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Old 03-23-2007, 12:39 AM   #94
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Originally Posted by zeven13 View Post
At time of purchase in 2004: 2001 330i $3000 down, $429/mo. for 42 months at 3.4%.
At time of purchase in 2006: 2004 X3 $6000 down, $400/mo. for 48 months

Trick is buying a NICE CPO with less than 10K miles/year and paying off loan early before trading it in. This avoids the severe depreciation after 80K miles (or 8 years of age) and allows you to buy a $50,000 car for half the price.

If you can't afford to maintain your BMW, get rid of it!
wise

2002 325i 3 years left 167 a month
2006 330i Paid Full by parents but owe them 16K over a 6 year span, No interest
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