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      02-25-2013, 05:15 PM   #45
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BMW forum or not but my choice would be the GTR all day long. Performance wise it's in a league of its own.
Quite agree TBH.

I know this won't go down well but I dont consider an M3 a huge step up in performance to my 340BHP 335d but having said that the figures stack up for a brand new warranted M3.

GTR - I have to fund from day one & will probably loose 10k in the 1st year (the way petrol prices are going) One guy on the GTR forum (as do many others) do a spread sheet & the figures are very very frightening for the GTR for ownerships costs. They will make you look twice in disbelief. I'll see if I can find them..... Had a look but cant find it.

IIRC it was something like 27k for the 1st year.. All done on a spread sheet & I didn't belive it at 1st.

10k depreciation,
7k fuel
2k tyres
Insurance
servicing

but I think he did 20k miles which I wouldn't & you can get tyres for a grand a set & not the 2k he paid.

My lad is searching for me for the link to the spreadsheet

Lets see how wrong I am.

Link coming up shortly hopefully & then you will realise why the M3 will "make do"
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      02-25-2013, 05:48 PM   #46
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here you go ..... not quite as I said (14 months instaed of 1 year) but still mega mega mega bucks compare to a new, warranted M3

It's hard to save any costs on that spead sheet for fuel, tyres ( could have saved a bit there as with the upgrades) depreciation & servicing & the figure is 28k for 14 months.

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      02-26-2013, 03:30 AM   #47
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here you go ..... not quite as I said (14 months instaed of 1 year) but still mega mega mega bucks compare to a new, warranted M3

It's hard to save any costs on that spead sheet for fuel, tyres ( could have saved a bit there as with the upgrades) depreciation & servicing & the figure is 28k for 14 months.
Wow 7k for servicing, you get what you pay for though, I would love a gtr, but I simply can't afford one, I can however afford an outgoing model fully loaded M3 ;-)
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      02-26-2013, 03:54 AM   #48
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I don't really get them.
They are stupid fast, but that is it for me, can't see the slightest of appeals past that.
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I think he's inflated those gtr figures. I don't know how 11k could run up a 7k service bill. I knew the gtr was costly, something like 1k ever 6000 miles but not 7k!

Fuel prices are going a bit mental aren't they but too much weight placed on mpg. If you do less than 10k p/a its not a great deal more a month when the m3 returns 19mpg

If you want to change I would get one of those m3s ordered. It's way cheaper to run than a gtr but also immensely capable. I looked at them and roughly its double the cost on everything apart from tyres compared to my 335d. Also the fuel is about a 3rd more
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      02-26-2013, 04:25 AM   #50
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Ordered one today, finance approved, I will speak to supplying dealer tomorrow, its such a great deal it was rude not to.

Basically Frozen Silver, Competition Pack, DCT+, EDC, lowered, Black wheels, carbon stuff, fancy steering wheel, black bits outside all in for 6+35 8k miles for 475 a month (including vat).

wow not bad, my finance payments are currently 370/month on a 5 year old 335i!

11,280 for 2 years of M3 is an absolute steal!
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wow not bad, my finance payments are currently 370/month on a 5 year old 335i!

11,280 for 2 years of M3 is an absolute steal!
It is, its a dream car for me, clearly the price reflects the car being at the end of its life, however with pretty much every extra you could want on it, its still going to an awesome car for the next 3 years. I simply couldn't justify the costs of a M3 when they first came out, additionally I know the new M3(M4) will be incredible but will probably come in at 800 a month.

Does this help ? ;-)
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      02-26-2013, 05:26 AM   #52
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I don't give a shit that it's an out-going model, it still looks stunning, I'd love one of these, and would happily put one through work, but as my bus.ptr is so disinterested in cars it's difficult to slide one through as it makes everything uneven. That said, if he was into cars, we'd have taken advantage of the recent M5 deal and had one each sat on our drives by now .

Anyone who takes up this deal is getting an absolute steal.

Isn't this 'frozen' paint a complete bitch to keep clean or have they improved things??
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      02-26-2013, 05:32 AM   #53
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Yes it's a nightmare.

I'd still own this if except for the fact I don't want to let the 335d go.

Congrats to anyone who's ordered one
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Isn't this 'frozen' paint a complete bitch to keep clean or have they improved things??
Looks good doesn't it ;-)

I've spent some time researching the Frozen paint, it would appear that when first introduced there was some misinformation around the fragility of the paint, also BMW introduced an Advisory that was misunderstood.

Afaik its hard wearing, (some say more so than regular metallic paint), looks good when dirty (suits me), it should be cleaned with specific non-wax products and micro-fibre cloths. Essentially the important rule is not to polish/buff or introduce anything that would cause wax and to remove any bird crap, tree sap asap.

Basically it looks like a clean sponge and soapy water is all you need ;-), it can also be repaired/sprayed without having to do a whole panel, but needs to be done by BMW approved ...

I'll let you know ..
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I think its just at the start of its life. N/a v8, how many more of these will we see roll of the production line from now on.
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399+VAT on a 6+23 deal
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here you go ..... not quite as I said (14 months instaed of 1 year) but still mega mega mega bucks compare to a new, warranted M3

It's hard to save any costs on that spead sheet for fuel, tyres ( could have saved a bit there as with the upgrades) depreciation & servicing & the figure is 28k for 14 months.
Finacially the M3 makes sense, but would you be happy driving something when you really didnt want it?

I guess it all comes down to finances but if you can afford a GTR then do it. However an M3 is not a bad replacement

Life is too short to make every decision based on being sensible, buy what you want and enjoy
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Looks great at a casual glance, but for a private deal that's actually 580 per month when you average it out [400 * 1.2 * 29 / 24] over two years. Plus M3 fuel, insurance, perhaps tyres........
Is it worth it? Maybe, but no-one should honestly go "oooh look under 400 a month for M3 motoring". I'm sure Sir P and other esteemed forum members realise this, just sayin'.
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Just paid my deposit
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I sure I will.... apart from the filling up part
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I sure I will.... apart from the filling up part
Nice one, so that is at least 2 or us, any others ?

Which car, specification did you go for ?

I just added BMW Apps and Bluetooth for the phone ..
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Nice one, so that is at least 2 or us, any others ?

Which car, specification did you go for ?

I just added BMW Apps and Bluetooth for the phone ..
I specced BMW Apps on my 640d, can honestly say, I have never used it!
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A quick update, i now have a Santorini Blue Limited Edition 500 with DCT and EDC on order, the Frozen Edition fell through as there clearly wasn't as many cars available as advertised.

Just waiting for a build date now, can't wait.
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A quick update, i now have a Santorini Blue Limited Edition 500 with DCT and EDC on order, the Frozen Edition fell through as there clearly wasn't as many cars available as advertised.

Just waiting for a build date now, can't wait.
Also found out yesterday the frozen silvers where sold out.

Do you mind letting me know sort of deal you got. I got quoted £387+vat for the le 500 with just DTC added.
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I added EDC, BMW Apps, Bluetooth Phone so in the end another 40 a month on top of this, its more expensive for a lower specification, but frankly still an absolute bargain.

When they told me the Frozen Edition was not available (after finance was arranged and deposit taken) I nearly walked away, to then be told it was more expensive for a lower spec was the final kick in the teeth. After calming down, I realised that this was my last chance to own one of the last great V8 cars, I have to had one and the LE fits the bill, the Santorini Blue looks incredible.

http://www.exclusivecarcare.co.uk/li...antorini-blue/
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