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      10-11-2011, 12:57 PM   #1
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sold the e92 m3...waiting on 09's to drop. what about 09 c350?

About to pick up a 2009 mercedes c350 red/with multimedia package tonight.

I will keep the car less than a year and sell it to pick up a 09+ e93. Im waiting for prices to drop a bit before i get into another m3.

ive only had m3's for the last 6 years.

what do people think about the c350's?

I was about to buy one in 2008 so the reason im going back. Getting a good deal so i dont think i'll most than 3-5k in a year after i sell it back.

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      10-11-2011, 01:00 PM   #2
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buying and selling cars is never a financially wise decision
the depreciation on a 40k automobile (new) vs. a 50k automobile (new) is marginal
buy what you want now
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Seems like a bad idea IMO
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I'm confused about this venture in the first place. Selling an E92 for a lesser car to then just buy what is pretty much the same car again. Seems like bad math.
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      10-11-2011, 01:13 PM   #5
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Lose 3-4k in a year driving a fully loaded c350. Show me where you can lease that kin dof car for $250 a month. The last 5-6 years unlike most people i dont lost much on my car. I buy it enjoy it then sell it. Part of the game for me in driving a new car every year or so.
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i dont get it... you sold your car and getting a c350?

hmmmm sounds like a bad decision to me... and to be honest the price arent so much of a difference between a used m3... why downgrade.

if your having hard time making decision, get a beater and used it for months then decide....

sounds like your decision are heading the wrong path...
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      10-11-2011, 01:41 PM   #8
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Yikes, just the used sale tax alone makes this seem half-baked.
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      10-11-2011, 01:43 PM   #9
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But doesn't the sales tax kinda kill those numbers. I figure sales tax is going to be a one time cost of 3-4K each time you buy one of these cars right?


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Lose 3-4k in a year driving a fully loaded c350. Show me where you can lease that kin dof car for $250 a month. The last 5-6 years unlike most people i dont lost much on my car. I buy it enjoy it then sell it. Part of the game for me in driving a new car every year or so.
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      10-11-2011, 01:48 PM   #10
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Just answer his questions guys

Go for the c350 and pick up the 09 later. there. I have made your decision for you
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      10-11-2011, 01:55 PM   #11
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This my friend does not add up.
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      10-11-2011, 01:57 PM   #12
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why didn't you just keep your m3 for another year?

I'm confused.

I'm curious what you do for work, as I don't think it has to do with the financial sector....

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      10-11-2011, 01:59 PM   #13
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      10-11-2011, 02:04 PM   #14
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Big Fail sadly and no-this isn't because I'm biased. From what I understood from your previous threads you only owed about $3-$4k on your gorgeous M3 coupe.

You should've kept that car for another year to wait for the price of 09+ E93 M3s to drop. I would've said the same thing had you picked another BMW or M for that matter.
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      10-11-2011, 02:05 PM   #15
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Clearly this makes no sense hence the confusion.

Its not like you said you wanted an 2011 or 2012 but an 09? Even if you had an 08 what is the point in selling and than buying an 09?

Can you explain what current m3 you sold and what the 09 is going to give you that the one you sold will not?

Maybe if you had an e46 that you sold and we are confused but sounds like you had an e90 so we are confused
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      10-11-2011, 02:05 PM   #16
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So you sold the M3 to get another expensive car because you cannot afford a e93 now.

Why buy another expensive car and then sell it and then buy an even more expensive car?? Not wise at all since it seems like money is tight on your end!

Go buy a $4-5k used Corolla and drive that if you want to SAVE serious money! You can even keep that car and have a beater when you buy a e93. Seems like lots of people have to much pride and cannot be seen driver in a lesser car.
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      10-11-2011, 02:18 PM   #17
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So you sold the M3 to get another expensive car because you cannot afford a e93 now.

Why buy another expensive car and then sell it and then buy an even more expensive car?? Not wise at all since it seems like money is tight on your end!

Go buy a $4-5k used Corolla and drive that if you want to SAVE serious money! You can even keep that car and have a beater when you buy a e93. Seems like lots of people have to much pride and cannot be seen driver in a lesser car.
If the budget is 4-5k, I'd lease a new Fiat

I heard they're 700 drive off, 250-300/month?

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      10-11-2011, 02:21 PM   #18
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      10-11-2011, 02:27 PM   #19
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This makes absolutely no sense. Why in the world would you downgrade cars when you had it paid off..only to buy the same car again? Life is too short enjoy your time and get the car YOU want. c350 compared to an M3 is a joke. I suggest you don't sell your m3.
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      10-11-2011, 02:40 PM   #20
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thoughts!?
No evidence of any, no.

J/k (kind of) Enjoy the C350. I'd just find an '08 E93 and get the car you really want, though.
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Lose 3-4k in a year driving a fully loaded c350. Show me where you can lease that kin dof car for $250 a month. The last 5-6 years unlike most people i dont lost much on my car. I buy it enjoy it then sell it. Part of the game for me in driving a new car every year or so.
First post you said 3-5k loss in 1 year.

Second post you said 3-4k loss in 1 year.

$250/mo = $3k per year.

Recommend you stick with a more likely scenario of $5k, which is over $400/mo.

So I can't even show you where you're able to have an effective $250/mo lease on this C350.

Trading down to save $ (for a longer duration) or trading up to, well, just trade up, can rationalized.

What you're doing is just nonsense.
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      10-11-2011, 03:42 PM   #22
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C classes, these days are made with cheap materials and, personally, KIAs have better looking interiors compared to the C Class. Get a '10 E Class and call it a day.

If you don't want depreciation, get a Toyota, pay cash, and resell it in a year for the same price.
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