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Maxbimmer***
02-08-2010, 06:08 PM
Hi guys,

I thought I figured out exactly what I wanted, now I'm confused and I need your help.

I was all set to buy a new 2010 335i coupe, black on black stick with navi, exec, audiophile and M sport. Basically as loaded a 3 series coupe as you can get without awd or being a M3 of course. MSRP is just over $64,000 and with the info I got from www.CarCostCanada.com I was able to get a dealer down to just under $62,000 + PST + GST or $70,000 on the road + 3.9% financing for 60 months.

Then a friend told me about a 2008 650i at Lease Busters with 7km for not much more. They are asking $79,900, but apparently they are quite flexible since one of the owners has been driving it. Its advertised at 2200 km's but it actually has close to 8,000km now. Here's the link http://www.leasebusters.com/en/inventorydetails.asp?ID=2817

Normally I would never have considered this car since its over $100,000 new, but if I can get it for around $75,000 I might be tempted.

Would that be a good price? Would I be crazy to do it . . or not to do it?*wiggle*

Any help would be great.

Thx

BTW- The 645 in my profile is actually my dads car. He loves it and so do I, but I rarely get to drive it, so thats part of my motivation to get the 650i. It will drive him nuts.:D

DAM
02-08-2010, 06:56 PM
Well, if you enjoy the ride of the bigger 6, go with that... If you want something a bit more nimble, go for the 3...

IMO, the 6 is a very nice ride, but I would go for the new 3 because I'd probably be interested in tracking it a few times a season. Additionally, the 3 would likely hold it's value better than the 6

Eurotakeover
02-08-2010, 10:56 PM
beautiful cars. They dont sell many 6's

dble Trouble
02-08-2010, 11:55 PM
You have to ask yourself a few questions and then the answer becomes easy. Do you want handling, cost, resale value, acceleration, fuel economy, ease of reselling?

Or do you want size, comfort, panache, ??

Completely different cars, and very easy choice if answer these questions honestly.

xlash
02-09-2010, 12:11 AM
Take this with a pinch of salt from a guy who drives an E46. It's a choice between a boat and a bigger, heavier boat.

slemmer
02-09-2010, 01:21 AM
Go for the convertible. You'll never regret it.

MiroE36
02-09-2010, 09:03 AM
Take this with a pinch of salt from a guy who drives an E46. It's a choice between a boat and a bigger, heavier boat.

I think you're talking about a speed boat and a speedier boat (in a straight line)

voluted
02-09-2010, 09:43 AM
The 6 series isn't nearly as lazy as every one seems to think it is but there is a noticiable difference between it and an e92 with sports package. I would suggest driving both and deciding based on what you like better.

If resell value is an issue for you than take at look at what 2005 6 series are going for right now. @75k some one already payed the bulk of the depreciation but they still drop in value pretty quickly after the first couple years.

damameke
02-09-2010, 12:40 PM
Based on your post, looks like you already can afford a car between $62 to $75Kk,
therefore, cost, gas, resale and maintenance cost ..etc etc is of no consideration.

You already driven the 645, so the 650 would probably be in the same class,
now you have to drive the 335, you should have your own answer after the comparison...

Eurotakeover
02-09-2010, 03:20 PM
335i and 650i are both very fast and handle very well to clear some things up lol. They are not boats by any means haha. Drive one and you will see what I mean

Maxbimmer***
02-09-2010, 03:50 PM
Based on your post, looks like you already can afford a car between $62 to $75Kk,
therefore, cost, gas, resale and maintenance cost ..etc etc is of no consideration.

You already driven the 645, so the 650 would probably be in the same class,
now you have to drive the 335, you should have your own answer after the comparison...

I wouldn't say that those items are of no concern, they are. I'm just trying to rationalize whether I should stretch my budget to get a car that I would normally not even consider.

I love the way the 335 drives and I've driven my dad's 645, but its an automatic. What attracts me to the 650 is that its a stick, which is extremely rare and will make it drive more like the 3, just a little bigger and quicker.

I just don't want to break the bank

Am I waffling or what?*wiggle*

Mystikal
02-09-2010, 03:55 PM
I wouldn't want to own either car out of warranty, really. That means there's as little as just over 1 year left of warranty on the 650i, but a full 4 years on the E92. Huge consideration, in my opinion.

Maxbimmer***
02-09-2010, 04:43 PM
I wouldn't want to own either car out of warranty, really. That means there's as little as just over 1 year left of warranty on the 650i, but a full 4 years on the E92. Huge consideration, in my opinion.

Thx Jay,

I thought of that as well. Thats one of the good things about this 650. It was sold new in March of 2009, so its not even 1 year old yet.

Anyhow, I've decided to at least go down and have a look at the 650 and take it for a test drive to see whether I like it enough to justify the extra coin. But, with snow coming I'll have to wait a few days. I wouldn't want to take it out unless the roads are dry.

Thx to everyone for their feedback, I'll let you know how I'm feeling after the test drive.*th-up*