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      06-11-2013, 06:09 PM   #1
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BMW 3 Series Coupe Earns Best Retained Value® for $35K-$45K Coupes According to Edmunds.com.

The 3 Series performance breeds class-leading retained value.

Woodcliff Lake, N.J. - June 11, 2013 …
The BMW 3 Series Coupe has again earned the Edmunds.com Best Retained Value® award for the $35K-$45K Coupe category. Edmunds determined each model's competitive segment based on body type and sales-weighted average manufacturer suggested retail price of all available styles of that model's body type. Edmunds.com's Best Retained Value® Awards for 2013 recognize brands and models that have the highest projected residual value after five years. In recognizing the BMW 3 Series Coupe, the editors at Edmunds.com noted, “Regardless of body style, the 2013 BMW 3 Series is an impressively well-rounded and highly desirable entry-level luxury car.”

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      06-11-2013, 07:38 PM   #2
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That why I bout this as my first bmw when I'm ready to step up I know ill have a good trade in value
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That why I bout this as my first bmw when I'm ready to step up I know ill have a good trade in value
Good trade-in value is an oxymoron... U sell it on ur own, that's a different story..
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Good to know. I liked owning it for last 4 years and no plans of getting rid of it any time soon.
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until the release of the 4 series.
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That why I bout this as my first bmw when I'm ready to step up I know ill have a good trade in value
Good trade-in value is an oxymoron... U sell it on ur own, that's a different story..
Well said
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I dunno, I thought the Mercedes held their value alil better. I bought the 335i because I was able to get one for a better price than I could a C350 of the same year.
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      06-11-2013, 10:12 PM   #9
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Good resale keeps total cost of ownership down, but the real benefit is in driving a great car.
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I just traded in my 07 for 47.8% of MSRP after 6 years, I'd say that is pretty good!
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Good trade-in value is an oxymoron... U sell it on ur own, that's a different story..
You are right about that. The fact is that nobody who trades their car in to a dealer via an arm's length transaction is going to get something even close to the value of the car they are trading in.

This (the subject of the post, not romanonj's comment) is good news for folks who lease a BMW coupe. It has no value to you sedan drivers, other than perhaps it makes you feel good by association. LOL
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I just traded in my 07 for 47.8% of MSRP after 6 years, I'd say that is pretty good!
Hell yeah it is...
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I got 78 per cent of the value when I traded a wrecked but fixed 335is that I put 42K miles on.... So yes, the 135is and 335is hold their value.

I know if you have a pre 2011 N54 you won't get as much because of the hpfp issues - that's why I suggest 2011 and newer if you go for a 135/335.
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buying new car is financially retarded unless you have too much money.

my old E39 M5 - bought for $8k. sold for $9500 year later and 25k later.

if you want to make money on BMWs, i suggest buy older, super high mileage (1-2 generations older) M cars only. even if they need work, M car always has a buyer. regular series bmws are harder to sell and dont hold value as well. my 335i was hard to sell despite great color combo, options and 6-speed.

as value of older M cars goes down in goes from yuppy hands to high school hands and high schooler will buy hyped up M cars even if they need some work.

e90 m3 for example will be a great purchase in early 2015. high teens for 40k '08, shittily optioned one.
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I dunno, I thought the Mercedes held their value alil better. I bought the 335i because I was able to get one for a better price than I could a C350 of the same year.
335 resales are down because of long term reliability with the turbo once it gets close to 100k miles.
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Although I'm not surprised, it good to have it confirmed.
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I got 78 per cent of the value when I traded a wrecked but fixed 335is that I put 42K miles on.... So yes, the 135is and 335is hold their value.

I know if you have a pre 2011 N54 you won't get as much because of the hpfp issues - that's why I suggest 2011 and newer if you go for a 135/335.
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So, in other words, of all the crap investments you can make with your money, buying a 3 series coupe is least crap (in the 35-45K segment)?

BMW is probably one of the least likely choices for a car buyer likely to consider retained value before making his manufacturer and model decision. Surely there are at least 4 or 5 other qualities in a BMW that determine the purchase, with retained value languishing somewhere much lower down the list?

Nice to know perhaps, and maybe slightly pleasing to note that enthusiasts are being rewarded for buying the right car by getting more back when they sell it.......to put towards their next BMW.....
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everyone keeps talking 335, but I wonder if it's more for the 328. I see the 335 with too many problems to have the best resale value.
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Good trade-in value is an oxymoron... U sell it on ur own, that's a different story..
Not trying to hi-jack here but romanonji your PMs are full so I can't message you. Thanks......
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I find this hard to believe at best, full of shit at worst. "Projected" is the key word. It's really impossible to say definitively. Lease residuals are manipulated and change all the time, private owner sales are all over the map and the overwhelming majority of people trade cars in on a new one vs. dealing with craigslist nonsense (less taxes if nothing else).

Even on a trade-in, do you really know how much you're really getting? I'm willing to bet if you get past the forum bragging, IF people are getting 50,60, 70% trade in value, they sure aren't paying invoice + a few hundred on the new car. Every car I've bought with a trade was based on trade difference since that's all I care about. In every instance it was the dealer's preference to pay me more for my trade and discount the new car less.

Since it's Edmund's numbers, let's look at my car on their site: 2009, 26k miles, msrp was right @ $50,000. Assuming Outstanding condition Edmunds says $22.8k-$26.8k trade in to dealer retail. That's 45% residual on a trade in, 49% for a private sale with outstanding condition, less than 4 years old, and less than 7k miles a year. I don't find that to be at all remarkable.
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