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      12-05-2005, 02:28 PM   #1
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Good deal on a trade?

My 330i arrives Friday. Dealer wants to give me 18.5K for my 2002 325 ci, 54000 miles, sport, premium, heated seats. Is this a good deal?
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i would try private sale...friend of mine sold his 2003 325ci w/40k for 25..so you should be able to get about 22 or so
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Thanks!
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It really depends on convenience, time and money as to whether you trade in or sell privately. For me, trade in was the easiest but for your good self, a private sale may very well be the way to go.

All the best in whichever way you decide.
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My 330i arrives Friday. Dealer wants to give me 18.5K for my 2002 325 ci, 54000 miles, sport, premium, heated seats. Is this a good deal?
No trade in is ever a good deal! If Id just need a second car, Id give you 19 for it, and you still be happy.
just do it and dont look back, look fwd twds a E90
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My 330i arrives Friday. Dealer wants to give me 18.5K for my 2002 325 ci, 54000 miles, sport, premium, heated seats. Is this a good deal?
I checked blue book for NY and for a manual if that's what u have?
Says $18,150.00. sounds like your getting a decent deal?
Do keep in mind by trading it for $18,500 you save over $1,000.00
on your new car tax wise. So it's like your getting $19,500 for your car.
If u sell outright? u need to get more then $19,500.00 to do better?
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I asked my dealer about the tax savings and he said that did not apply for Maryland
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I asked my dealer about the tax savings and he said that did not apply for Maryland
I believe your salesman needs to get a new job?
Tax credit on trade in is entire United States.
Meaning: u get $18,500 for trade in & car is $40,000.
You pay tax on $21,500 not $40,000.
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I tried to research this last night and it mentioned that CA, DC, MD, and some other states do nat have the trade-in credit.
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i got a good deal on a trade in. we traded in my sisters 99 civic which was maybe worth 3500 and they said it was worth 5k, better than carmax.
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