$2,000.00 for an M3 wheel? That kind of runined your argument right there. I just had my 19" wheel replaced (wife curbed it) and it cost $822.00 with the tire. Not cheap..but not 2k.
darrelld said:Yes I have seen those statistics, however what you gain in resale can quickly evaporate if you have any repairs. My friends M3 was recently in an accident and one wheel will cost $2000 to replace. The front fender had to return to Germany for painting. The insurance deductibles and out of pocket expenses add up quickly.
This makes the question of repeat buyer ship even more interesting. Knowing the value retention is so high is not enough to get the BMW owner to buy another. Obviously something else in ownership experience was not as pleasant.
Chevrolet and Cadillac despite the lower resale have a higher repeat buyer rate.