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      01-08-2013, 10:53 AM   #26
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Originally Posted by E90OR View Post
Looking for a new car, but only need it 1-2 years. What can I buy for $70,000 today that will get the most money back when it is time to sell?
Nothing new or close two it in that price range. There are some classics you could get like a nice Porsche 356 or longhood 911 and you wouldn't lose a dime. The Z3 and Z4 M Coupes are a good bet as well. All of these require a certain kind of person to run as daily drivers.

For a conventional daily driver, I'd get an off-lease 3-series or C-class that's still under warranty. Nothing to run, popular enough to be easy to sell for decent money in a year or two. My E46 325i sold for $3500 less than I paid for it after two years, and honestly I could have gotten more.