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Thread: What's my ZHP worth?

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Aug 2011

    What's my ZHP worth?

    I think there must be a thread for this, but didn't see it?

    Okay, so been DD'ing an E46 for over 13 years now, first an '01 325i, and currently an '05 330i since 2010. Love these cars but honestly just tired of them, need something different. I have a good idea of what mine is worth, but wanted to ask the experts tell me what you think.

    2005 330i 4 door - 71K miles
    Silver-grey metallic/black leather/silver cube trim
    Performance package
    Cold weather package
    Steptronic (here's where the value drops )
    H/K (technically standard equipment)

    Minimal changes/mods I've done -
    OEM exterior lighting from Turner Motorsport - front, sides, & rear + Phillips Silvervision bulbs
    BMW performance aluminum pedal set + deal pedal
    OEM homelink
    FX-r projectors by Lightwerkz

    Other stuff -
    Coby wheel - OEM gray/tri-stitch/less than 7K miles
    Michelin PSS - 6K miles on them

    Maintenance - this is a turn-key car. I'm not a DIY'er - all work done at BMW Seattle, all receipts in hand. For this post not going to list everything, but most recent maintenance includes...serpentine belt tensioner & idler pulleys, front driver and passenger window regulators, new battery (non-OEM), VCG, passenger airbag recall (still waiting for driver airbag), FCAB's, oil level sensor, fan clutch, OFHG, power steering pressure and supply line, full cooling system replacement at 53K miles (18K miles ago)...

    Condition is outstanding. I'm the 3rd owner and the previous owners deserve much of the credit here. I regularly detail (wash/clay/polish/wax). No pets, no smokers, car is top-notch. Give me your input!

    E90 M3
    E70 X5 50i M Sport
    Former ZHP owner

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2014
    Portland, OR
    It's so variable. If you're trying to sell it but aren't in a rush, I'd say start somewhere in the neighborhood of $13k and negotiate your way down. Probably $9-11k range is more likely.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jan 2016
    Helena, AL
    With that mileage, options and condition: I'd post it at $11,995 and wouldn't take less than $10,500.

    If that car were a manual: $14K would not be unreasonable

    Frank W.

    2003 BMW 530iA Saphirschwarz Metallic

    2006 BMW 330ci ZHP 6MT Silbergrau Metallic
    2014 BMW X1 xDrive35i ///M-Sport Mineralgrau Metallic
    2011 BMW 328i 6MT ///M-Sport Alpenweiss
    1999 BMW ///M Roadster Estorilblau Metallic

    plus an assortment of VW, Honda, Mazda, Chevrolet, Nissan, Toyota, and others over the years

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Hereford, AZ
    I'd put it at $13k - $15k - with patience. The right buyer would turn up eventually - that mileage, condition, and maintenance history are meaningful. And somebody will absolutely prefer an auto over a manual.

    $9 - $11k sounds WAY low to me. But what do I know, I may be out of touch with the market.

    '08 Z4 M Coupé LM08602
    '16 Golf R

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Feb 2014
    Picton, ON
    i think $12-13K is totally reasonable with that mileage and maintenance history.

    2009 BMW 335i M Sport 6MT

    2015 VW Golf TSI Comfortline 5MT

    2007 BMW X3 3.0si M Sport 6MT

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Feb 2014
    Arlington, VA
    Quote Originally Posted by BMWCurves View Post
    It's so variable. If you're trying to sell it but aren't in a rush, I'd say start somewhere in the neighborhood of $13k and negotiate your way down. Probably $9-11k range is more likely.
    Quote Originally Posted by slater View Post
    i think $12-13K is totally reasonable with that mileage and maintenance history.

    The key is patience which it sounds like you have. That's a gorgeous car and you are doing the right thing by asking and listing higher rather than lower. Someone will buy that car for what you want or very close to it.

    2011 BMW M3 E92 6MT - Info/Maintenance Thread
    2000 Toyota 4Runner SR5 5MT - Restoration/Project Thread on
    "Scarlett" the 2005 BMW 330i ZHP 6MT - Project/Maintenance Thread

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jan 1970
    Southern California
    Hmmm, I like those numbers but the top end does seem high, I don't see a lot selling for that price, do you all? Seems between $10K to $12K tops is what they would be selling for, especially for a STEP (which is actually the most produced zhp transmission by far).
    Randeaux/Rando/John/jr - '06 Cic ZHP; Southern California
    "ZHP or not, I still like you"

    ZHP Performance Package, Cold Weather Package, Leather, Jet Black/Black/BlackCube, NAV
    ESS Stage 1 Twin Screw Supercharger, Sprint Booster, BMW Perf Intake, Magnaflow Exhaust, Dinan TB & STEP S/W, Ground Control Coilovers, UCC Sway Bars, Apex EC-7 18x8.5 ET38
    Dynavin D99+, Hardwire V1 (w/V1 Connection), BSW Stage 1 Speakers, Kicker Amp/Subwoofer
    BMW Performance Strut Brace, Orion V2 Angel Eyes, No-holes License Plate, SMG Paddle Shift Mod, Besian VANOS, Gold DISA, Fan Delete, M3 Side Mirrors
    Note: Actual car no longer resembles signature picture

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Apr 2016
    Fort Bliss, TX
    Easy answer: it's worth what someone else is willing to pay for it.

    There are a lot of factors involved. If your car with it's specific options is exactly what someone is looking for, they may be willing to pay a premium to get it, especially considering the condition and mileage. If they are just ok with the various options, colors, etc. then they are more likely to try and get a bargain.

    ZHP's as you know are a specialty item that the average consumer does not pay much notice to, so patience really is the key. My guess is that you'll have the best luck selling it through this forum or E46Fanatics, since the members are more likely to be looking for what you have and know what it is. If you put it on craigslist, you are definitely going to get more scams, low-ball offers, ridiculous trade offers, etc. I sold my S2000 a few months ago for $10.5k through a local low-fee used car lot. The offers from craigslist users never went higher than $6k, I dealt with at least 5 scammers (easy to catch, they don't haggle at all and in some cases even offer more than the asking price, but their approach for payment is always immediately suspect), and the trade offers were pitiful and annoying considering I stated clearly that I was not interested in trades.

    As a few others mentioned, don't stress it being an automatic. Most drivers today really aren't interested in manuals. The only caveat of course is that someone looking for a ZHP is a little more likely to want a manual, but honestly I think those either indifferent or preferring an automatic is still the majority or close to it.

    Good luck! Seems like a great car, someone will be lucky to get it from you.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    May 2011
    The Ocean State
    My ZHP is worth $2,178
    .........2008 GT Silver 997.1tt.........................2004 TiAg ///M......................2001.5 Audi S4 Avant.........

  10. #10
    Quote Originally Posted by cakM3 View Post
    My ZHP is worth $2,178
    Charlie, because I like you, I will offer 2500, cash.

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