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I think the car is very well priced but the problem you will find is that you are a private seller.

The problem with that is that someone will have to part with £16,000 worth of cash and not everyone has that sort of money burning a whole in their pockets.

The second issue is that for that money, a lot of people may be tempted to go out and finance a car from a dealer have warranty etc.

Selling a car privately is horrible and I've had a bad experience lately thinking I've priced my car spot on etc.

Someone will buy it, its just a matter of time but because someone will be buying cash, be prepared that they will turn up and want to knock your price down even further.

Good Luck!
 

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I think the car is very well priced but the problem you will find is that you are a private seller.

The problem with that is that someone will have to part with £16,000 worth of cash and not everyone has that sort of money burning a whole in their pockets.

The second issue is that for that money, a lot of people may be tempted to go out and finance a car from a dealer have warranty etc.

Selling a car privately is horrible and I've had a bad experience lately thinking I've priced my car spot on etc.

Someone will buy it, its just a matter of time but because someone will be buying cash, be prepared that they will turn up and want to knock your price down even further.

Good Luck!
Thanks, yeah I get that it's not a cheap car but it's also not silly. It's also about as sound a car as you can get given it's history (no issues and fully service, still has some service pack left etc). Not to mention I've priced it knowing there'll be a little haggling, it's a super car though I'm really tempted to keep it but I'm getting a 330e on the company this week and can't really justify 2 3 series' outside the house haha.
 

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Honestly I think 16 grand is on the high side, especially for a saloon - you can pick up f30 shape ones for less than this (obviously not as good engine and spec but still...). The coupes go for this kind of money, a more realistic price is probably around 13-14k, but that's just my 2 cents. I just don't see someone parting with 16k for an e90 sedan in 2016, regardless of spec and condition.
 

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Interesting, I honestly don't put much swing on the coupe versus the saloon in this model, same car, had the same list price and if anything the coupe "E" series was an afterthought compared to the saloon. I get that they are a little cheaper after market which is why I've priced this 2-3k below 2 others ive seen that are coupes.

Comparing it to a bog standard f30 is chalk and cheese though, 335i versus 320d isn't a comparison at all (regardless of body shape), they're completely different cars, this is a performance motor the other is a sales rep trawler.
 

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Just to add on both sides of the argument. It is well priced, he'll of a lot of car for the money.

However, above point is very correct. £16k for an e90 is a lot of money.

In today's market, that's a very specialist car and therefore has a narrow audience. As you said not many 335i's online to compare with.

Your average punter, that will be looking for a 3 series may go for a newer f30 in a 330i or 330d configuration as that is more than enough for everyday use. F10 530i and 530d can also be gotten for that money and that is a huge difference compared to an e90 in class.

You also mention the 320d. Funnily enough, that is probably the most sought after 3 series and a normal person will prefer a high spec 320d that is newer than your 335i.

As I said before, very specialist car and for that reason, it will take longer to sell privately. But once a buyer does come along, they will know their stuff on this car and will buy if it's good


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You are more than likely right. I did quite a bit of research before I bought it and absolutely zero regret, the thing is a masterpiece, half talking myself into keeping it alongside my 330e.

The spec makes it very nice though, active cruise control, bmw individual stereo, visibility pack, upgraded satnav etc etc. It had 10k of extras at new. Desperately fun to drive when you want but calm and sophisticated when you don't need it. Get a solid 32-33mpg on a run generally too which is manageable.
 

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Damn nice car :thumbsup.

It really is a beast. Can you really use all that power on city roads :jaw-dropping.

How much premium are you asking over the same spec 330i model.

I suppose its fair to ask a little premium over the 330i.
 

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Thanks,

The thing takes off from first and second phenomenally so you can have a bit of fun sprinting around city, super fun out in the country or point it south and wake up in the south of france without even thinking about it. The unexpected bonus tbh was that because its not an "M3" it doesnt come with the running price tag BMW put on that. All of their servicing/labour/parts/tyres etc relate to a bog standard 3 series
 

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Interesting, I honestly don't put much swing on the coupe versus the saloon in this model, same car, had the same list price and if anything the coupe "E" series was an afterthought compared to the saloon. I get that they are a little cheaper after market which is why I've priced this 2-3k below 2 others ive seen that are coupes.

