another drives a cts-v so they may not be welcome lol
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Honestly I would go for something more modern. Start looking at a 2006-2008 Z4MC. Much better looking car and being a former owner of an E46 M3 and E86 M I would much rather own a E86 M if you must have a 2006 anything BMW.

I would offer low $20,000s cash and it will sell. Especially when the E46 holds no true value today.

Good luck
well the car isnt for me. i have an e90 m3 already so wouldnt consider something older than i have as the warranty is important to me and the guy interested in buying will be ready on fri/sat next week to pull the trigger. he's already owned an e46 vert before and just wanted to get back in to one for a year before upgrading to a new m3.

unfortunately the one i posted about above has been sold already so my buddy missed out on it. he may find something else more to his liking as we get ready to go out for the purchase next weekend!
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