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Posted by Michael Fox on October 04, 2000 at 14:49:18:

In Reply to: Ya know all of you laughed at my asking price of posted by 24k.Evan...(more) on October 04, 2000 at 11:11:01:

The sad fact is, your car may be worth a good bit less to others than it apparently is to you. This is common. Of course, ultimately, the value of your car (or anything else for that matter) is simply whatever a willing buyer and seller agree to. If you can find a buyer at $24K than you are right. But as a reality check, you might look at recognized pricing sources, such as Kelly Blue Book ( which says the following:

1990 BMW 3 Series M3 Sedan 2D
Engine: 4-Cyl. 2.3 Liter
Mileage: 46,000
Local Dealer Price - Used Car
Air Conditioning
Power Steering
Power Windows
Power Door Locks
Cruise Control
AM/FM Stereo
Compact Disc
Premium Sound
ABS (4-Wheel)
Sliding Sun Roof
Premium Wheels

Retail Value $14,270

Suggested retail represents the price a dealership might ask for this make and model vehicle. This represents a fully reconditioned vehicle in excellent condition with a clean title history. This retail price is not a trade-in or private-party value, but rather assumes that a dealer has absorbed the cost of making the vehicle ready for sale, reconditioning, advertising, sales commissions, arranging for financing and insurance and standing behind the vehicle for any mechanical or safety problems. Many late model vehicles at this price have passed an inspection program or carry a warranty. Actual dealer selling price may vary from this price.


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