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      11-21-2011, 08:05 PM   #1
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Upgrade from an 08 to a 2012

Hey guys,
I am thinking of trading in my 08 m3 to lease a 2012 M3.
Honestly, I like the DCT, but am a little bored with it and want a true manual.

I have about $7,500 in equity on my car.

Two questions
1) Is the 2012 worth the upgrade?
2) what do you think my monthly payments should be with my 7500 down and a 36 month/ 10k mile per year lease
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      11-21-2011, 08:50 PM   #2
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Wait for the new one or get a totally different car (like a GT-R). Not really worth it for essentially the same car sans newer navigation and plug-in features. Car still drives the same and acts the same. I went from a 2008 to 2011.5, and I pretty much feel like I have the same exact car.
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      11-21-2011, 09:35 PM   #3
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Wait for the new one or get a totally different car (like a GT-R). Not really worth it for essentially the same car sans newer navigation and plug-in features. Car still drives the same and acts the same. I went from a 2008 to 2011.5, and I pretty much feel like I have the same exact car.
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      11-21-2011, 10:13 PM   #4
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I'll consider assigning the lease on my '11 JB convertible, loaded, Dinan Stage 2 Suspension Mint condition car, only ~ 15 months left on lease. Great way to have s/t lease on much newer car with reduced lease rate. additional pics available if interested

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      11-22-2011, 11:50 AM   #5
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Cole,
Beautiful vert, but payments are a little high. Thanks for the offer.
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      11-22-2011, 01:18 PM   #6
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Beautiful vert, but payments are a little high. Thanks for the offer.
Thanks....if you change mind, I'm not desperate to part with it, but willing to be flexible on the "buydown." Happy Thanksgiving
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      12-11-2011, 08:30 PM   #7
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Wait for the new one or get a totally different car (like a GT-R). Not really worth it for essentially the same car sans newer navigation and plug-in features. Car still drives the same and acts the same. I went from a 2008 to 2011.5, and I pretty much feel like I have the same exact car.

i totally agree with latebraking

get a gtr , u will like the gtr for the performance but u will get a little frustrated with noise and rattling inside the gtr. the germans are a much better built.

i have a 2009 gtr and i hardly drive that car because the noise coming from the tranny, basically theres noise everywhere and its annoying (i bought it brand new )

because i m so fed up with the noise ,i just pick up the 2009 m3 sedan last week.
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      12-12-2011, 12:07 PM   #8
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My younger brother has a 2008 and I have a 2012. They are both manual and they do feel and ride the same. The differences are in the details - and if this is important to you then I say go for it By the time the lease is up (3 yrs) it'll be perfect timing for the new M3 :-)

I like my 2012 because of:
- Navigation perks are awesome - Google Mapping integration, bluetooth, etc....
- 6Spd Manual ROCKS :-) Totally different feel from a DCT
- I picked everything myself and love my Competition Package :-)

oh and about your financing questions: Hit up Ryan Amico at Steve Thomas. Best pricing and FANTASTIC service! He has shipped all over the country to very happy and satisfied buyers 805-482-8878

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Depends on your goals...

You want to lease for $31-2k @ 3 yrs. but not own it or have a trade-in for cash (then lease it). Some convenience, some extra gadgetry...etc. I had the new CIC nav. in 09' and went down to 08' and it was fine for me. Like my bro said, engine, ride, all the same...

For a little more money, you can own and get some change later for a trade-in. At the end of the day, it's about the V8 NA engine, 6MT, chassis. The other extras are nice, but not worth new car price IMO. I got to spend the extra $$ on sweet mods instead!

The key is to find a pristine, clean, and CPO car for low 40s, high 30s - they are out there, but you've got to work for it. New M3, 2015 is out in 3yrs, but like ALL M3s - the "Mark-Up Premium" factor is around for a bit...

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Hey guys,
I am thinking of trading in my 08 m3 to lease a 2012 M3.
Honestly, I like the DCT, but am a little bored with it and want a true manual.

I have about $7,500 in equity on my car.

Two questions
1) Is the 2012 worth the upgrade?
2) what do you think my monthly payments should be with my 7500 down and a 36 month/ 10k mile per year lease
The new nav is nice but not sure it is worth that much cash to upgrade.
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