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      10-19-2012, 09:39 PM   #25
georgere
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Originally Posted by bavarian19 View Post

close to 60k for a non-M 3er with decent options? Seriously?
Compared to, what?

Not my analysis, but it does make sense.

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Here's a comparison of a 2013 328i with ZPP/Premium package, ZSP/Sport package - aka Sport line, ZCW/Cold Weather package, HK stereo, BMW Assist/Enhanced Bluetooth, and xenon headlights with models equally equipped from model years 2009, 2008, and 2004.

2013 F30 MSRP - $46,920
2009 E90 MSRP - $48,940 in 2012 dollars, $45,575 at the time
2008 E90 MSRP - $47,745 in 2012 dollars, $44,620 at the time
2004 E46 MSRP - $47,875 in 2012 dollars, $39,255 at the time, this model lacked many of the technological and safety advancements that came with the E90 models.
Interesting, 2004 dollars didn't change much when we talk about starting salary for a college grad. It did for a 3 series though. The bottom line is this guy is right - cars got extremely expensive as everything else while salaries have not gone up. It sound as I grow my career and income so grows the 3er. I will never be able to afford an M car no matter how hard I work.... Just saying....
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