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      06-04-2012, 06:43 PM   #10
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Drives: '15 Z06
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: NW AR

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Originally Posted by malter2.0 View Post
1. It is not only by 3k that warranty is eaten away. Look at the the purchase date. If it was early 2012 you could have a car that has 3 years of warranty left, not 4. That's potentially 25% less time.

2. Givig 3-5k more for new car with exact options you want and 0 miles is worth it. In reselling you will be the original 1-owner, which carries a premium.

3. Could be 3k miles on the track. You do not know the history. If you are already shelling out that money, then buy a new one with known history. It is silly.

4. Multiple dealers now offer these car at $500-1k over invoice.

5. Having a last year production model with desirable options carries a premium when selling, e.g. '06 ZCP E46 M3 always carry 20% premium easily if in interlagos blue, 6-speed ...not matter what the mileage, simply because it is last year and ZCP.

I'd offer $61k. Average "appliance" cars like accord, taurus take a 20-25% plunge you drive them off the lot. You are being generous at 7%. Go with 15% or so.
+1 Best of luck to you, buddy. It's surely not an easy decision.