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Old 12-05-2012, 07:01 PM
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Originally Posted by miamiboyca View Post
I would not buy this type of car without a NAV - ever, I do not think I am the only one who feels this way.

This is the most uneducated statement I have ever seen. You arejust completely misinformed.

In a BMW a 59% residual is a 59% residual. Be it a base car at 45K, or a fully loaded car at 60K. 59% is and always will be 59%.

i just bought a bmw. i didn't lease it. but they do account for the depreciation of options which tend to depreciate more than a base car more.

I was making more ofa general statement. I just sold my audi. The residuals for heavily options "prestige" cars are lower on audis, that premium plus, which is lower still than premium.

That said, I guess BMW does it different.

On the other hand if they give you a good lease residual and you pay for it up front, then I guess bmw is just making money on everyone to subsidize those that option up their cars.

If you look at used car prices, nav equipped cars do not sell for significantly more. check KBB or something. I just carmax'd my car. They i'm assuming go by a formula as to what is a "must have" feature or not. and the difference between a nav and non nav car was like $400. and they took my car either way. So i'd assume based on that nav is not a very big deal when selling a car.

Maybe i'm crazy and somehow no one will buy a non nav car 3-4 years from now. But i'm expecting people who buy used cars, will like me be perfectly willing to buy a nav less car and just use a phone or a portable given unless you are some salesman or realtor you don't really even use nav every day. and more and more people will have smartphones in the future.

I guess you can feel great you blew $3000 for nav new, and I'll keep my money and deal with the consequences of selling my nav less F30. I am in fact so afraid of not being able to sell it that i am now having an anxiety attack.
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