BMW keeping its value?
This is my first BMW, a 2011 328 coupe. I purchased it brand new in October '11 for about $40K (after tax & license, etc...). My current value is $25.5K (based on edmunds tmv). This means I dropped almost $15K in 15 months of ownership. A $1,000 per month depreciation. I currently have 16,000 miles on the car.
I realize that new 4 series are coming out soon, but still, I never thought it would drop that much.
My previous cars have been Nissans and Infinitis. Most of those cars I held for a few years (1-3 years) and I was always able to sell them for a decent amount. My total loss (amount paid less proceeds from the sale) was less than the amount I would have paid if I leased the vehicle.