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      12-21-2012, 12:43 PM   #93
Jamesons Viggen
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Originally Posted by The X Men View Post
You can interpret mid $40K anyway to you want, but most people consider $43,450 is in the mid $40K.
$38K is a good price for the options you got, cannot compare an E90 apple to apple because some options are not available on the E90, but a strip down E90 328i would probably have cost about mid $30K with incentives and discounts.
Forget the fully loaded F30 no line with $8k in options, I would go for the fully loaded sport line with $8k in options.
When we compare the new E90 vs the new F30 back in April, both cars were in the showroom. When we equipped it similarly and consider all incentives for both cars, the E90 was about $8000 cheaper.
No incentives, just go by MSRP. I personally find a $50k+ 3 series a turn off.

Mid anything is not an interpretation, its grade school math. 1-10...1-4=low-6-10=high, 5=MID $43,xxx gets ROUNDED to $40k before it gets rounded to $50k :P

One of the things that makes E90 vs F30 prices unfair was the E90 was at the end of it's life and they through the value package at it.

I also find the early E90's for $33k a turn off. Manual seats, no folding rear seat, early cars with 16" wheels, PASS.

The real price difference between the two is nowhere near $8000. '12 was $35k, '13 is $36k and the standard feature list is FAR longer on the F30. Just the fact that I have a keyless start standard and I-drive and driving modes standard, those are thing kind of things that would have added $1000's to an E90. So unless the E90 started at $28k MSRP I am not seeing an $8k price difference.

Like I said, someone did an exact compare, equipment, price and year and found even though the F30 still had a couple things the E90 did not, the price increase was about $1000-1500 TOPS.

You would get a fully loaded Sport? Well that's $50k+ and within $1000-1200 of the M-Sport, the small upgrades are worth it in the M-Sport. Out of a $50k purchase, M-Sport is splitting hairs.

Granted, I was looking at E90's a year ago because the deals were attractive. But that doesnt diminish the F30. At the end of the F30 lifecycle deals will be there as well. This is the nature of car buying.

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