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      02-25-2013, 08:14 AM   #13
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Drives: Mercedes ML, F25 X3 and 2.8i Z
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Location: Norfolk, UK.

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Rent one for 350 a month.

There is no way on earth I would buy a new 3 series unless I was doing 30k miles a year and was planning on keeping it for at least 4 or 5 years.

320d Sport auto with business media on contract hire is around 360 a month with a 1000 deposit.

http://www.contracthireandleasing.co...ries/11609558/

So over 2 years will cost you 9000, over 3 years will be around 13k, there is no way a 39k 320d will loose that little over the same period if you are buying cash, and I bet the figures if using finance are 3 to 4 times the deposit and then 50% more each month, and you will still just hand the keys back at the end.