Comparing it to a bog standard f30 is chalk and cheese though, 335i versus 320d isn't a comparison at all (regardless of body shape), they're completely different cars, this is a performance motor the other is a sales rep trawler.
Regardless of the new price, coupes are more sought after and carry a significant premium over other shapes.

Now I understand it's a lot of kit for the money, and a great car, but your average punter wont. It's not that I don't think it's worth 16k, I just think it will be a real struggle to get that for it, as said before the audience is very small. In my experience, at least when I was looking there isn't much in it price wise for a 330i vs 335i, but the 325i's are a lot cheaper (I ended up with a 330i coupe). You don't need to explain the merits of 335i's here, we all know about them and most have driven them :p It's a great car, and again i'm not saying it's not worth 16 grand (to me), but at the end of the day it's worth what people will pay for it and I think you'll be trying to sell it for a long time at that price.
 

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Cool, as someone mentioned I think if I was looking for a buyer who is after "a 3 series" it will look expensive to them, but to a buyer looking for "a 335i" theyd probably consider it very fair. It's also priced to take into account there will always be some haggling!!!

If it was yours and you wanted to try and sell it in the next month, what would you put it on at do you think (I'm just interest to know, I'm still very confident 15k-16k is beyond fair)?
 

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If you need an urgent sale, id say it has to be lowered in price.

I had a look on we buy any car - yes I know that they are a rip off. They value it at 11230 and I usually find that they undervalue by around 20% so I think around £13500 is where a quick sale sits.

having said that, that's not a lot for that car at all! real bargain.

I agree that coupes are more sought after, if you had that in a coupe at the price it is, I would buy it, instantly.

Try advertising on Piston Heads. More car loving bunch over there compared to generic people looking for cars on autotrader.
 

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Will stick it on pistonheads cheers.

I understand the coupe is more sought after but given the examples online the coupe versions are up for 2-3k more than this anyway and the used car guides only really mark them up by about £1500 average. As I said those may be overpriced anyway but still. Current price gives me a bit of room to haggle to 15/15.5k but really to the right buyer even 16 is a nice price.

Thanks though!
 

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I find the coupes go for more than 1500 more, it's more like 20-25% more in my experience. They carry quite a significant premium, that's just how the market is. Right now coupes are very 'in'.

Again, great car, and GLWTS, i'm sure you'll sell it eventually but if you want to sell it soonish i'd say around 13-14k is where it would need to be. However, since you're getting a company car, I assume you're not in a rush. As we get into summer car prices go up a little so you might be in luck and find the right buyer if you're willing to hold on.

Honestly i hate selling cars these days though, nobody wants to pay what cars are worth, it's a buyers market.
 

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Yeah you may be right. I'm just going off the used car data website and then prices on autotrader. Also when I bought it I was in the market for either a coupe OR a saloon and there was a price diff but it was around the 1-2k mark rather than 4-5k (I was looking at a purchase price of 20-25 at the time).

You're right, no need to sell it super quick and even with my company car I'd be tempted to buy it for anything less than 15 haha; even though I own the thing.

I get what you're saying about coupes too though however the number of RS4s I see around shows theres definitely that market for a family "sleeper" for people with younger kids. I'd be all over it in that regard.
 

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I think the fact that it's a manual will affect pricing too. I know everyone says a manual is a real drivers car ... blah blah .... but I think anyone looking would prefer the auto. I certainly would.

Might not help you in terms of making you feel good, but may help you understand about pricing if you end up with it for a while.
 

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Manual is a def a bonus in my mind. I spent ages finding a manual one when I bought it. Hard to price it V a manual though as there are so few around. As a few people of said, it's a super car for the money, to the right buyer.
 

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Had a few decent enquiries and a tempting offer to let it go but it was on the cheeky side. I dont need the money so decided to hold.
 
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