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> 2004 Electric Red BMW 325xi 5 Speed
post Mar 18 2017, 11:48 AM
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From: Buckeye, AZ
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I purchased this car in August of 2016 to serve as a daily driver/second car, but no longer need a second car.

- 2004 BMW 325xi
- WBAEU33424PF61825
- 192xxx Miles
- Cold weather package, Navigation
- Owned 7 Months
- Car location: Buckeye Arizona (Suburb of Phoenix)
- Willing to ship? No
- Asking price: $3900

2004 325xi in JapanRot/Electric Red with a Black interior. It has heated seats, Navigation(Missing the map disc), and the 5 speed manual transmission.

It has wheels off of an e90, which are 8.5 inches wide along with the 225 width run-flats that would have came on that e90. This setup will fit 255's no problem.

-Upgraded e90 wheels
-Heated seats
-New Bilstein front struts and mounts
-New Genuine BMW front axles
-5 Speed
-Angel eyes
-No CELs
-Aux Input
-Airbag recalls done(Takata Recall)
-All wheel drive

-Remote needs new battery.
-Angel eyes trigger wire not connected.
-Small piece of drivers seat splitting
-Headlights are fogged($40 for new plastics)
-Drivers mirror clear coat bubbling/peeling
-Touch up paint on roof
-Console lid hinge broken(New console included)
-Needs new front lower control arm bushings installed(2 sets included)
-Trunk dent
-Right rear door trim has a crack(Friend stepped on it while I was replacing the window regulator)
-Front tire wear on edges

Upon purchasing the car, I bought and installed refurbished genuine BMW front axles because the boots on the originals were beginning to split. That was about 4,000 Miles ago. At the same time, I replaced the front struts with Bilstein B4's and replaced the right rear window regulator. The Navigation LCD display has recently been replaced with a genuine part and the BMW auxiliary input kit was installed with bluetooth functionality. Since then, it hasn't needed anything and has driven great.

It currently needs a front lower control arm bushing. When it started showing wear on one of the front tires, I took the car to BMW and that is what they said it needed.
I purchased the new bushings and the car has sat for the past ~month. It is still totally drivable for now, but wears the outer edge of the right front tire under braking. Two sets of bushings will be included with the car along with other miscellaneous items such as an extra console, new console leather, Mann oil filter, extra interior clips, extra marker lights, and extra strut tower reinforcement plates. It already has plates installed. I accidentally bought extras.

As for maintenance, car-fax shows that this car has been serviced at Dealerships for most of its life. The car is rust-free, which seems to be hard to find in an xi. It was originally sold in New York, but left the North-East when it was less than a year old, which would seem to explain why it is so clean.

Cosmetically, it has some Arizona issues. The headlights are fogged from the sun, but just need the plastic covers replaced ~$40. Also, the red plastic on the driver's mirror needs to be repainted as the clear coat is peeling. It could use a new shift knob. There is a dent in the trunk. Lastly, the silver trim on the right rear door is cracked. It was stepped on while I replaced the window regulator.

This car is mechanically solid and very reliable. I will be sad to see it go and I think it is priced fairly for what it needs.

I had it at the driver's school in 2016 and it did better than I thought it would.

So that's all I can think of. This listing makes it sound like a POS, but the car really is solid, and still a blast to drive. I just wanted to comprehensively list all the issues/quirks. It's perfectly livable as is, and it's a car that could still make the right buyer very happy.

Photos: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B_0X9U4CF...VlZUR0huSzdFZmc

Dane Spannaus

Pretty new here.

Car 1: 1999 Street Modified Firebird Formula

Car 2: 2004 BMW 325XI (Stock for now)
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