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      08-26-2008, 04:30 PM   #138
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Originally Posted by scollins View Post
The 2009 prices are up quite a bit from my 2007 E90 335i (+6.3%.) The jump from 2007 to 2008 was +1.6% for the same exact car (just did it on BMWUSA's website), but now from 2008 to 2009 it is +4.6%. Wow....
Good post. That puts it in good perspective.

BMW is a very profitable company and must price their products in a way that will allow them to achieve the sales they expect. I would think their sales would dip more than expected due to these increases. And yes, the Euro vs. Dollar is a good excuse but still they must make business decisions.

Those on this board will probably buy anyway but I believe that many thousands of others will be led to move to a G35, C350/C300, or an IS250/350that can be had much cheaper than the 09 3er. And that's a sad thing.
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