2008 BMW 1 Series Long Term Road Test

2008 BMW 135i: Sales Update -- Tire Kickers Galore

September 08, 2009


I guess I was a little overconfident when I first blogged about selling our 2008 BMW 135i. I reported that even at full TMV price of $28,600, I got several calls and emails about buying it in the first weekend.

The interest continues even as the TMV price has fallen to $27,000. I've had several promising phone calls from shoppers who ask informed questions and promised to come test drive it. This weekend I actually got an emailed offer of $25,000. "Fast sale," the email read. (I'm not sure what that was supposed to mean.) I countered with $26,500 and didn't hear anything back.

With a car as sweet as the 135i, it's pretty easy to hold your price. What's the worst that can happen -- we keep driving it? I'll take that risk.

Philip Reed, Edmunds.com Senior Consumer Advice Editor @ 27,650 miles

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