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      04-11-2007, 08:51 AM   #18
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Originally Posted by abe2 View Post
For anyone who is going to put down so much in a deposit, I'd suggest that you negotiate with the dealer that they pay you interest accrued on that money by the time you get the car...Don't get screwed.
You could try, but I doubt any dealer would agree. I would look at the interst lost as:
A - An alternative to paying dealer mark-up on a hot new car (assuming dealer will sell it to you for MSRP)
B - A worthy investment vs. depreciation considering how early in the model year you'd get your car. (example - 2003 M3 w/50k miles is worth ~30k. The guy that picked his up in late 2002 will have suffered less depreciation than the guy that picked his up in summer 2003).
M2 CS Wait List, 2015 M3 (sold), 2003 S2000 (since new!)