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Old 09-10-2012, 11:14 PM
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Originally Posted by floydarogers View Post
Although it's not entirely clear, in looking at the sales figures in wikipedia, in the US the E9x series sold about 50,000 more over it's 7-year lifetime than E46. The E46 is less expensive than the E9x simply due to age.
The best thing I see on all the E46 and E9x forums are the owners that end up going through 2-4 leases of the E9x then back into an E46, E36 or E30.

Plus the majority of E9x owners are not longterm committed, instead they are mainstream out the door after 3 years owners- not really enthusiasts. If that drives sales volume for BMW, great. But I'd rather have owners that love everything about their car and know it inside out. Yes, we work on our cars, opening the hood and checking the oil dipstick after the car turns off 3-5 minutes later for the proper reading.
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