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FlightService
FlightService HalfDork
7/12/11 9:26 p.m.
FlightService
FlightService HalfDork
7/12/11 9:26 p.m.

BMW 535xi wagon

FlightService
FlightService HalfDork
7/12/11 9:27 p.m.

FlightService
FlightService HalfDork
7/12/11 9:27 p.m.

The best part is...

Maroon92
Maroon92 SuperDork
7/12/11 9:27 p.m.

One of my co-workers sold his 996 carrera to CarMax for 8 grand. It had coolant oil intermixing issues, and well over 100,000 miles.

I lol'd

FlightService
FlightService HalfDork
7/12/11 9:29 p.m.

in a good or a bad way?

pigeon
pigeon Dork
7/12/11 9:49 p.m.

Holy overpriced at $46k "no haggle" - quick look at the BMWUSA CPO website turns up two better CPO cars easily: loaded for $39k asking price

sexy green over tan for $43.9k

Maroon92
Maroon92 SuperDork
7/12/11 10:00 p.m.
FlightService wrote: in a good or a bad way?

I lol'd that he took them for 8 grand on it. Coolant Oil mix on an MY96 engine spells EXPENSIVE ENGINE REPLACEMENT!! The car was effectively worthless when he sold it to them.

As for your buy, that car is SWEET! AWD, inline 6, wagon, stick? Perfect combo!

Vigo
Vigo Dork
7/12/11 11:16 p.m.

I have to post this.. this rarely happens but when i saw the picture of the shifter i literally burst out with "Holy crap!".

Usually my fiancee will walk over to see what that means (its rare enough) if i do that. hahah.

That is a damn unicorn of a car..

FlightService
FlightService HalfDork
7/12/11 11:37 p.m.

Not my purchase that car is worth all my cars times 2! hell about 1/3 of my house.

yeah Carmax has gotten real, and mean, REAL greedy over the last 4 years.

Right before I left I watched them buy a Vic for $1500 and sell it for $8500. Involved costs? oil change, vacuum and wash.

They will sell you a car and stand behind it, but you are gonna pay.

Rusted_Busted_Spit
Rusted_Busted_Spit Dork
7/13/11 10:15 a.m.

Along the same lines of the BMW:

Audi A8 w/6 speed manual transmission

Not mine, yada, yada, yada.

Strike_Zero
Strike_Zero HalfDork
7/13/11 10:42 a.m.

^

I likes that . . .

njansenv
njansenv HalfDork
7/13/11 11:16 a.m.
Maroon92 wrote: I lol'd that he took them for 8 grand on it. Coolant Oil mix on an MY96 engine spells LS1 SWAP!! The car was effectively worthless when he sold it to them.

Fixed. ;)

pinchvalve
pinchvalve SuperDork
7/13/11 12:29 p.m.

Great car, wish I was shopping in the $40K range!

1988RedT2
1988RedT2 Dork
7/13/11 12:37 p.m.

I'm thinking:

A) That's a lot to pay for a used car.
B) Somebody had buyers' remorse.

Strizzo
Strizzo SuperDork
7/13/11 12:55 p.m.
1988RedT2 wrote: I'm thinking: A) That's a lot to pay for a used car. B) Somebody had buyers' remorse.

wife said: why are there three pedals?, i only have two feet!

procainestart
procainestart Dork
7/13/11 1:31 p.m.

Buddy of mine has basically the same car. I drove it while working checkpoints for a time-speed-distance rally -- very nice automobile...

dculberson
dculberson HalfDork
7/13/11 2:08 p.m.
Rusted_Busted_Spit wrote: Along the same lines of the BMW: Audi A8 w/6 speed manual transmission Not mine, yada, yada, yada.

That's an awesome car. Holy crap.

DILYSI Dave
DILYSI Dave SuperDork
7/13/11 2:14 p.m.

Otto Maddox
Otto Maddox Dork
7/13/11 2:18 p.m.

Maybe I am getting old, but big assed cars with a rubbery manual gearshift and a temperamental clutch just don't do it for me. I'll take an automatic.

92CelicaHalfTrac
92CelicaHalfTrac SuperDork
7/13/11 2:18 p.m.
dculberson wrote:
Rusted_Busted_Spit wrote: Along the same lines of the BMW: Audi A8 w/6 speed manual transmission Not mine, yada, yada, yada.

That's an awesome car. Holy crap.

This.... i want that so badly.

Rusted_Busted_Spit
Rusted_Busted_Spit Dork
7/13/11 3:06 p.m.
92CelicaHalfTrac wrote:
dculberson wrote:
Rusted_Busted_Spit wrote: Along the same lines of the BMW: Audi A8 w/6 speed manual transmission Not mine, yada, yada, yada.

That's an awesome car. Holy crap.

This.... i want that so badly.

If it wasn't for the gas mileage I would flip my 9-5 for that car.

FlightService
FlightService HalfDork
7/14/11 4:51 p.m.
Rusted_Busted_Spit wrote:
92CelicaHalfTrac wrote:
dculberson wrote:
Rusted_Busted_Spit wrote: Along the same lines of the BMW: Audi A8 w/6 speed manual transmission Not mine, yada, yada, yada.

That's an awesome car. Holy crap.

This.... i want that so badly.

If it wasn't for the gas mileage I would flip my 9-5 for that car.

Why do you insist on rolling your 9-5 before you buy a new car. I am sure the Saab deserves a nicer home than that...

BoxheadTim
BoxheadTim SuperDork
7/14/11 5:11 p.m.
Otto Maddox wrote: Maybe I am getting old, but big assed cars with a rubbery manual gearshift and a temperamental clutch just don't do it for me. I'll take an automatic.

Having owned a 1st gen A8 in the UK, I'm not sure I'd agree with that statement. It doesn't have what I'd call a very durable slushbox.

plance1
plance1 Dork
7/14/11 8:14 p.m.
Maroon92 wrote: One of my co-workers sold his 996 carrera to CarMax for 8 grand. It had coolant oil intermixing issues, and well over 100,000 miles. I lol'd

Maybe I'd act differently if I was trading a car in to a dealer, but when I sell a car to an individual I tell them everything, and I mean everything that's wrong with the car. Made some decent friends that way.

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