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Completely Absurd. To suggest that, across the (archive)

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Posted by Paul E on June 24, 2000 at 12:29:13:

In Reply to: Re: low asking price posted by derekm on June 23, 2000 at 15:06:59:

: Aftermarket parts do not increase the value of a car. Dinan or otherwise. In fact, they may decrease the market value.

: The owner is smart enough to price his car for a quick sell, but not give it away. Market value of the car is based upon its model and installed factory options, maintenance schedule, overall condition, and what the owner perceives as a fair selling price.

: The real winner is the person who purchases Andy's M3 and was planning to install a Dinan Stage II S/C system.

board, "aftermarket parts dont increase value..." is silly. If you had said, 'when you trade your car in, the dealer will not give you what you paid in aftermarket parts', then you'd be more correct. And sometimes, the dealer will penalize you for those parts...But, in the resale market place, its just not true. Now, no ones 'saying if you spent $15K in aftermarket parts, you'll get it all back. But is it worth more than stock to some buyers? you bet your bippy it is! And you mentioned a case in point. Would a buyer who was planning on buying and having installed a Dinan SC on an M3 he was about to purchase for $10K be interested in a little used dinan blower equipped good condition M3? Yup. Would it be worth $5K more than going price for same car without blower? Yessirree!!

This is a great offer, if everything is in great shape, and should be snapped up immediately if not sooner.

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