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      11-19-2012, 04:31 PM   #28
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Originally Posted by Z K View Post
Enthusiasts always try to estimate the value of the cars higher... but in reality, most M3 buyers are not enthusiasts. They will dump the E9x M3s when the new ones show up and that will drive resale values down. For most car buyers, "newer is better" is always the motto.

2008s are already in the high 30s/low 40s (4 years old) and the new models haven't even shown up yet.
I only met one M3 owner (in real life) that was not what we would consider "an enthusiast". All other seem to love cars, BMWs, etc. My point is, you can be an enthusiast, and still dump your E9x M3 in favor of the F80, M5, Porsche, etc.
2018 X3 M40i - current
2016 M3 - sold
2013 ActiveHybrid 3 - sold
2012 M3 coupe - sold