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No offence but 520i's are kinda worthless in general, but, and this ais a big but, as yours is a 1 owner vehicle (this does count for almost everything) and if the mileage is backed up with history etc etc, you could try advertising it in the specialist BMW magazines (and their online classifieds if they offer this) and ask a premium for it. If its clean throughout, why not have a bash at £1,500, its got everything going for it by the sounds of it compared to perhaps any other 520i (even newer ones).

Also don't forget autotrader and pistoheads.
 

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MOst 520i's we get come in are used like a mondeo, not running right, not bothered to be serviced, interiors are not inviting etc, but people still like the idea of a 2.0ltr. A 1 owner car will sell, no if's or buts so ask a premium for it.

I'm not a fan of 520i's etc, but i'll tell you what, if I wanted a medium sized car, with a 2.0ltr engine, I'd be on my way to yours right now in my jim jams!

I remember a while back on another BMW forum, some fella bought a 1 owner, 80K ish, FSH, BMW 518 estate with dual sunroofs. Whilst small engines are not my thing, I was kinda jealous and you know such cars with 1 owners, history etc are no brainer buys for a genuine buyer.
 

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yeah, definately, try classic car mags as well. Your car will only fetch the cash it deserves on specialists sites and mags as mentioned...:thumbsup
 

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Start at £1k and go from there.
even thought its old, its sounds a clean, genuine example and IMO is definately worth circa £1500 to the right buyer with ease.
 

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I have just got a 1998 E39 520I SE Auto for £1550 with 92k and full history, cannot see an older car being worth that to be honest
his has lower miles and is a 1 owner car. Just because cars are older does not mean they are directly worth less.

For example, to me, a 2 owner E34 95 M5 3.8, FBMSH is worth a hell of a lot more than a 1999 E39 M5 with 7 owners and most comprehensive history.........
 

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his has lower miles and is a 1 owner car. Just because cars are older does not mean they are directly worth less.

For example, to me, a 2 owner E34 95 M5 3.8, FBMSH is worth a hell of a lot more than a 1999 E39 M5 with 7 owners and most comprehensive history.........
With you on this one matey !
 

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Many people can't believe I got £2.5K for my 97 328i with 129K and FSH. But they all are gob smacked when they have been in it at how awesome it drives, far tighter than anythng else really as I have overhauled the car for the sake of keeping everything fresh. I could have advertised it for more as fellow members said, but on balance I am happy with a reasonable price for a very fine car older car.

Some people will never understand paying a premium, be it small or large for an older car, whereas many enthusiasts or people who can appreciate few owner FSH cars will happily justify paying a premium...........

each to their own but the original posters car is definately something I'd be happy to pay £1500 for if I was in the market for that sort of car.
 

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his has lower miles and is a 1 owner car. Just because cars are older does not mean they are directly worth less.

For example, to me, a 2 owner E34 95 M5 3.8, FBMSH is worth a hell of a lot more than a 1999 E39 M5 with 7 owners and most comprehensive history.........
Yes point taken but just for info I am only the 3rd owner on mine most of the ones I looked at had a lot more miles or owners.

So looking at it your way, if they were both on a forecourt for the same money you would buy the older car then.
 

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Yes point taken but just for info I am only the 3rd owner on mine most of the ones I looked at had a lot more miles or owners.

So looking at it your way, if they were both on a forecourt for the same money you would buy the older car then.
I most certainly would not pay a garage forecourt a premium for it! stealing to$$ers.

If buying such a car, I'd only buy from a private buyer. But lets say he had 2, an E39 like yours and the E34, I'd look at both, if I wanted something modern and it was reasonable i'd go for the E39, however, the older car being so rare as a 1 owner low mileage car, I'd get that and run it.

Like I said, everyone is different and we all think differently when it comes to cars.............
 
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