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X53Jay4.8is 10-30-2017 04:06 AM

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Originally Posted by amancuso (Post 1118716)
That's forking insane. That means my 2003 M5 should fetch double that when I reach 219K.


An X5 does not carry half the weight in pricing as a E39 540i 6-Speed. Those vehicles are just solid tanks compared to the X5.

X53Jay4.8is 10-30-2017 04:09 AM

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Originally Posted by dannyzabolotny (Post 1119470)
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...

Would hate a to see a good 4.6is X5 parted out but $7K is very optimistic with pricing at this mileage juncture. I hope you keep the X5 together the 4.6is is rare a well sorted one just needs the right owner.

dannyzabolotny 10-30-2017 01:13 PM

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Originally Posted by X53Jay4.8is (Post 1119489)
Would hate a to see a good 4.6is X5 parted out but $7K is very optimistic with pricing at this mileage juncture. I hope you keep the X5 together the 4.6is is rare a well sorted one just needs the right owner.

Well the way I see it is that I have at least $6500 into this X5. I would rather part it out than sell it at a loss. I know in parts I can make a lot more than for a whole running vehicle at this mileage, especially since it still has issues.

I have no need for the X5 because my 540i wagon can do everything it does. In stock form my 540i wagon is faster, gets better gas mileage, has more cargo space (Google it), and has about the same off-roading capabilities (almost none). There's zero need for AWD here in Arizona.

It would definitely be sad to part out the 4.6is, but sentimental value doesn't pay the bills unfortunately.

dannyzabolotny 11-01-2017 03:44 PM

Good news, looks like the X5's staying together after all! My friend agreed to buy it and we worked out an arrangement that makes both of us happy. It's cool because I'll get to see the X5 pretty often and I'll probably still work on it with my friend.

Now I have to get him on here, he normally lives on Bimmer Forums with his two Z3 M-Coupes.

crystalworks 11-01-2017 03:50 PM

Awesome. Now he'll have a tow vehicle to get those z3 M roadsters to the track and back.

BimmerBreaker 11-03-2017 05:04 PM

Hey, that's my truck! Cool. Yeah Danny told me he was considering parting it out and I couldn't let that happen, especially since this one was so nice. Needs a little love here and there but the drivetrain is well sorted - definitely not work that an average craigslist buyer would put value in, but I've done those jobs with Danny before and know he knows what hes doing! Here she is sitting in my driveway :cool:

http://oi64.tinypic.com/9giryd.jpg

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Originally Posted by crystalworks (Post 1119688)
Awesome. Now he'll have a tow vehicle to get those z3 M roadsters to the track and back.

Don't even know me and you already think my cars will need to be towed from the track...! :bustingup That is very intuitive of you. Did the fact that I just bought a 215K mile M62 give it away? :p:

X53Jay4.8is 11-03-2017 06:59 PM

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Originally Posted by BimmerBreaker (Post 1119897)
Hey, that's my truck! Cool. Yeah Danny told me he was considering parting it out and I couldn't let that happen, especially since this one was so nice. Needs a little love here and there but the drivetrain is well sorted - definitely not work that an average craigslist buyer would put value in, but I've done those jobs with Danny before and know he knows what hes doing! Here she is sitting in my driveway :cool:

http://oi64.tinypic.com/9giryd.jpg



Don't even know me and you already think my cars will need to be towed from the track...! :bustingup That is very intuitive of you. Did the fact that I just bought a 215K mile M62 give it away? :p:

Thank God for an IS Savior. Here's to returning her to former glory!!!!!

dannyzabolotny 11-03-2017 09:41 PM

I'm happy with this result because it means I still get to see the X5 from time to time and Graham gets to drive a relatively well-sorted car. Everyone wins!

We're going to give it a good wash tomorrow and I'll show Graham how to take care of the paint so that it stays nice for a long time.

BimmerBreaker 11-04-2017 11:53 AM

Man those illuminated door handles are not cheap are they? Fixing up some odds and ends on this thing, bought a seat memory module thing as well.
Wood trim on the driver's door is cracked, steering wheel could use a re-wrap, nav screen has a melted spot, other than that, she's in excellent shape

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Originally Posted by dannyzabolotny (Post 1119915)
I'm happy with this result because it means I still get to see the X5 from time to time and Graham gets to drive a relatively well-sorted car. Everyone wins!

We're going to give it a good wash tomorrow and I'll show Graham how to take care of the paint so that it stays nice for a long time.

Keeping a black car clean in AZ (especially one that isn't staying in the garage) is a fool's errand :rofl: ...but one I will happily partake in

Maybe I'll pluck one of the coupes out of the garage and do a fun little photoshoot once the X5 is clean. They'll look like siblings!

jopecasa 11-04-2017 03:23 PM

http://oi64.tinypic.com/9giryd.jpg

Congrats!

Needs to be lowered a tad.:thumbup:


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