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New vs used M3P?

I just got back feom looking at a 2018 M3P+. 34k miles, EAP, gray paint, 2 rashed wheels, tires need to be replaced. It has a few minor cosmetic issues, and has had body fixed twice, as listed on carfax. Wants $41k which is fair. But- he needs it for another 6 weeks while he waits for a Taycan.

I don’t need EAP, and I’m fine with white paint. I think I should just order a 2021 M3P for 57k. Which would you choose?
 
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TBrownTX

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I just got back feom looking at a 2018 M3P+. 34k miles, EAP, gray paint, 2 rashed wheels, tires need to be replaced. It has a few minor cosmetic issues, and has had body fixed twice, as listed on carfax. Wants $41k which is fair. But- he needs it for another 6 weeks while he waits for a Taycan.

I don’t need EAP, and I’m fine with white paint. I think I should just order a 2021 M3P for 57k. Which would you choose?

New one. That seems like a lot of compromises to save 16K (15K after tires), and if you are financing, you'll pay a higher rate on the used auto making it even less attractive. Not to mention the '21 has some great refresh features you'll miss out on w/ the used model 3. And finally the big drawback with buying a new car is initial value loss in the first year, but Tesla's retain their value much better than other vehicles.

Oh, and new Tesla smell.

Tim
 
I just got back feom looking at a 2018 M3P+. 34k miles, EAP, gray paint, 2 rashed wheels, tires need to be replaced. It has a few minor cosmetic issues, and has had body fixed twice, as listed on carfax. Wants $41k which is fair. But- he needs it for another 6 weeks while he waits for a Taycan.

I don’t need EAP, and I’m fine with white paint. I think I should just order a 2021 M3P for 57k. Which would you choose?
No way no how with 34K of abuse on the ticker. Guy's buying a Taycan, I'm sure he drove the M3 sedately.
 

Kandiru

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Oct 20, 2014
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The market right now is ridiculous, the instant gratification culture of this land results in old cars costing as much as new ones, or more.

In 2015 I bought my 6mo old 4000mi MS for 25k below MSRP, now we looked at a lightly used MY with 3000mi for 3.5k over MSRP. The
MY proportions look like out of a cartoon, wifie will need to stick to the Odyssey as my MS is getting replaced by an M3 LR and I can wait.
As for the refresh MS, it will still feature old tech, plenty of it, and is still too big for me.
 

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