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      12-01-2017, 12:28 PM   #1
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How to value my Z4M roadster?

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Recently finished up rebuilding a 2007 Z4M roadster that had a vanos failure. Only really been involved with Z4s since I purchased in August. For those that have known these cars longer than I, what goes into determining value of them? KBB and NADA are very different price wise ($8k difference between the two sites). I do know coupes command a higher premium, but where do roadsters currently sit? Car is a 2007 black Z4M roadster with 52k. I purchased the car with the intent to flip it after a rebuild, but of course after driving it I am now undecided .

Trying to get a ball park idea on what these sell for as prices I've seen online have quite a large range. I've seen anywhere from $15k right up to $30k. Appreciate any help!
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well, depends on condition and maintenance records, as well as interior color options, but I would peg it in the low 20's.
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      12-01-2017, 01:23 PM   #3
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Hi All,

Recently finished up rebuilding a 2007 Z4M roadster that had a vanos failure. Only really been involved with Z4s since I purchased in August. For those that have known these cars longer than I, what goes into determining value of them? KBB and NADA are very different price wise ($8k difference between the two sites). I do know coupes command a higher premium, but where do roadsters currently sit? Car is a 2007 black Z4M roadster with 52k. I purchased the car with the intent to flip it after a rebuild, but of course after driving it I am now undecided .

Trying to get a ball park idea on what these sell for as prices I've seen online have quite a large range. I've seen anywhere from $15k right up to $30k. Appreciate any help!
Oh no, you just purchased the car in August and the motor blew up on you? I'm terribly sorry to hear about this, that is just awful luck if so.

I can tell you, I've owned two Z4Ms now for nearly seven years and the car never gets old. I'd suggest keeping the car and driving it for years, especially since you just dumped all that money into it. It really is an amazing, fun machine.
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      12-01-2017, 01:24 PM   #4
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well, depends on condition and maintenance records, as well as interior color options, but I would peg it in the low 20's.
Thanks! I was thinking the same, as it falls right in between NADA & KBB. Car is black on black w/premium package & carbon leather dash inserts. On the negative side no maint records from prior to my ownership, but on the plus side I rebuilt along the engine which I have receipts for.
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      12-01-2017, 01:26 PM   #5
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List it at $22,000+, KBB doesn't work for these it says E46 M3's are worth 13k when they sell for around 25... These cars in the auction sell for over 17k with that mileage anything below that and you're losing money. Anyway, you're not going to get a quick sale for the car unless you have priced it CHEAP, it takes time to find the right buyer for these cars since they're aimed at enthusiasts looking for a weekend or track duty car as these are not daily drivers for 99% of people.
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      12-01-2017, 01:27 PM   #6
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Oh no, you just purchased the car in August and the motor blew up on you? I'm terribly sorry to hear about this, that is just awful luck if so.

I can tell you, I've owned two Z4Ms now for nearly seven years and the car never gets old. I'd suggest keeping the car and driving it for years, especially since you just dumped all that money into it. It really is an amazing, fun machine.
I plan to at least keep through the winter (unless I would get an offer I can't refuse) since I didn't get to drive it much prior to this awfully cold weather, but I actually purchased the car with the vanos failure. I would have been really quite sad had it happened after I purchased the car. Having a feeling I will hold it for a while, but always like to know the value of these to help make the choice easier!
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I value mine as priceless. They don't make them like this anymore and I hope I never have to sell. Only add
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List it at $22,000+, KBB doesn't work for these it says E46 M3's are worth 13k when they sell for around 25... These cars in the auction sell for over 17k with that mileage anything below that and you're losing money. Anyway, you're not going to get a quick sale for the car unless you have priced it CHEAP, it takes time to find the right buyer for these cars since they're aimed at enthusiasts looking for a weekend or track duty car as these are not daily drivers for 99% of people.
^WHS. Black on black with premium (assuming "Top HiFi" with Nav and extended leather) and carbon dash trim is the hot setup.
If I was in the market, I'd pay as much as $25k.
Mine's blue over black with same options. I paid $25k for it almost 7 years ago with 40k miles and a broken Vanos (but not blown engine).
I think I got a deal.
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Hi All,

Recently finished up rebuilding a 2007 Z4M roadster that had a vanos failure. Only really been involved with Z4s since I purchased in August. For those that have known these cars longer than I, what goes into determining value of them? KBB and NADA are very different price wise ($8k difference between the two sites). I do know coupes command a higher premium, but where do roadsters currently sit? Car is a 2007 black Z4M roadster with 52k. I purchased the car with the intent to flip it after a rebuild, but of course after driving it I am now undecided .

