Thread: UK Residuals
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      08-16-2007, 11:01 AM   #10
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Originally Posted by mofomat View Post
It would be but it's simply not true. Only this morning, on another forum I frequent, a UK based one, people are reporting that whilst previously they were well down the list and expecting deliveries late 2008, they are receiving calls asking if they want to take delivery in December this year. The dealers are saying that when it comes to firming up the deposits people are dropping like flies. Apparently two reasons. It's seen as too expensive and has entered 1 year old 911 territory. And second reason, people know the DCT is on it's way next year, so they are holding back for that.

You Americans and it appears some Brits, need to realise Autocar TALK UTTER RUBBISH half the time. It can be a good read but they are renowned for just making stuff up.
I get the impression that some dealers can fiddle things around, but generally there is demand there and hence potential for reasonable residuals. I just got off the phone to Stansted BMW who are still quoting Mid 2008 for a car ordered now.