Originally Posted by MB London
For what its worth I have just put some money down on 13 month old 520d M. It’s fairly well spec’d 19’ rims pro nav and all the other basic requirements.
If you go through the BMW website and build this very car to the exact spec it comes out at a little over £40K, it has 7K miles on the clock and is coming from a main dealer and I have paid £26K for it. Not interested in the argument about engine size etc, I could have bought an M5 if I really wanted but this car is just what I am after and ticks all the boxes, additionally the f10 in M guise is a looker.
My point is that nearly new has to be the way forward
Agreed, new cars are for demonstration vehicles, companies who can write it off against profit and get the vat back, contract hire companies, hire firms and morons.
That last bit may be a bit harsh, but you have got to seriously want a strange spec. to be prepared to loose the 35% a new car dives in year one to buy new, seriously loaded to the point money doesn't matter or a bit dumb.
A new car is only a new car for the first second of ownership.