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BMW and M Power Owners

Discussion in 'Motors' started by panthro, 12 Apr 2012.

  1. Scottland

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    They haven't, but depreciation will be the same as for the M135i

    Unless you have a particular reason for needing it sooner, I'd order the spec you want as you'll have less change of regretting it down the line.
     
  2. [TW]Fox

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    It's just an updated M135i, there is no reason to expect a different residual profile.
     
  3. [TW]Fox

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    Err I was not suggesting you buy a 4 year old car, I was highlighting that your deal is significantly higher than the expected depreciation on the car over the term from new.
     
  4. Maccy

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    But that's to be expected with a new car though.
     
  5. [TW]Fox

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    What?

    I am specifically looking at the depreciation on a new car.

    The car costs about 28k new. A 4 year old one sells for at least 15k.

    So why pay 18k to borrow one for 4 years?
     
  6. Skillmister

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    Point being you'd be paying more than the expected depreciation.
     
  7. Maccy

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    But I wasn't asking about that; I stated that I wasn't asking if it was a good deal. I know that depreciation is a factor when comparing new vs used.

    My original query was whether I should go for this one on offer instead of speccing a new one and waiting longer.

    I suppose I've kind of answered the question myself
     
  8. Robbo

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  9. TS7

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    By your own account you state you don't care whether it's a good deal or you weren't asking about it being a deal... then WHY would you choose a spec which you don't want. The only reason I would do that is if it was a cracking deal. Order the spec you want would be my recommendation
     
  10. [TW]Fox

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    I'm not comparing depreciation on new versus used!!!

    You've completely missed my point. The used one was only mentioned to give an estimated value at the end of the term if 4 years.
     
  11. Basher

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    It's not a good deal and Fox was not comparing new vs used.

    Why would you go for a spec that you're not 100% on unless it was a great deal? I'd wait, personally.
     
  12. Maccy

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    That's how it came across, I'm not concerned about differences in value/depreciation.

    It's essentially the same as one of the TRL deals from the Baby BMW forums, so on a new car I'm not sure it's possible to do any better - I'm off to Sytner this weekend though to have a chat and see how they compare though.
    Thanks for your opinion, I'm swaying more towards waiting and ordering what I want now.
     
  13. Stephen B

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    M140i spec doesn't look enough to break the £40k barrier , so wont incur the higher band

    on a new one which would be to your spec I heard of 24% discounts being done

    I went as far as configuring a fully specced 3dr M140i auto and was still under £40k, personal I'd pick my own spec and pass on the deal you listed
     
  14. Scottland

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    First year tax rate on the M140i goes up to £500 (auto) and £800 (manual). But the following years are cheaper at £140 a year.
     
  15. Maccy

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    Annual VED for an auto is currently £180 I believe, so over 4 years that's £720. A new one would be £500 for the first year (from April onwards), followed by £140 per year, so over 4 years that £920.
     
  16. Scottland

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    Not big enough difference to forego having the exact spec you want, and potentially better discount...IMO at least.
     
  17. Maccy

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    Thanks, think I've made my mind up. Blue cars are faster than white cars anyway.
     
  18. Steedie

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    I want a G31, even with the naff stuck on iPad. The more I look at it, the more I love it. And it comes with LED lights as standard, which is a good thing as the whole look of the G30/G31 would be ruined without those lights
     
  19. Dis86

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    To me it's just the f1x evolved. Everything just looks a little bit different. Some cases better. Some worse. Never a huge departure though.
     
  20. grudas

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    interior is the main change imo.

    outside is just an update more like a facelift.