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      07-12-2013, 07:12 AM   #29
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Originally Posted by davyk31 View Post
Is M3 FST's a pre facelift or the updated model, I assume its pre facelift hence the lower price.
It's the facelift model. There were a few old stock knocking around a touch cheaper; not sure they still are.

As Mike says above, the cars come from main dealers anyway, so doesn't make a huge amount of difference. Paul just happened to have a contact he preferred to use if possible.

There are quirks, as I've mentioned, regarding the options (which I didn't know until recently). Usually a normal lease you essentially fund any extras yourself (the cost of the extra usually with discount divided by the no. of months of the lease) but the main dealer finance does work slightly different but only on certain options. For example, the 20" alloys Paul has specced, ended up cheaper via the main dealer as BMW Finance appreciate these are appealing spec to help a future sale so increase the future guaranteed fund value so ends up a bit cheaper.

Must admit, I just presumed an M5 was specced up the eyeballs, will have a check now.
Current -: MW E92 M3 Competition Pack / Qashqai+2 Tekna 1.6dci
Gone -: 370Z GT Roadster; BMW X3 3.0d xdrive M Sport; E46 330i M Sport Coupe; Mazda RX8 231; Nissan 350Z GT Roadster; BMW E90 330d M Sport; BMW E92 335i SE; Maserati 4200; Nissan 350Z; Honda S2000; Astra Coupe Turbo; Ford Probe