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      01-18-2021, 10:50 AM   #23
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I wouldn't say it's a good investment, but depreciation-wise it will probably do much better than most other cars in the category.
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      08-17-2022, 10:24 AM   #24
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I think investing in a car is generally a bad option. Rising prices for new cars will not stop. This is hindered by a shortage of cars - in principle, there are not enough of them, and demand will still exceed supply. A car can become an investment only if we are talking about buying a rare premium car no younger than 30-40 years old in excellent condition and with original components. But I would still recommend reading the Money Under 30 article on more effective ways to invest even with little money. If you have a budget to buy a car, I would recommend investing in the stock market as an alternative.

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      08-17-2022, 01:01 PM   #25
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      08-19-2022, 12:05 PM   #26
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E92 M3 a good investment?
Esp. lowest mileage cars...
https://www.bmwblog.com/2021/01/12/b...rm-investment/
Unless you bought in low like anything else, probably not a good investment for something that has traditionally been a depreciating item.

I got lucky. I bought mine for $17K with a loan in July of 2019. Paid down to $11K and refinanced for 20K in April of 2021. Paid it down to $18K and sold it for $27K in March of this year. So approximately, I paid 8K into the principle and was able to pull out $18K. So about a $10K profit.
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      09-15-2022, 05:45 AM   #27
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I can't consider a car an investment at all. For me, it's just a necessary thing, which I need to move faster. Of course, I love beautiful cars that are also very comfortable. Still, if you consider a car an investment, this is very stupid because every year, your car loses in price, which means there is no sense in your investment. For example, I have always invested money in shares of large companies. My friends have recently recommended I learn as much as possible about cfd indices trading since this kind of trading is the most popular and promising one.

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      09-15-2022, 05:13 PM   #28
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It's a good investment in enjoyment and low depreciation if you put a few thousand miles on it per year. Car is reliable and produced in low numbers. These M guys only like that rare rare or stripper models. I can buy a low mileage individual color car(stripper spec if possible) drive less than 10k miles and probably sell it for the same price. Pretty good for weekend/second car. You do lose money on 10k miles worth of maintenance and insurance unless you believe it will appreciate.
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      09-16-2022, 04:14 PM   #29
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It will depreciate less than most other cars. Will only be a worth a lot in the future only if you have very low miles, but even then the real rate of return as an investment may not be good. Keep in mind that the value has to increase with the inflation rate just to break even on the price, and inflation is currently quite high.
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      09-21-2022, 07:19 AM   #30
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It's a good investment in enjoyment and low depreciation if you put a few thousand miles on it per year. Car is reliable and produced in low numbers. These M guys only like that rare rare or stripper models. I can buy a low mileage individual color car(stripper spec if possible) drive less than 10k miles and probably sell it for the same price. Pretty good for weekend/second car. You do lose money on 10k miles worth of maintenance and insurance unless you believe it will appreciate.
And tax on purchase price.
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      09-22-2022, 08:18 AM   #31
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Any M car is going to appreciate in value at some point, really hoping the E90/E92s don't until I can get my hands on one, but I feel like we're well on our way there.
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I can't consider a car an investment at all. For me, it's just a necessary thing, which I need to move faster. Of course, I love beautiful cars that are also very comfortable. Still, if you consider a car an investment, this is very stupid because every year, your car loses in price, which means there is no sense in your investment. For example, I have always invested money in shares of large companies. My friends have recently recommended I learn as much as possible about https://fairgocasinovip.com/mobile-version since this kind of trading is the most popular and promising one.
I think investing in a car is a bad option these days. The rise in the price of new cars will not stop. It is falling/increasing. What prevents it is the shortage of cars - there are not enough of them in principle, and demand will still exceed supply. A car can be an investment only if we are talking about buying a rare premium car no younger than 30-40 years old in excellent condition and with original components. Investing money in casinos is not a bad idea, but it as an investment is pretty uncertain. If you want to try it, you can sign up at. There are many other effective ways to invest, even with a little money.

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      09-28-2022, 01:15 PM   #33
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Still have my 2008 e92 M3 with only 40,000 miles, original owner. Original plan was to sell around 8 years of ownership but just didn't make sense for me to get another car so still got it.
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Bought mine 7y/38k miles ago. Paid 47k and probably would still get 40k. Best car investment I've ever done so far. And good fun mean while.
Bought mine in 2015 as well! Paid $48k back then and I think I can get close to that even today. Definitely a bad "investment" after you factor in inflation and the money I've spent maintaining it but I bought it expecting it to end up in the 20's so I've made out pretty well. But, I didn't buy it back then to make a profit in the future, I bought it to drive it until I couldn't anymore so it doesn't matter if it's worth $25k or $45k to me.

Some E9x M3's are investment cars for sure, the ultra low mile unicorn spec. But unless you got in early, it's probably not going to be worth it purely from an investment point.
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      09-29-2022, 09:15 AM   #35
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      09-29-2022, 04:34 PM   #36
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You don't make money buying a car in general terms. Just not enough value growth long term (outside rare/unusual types). A guy down the road has an E30 M3 sitting in his garage. Has been since I have been in the area. Seen him drive it a total of 1 time. I am sure that he is making money on that car as we speak, but he sure isn't using it as a car. If you want to mothball a car like that, you are still spending money on storage, insurance and the like, so that is all a negative. At the end of the day, he is making money when he goes to sell, but until then it is losing money daily. Not a good investment.

I have been fortunate in my life to have hobbies that tended to make money over time. Baseball cards, I refurbished laptops for a while, as examples, and to some degree cars. Since I have generally dealt with M-cars as my hobby cars I have never done badly on them long term, in that when I went to sell I didn't lose money like I would on a regular car. Plus I got years of enjoyment out of them. All in all I would say that is the only way to look at our cars, not as monetary items but rather as toys to be enjoyed for as long as you choose. You are not going to profit on one in any real sense, but that doesn't mean you can't come out pretty good at the end.
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      09-29-2022, 09:49 PM   #37
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Just bought an e92 m3 and bought it for the driving experience only. Appreciation would be a plus; I think if any chassis will appreciate, it'll be the e9x or the g8x down the road.
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