What do you guys think about this car?

Discussion in 'Generation 4 - General Discusson' started by Jeff2017, Nov 10, 2019 at 1:58 PM.

  1. Jeff2017

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    It looks freakin awesome. My reflexes love it and my brain says nightmare. What's the original sticker and what's the depreciation, and why? That's what I usually think.
     
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    The original MSRP was in the 140s. This one is loaded with options. I am just glad it is 250 miles away so I don't test drive it. The depreciation is pretty normal for cars like that.
     
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    That looks wayyyy too cheap to be a good idea.
     
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    The depreciation is so high because they are a fortune to maintain. Like not worth it. Who is the SHO guy on here that just came out of a nightmare BMW and got back in a SHO? I think he had a high hp model too. You might be in a shop for weeks depending on part availability.

    Don't get me wrong. Drool city on the looks and specs.
     
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    There is an oil consumption issue on the early builds of that motor(i.e. some of the early 2012 builds). The fix is a new motor. Guessing that could get close to 20k pretty fast.
     
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    It's not free :D Otherwise, a sweet machine.
     
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    rubydist SHO Master Staff Member Super Moderators

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    First, you need to know more information about the accident that it had.

    Second, you need to plan for about the same amount of $$ as the purchase price in maintenance over the next 3-4 years.

    Third, you need to get an insurance quote for the vehicle.

    Fourth, you need to ask yourself if you are willing to spend all that to have a very cool car.

    The answer to #4 will provide you direction.
     
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    Having owned an older 7 series in the pat the electrical systems are a nightmare yea fun car but not worth the money and hassle for parts and repairs.
     
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    Our realtor had one of these, drove it for the "first impression" but had major transmission issues and burned oil like crazy.
     
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    I personally don't do used BMW or Mercedes from my personal dealings with them.
     
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    A few years before this model shown, one of the car mags reviewed a BMW 740 I think that had over 140 electric motors in the car. For instance, when you went to close the door, the car would roll the windows down 1/4" so that they would close more easily (sealed pretty tight I guess) then automagically roll them back up once the door was shut. :nut:
    At that time I vowed to never own a BMW that was not under Full Boat warranty with loaners provided. I guess it worked, I have never owned one.

    And from talking with my pal who owns a garage, I am renewing my vow. But if you are still tempted:

    Find out what the service history is. What often happens is that they are "behind" on maintenance, missing one or two of the major services, which will cost you $5 - 10K. Not kidding. And the Alpina is the top line, like AMG is for M-B, so it's likely to have unique parts that have to be shipped by slow boat from the homeland.
     

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