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ChrisTO
09-07-2002, 08:05 PM
could this be a result of the Bangle butt design? obviously this car is not in high demand based on this survey.

http://www.imakenews.com/autospies/e_article000092381.cfm

blackdawg
09-07-2002, 08:08 PM
...in the second hand market, for whatever reason. not even close to the S class cars.

and the e65 shouldn't be any better given that it also has some aesthetic issues with the populace at large.

am pretty sure of the data, just don't have the sources to give you directly. maybe edmunds.com can give a link to that independent lease guide company?

JT - '02 330i
09-07-2002, 08:41 PM
On a percentage basis is this really a big deal?

82% of purchase price

330i 38 new, 32 used. 84%....

Is the S class any different?

blackdawg
09-07-2002, 08:45 PM
i don't know.

it's irrelevant to me, for sure. i'd never drive or own one if it were given to me.

but i suppose for both dealers (who resell 'em) and owners, the residuals are a big deal. especially when owners go to trade them in for whatever reason and see the precipitous drop the car's value takes.

again, after 3 years, the data are quite clear and what is so significant about the 7 series is how poorly they do compared to the 3 and 5 series lines. the Z cars are horrible (expected).

solmagic2
09-07-2002, 11:52 PM
i know, here in colorado the mb dealer, on trade will give about $60k for a 200 clk430 cab, thats $65k new, not even ten percent change in two years. This is also with about 20k miles. The s class is that hi but very high. MB has the highest resale value of any car company and the clk has the hights of any car.