Last post on Oct 08, 2011 at 8:44 AM
You are in the BMW 3-Series
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BMW 3 Series, Car Buying, Convertible, Sedan
#10 of 13 Re: Some would say.. [shipo]
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
Oct 07, 2011 (5:33 pm)
Yeah but a 530i 5-speed is a total novelty item. A manual transmission 3-series is perceived as merely a cheaper and less-optioned car than an automatic IMO. Different type of buyer I think. The dealer can sell ONE 530 with a stick, but not a lotful of 'em. If he could, he would have done so in the first place, but how many people ordered them new? There's you, and....and...
So I don't follow your logic but on the other hand your one quick resale makes perfect sense. There's always a market for one of something that is unique (and fun).
#11 of 13 Re: Some would say.. [shipo]
Oct 07, 2011 (8:16 pm)
It was low mileage too, wasn't it? Don't I remember you injuring your leg or having surgery or something and you couldn't drive the 530 for months?
#12 of 13 Re: Some would say.. [shipo]
by kyfdx HOST
Oct 08, 2011 (6:17 am)
You know... breld just bought your old 530i... (no, not the exact one)..
Check out CCBA
#13 of 13 Re: Some would say.. [fedlawman]
Oct 08, 2011 (8:44 am)
When I turned the car in the mileage was pretty much spot on for the lease (right bang on 36,000 miles). You are correct in that less than a year after I leased the car I suffered a badly broken right leg and a partially detached foot which required surgery, hardware (which took place four days before a flight from Manchester, NH through both Detroit and Osaka to Taipei) and considerable time before I was more or less put back together.
Given the mess my right leg was in it was pretty obvious my driving for the duration wouldn't be in my 5er; instead, Mrs. Shipo and I swapped cars and I was able to sling my casted right leg over into the passenger footwell of her minivan and drive left footed. So while I didn't drive the 530i for something like six months, it's not as if the car didn't get driven; in fact, due to where my wife worked at the time, she probably put more miles on it than I would have during the same period.