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Have 35is prices bottomed out yet?

Posted: Sun Sep 22, 2019 5:49 pm
by Angelus666
I think you would easily get into one for a grand a month and with just a few K up front. Factor that it's brand new and also you won't need to pay for warranty, replace the tyres or brakes and it's not a whole lot more.

Not saying it's cheaper, but the delta between a new car and an old one isn't actually that big.

Have 35is prices bottomed out yet?

Posted: Sun Sep 22, 2019 8:23 pm
by ronk
mr wilks wrote:
Tue Sep 17, 2019 12:44 pm
Just my own thoughts but the later cars 2014/2015/2016 being the end of the E89 line might actually have strengthened due to the G29 being so poorly received in general & of course expensive at list price
I hope you’re correct as my 35is was built Aug 16 and registered Sept 16 - as I’m not intending to sell soon it’s just the feel good factor at this point. :thumbsup:

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Posted: Sun Sep 22, 2019 8:41 pm
by Z4M-2006
But E89's arent that desirable to start bumping up money...

Yes they are a decent 2 seater with a good turn of speed,but there is no way they are going north on price.

They nicest examples are taking a long time to sell to diehards,the lower end are of the market are just liking the newer top end Z4 feel for minimum cash

Have 35is prices bottomed out yet?

Posted: Mon Sep 23, 2019 6:54 am
by Mavster
It's definately desirable as its got a lot going for it such as looks, a tuneable engine, its fast, low tax band, emissions, still feels contemporary yet traditional, is a coupe when you want it to be, rarer than the equivalent Porsche and less to maintain.. etc.

When I was looking they seemed to be selling within days of going on the market with deposits being left without the car even being viewed. ( at non main dealers ). Hard to find an older one with sensible mileage and Nav at below £16000 these days

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Posted: Mon Sep 23, 2019 11:01 pm
by 9designs
Having had mine for a few months now they are desirable except for the woeful chassis. Fix that then it’s all :thumbsup: .... plan to add Eibach ARB and new bushes to mine.

Have 35is prices bottomed out yet?

Posted: Thu Sep 26, 2019 7:32 am
by docttor999
Well this one looks cheap for a facelift?

https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified ... obcid=soc3

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Posted: Thu Sep 26, 2019 7:59 am
by mr wilks
docttor999 wrote:
Thu Sep 26, 2019 7:32 am
Well this one looks cheap for a facelift?

https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified ... obcid=soc3
That does indeed appear at least £3k-£5k under what would be expected :? dealer fodder so don't be surprised it sells quick then reappears

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Posted: Thu Sep 26, 2019 8:47 am
by step_change
ronk wrote:
Sun Sep 22, 2019 12:07 pm
Chris1712 wrote:
Fri Sep 20, 2019 10:17 am

I have a spreadsheet for all costs, and add new cars/columns all the time to see what my budget allows.

My 35iS looks like this:
Per mile £0.91
Fuel per mile £0.19
Tax per mile £0.05
Service/Warranty per mile £0.09
Depreciation per mile £0.55
When the dealer tried to sell me an M40i recently, I did a spread sheet, albeit not as detailed - against my time of ownership, low miles and price offered the spreadsheet screamed “ keep the car”
Wise.
Sometimes you have to take the emotion out of it and look at the equation objectively with some degree of financial sensibility. I currently have a monkey on my back, saying "Flog the 35is and get the 911 Steve, go on, you only live once, go and get one....".

The monkey has to be tamed sometimes and cost of change, to me in my circumstances, cannot be justified. And I can live happily with that.

Have 35is prices bottomed out yet?

Posted: Thu Sep 26, 2019 9:36 am
by ronk
step_change wrote:
Thu Sep 26, 2019 8:47 am
ronk wrote:
Sun Sep 22, 2019 12:07 pm
Chris1712 wrote:
Fri Sep 20, 2019 10:17 am

I have a spreadsheet for all costs, and add new cars/columns all the time to see what my budget allows.

My 35iS looks like this:
Per mile £0.91
Fuel per mile £0.19
Tax per mile £0.05
Service/Warranty per mile £0.09
Depreciation per mile £0.55
When the dealer tried to sell me an M40i recently, I did a spread sheet, albeit not as detailed - against my time of ownership, low miles and price offered the spreadsheet screamed “ keep the car”
Wise.
Sometimes you have to take the emotion out of it and look at the equation objectively with some degree of financial sensibility. I currently have a monkey on my back, saying "Flog the 35is and get the 911 Steve, go on, you only live once, go and get one....".

The monkey has to be tamed sometimes and cost of change, to me in my circumstances, cannot be justified. And I can live happily with that.
There are plenty of folk who can only dream of owning a car that some of us were thinking of changing just because of a whim or fancy!

Have 35is prices bottomed out yet?

Posted: Thu Sep 26, 2019 10:00 am
by Chris1712
step_change wrote:
Thu Sep 26, 2019 8:47 am
Wise.
Sometimes you have to take the emotion out of it and look at the equation objectively with some degree of financial sensibility. I currently have a monkey on my back, saying "Flog the 35is and get the 911 Steve, go on, you only live once, go and get one....".

The monkey has to be tamed sometimes and cost of change, to me in my circumstances, cannot be justified. And I can live happily with that.
Who is this monkey and where did he come from, because he's on my back right now aswell :headbang:

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Posted: Thu Sep 26, 2019 2:03 pm
by Mavster
My monkey keeps whispering " Maserati" or "Tesla" at the moment. I have to get drunk all the time to drown out the voices :thumbsup:

Have 35is prices bottomed out yet?

Posted: Thu Sep 26, 2019 10:01 pm
by Chris1712
Mavster wrote:
Thu Sep 26, 2019 2:03 pm
My monkey keeps whispering " Maserati" or "Tesla" at the moment. I have to get drunk all the time to drown out the voices :thumbsup:
If I had a driveway I’d have a Model 3 P by now. Absolute no brainer, incredible machine.