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bcb1 07-14-2010 10:31 AM

Advice on selling my 2005 X5, Imola Red
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Hi guys,

I have a 2005 X5, 3.0i, Imola Red, 60K miles, in pristine condition. It has the cold weather package and Dakota Black leather interior. I'm the second owner, and it is BMW CPO warranty until 1/2011.

As much as it pains me, I've decided to sell her and go back to a full size SUV. I gave my Yukon to my daughter (I barely drove the X5 except on weekends), and now I find myself missing having a big, honkin' full size sport utility.

Can y'all advise me on two things:

1. What do you think she's worth? (since it's Imola Red, those are like a needle in a haystack - I've owned this one two years and I've never seen another Imola Red one). I'm thinking $21 to $23K?

2. Where do I advertise? Is ebay motors better, or Craigslist?

3. It's still financed with BMW Financial Services. Should I pay off the loan before I sell? I could probably scrape up the money somehow. How hard is it to sell a car when it's financed?

Thanks for any advice you can provide.....

(I attached a photo of when I bought it from North Haven BMW)

Quicksilver 07-14-2010 11:19 AM

Post it for sale here after you do this.

bcb1 07-14-2010 12:41 PM

Ok...I will do that
I didn't realize I could post it on Xoutpost. I suppose I'll also do Craigslist.com.

I'll probably wait until early to mid August to post it. Anyone that has advice on what to price it at, let me know. My local Craigslist has 2005 X5's listed for $23 and $24K, I figure I'd price mine a little less than that, and with the rare color I shouldn't have any trouble moving it.

I live in West Virginia and I had to go all the way to Connecticut to find this one! There must be some other nut out there that wants a red one as bad as I did, lol. :p:

Quicksilver 07-14-2010 03:08 PM

Here's the correct forum. BMW SAV Items for Sale - Xoutpost.com
Pay up and have at it

RPX5 07-14-2010 03:59 PM

I hear the 6 cyl is moving quick. You shouldn't have an issue.

JumpmanJunkie 07-14-2010 10:08 PM

Imola Red 3.0? did that come straight from the dealer or did you specially order that color?

CTSportX5 07-14-2010 10:39 PM

The loan does not need to be paid off first, although it helps as a selling point because it is alot easier. I bought mine with a lien attached and had to wait 2 weeks for BMW financial to process the payoff and release the lien.

LeMansX5 07-14-2010 11:28 PM


Originally Posted by JumpmanJunkie (Post 755940)
Imola Red 3.0? did that come straight from the dealer or did you specially order that color?

Imola red and Estoril were Priority 1 Option for $2500.

JumpmanJunkie 07-15-2010 01:59 AM


Originally Posted by LeMansX5 (Post 755966)
Imola red and Estoril were Priority 1 Option for $2500.

hmm didnt know that, thanks LeMans :thumbup:

bcb1 07-15-2010 07:52 AM

I have the original window sticker and it lists Imola Red for $2500. I think the Imola Red and Estoril Blue are both great colors - I wonder why BMW didn't make them regular stock colors?

And neither color is available anymore even as a Priority 1 option...seems a shame.

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