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Russell_G
10-01-2009, 05:33 AM
Exotics! 1 e30 m3 and 1 e34 m5, s4's, bentlys, What a bunch of idiots.

http://jalopnik.com/5369762/the-full-list-of-every-cash-for-clunkers-trade+in


"Though the most popular vehicle destroyed under Cash For Clunkers was the Ford Explorer, there were also AMGs, Rolls-Royces and even a LaForza crushed. The ten most exotic cars that fools parted with below. Click through if you dare."


:mad:rofl:shifty

SeanDub
10-01-2009, 11:08 AM
Add it to the list of reasons I don't like Obama. That plan was fucking stupid.

B Rod
10-01-2009, 11:16 AM
Dude...

Bimmerteck
10-01-2009, 11:37 AM
I had a customer gladly trade in a 2002 e46 330i, on paper it sounded great with only 30k mikes. Problem is he bought it off ebay and it was a flood car, ran and drove fine but all the electronics and wiring were screwed. Dead power windows, dead radio, almost anything electronic in the car had the kiss of death. He payed just over $6K for it and thought he lucked up and got a steal, then when the car arrived he started noticing things like the cd player didn't work, then the cruise control died, then the windows, ect. The car looked great from the outside and was an awesome driveway decoration. he kept it insured and tagged hoping a tree would fall on it or something of the sort, then along comes CFC and he trades it to the local mazda dealer towards a new 3 for his daugher to drive to college.

on paper = 2002 BMW 330i
IRL= one busted ass POS BMW.


I respect the man B/C many of my customers would have tossed it right back on ebay and made it someone else's problem, but he ate the loss (he had spent a small fortune trying to repair it before giving up) and took the check to put his daughter in a new car.

So when you look at that list on paper remember that while to you and I an e30 M3 is priceless to someone else it may have been a pit to dump piles of needless money into. While I know where to source an s14 for an m3 that's munched it's motor but you would cry if you were an uninformed customer and a shop handed you a 10k qoute to fix it.


Erik

Stephen
10-01-2009, 12:01 PM
Then they should have sold it. Seriously, someone would've offered more than 4500. or put in the 10k and sell it for 17000.

Bimmerteck
10-01-2009, 12:33 PM
you point me to the people who pay more than $4500 for a stock M3 in need of a motor and plenty of other required work(it's a 20 year old car), I have some cars to sell them. :rolleyes


Some people can barely make their car payments and very few can just cut a check for a 10k repair bill on what to them is "just a car".

M.Burroughs
10-01-2009, 12:41 PM
E30 M3s with blown motors are going for FAR more than $4500... that said, I still don't care if CFC took one. lol.

Bimmerteck
10-01-2009, 12:48 PM
This is timing chain junked the head b/c the tensiner and rails didn't get done on time, not to mention the other upkeep it was behind on. Insurance will barely pay 10k for them when wrapped around a tree unless you have an agreed value or collectors policy.

JSanders
10-01-2009, 12:58 PM
Wow.. I hope all the rarities on the list were lost causes.

Tuck&Poke
10-01-2009, 01:15 PM
this was a fucking retarded program

Stephen
10-01-2009, 01:22 PM
you point me to the people who pay more than $4500 for a stock M3 in need of a motor and plenty of other required work(it's a 20 year old car), I have some cars to sell them. :rolleyes


Some people can barely make their car payments and very few can just cut a check for a 10k repair bill on what to them is "just a car".

Really? you got an e30 m3 you wanna sell me?:confused

Ill buy it for 4500..

Bimmerteck
10-01-2009, 01:37 PM
No, but I know do know where a couple are parked that I'd be happy to get a finder's fee for if I don't end up with them. I'm trying to trade a 911 I acquired for one atm. I have also seen several running e30 M3s sell for sub 10k on s14.net this summer though, and they were each in much better shape. If I can sell these each for 4,500 or better I'll happily sell the 2 complete non running cars and trade up to a running example, saves me quite a bit of work. :)

Stephen
10-01-2009, 01:48 PM
How shitty are they? i presume they dont run, but body?

Bimmerteck
10-01-2009, 01:57 PM
You have PM.

J.Owen
10-01-2009, 02:58 PM
this was a fucking retarded program

The program didn't come and take the cars. The owners gladly traded them in. The program was intended for beat up piles and older work trucks. You can't blame the program if some idiot decides to trade in a perfectly good car at a loss.

Stephen
10-01-2009, 03:11 PM
You have PM.

Replied, very cool.

səˈprēm
10-01-2009, 04:27 PM
you cant blame obama for people trading in cars you think are worth something when the owners think they arent worth 20 minutes into prepping for sale.

mojocoggo
10-01-2009, 04:29 PM
The program didn't come and take the cars. The owners gladly traded them in. The program was intended for beat up piles and older work trucks. You can't blame the program if some idiot decides to trade in a perfectly good car at a loss.

People need to be slapped in the face with this message. Not every M car is enthusiast-owned, and yes, that goes for E30s also.