BMW 3 Series 1991-2007 - 2018 Market Review

By: Cliff Chambers

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BMW 3 Series 1991-2007

BMW 3 Series 1991-2007 - 2018 Market Review
BMW 3 series

The beauty of owning an older BMW is that they look very like newer ones and cost a lot less.

Take the sawn-off 316Ti for example. It will out-run a Corolla, comes with the essential badge and costs only $1000 more than the Toyota.

For sheer pose without being on a politician’s wage there are 328i or 330Ci soft-tops in very decent order at less than $15,000 and coupes starting at $5000.

If you’ve got the means to fund a later model with all the gear and go-faster stuff then a 335 twin-turbo coupe in top condition should cost $20-25,000. Problem with these and most late-model prestige cars is that your investment in the short-medium term isn’t going anywhere but down.

316Ti $4440 [16]

328i Sedan/Coupe $4800 [16]

328i Conv. $7230 [18]

330Ci Coupe $11,680 [23]

330Ci Conv. $12,825 [25]

335i Coupe 2006-07 $21,290 [25]

335i Conv. 2006-07 $22,675 [19]

[*] = number of recorded sales

(Note: concours & special cars may demand more.)

Numbers from our 2018 Euro & Brit Car Value Guide.

 

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