4166Re: any ideas of the price for a 528i manual 1982 in Australia?
- Feb 12, 2006Hi.
I'm a new member in Sydney, Australia. Just in the process of
reading past posts in the hope they may answer some of my questions.
My experience may help answer Rob's question.
I have just bought my first BMW 6 weeks ago - a 1984 E28 528i
automatic 220,000km in fair to good but not perfect condition. The
dealer was wanting a quick sale so I got it for the trade-in value
he gave the previous owner - A$1,000. It had 2 weeks registration
remaining, the driver's electric window didn't work, there's a non-
continuous diagonal dent across both passenger doors, a small dent
at the front end of the front left panel, a couple very small rust
patches, mainly around the BMW badge on the boot lid, and the front
seats are showing signs of heavy wear - mostly minor defects that
don't affect the drivability of the vehicle. It drives like a dream,
and I'm loving it.
I spent about $450 on urgent repairs for registration renewal - $90
to fix the electric window, and the rest was mostly labour costs
trying to work out what was wrong with the brakes - the brake lining
warning light remains on but everything checks out OK.
So, Rob, to answer your question, based on my experience, you may be
lucky to A$1,000 to A$2,000 on trade-in, suject to condition. My
dealer had been asking A$2,990, then dropped to A$1,990 but had no
enquiries. I saw it advertised when he'd dropped it to $1,000. The
dealer specialises in second-hand BMW's, so presumably would know
the true value of the vehicle.
How much you decide to spend on the car depends on how long you want
to keep it working in top condition. Whether the vehicle will
appreciate in value remains to be seen.
--- In bmwe28@..., "Robert Allan"
> I've been searching and searching and i seem to run into alot of
> contradictory information about the market price for a e28 528i in
> Australia at the moment. some places say 4-7000 and others 2-3500
> now i know i bought mine for 2500 on the road..... but that was
> cheap and i am considering putting a couple of grand into it(bushes
> shocks tyres etc.). its a nice car with leather interior and ismostly
> in VGC, but i don't want to put alot of money into it if it makesno
> different to the eventual price i will sell it for.
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