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      02-06-2013, 10:33 AM   #12
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Originally Posted by Judge View Post
I cannot even begin to rationalize paying anywhere near $60,000 for a 1-series off the lot, let alone one with more than 20,000 miles clocked. If this is really the going rate it would be crazy not to sell it before the M2 arrives.
I understand your logic and also agree that 60K or more for a 1M in US market seems a bit high especially so because we have seen some members selling their very low mileage mint 1Ms for low 50s just months before.

However, keeping a low production (de facto limited) sports car regardless of second hand market trends is never something I would call "crazy", it is just passion. Plus, you seem to take it for granted that the future M2 will be better than 1M and you base your argument on this assumption which needs a reality check when it happens. IMO it may or not be so, because BMW once again may fall into the trap of trying to please everyone while keeping it distant from bigger M cars and this may result with a high volume selling but not-so-great car. Everything is possible.
"The mark of a great car is one whose overall competence exceeds what you should expect from its individual components and the 1M does just that", Chris Harris.
BMW 1M-SOLD-: TECH: Evolve Race+N55mids, Evolve IC, Michelin PSS, ER cp, aFe filter, CDVx, Vorshlag camber plates, BMS OCC EXTERIOR: trunk spoiler, blacklines, black grills, IND goodies INTERIOR: Alcantara steering wheel, steel pedals, custom mats, MPower e-brake.