BMW 2018 Price Hike has ruined my spec!!!!

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Re: BMW 2018 Price Hike has ruined my spec!!!!

Post by godzilla » Wed Mar 14, 2018 7:22 pm

Yep, I think the manuals will become a rare collector's item when they become a classic car in a few short years!
Never considered an auto, but then I don't live in a congested city.
You've picked the must-haves, e.g. adaptive, heated seats, pro nav.

On an M240 in particular, if the threshold is close and you want something else, I'd ditch the sun protection glass. It's just those two tiny rear quarter lights! And if you wanted them tinted later, there are fantastic solar tints in varying grades that are as good as OEM and probably cheaper.
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Re: BMW 2018 Price Hike has ruined my spec!!!!

Post by baderlfc » Thu Mar 15, 2018 10:29 am

Pretty sure sun protection glass is rear quarters and rear screen?

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Re: BMW 2018 Price Hike has ruined my spec!!!!

Post by OneTwenty » Thu Mar 15, 2018 11:06 am

I don't live in a congested city, I don't commute and have always been against any form of Auto box, hell I even had a joke with my mates Mrs about buying a 220d Auto in 2015/16 as she'd gone for an auto. Add to that I didn't enjoy the auto test drive and in theory I should have gone Manual.

But I stuck with the auto option and it was the best thing I did. I would rather have alpine white, advanced audio and an auto than EB, HK and a manual.

It depends on your driving I guess but looking at YT videos the manuals seem to takes ages in each gear, whereas the auto you just boot it and go, no drama.

SPG is rear screen/sides and is a must have - aftermarket tints still show the lines though them and look obvious.

For the sake of £1500 you should order what you want, and add some more options in to justify the extra cost. I don't regret any of mine, not even the enhanced Bluetooth function which looking back was a bit much but it does give me the extra Mic and USB port.
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Re: BMW 2018 Price Hike has ruined my spec!!!!

Post by sootyvrs » Thu Mar 15, 2018 11:40 am

OneTwenty wrote:
Thu Mar 15, 2018 11:06 am
For the sake of £1500 you should order what you want
It's more like £930 (£310x3) over 3 years but agree you should get the car you really want otherwise I think it will detract from your enjoyment where you will probably have some regret...

I'm sure you can perhaps do some additional negotiations to get some of that £930 back ;)

If you're keeping the car forever then perhaps the additional £310 per year will be more a concern...
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Re: BMW 2018 Price Hike has ruined my spec!!!!

Post by baderlfc » Thu Mar 15, 2018 2:38 pm

Not if you buy the car at the end of the 4 year PCP, the tax hike continue to year 6, then reverts to £140 a year.

So is £1550 total. which in the grand scheme of things on a 40k list price car is nothing, but looking another way it's a lovely exhaust system to make the car's sound how they should from factory!

I'll be speaking to some dealers and see if there is any extra incentive for buyers who want to break the £40,555 threshold, I suspect there won't be though.

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Re: BMW 2018 Price Hike has ruined my spec!!!!

Post by OneTwenty » Thu Mar 15, 2018 4:18 pm

I knew I'd got the £1500 from somewhere!! I'm keeping mine after the PCP so that's why I factored in the full amount - I would still happily pay that though to get the options I wanted. If you end up keeping it 10 years it's only £155 a year then.
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Re: BMW 2018 Price Hike has ruined my spec!!!!

Post by Unreal688 » Thu Mar 15, 2018 6:11 pm

Ditch auto, like godzilla says manuals are rare (and better :D ) and in the future will be very sought after. Just like manual toyota supras!! Like rocking horse s**t they are.
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Re: BMW 2018 Price Hike has ruined my spec!!!!

Post by Flash6289 » Thu Mar 15, 2018 7:40 pm

I'd go manual as it doesn't sound like you need the auto.
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Re: BMW 2018 Price Hike has ruined my spec!!!!

Post by godzilla » Mon Mar 19, 2018 3:00 pm

On anything less than an M140/240, I wouldn't place a future premium on a manual, but on the sportiest car in the range, I'm pretty sure they will one day command a premium. Look at manual Porsches and Ferraris. Rocking horse sh1t indeed and enthusiasts are willing to pay more for the greater driver interaction.
FWIW, my wife's new M240i, which she's picking up tomorrow, ended up going a few hundred over the £40,555 threshold, so she added back the heated steering wheel she really wanted and will now be happy with the car knowing she didn't compromise her spec.
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Re: BMW 2018 Price Hike has ruined my spec!!!!

Post by OneTwenty » Tue Mar 20, 2018 9:46 am

Unreal688 wrote:
Thu Mar 15, 2018 6:11 pm
manuals are rare (and better :D )
And slower, and more to tax... :lol: ;)
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Re: BMW 2018 Price Hike has ruined my spec!!!!

Post by Unreal688 » Tue Mar 20, 2018 10:25 pm

OneTwenty wrote:
Tue Mar 20, 2018 9:46 am
Unreal688 wrote:
Thu Mar 15, 2018 6:11 pm
manuals are rare (and better :D )
And slower, and more to tax... :lol: ;)
More Tax yes. Slower. Very debatable. :starwars:
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Re: BMW 2018 Price Hike has ruined my spec!!!!

Post by OneTwenty » Wed Mar 21, 2018 10:07 am

Unreal688 wrote:
Tue Mar 20, 2018 10:25 pm
OneTwenty wrote:
Tue Mar 20, 2018 9:46 am
Unreal688 wrote:
Thu Mar 15, 2018 6:11 pm
manuals are rare (and better :D )
And slower, and more to tax... :lol: ;)
More Tax yes. Slower. Very debatable. :starwars:
In the real world yes, but on paper from BMW the auto is faster. Only 0.2 secs to 60 but still quicker. ;)
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