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Old 10-04-2012, 02:07 PM
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Originally Posted by Fast Bob View Post
With the newer models, it`s a real tightrope act between buying used (and letting the PO take a huge depreciation hit) and taking your chances on possible repairs, and selling your left testicle to purchase/lease something new. A couple years back, I was casually pricing out the cost of building a fairly-well-optioned 535i Touring, (just for ha has), and almost puked when I saw the MSRP had jumped the $70,000 mark (!). Definitely have to re-think the logic on that one....
MSRP is way overstated (knock off at least 8%) but I totally get you, the amount/costs of options you can pile onto these cars is staggering. Ventilated seats, ceramic controls, heads up display, NIGHT vision, adaptive drive, active steering, active cruise control, parking distance control, cameras, NAV, Bang and Olufsen stereo, self closing doors/trunk, etc etc etc is all fine but all stuff I won't miss since I've never had a car with any extra tech except an ipod port.

I basically had to order since I was getting only a few options (M-sport/DDC/Premium Stereo/Heated Seats) and a 6 speed MT, plus I wanted to wait till year 3 of production. Also, going back to Santa Barbara and getting another car from Jon Shafer 12 years after getting the first new one was fun too!
2013 F10 535i M-Sport, Sophisto Grau, 6-speed MT
2011 E90 335i Sport, Jet Black, Sport Auto, Performance Edition
2002 E46 330i Sport, Jet Black, 5-speed MT, lots of upgrades
2001 E46 330Ci Sport, Steel Grey, 5-speed MT....and more

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