Re: 2002 530i manual pricing
- From: "John Carrier" <jxc2@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 13 Mar 2006 06:49:46 -0600
Generally an auto trans brings with it a premium price (It was a $1200
option on the E-39). OTOH, the scarcity of the manual trans cars may be the
controlling influence. Another thing to consider. Manual trans cars are
rarely lease cars and may be subject to more meticulous PM than their rent
it and forget it brethren.
Desirability, and therefore price, in the used car market is a funny thing.
No better demonstration exists than the Barrett Jackson auction. 70-71 Hemi
Cudas and Challengers were getting $500,000 or better. Certainly rare and
certainly "muscular" but rarer and more interesting cars of the era brought
R / John
"Pete" <escape2music@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
"Fred W" wrote
I think you missed my point. Since the original price is lower, so too
will be the resale value, compounded byu the fact that the manual is
"undesireable" to the majority of buyers. So much the better for us...
Well... that would be the correct logic, but as you see in the examples I
provided, the used manual versions are more expensive then the automatics
because they are so scarce. Or is there another explanation for what I'm