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amancuso 10-19-2017 08:04 PM

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Originally Posted by dannyzabolotny (Post 1118700)
Zero interest for the X5 4.6is here on Xoutpost, so I guess I'll list it on Bring a Trailer at some point soon. A 219k-mile 2003 540i/6 sold for $7300 just now, so that gives me hope for my X5.

That's forking insane. That means my 2003 M5 should fetch double that when I reach 219K.

Crowz 10-19-2017 11:13 PM

Prices are way different out there than here. X5 E53's in good condition are at low as $2500 at times.

I have seen some IS versions go for $3500 on craigslist too.

I have no idea what they are going for on your side of the country.

The E70's go for about what you were asking around here. But again in the south east car prices are cheap.

Good luck with the sale.

amancuso 10-20-2017 07:08 AM

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Originally Posted by Crowz (Post 1118724)
Prices are way different out there than here. X5 E53's in good condition are at low as $2500 at times.

I have seen some IS versions go for $3500 on craigslist too.

I have no idea what they are going for on your side of the country.

The E70's go for about what you were asking around here. But again in the south east car prices are cheap.

Good luck with the sale.

Mileage on these cheap cars?

Crowz 10-20-2017 11:42 AM

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Originally Posted by amancuso (Post 1118752)
Mileage on these cheap cars?

Not particularly low. On average 185k to 210k.

amancuso 10-20-2017 01:25 PM

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Originally Posted by Crowz (Post 1118767)
Not particularly low. On average 185k to 210k.

:wow:

Crowz 10-20-2017 01:40 PM

Or did you mean the e70's? They are around 116k average milage.

dannyzabolotny 10-29-2017 09:29 PM

Starting to think that maybe parting out is the way to go... I want to get at least $7k for the X5, but I've had zero offers so far. Plus then I can grab the 4.6 engine to put into my 540it, hmmm...

semcoinc 10-29-2017 11:34 PM

Sorry to hear this Danny.

It seems to me that ultra high mileage vehicles do best when their owners put the sweat equity into them like you did and keep them for their personal use for a long time.

The sweat equity and quality seems to be lost on most strangers when confronted with the high mileage.

Even with the mavens among us, no takers :dunno:

I hope you have success in selling it as opposed to parting it out.

Mike

Dking078 10-30-2017 12:15 AM

Truth be told the 4.6is is a bit of a bear. Even mint examples suffer from depressed values, maybe due to the 4.8is? But definitely the engine can be a bit scary since if one blows a 4.6L, it's $$$ to get another.

I recall a very nice 4.6is in my area not too long ago for a very hard to pass up price given it's condition, basically mirroring that of danny's X5 sans 100k miles. (Tow pkg, LCI steering wheel, C-L-E-A-N). Poor thing ended up sitting on the market for quite a while.

Basically needs the right buyer to come along I guess :dunno:

dannyzabolotny 10-30-2017 01:33 AM

Yeah, I guess the 4.6is' rarity doesn't necessarily mean it's a super in-demand vehicle. The only 4.6's that sell for decent money nowadays are lower mileage ones in Estoril Blue or Imola Red.

Don't worry about me parting it out— that engine isn't going anywhere. If I go the part-out route, I'll likely transplant the 4.6L into my 540it. It's about as close to a plug and play swap as it gets, aside from the CCV/OSV/oil pan (and those can all be changed around pretty easily). Since I've already rebuilt the entire top end of the 4.6L motor, all that would be left is to replace the rod bearings and oil pump chain on the bottom end to make a motor that's good for another 200k. It would also be the only case of swapping in a higher mileage (215k) engine into a lower mileage car (196k on the 540it). Who could say no to a pretty much free 50hp boost?


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