Originally Posted by gIzzE
Really, I will have a look.
Problem for me is I would want nav, would want smart phone integration, would want leather, would want auto, would want xenons and would not own another BMW without the Harman Kardon upgrade.
That puts a 320d modern/sport/efficient dynamics saloon at £39,000, so over £40,000 for the touring when it arrives.
Say £36,000 after discount?
I just can't get my head round paying that sort of money for a 320d.
You can buy a 6 month old 530d sport touring for that, you can buy a 12 month old 730d for that.
Same with the X3, I was considering one of those, but it was £45,000 with not a great spec. £51,000 with the things I wanted.
X1 at £20k a year old made far more sense.
There is little point unless you are leasing in buying a new high end vehicle today as prices are too high and it shows judging by how fast new car are depreciating.
In my eyes a very good spec new 320d should be about £28000 / £29000.
The only car that seems good value To me is new 2012 Audi S4. Broadspeed are offering some cracking deals on them , and I could get a very high spec S4 saloon for under £40000.
Personally if it's as good as they say I'd say stuff the extra 10 /13 mpg saving and go for the safety of 4x4 and the big leap in performance.
Hope you and the family had a good Christmas Guy