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#67 of 76 Re: resale [spiritinthesky]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Sep 13, 2006 (6:44 am)
Well let's hope your M5 bucks the historical record for the M series cars. the M5 really isn't old enough yet to take the big hit.
But just speaking historically and without reference to the *merit* of the cars, older M cars don't resell well, relative to their initial higher cost I mean. BMW brand itself resells well, but the M has never justified its extra cost in resale values (not yet anyway).
It has nothing to do with the car really--it's more about how tuner cars are regarded in the used car market; also being a 4-door sedan, an M5 or an AMG sedan has an additional disadvantage in resale value.
the concept of tuner car/ 4-door sedan is rather odd to me in general. It seems a forced marketing concept and a very small niche. Fortunately BMW 4-doors are handsome for the type.
The only modern 4-door muscle car I can think of that kept a high resale value was the 94-96 Impala SS, (of all things).
go figure....???? Maybe the M5 and the newer AMG products will be that lucky.
Sep 17, 2006 (12:55 pm)
but someone else I know did and sent it to me...
#69 of 76 Re: I didn't spot this... [british_rover]
Sep 17, 2006 (8:34 pm)
Someone added the badge, it doesn't come from the factory that way.
Sep 18, 2006 (9:38 am)
Yeah that car could be a few years old. To show what I saw, I'd like to see one with that badge on the back of the factory delivery truck.
Sep 19, 2006 (7:05 pm)
Just saw a shiny new SLK350 AMG with dealer plates on my way home from work!
Jun 19, 2007 (4:34 am)
A former business associate of mine drove all the way to Pittsburgh from Boston to challenge me to a friendly drag race at a private airport runway I have access to.
I had expected him to win handlily, with 600+ horsepower and 730+ ft-lbs of torque. But, in an unnofficial 3/8 mile run, I had him by a car length. His car appeared to have an extra moment of hesitation of the automatic transmission shifts.
The bigger question that has yet to be answered is what possesses someone who's idea of "sport" is to eat a bag of potato chips while watching a baseball game on TV, to buy a $180k+ 2.2+ ton 2-seat "roadster" that can achieve 200+ mph in a straight line. Yes, he cleared $30 million on the sale of his company last year, so he felt he had to "show off". But this guy still can't drive a stick without stalling it and I wouldn't trust him to park my car without banging something. This is the ultimate case of a loaded gun in the hands of an child.
He did, by the way, leave with some dignity in having beat my surgeon in his Ferrari 360 by a few car lengths on the same run. But when we drove back the 15 miles of winding roads to my country club, that SL65 fell out of both of our rear view mirrors after about 1/2 mile. Good thing he had a navigation system, or he'd still be out there trying to find us.
#73 of 76 Re: SL65 vs. 911 Turbo [spiritinthesky]
Jun 19, 2007 (7:33 am)
Very amusing. Having too much money certainly doesn't equate to too much skill. I suspect a lot of these high end cars end up with damage early in their lives. Hopefully he won't kill anyone with that thing.
#75 of 76 Re: SL65 vs. 911 Turbo [british_rover]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Jun 19, 2007 (10:09 am)
The quote that got me was "The cars give themselves up for the safety of the driver," says Porsche spokesman Tony Fouladpour.
Porsche didn't say what happens to the poor slob one of these speeding idiots hits when they are on the public streets and not at the track where they should be.
#76 of 76 Re: SL65 vs. 911 Turbo [british_rover]
Jun 19, 2007 (12:09 pm)
Hilarious. Makes me cringe and laugh at the same time.
It's satisfying to see these bastards lose their toys, but I must remember that to them a 250K car is like $2.50 for you or I.