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Old 22nd January 2005, 18:44   #1
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hi guys
there is an 1994 champange red bmw 330tds done 75k kms,with leather interiors,alloys
car is in great condition,but is mh reg,has insurance too

current owner wants 10.50 lacs,says he will get a fancy no and change it to AP reg
what would be the current life tax on the car?
how much at the max can be quoted for the car?
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hi guys
there is an 1994 champange red bmw 330tds done 75k kms,with leather interiors,alloys
car is in great condition,but is mh reg,has insurance too

current owner wants 10.50 lacs,says he will get a fancy no and change it to AP reg what would be the current life tax on the car?
how much at the max can be quoted for the car?
An 1994 3-series would be the E36 model, which is a generation out of date (the current model is the E43), and will soon be two generations out of date (the E43 is being replaced this year). I did a web search but nowhere could I find any information about an E36 330tds. Are you sure it is not a 325tds?

See these pages for model info on the E36.
http://www.bmwworld.com/models/e36.htm
http://www.bmw1st.com/3series/bmw3.htm
http://www.bmwinfo.com/23300.html
http://www.bmwinfo.com/23380.html

10.5 lakhs seems pretty high for a car the size of the old Honda City (my guess, from the few E36's I have seen around Bangalore) with ~145 bhp, with 75K on the odo. Try negotiating with the owner - if he really wants to sell, the buyer pool would be very small and it is unlikely he would get a better offer.

I don't know about the tax, sorry.
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(the current model is the E43)
Don't you mean E46 ?

And the 2005 3-series will be the E90 if i am not mistaken?

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Old 23rd January 2005, 12:32   #4
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330tds is impossible (except the car has had a transplant which dosent seem to be the case).
Not more than 5-6 max if the car is in the best of condition. I have seen 96 LExus sell for 8 laks in exceptionally mint condition.
BMWs are very expensive to maintain in India, be careful !!

Regarding state transfer, ask him whether he is jumping any octroi etc!!
And what docs u will be having at the end of the transaction.

Check whether 94 is the year of manufacture or import.
Also , check yrself what exactly lies below the hood. there were a array of engine options as listed in the links above.

and PICS pl
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Don't you mean E46 ?
Oops, you got me there!
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hey sorry guys
it's a 325tds
pics a bit difficult as it's with a 2nd hand car dealer who deals only in high end cars called "riderz"
it's year of manufacture is 1994
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too expensive i've seen excellent ls400's go for this price
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If you look on Baazee, fazulbhoys have a 1993 Merc 300SE w140 advertised for 8 lakhs. The BMW is way overpriced
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Four years back I came pretty close to leasing a BMW 328i in USA. But then I blinked and settled for an Acura 3.2TL. Anyway, I had researched a lot during that time about BMW. The conventional wisdom about BMW was that you should keep it until warranty runs out. After that it becomes a white elephant to maintain.

And here you are talking about buying a 1994 model which is really out of date and out of warranty...

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Depending on the condition id say at best about 6.5 lacs, at worst 5 lacs.
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I believe there was a 5 series of similar vintage for sale in Mumbai. Asking price - Rs.2,50,000. Go figure.
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hey man at that price its better to go get an w124 e class andmake it dhin chak and all
its a waste of cash
a mondeo is better
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hey 10.5k is wayyy too much.It should be for around 4.5-6 depending on the condition and the date till which the tax,insurance etc is paid
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