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Old 04-14-2006, 06:13 PM
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What are you talking about??

Originally Posted by Engines
Buying a 2-3 yr old, low mileage high end car is the only way to go. It's still under warranty and most of the time-consuming, nagging NEW CAR bugs have been worked on by someone else. A car like this still looks, smells and drives like brand new but some other poor sucker (NOT U) took the heavy 1st few years depriciation for the Dealer's Starbucks etc. I saved $30k off new on the '03 745i I got w/ 11k miles.
Oh, I can tell the difference between a '03 745i and a current model..

Originally Posted by Engines
The key is to 1st determine what it is you want, then go on the hunt w/ your list and stay disciplined. The car you want is out there, w/ some willingness on your part to be flexible as to things like colors etc, you just have to be vigilant & patient.
What do you want to tell us by that logical example? Staying disciplined to get exactly what you want but being flexible the same time? I don't know how I should manage that..

Originally Posted by Engines
Now as far as leasing, a lotta payments 24, 36 or 40 friggin 8 & guess what?

They tell ya how much to insure it for, what they're gonna charge ya for repairs above & beyond wear & tear at end of term and they take all your friggin dough and give ya nuthin at lease-end..... they suck and I for one will never, ever lease again. It's a stupid finance vehicle as far as I'm concerned for UNIFORMED Consumers.
There is one golden rule that applies to almost everything in life: BE PREPARED! If you sign a lease and don't know what you're doing, you'll pay for it.. Did you think it's your car at the end of the lease?? You can't be serious! The contract tells you EXACTLY how many miles you can go and you even have the possibility to buy additional miles (once again, read the contract before signing..). If you lease a car that has no warranty - your problem. Otherwise, repairs are covered (I don't know what you're doing to your car but I take care of it to ensure there won't be a scratch on it when I turn it in..). Since the car belongs to the leasing-company, why shouldn't they ask for sufficient insurance-coverage??

BTW, I'm happy I have this lease - great tax-deduction!!

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