Trying to get a ball park idea on what these sell for as prices I've seen online have quite a large range. I've seen anywhere from $15k right up to $30k. Appreciate any help!
Oh, the subjective nature of determining the intangible....emotion. There are those that consider vehicles transportation and nothing more. An appliance to achieve Point A to B.

There are those that consider vehicles priceless....no matter their market value. For those, the simplicity of just seeing your ride is enough.

Reality....if money were no object, perhaps we would all wish to drive something else. My dream car would be the 2008 Lotus Exige....the first year of forced induction....Sir Colin Chapman's creed....performance through lightweight.

Back to reality....time of year (winter vs summer) effects valuation. A thought is to perform a search for your model year on Autotrader and select any where in the US and not just in your area.
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Nav is a negative. Just a rattling hole in the dash.

Be honest and thorough in your description of what was wrong with the car when you started repairing it, and with what and how you fixed it. Start with the folks on this forum. The truth is that if you did a right proper job of the fix, the car may actually be worth more.
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      12-04-2017, 11:58 PM   #11
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Hi All,

Recently finished up rebuilding a 2007 Z4M roadster that had a vanos failure. Only really been involved with Z4s since I purchased in August. For those that have known these cars longer than I, what goes into determining value of them? KBB and NADA are very different price wise ($8k difference between the two sites). I do know coupes command a higher premium, but where do roadsters currently sit? Car is a 2007 black Z4M roadster with 52k. I purchased the car with the intent to flip it after a rebuild, but of course after driving it I am now undecided .

Trying to get a ball park idea on what these sell for as prices I've seen online have quite a large range. I've seen anywhere from $15k right up to $30k. Appreciate any help!
If the car is in really nice condition, top looks great, leather is nice, seat bolsters still looking good, paint/body excellent, etc, I'd say you're in the $20K-$24K range with the mileage selling it yourself. You did the vanos rebuild, but did you take care of all known weaknesses in the vanos? If so, that's great, because that tends to be a $1200-$2400 service. Prices are all over the place for vanos work. And if everything is done, the vanos is no longer the worrisome point of failure it was before the service. So, I'd say add +$1500 for the vanos work. But, you're 8K miles away from needing probably Inspection II, valve adjustment, possible rod bearings, and fluid swaps. Possibly needs suspension refurb. So, all those things start eating away when I value a Z4M roadster. If all that work is done by an indy, that's -$3000 to -$4000. If it needs tires, another -$1000.

That's how my mind works on valuing the car. I'd start with a base price of about $24K (I think a little on the high side for 52K miles) and then add and subtract soon to be needed service and wear items, and any cosmetic fixes needed.

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If the car is in really nice condition, top looks great, leather is nice, seat bolsters still looking good, paint/body excellent, etc, I'd say you're in the $20K-$24K range with the mileage selling it yourself. You did the vanos rebuild, but did you take care of all known weaknesses in the vanos? If so, that's great, because that tends to be a $1200-$2400 service. Prices are all over the place for vanos work. And if everything is done, the vanos is no longer the worrisome point of failure it was before the service. So, I'd say add +$1500 for the vanos work. But, you're 8K miles away from needing probably Inspection II, valve adjustment, possible rod bearings, and fluid swaps. Possibly needs suspension refurb. So, all those things start eating away when I value a Z4M roadster. If all that work is done by an indy, that's -$3000 to -$4000. If it needs tires, another -$1000.

That's how my mind works on valuing the car. I'd start with a base price of about $24K (I think a little on the high side for 52K miles) and then add and subtract soon to be needed service and wear items, and any cosmetic fixes needed.

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Thanks all for the help in valuing the car. The car does not have navi but I believe it has one of the ďpremium audio set upsĒ. I have the window sticker at home but Iíll have to double check what it says when I get back from my short LA trip. Doing everything I can to avoid the NY winters . I believe the car has the premium package, does that mean it also would have gotten a better stereo set up?

Iíve replaced quite a bit of parts on the engine and when Iím back home Iíll find some time to write up a list. Should I sell Iím very much one who would rather be upfront with what Iíve done rather than hiding from a potential buyer. Would certainly like the opinions of the group if anything else might need to be replaced or if Iíve hit all the known likely to fail/wear items.

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