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post #19186 of 26291
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$250k retail will make anything rare. Teslas have a bunch of tax benifits or had as they now are taxed like everything else here.

They still have insane benifits in Norway and Sweden.

Does that mean the people who bought them in Denmark will get fucked on resale value? Or will the used ones not have to pay the tax?
post #19187 of 26291
Resale value is high as well, as the tax follows the car so to speak, but depreciation is pretty much x3 due to the tax.

I have made a bunch of posts regarding car prices and leasing cost here. They actually just lowered the tax today from 180% to 150% today for all cars worth over $12k below that it's "only" 105%.
post #19188 of 26291
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I have made a bunch of posts regarding car prices and leasing cost here. 

:deadhorse:

post #19189 of 26291
Which is why I mentioned it, so don't have to explain it again.
post #19190 of 26291
Enjoy drool.gif
post #19191 of 26291
First one I've seen featuring a 918 with weissach package.




post #19192 of 26291
^ did the guy driving the 918 learn how to hold a steering wheel from his grandma?
post #19193 of 26291
Fashion Grey ftw.

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So we went and looked at some cars today and I am having trouble answering a couple of questions.  At what point should you add CPO cars into the mix with new cars?  For instance, most VWs might as well be purchased new since they are usually in the $20K to low 30s but at what point does CPO make sense?  If buying CPO, what are the miles worth?  For instance, Car A is $50K brand new, but CPO with 20K miles, what discount makes sense for that CPO car?  Annual payments * mileage driven per year = Discount? Example: PMT of $500/mo or $6K/year and 10,000 miles per year so $12K discount?  A $500/mo car payment is just an estimate.  Maintenance isn't really a decision point unless it needs some horribly expensive service early in its life.

post #19195 of 26291
I think you're overthinking it with your calculations -- it's as if you're trying to find the optimal point to make a decision. I guess you could always find one based on your own criteria, but then that means we can't answer your question because it's all subjective.

Methinks CPO cars are almost always a great deal. My recommendation is you test drive all sorts of new and CPO cars that check the boxes for your requirements, both feature-wise and price-wise. Trust your gut. You'll know which one to go with.

As an example, if I was debating between a CPO '13 GTI with 30k miles and similar specs as a new '16 GTI, but cost around $10k less, I'd probably go with the CPO one -- gotta maximize dat cashflow. But that's just me.

Disclaimer: this is coming from someone who hemmed and hawed over a used car purchase for 4 months before landing on my current ride. tongue.gif
post #19196 of 26291
checked out a CPO 2015 M4 today. Heck of a car. Also checked out (and thought about for too long) a 2008 R8 (not dat V10).



holding off on any car purchases until at least next year, need a better parking situation. Zip Car it is.
post #19197 of 26291
did it have dat gated shifter doe?
post #19198 of 26291
Stop "dat"
post #19199 of 26291
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Originally Posted by GreenFrog View Post

I think you're overthinking it with your calculations -- it's as if you're trying to find the optimal point to make a decision. I guess you could always find one based on your own criteria, but then that means we can't answer your question because it's all subjective.

Methinks CPO cars are almost always a great deal. My recommendation is you test drive all sorts of new and CPO cars that check the boxes for your requirements, both feature-wise and price-wise. Trust your gut. You'll know which one to go with.

As an example, if I was debating between a CPO '13 GTI with 30k miles and similar specs as a new '16 GTI, but cost around $10k less, I'd probably go with the CPO one -- gotta maximize dat cashflow. But that's just me.

Disclaimer: this is coming from someone who hemmed and hawed over a used car purchase for 4 months before landing on my current ride. tongue.gif


The new GTIs are worth it with the Performance Package.  I guess I am overthinking it a bit.  Hell all the interest rates we are looking at are Sub-2%.  Gotta get in a new car before Yellen decides to raise rates!  

post #19200 of 26291
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did it have dat gated shifter doe?

sadly, no. Has to be a household car, and teh wife is short, so stick shifts are out. Even a 2-door is stretching it since every 2-3 months we visit relatives (so me + wife + her sis + our bid dog + sis' little dog).


and the dog is why the R8 is out. The dog, plus maintenance, winter ability, storage, insurance costs, etc. Basically everything.

but I still want one.
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