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      01-24-2013, 12:49 AM   #22
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Drives: '13 550xi + '09 M5 + '10 135i
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Originally Posted by Turb0Surge View Post
Lol @ like the 8 series one day. What do you mean? Rare? They are rare but also inexpensive. I almost bought an 840i a few weeks back. Clean title, 140k miles. He wanted $8000. I offered $6500. He did not want to go lower than $7500. So the deal never went through.
What was your motivation for trying to purchase that particular car?

Collector? Flipper? Sentimentality? Project/Hobby car?

The 8 is an intriguing car to me. If you see one parked in a lot, it gets tons of attention. More than almost any other car I can think of. Especially if it's red. You'd have to light it on fire to get less attention.

But, nobody ever seems to really love it or even really like it. And, I wonder why.

It's only anecdotal but I experience a similar phenomenon with the 135i. Not sure what the correct word or phrasing is but the 1 series piques the curiosity of people much more than an M5.

I think people get confused by the 1. They like it but they don't love it. But, they sort of love it.

And, I wonder why.

Last edited by mryakanisachoad; 01-24-2013 at 03:05 AM.