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      03-24-2008, 03:17 PM   #23
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Viv, I don't know who Mills and Boon are - genuinely!! I thinkl I've heard the name before but that's all. Please don't take the piss out of me Carlos style!

I haven't parted with your 'twin' yet...
More info for you here, Paul.

It'll be a shame to see the 'twin' go, but good luck with your choice, anyway.

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      03-24-2008, 03:35 PM   #24
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super review - looing at getting one too, whilst its still possible! in 5 years time, the m trois will be serious $ to tax and fill up. Quite fancy a dct version
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      03-24-2008, 04:55 PM   #25
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I couldn't beleive it when the dealer said they haven't sold one yet. Not even an order!
Crikey - sounds pretty bad. The old 4dr was comparitively not that popular either but they did sell quite a few. Perhaps this just a sign of the economic turndown, or just the fact that paying 60k for a 3 series that is then worth 43k 6 months later is turning out to be not that attractive to buyers!

My previous 2002 M3 was only worth 43k after 6 months too, but that seemed quite reasonable when it had listed at 46k.
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      03-24-2008, 05:46 PM   #26
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What a write up - you old romantic you

Interesting reading though and valid points about depreciation. Wonder if after an initial 'big' drop, the depreciation would perhaps even out more. Be one hell of a car for the money second hand if this was the case.

I keep getting 'pushed' to test drive one but I'm not sure TBH. As you said now you've driven one, you appear to be aiming to buy one. It's like once you've 'had' something so good, you don't want to let it go - that would be my dilemma. Life is tough sometimes
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      03-25-2008, 03:21 AM   #27
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I think one of the big killers for depreciation has been lack of SMG replacement, approx 60% of M3 buyers want DCT and it's not available, yet it would appear BMW are trying to meet a full years sales target selling manuals only, pretty stupid...

DCT is listed for june production, july/august delivery so really september onwards, I'm betting residuals will firm up a bit then when they stop making so many manual cars that no one wants.
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Nice write up Paul - looks like you've been bitten!
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I think one of the big killers for depreciation has been lack of SMG replacement, approx 60% of M3 buyers want DCT and it's not available, yet it would appear BMW are trying to meet a full years sales target selling manuals only, pretty stupid...

DCT is listed for june production, july/august delivery so really september onwards, I'm betting residuals will firm up a bit then when they stop making so many manual cars that no one wants.
Sounds like a very logical analysis and I think you may be right
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What a write up - you old romantic you

Interesting reading though and valid points about depreciation. Wonder if after an initial 'big' drop, the depreciation would perhaps even out more. Be one hell of a car for the money second hand if this was the case.

I keep getting 'pushed' to test drive one but I'm not sure TBH. As you said now you've driven one, you appear to be aiming to buy one. It's like once you've 'had' something so good, you don't want to let it go - that would be my dilemma. Life is tough sometimes
Believe me don't try one if you want to risk wanting one!!
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Paul,at least you know now like i've said before if you want an "extended" test drive PM me
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Paul,at least you know now like i've said before if you want an "extended" test drive PM me

Carlos you do get dafter,let it lie you are starting to sound like a troll
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Great review Beauforty I don't even look at my dealer's demo M3 when I go in ('my' salesman is running it so a test drive would be relatively easy) in case I get bitten by a bug that I simply could not afford (yet).

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In any case if I buy another car in the next two years Mrs G would not be best pleased to put it mildly!
C'mon Pete, who are you trying to kid? With your history?!
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      03-26-2008, 06:25 PM   #34
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Paul,at least you know now like i've said before if you want an "extended" test drive PM me

Carlos you do get dafter,let it lie you are starting to sound like a troll
er let what lie?
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