One way to analyse it...
The value for this same car USED, Privare Party, with 1000 miles on it Edmunds.com is $41 - $42k. We know most cars sell for a little less than this value. A used one might sell for $39k. Purchasing brand new from the dealer has some value, so tack back on $1k - $2k. Based on this analysis, the fair price of the new 2009 would be about $41k.
Another way to analyse it...
You've got to knock off about $5000 of extra depreciation from the purchase price since you would be buying this car some 10 months after others were buying it. That's $500/month of depreciation to deduct. Back 10 months ago when the car was first released, an average purchase price on a Z4 with an MSRP of $48k was maybe $44k - $45k. Just an educated guess. People got better deals, but this is just an average.
$44.5 - $5k = $39.5k
So, the value of this car is about $39.5k - 41k. Somewhere in that $1500 range
$10k off the MSRP of $48k seems like better than average deal if that is all the dealer will do.
Last edited by BlueZ4AZ; 05-28-2010 at 04:18 PM.