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Old 03-11-2018, 10:25 AM   #1
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Top 10 cars that people get rid of quickly

The article below is about the WRX making the top 10 cars that people get rid of quickly. But check out #1 and #2

Percent sold within the first year:
#10 Subaru WRX (3.3%)
#9 Chrysler 200 (3.8%)
#8 Mercedes-Benz E-Class (3.9%)
#7 BMW 4 Series (3.9%)
#6 BMW X3 (3.9%)
#5 Dodge Dart (3.9%)
#4 Nissan Versa Note (4.0%)
#3 Mercedes-Benz C-Class (6.1%)
#2 BMW 5 Series (7.1%)
#1 BMW 3 Series (8.0%)

I have no idea if that data is legit, but if so... damn.

https://www.torquenews.com/1084/4-re...t-get-rid-list
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Old 03-11-2018, 10:28 AM   #2
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I wonder if that includes leases? People do 12 month leases on BMWs.
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Old 03-11-2018, 11:58 AM   #3
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Saw that on another website. The conclusion was also that leases are muddying results.
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Old 03-15-2018, 02:19 AM   #4
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My theory is, many do their research on car rags, word-of-mouth from BMW fanatics, and the BMW reputation of being "The Ultimate Driving Machine".

Then, they decide to buy the lower end BMWs and are completely turned off by how maintenance-intensive or unreliable they are when compared to other brands. After the "honeymoon" is over and when the warranty expires, they quickly get rid of it.

It's a good thing I'm somewhat handy with a wrench, otherwise, I'd probably be one of those who'd get easily turned off (maintaining) BMWs and quickly trade it in.
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Old 03-15-2018, 09:31 AM   #5
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My theory is, many do their research on car rags, word-of-mouth from BMW fanatics, and the BMW reputation of being "The Ultimate Driving Machine".

Then, they decide to buy the lower end BMWs and are completely turned off by how maintenance-intensive or unreliable they are when compared to other brands. After the "honeymoon" is over and when the warranty expires, they quickly get rid of it.

It's a good thing I'm somewhat handy with a wrench, otherwise, I'd probably be one of those who'd get easily turned off (maintaining) BMWs and quickly trade it in.
Yeah, but that doesn't explain inside a year.
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Old 03-15-2018, 09:38 AM   #6
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Yeah, but that doesn't explain inside a year.
Executive demos/fleet vehicles? Dealer loaners?
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Old 03-15-2018, 09:51 AM   #7
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Yeah, but that doesn't explain inside a year.
There was a guy selling a brand new Cayenne on Rennlist. He bought it as a year-end business tax deduction and had no intention of actually keeping it.

Which reminds me, I really need to find a crafty accountant!
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My thought was 12 month leases, dealer loaner fleets, company cars, etc.

WRX is probably a combination of young kids who can't really afford it and the harsh reality of living with one on a daily basis for people who believed they wanted a rally car.
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My thought was 12 month leases, dealer loaner fleets, company cars, etc.

WRX is probably a combination of young kids who can't really afford it and the harsh reality of living with one on a daily basis for people who believed they wanted a rally car.
Probably a lot of repos on that car....
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