Thread: 320e Meltdown.
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Old 06-25-2002, 09:16 PM
suginami suginami is offline
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Not knowing anything about the condition of your car or where you live, I checked the Kelley Blue Book value of your car using my zip code, mileage at 100,000 miles, and the condition as good. Using this, the private party retail value is $13,850. I've found that Kelley Blue Book is usually high compared to actual market value, so maybe it's worth $12,000.

Given its value, it's worth very little with a blown motor in it.

You certainly have enough value in the car to drop in a new engine, rebuild your existing engine, or buy a reman engine, and still come out on top.

Whatever you do, it's a no-brainer that the car is worth getting the engine taken care of.
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2001 E430, Bourdeaux Red, Oyster interior.
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