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      12-18-2009, 03:20 PM   #1
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Question: '08 vs. '09

Looking for a low mileage '08 or '09 E90 with DCT. Already been told that the DCT came late to the '08, so not as many '08 sedans out there with this transmission. My questions are:

1. What are difference between '08 and '09 E90. I know '09 got upgraded nav., hard drive, and LED tail lights? Anything else?

2. What should the price difference between between comparably configured, and comparable mileage '08 and '09 cars? In other words, how much more is reasonable to pay for the '09 over the '08 -- what does the market dictate?

3. Does anyone know of any upcoming changing/refresh/etc. planned for any of the E9x M3's in this next year?

Thanks for the help.
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      12-18-2009, 03:24 PM   #2
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Check our Carmax, they had an 09 Gray/Black M-DCT Sedan last month located in Maryland.
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      12-18-2009, 04:17 PM   #3
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Taillights are the same man. Just the iDrive difference. I personally preferred the '08 iDrive with the options on the menu rather than the buttons (plus I like the aluminum knob much better myself), but that's just me. And with USB/iPod interface, I have the same capacity of the HDD on a much more reliable USB flash drive, and prefer nav updates on DVD, rather than dealer-only HDD, but it's a matter of preference. I didn't see any advantage on the '09, and saved thousands on the '08, so it was a no-brainer for me. Your decision depends on how YOU perceive those differences, but you should be able to get more for your money on an '08. Good luck.
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      12-18-2009, 04:58 PM   #4
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Taillights are the same man.
That's not true for the sedans. And the thousands saved by buying an 09 vs. 08 will probably be also felt come selling time.


If the OP wants me to, I can go investigate the Carmax sedan in MD.
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      12-18-2009, 08:38 PM   #5
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Looking for a low mileage '08 or '09 E90 with DCT. Already been told that the DCT came late to the '08, so not as many '08 sedans out there with this transmission. My questions are:

1. What are difference between '08 and '09 E90. I know '09 got upgraded nav., hard drive, and LED tail lights? Anything else?

2. What should the price difference between between comparably configured, and comparable mileage '08 and '09 cars? In other words, how much more is reasonable to pay for the '09 over the '08 -- what does the market dictate?

3. Does anyone know of any upcoming changing/refresh/etc. planned for any of the E9x M3's in this next year?

Thanks for the help.
'09 has quite a few small refinements on the interior such as cup holder trim pieces and glovebox layout, I believe. The LED tail lights are the main upgrade on the exterior. The Nav is much quicker and faster to use; you don't need to memorize a bunch of menus and positions with a single knob since there are buttons for every function.

'09 is the last car with the REST heat function. 2010 moves the heated seat controls to the climate panel and deletes REST. REST basically allows you to leave your car blowing warm air into the cabin while you leave for 20 minutes (even if you lock the car and take the key). When you come back your car will still be warm.
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      12-19-2009, 12:36 AM   #6
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Thanks to all. Good information from Smmmurf - I appreciate it.

Any thoughts on what reasonable price difference there should be b/w similar
'08 vs. '09 E90 M3's.
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      12-19-2009, 01:36 AM   #7
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Oops, when I said glovebox layout I meant center console layout.
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      12-21-2009, 10:48 PM   #8
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A few more questions:

- What is fair price (for seller and buyer) for '09 E90 with 9K'ish miles, loaded with most of the major stuff.

- How long are factory tires lasting on these cars (presume average driving)? Is 9K mileage car getting close to needing new tires?

- Are the 2011 sedans (vs. coupes) getting any refresh in March 2010. I keep hearing about refresh and reading all the posts, but not seeing consensus on what is happening.

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