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      10-19-2010, 09:15 PM   #8
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Drives: 2011 E90 M3
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Location: New Orleans, LA

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Originally Posted by paixim View Post
I see what you guys are saying.

Hypothetically, owning E90 M3 from 2008 to 2011 ( 4 years) should cost you less than owning E90 M3 from 2011 to 2014 (also 4 years) I think. I still see a lot of 2008 M3 going for high 40's, and I don't think there is a chance for 2011 M3 to be worth high 40's in year 2014. Does this make sense?
Why not? While I understand the impact of the new model coming I also think there is a hard core base of BMW fans out there who don't want the turbo engine, especially given BMW's track record with them. With that I think there will be a demand for the naturally aspirated V8 and given that I am a low mileage user who keeps his cars in excellent shape, resale should hold up well. The turbo is the primary reason I switched to the M3 from my 550. The new F10 is a great car but the swing to more of a luxury car AND the twin-turbo engine are why I switched.

Only time will tell who is correct! If you don't want to make that bet, lease the car and pick up the new M3 in three years... After leasing my 550 and my wife's X5, we have purchased both our new vehicles and plan to keep them well beyond a typical three year holding period.
2011 Space Grey E90 M3, DCT, Comp. Pkg.
1997 Z3 2.8, Artic Silver, Tanin Red interior, MT
1974 2002tii, Inka, 5 sp manual
BMWCCA # 327475

Last edited by kscarrol; 10-19-2010 at 09:22 PM.