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Old 03-06-2020, 02:03 PM   #51
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As an aside, I love the new thing of re-characterizing depreciation on used cars as "savings."
Right? I cocked a silent eyebrow at that myself.
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Old 03-06-2020, 02:41 PM   #52
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Right? I cocked a silent eyebrow at that myself.
Ha - i've seen this tactic on a few BMW dealers websites but never as brazenly as this. Very tempting and great spec at this price, but with a v8 BMW i'd want to be covered by a warranty for the duration of my ownership.
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Old 03-09-2020, 02:43 PM   #53
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There is this near me. It's tempting, despite being larded up with fun things that will break. (Actually, it's speced with everything our current 2016 has. But that car will be going with my ex.)

...It's cheaper than the smoked topaz wagon in CT...

https://www.unitedbmw.com/inventory/...kr6c37h0u13020
Buy mine instead!
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Old 03-09-2020, 03:19 PM   #54
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When you talk 'hold a car for 10 years', what kind of mileage are we talking?

My question stems from how much we (my wife and I) drive our cars. I don't think a 10 yr expectation is realistic for us @27k/yr on the x5. Would it be better to have a 7 yr old car w 130k miles or an 10 yr old car w/ 95k?
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Old 03-09-2020, 03:56 PM   #55
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When you talk 'hold a car for 10 years', what kind of mileage are we talking?



My question stems from how much we (my wife and I) drive our cars. I don't think a 10 yr expectation is realistic for us @27k/yr on the x5. Would it be better to have a 7 yr old car w 130k miles or an 10 yr old car w/ 95k?


Was thinking “average” mileage of about 10-12k a year. I’d probably choose lower miles over year all things being equal - though in my case my list of wants as far as tech goes in a daily driver woukd likely eliminate stuff that’s more than several years old currently. When i wrote this post, I was primarily thinking of new cars.


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