mr wilks wrote: ↑
Mon Feb 05, 2018 9:32 pm
I didn't mention the red 35is as imo it was sold a little too cheap & the other 2 i have linked are much closer to your actual car with regard miles / year / spec .
Without your dissecting minutely your car /pricing its worth considering the overall market that you are in .
Very niche cars , very small marketplace for trading & we know (those who watch the market that is
) that many cars can sit for months on end for seemingly no apparent reason .
Your white / black combo is pretty safe imo , never going to wow like valencia or estoril but imo should give you a wider audience than red / cream
I suspect its simply a case of waiting for the right buyer to appreciate what you have ( could take months as it did with Wrs & Samuir's cars) but the price attached must be keen enough to not put potential buyers off .
A final perspective you may not have considered & i am happy to delete if you wish , the 35is is only available with DCT & most like your own have adaptive ride , both factors that pushed me away from purchasing one over a 35i especially when the price difference in the two was considered
other potential buyers may think the same ?
I think Keith could have got more for my red 35is that I bought from him in early January. However, he would have had to have waited until April or so and he wanted to get it shifted. I saw it as the bargain it was and bought it, even though is has spent a whole heap of time inside my garage out of the wet and cold. Its time will come.
Yep, the mileage at 54500 was a tad higher than ideally would have liked since it will make a BMW extended wartranty more expensive when it is up for renewal in December after it has tripped over 60000. However, considering the saving in initial outlay, this will more than cover the increased warranty cost.
Incidentally, driving a 35is without warranty is foolhardy IMO, there is a lot to go wrong potentiallly. Mine had a year of BMW warranty on it provided by Keith - worth £460. Another very attractive selling point. I got a good deal and I am very happy with the car, it is utterly fabulous (on the few occassions I have driven it!)