View Full Version : 2001 OGMII 325xit Touring, Sport, Cold Weather, AT, 124k

05-01-2013, 11:02 AM
WTT / WTS $7000

Contact me at erakusin@verizon.net

Asking $7,000 for the car, negotiable of course. I am aware of the KBB value, I believe my car a very clean example. Please note the use of the word NEGOTIABLE! That means work out a deal with me :)

I am looking to sell or trade my 2001 E46 wagon. The transmissions shifts quickly and smoothly and the four wheel drive is great in the winter time.I have had the car for about two years. The previous owner was an older woman who had the car serviced at BMW of Peabody. I did most of the maintenance via DIY with the help of a good mechanic at my work. I detail her religiously. I love the car, but I am interested in moving on to something with a manual transmission. I am asking $7000. I will entertain any offers or trades but I am specifically looking for a ZHP or a six speed 330i. Feel free to post or PM me if you have any questions. I know you boys run a hard bargain, so let 'em rip!

The Car:

2001 BMW 325xit
124,000 miles (currently away at school so mileage should stay pretty constant)
2.5 liter inline 6 (M54B25)
Automatic (Steptronic)
Full time four-wheel drive (38%/62% Front/Rear Torque Split)
Sports package
Premium package
Cold weather package
"Oxford green metallic" paint
"Sand Montana" leather
Park Distance Control (PDC)
Xenon headlights
Fog lights
6 CD changer
Harmon Kardon stereo
Full sized spare
Continental tires on 17 inch BMW style 73 wheels
Power seats with memory and adjustable thigh support
Memory mirrors with reverse-tilt feature
Auto-dim mirror
Home-link system
Factory clear bra
Headlight washers
Multifunction steering wheel with cruise control


Stainless brake lines
VANOS seals replacement
Front brake pads
Epansion tank / radiator hose
See my flickr link for a screenshot of my full maintenance spreadsheet :headbang (Oil change a few months ago, not listed)

The Good:

Interior is in beautiful shape (9/10) The back seats and most plastics look they have never been used! The leather on the driver's seat shows some wear, but no cracks or tears
The engine runs nicely and never gives me any problems on start up, especially after the rebuilt VANOS
Transmission never hiccups and the shifts are quick and sporty
Suspension is in great shape with newer shocks from the previous owner
Car feels tight and tracks straight on the highway
A/C blows cold
The factory Harmon Kardon stereo sounds great
Plenty of recent preventative maintenance performed
All weather and carpeted floor mats

The Bad (full disclosure here!):

The car is 11 years old and has seen it's fair share of shopping carts. The paint is a lovely color and is very presentable and shiny, but there are dings and some scratches, although nothing major or really noticeable at first glance
Wheels have some curb rash on the outer lips
Some minor rust, very repairable (nothing bad or unusual for the car's age, no swiss cheese)
Needs a set of rotors in the near future
The sunroof shade tabs need to be replaced

Other Common E46 3 Series Focus Points:

VANOS seals replaced
Cooling system has had a recent refresh
Subframe is in great shape (xi wagons have a low failure rate)
No sagging headliner or pillar covers

Bargaining Chips (things that can be worked into a deal):

OEM set of four winter wheels and tires with hubcaps (one tire is a mismatch, but tread depth is all equal). The finish on the steel wheels is not in great shape but I had them on this winter and they were smooth and worked well
Thule roof racks with snowboard carriers. Unfortunately, I do not have the keys to the locks (no, not stolen!)
Set of black OEM rubber floor mats


See the link below the set for even more detailed shots. This set was taken about six months ago when the car had about 118k miles on it. They still reflect the car's condition however.




















05-01-2013, 12:41 PM
GLWS. I'm sure anyone interested will greatly appreciate your honestly and full disclosure about the car.

05-01-2013, 12:45 PM
Thank you sir! I figured that when I shop for a car I would much rather hear about the problems up front then find myself surprised, so I should advertise mine in that way.

05-01-2013, 05:09 PM
Damn. Car is clean as Fuuuuudge!

HTC DNA, Williamsburg, VA

05-01-2013, 06:25 PM
Thanks Dane! She does have her imperfections (check the full image set) but let's just say people are often thrown off when I tell them the car is 12 years old :thumbup

05-01-2013, 06:35 PM
Again... Wish I was in the market as this is my ideal DD. At any rate GLWS

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05-04-2013, 02:05 PM
I would never have guessed the mileage based on how clean that car is! GLWS!

05-04-2013, 02:16 PM
Thanks! Luckily I have access to some good quality detailing equipment at work, so I have no excuse not to keep her fresh!

05-15-2013, 11:10 AM
UPDATE: Rear wiper arm has been replaced (OE part)... window regulators will be fixed tomorrow and sunroof done hopefully by the end of next week. Current mileage is 124.6k

05-19-2013, 12:38 PM
Small vacation price drop, $7,500 obo. I leave Wednesday through the 31st. Desperate for a ZHP! :) Car is almost at 125k.

06-11-2013, 07:14 AM
Drop to 7k. I don't really want this to be traded in. Currently 125.7k miles. I have two nearly new JOKEahama tires in the correct size I could perhaps match and throw in... Snow tires, extra mats too. Somebody make me a deal!

06-12-2013, 04:46 PM
Snip from my WTB thread. If you have special interest in the car, feel free to contact me, but otherwise I unfortunately have to close this FS ad.

Guys, I think I am going to have to suspend this WTB until further notice, I'm just not in a position right now to get a car worth buying with the right options and a good history. I had myself in the perfect situation to jump into a S/G on Alcantara 6mt this same time last year, but turned it down for reasons now unknown to me... hindsight is always 20/20 isn't it? Since then I invested some of my cash and stopped working while I was at school. I will be trying again once my finances change. Thanks for all the help in the interim.

06-12-2013, 05:06 PM
That's a shame. I was really looking forward to seeing you in a ZHP. Good luck, anyhow.

06-12-2013, 05:16 PM
At least you still have a freakin sweet ride... :thumbsup

06-12-2013, 05:40 PM
Thanks Ryan! Dario, don't worry, you will in time. :cheers

06-12-2013, 05:42 PM
That's too bad you couldn't put something together. I was musing with the idea of getting hold of you yesterday. That is a great looking touring, and would make an awesome DD. But you're about 1,200 miles away, and I'm kind of still in the dog house over my lack of consultation before I bought the ZHP a coupe, months ago ( even though she scored a pretty nice 325i out of the deal).

Hang in there. Your day will come.

06-12-2013, 05:47 PM
Thanks Jeff, I hope you show her the car was well worth it! As a DD and as far as usefulness goes, you can't really beat it. Ski trips allllll winter. Just need to fix my snowboard carriers! That being said, there will be a ZHP in my driveway one day, I have no doubt about that.

06-14-2013, 05:19 AM
Temp. reopening for a car I found i might not be able to pass up... almost 126k, regulator repaired yesterday, two almost new tires waiting in my basement, etc. asking now $7000

06-17-2013, 08:22 AM
Evan, make that ZHP an Imola Red and you will have my respect.
J/K ! On a serious note, please post more info about such ZHP.

06-17-2013, 12:15 PM
Blah, she's already gone...