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      01-18-2013, 09:18 PM   #1
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Ok guys I need your help... My wife's lease is coming to an end soon ('11 3 series sedan). She loves her current car and the way it looks, drives and feels, but she HATES the new 3 series. She is a long time BMW lover and driver and thinks the new look is heresy!! So what should she get next? What do your wife's drive? It has to be comparable in price as I just got a new car too and don't want to spend so much a month.
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      01-18-2013, 09:36 PM   #2
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My wife drives a Lexus IS. Not sure why she would hate the new 3. Big step up IMO and almost bought one but ended up with a 535.
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My wife drives and red '11 Audi A5 and loves it. Very cool car and drives well.
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      01-18-2013, 11:30 PM   #4
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She hates the new 3's headlights how they connect to the grill. I like the A5 but i think its more than what i want to spend. I showed her the new CLA which i love and she said no!!
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My wife drives an Audi S4. I made sure that she chose something fun so we can always exchange cars between us.
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My wife used to drive a 2011 E90 and took over a 2013 F10 MSport that was supposed to be my new ride... and she loves it! I didn't mind as it gave me a perfect excuse to get a coupe ;-)
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She hates the new 3's headlights how they connect to the grill. I like the A5 but i think its more than what i want to spend. I showed her the new CLA which i love and she said no!!
So what does she have a BMW for, the looks or the drive? Will be missing a better car, IMO, because of a small niggle in her design preferences.

I think you need to have strong words with her. Get her priorities in the right order.

If you need, help I'll ask my wife (BMW enthusiast) to have a chat with her...

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      01-19-2013, 06:39 AM   #8
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Hey I saw on Autotrader some VERY cheap 3 series coupes and convertibles with delivery miles only. What about something like that?
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      01-19-2013, 07:12 AM   #9
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Ok guys I need your help... My wife's lease is coming to an end soon ('11 3 series sedan). She loves her current car and the way it looks, drives and feels, but she HATES the new 3 series. She is a long time BMW lover and driver and thinks the new look is heresy!! So what should she get next? What do your wife's drive? It has to be comparable in price as I just got a new car too and don't want to spend so much a month.
Speak to the lease compnay and extend the lease for a futher 12 months at a lower price that you are already paying....Happy days for everyone !!

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      01-19-2013, 08:29 AM   #10
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^^ generally Bmw leases can't be extended for more than 3 months unless you have another Bmw on order. Even then i believe the max extension is 6 months from what i was told.

Depending on your budget maybe a pre-owned E9x M3 would be very sweet. Last of the V8 M3's. Another car that i was close to deciding on was the X3 Msport. Payments similar to the 3 series and you get more cargo room.

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      01-19-2013, 10:26 AM   #11
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My wife drives a Z4 35i. Perhaps not as economical / practical as an F30, but I think we have the best of both worlds with the E89 and F10. I'm biased - I recommend taking a hard look at the Z4. Maybe consider a 2-3 year old if you want to keep the costs in the same ballpark.

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Ok guys I need your help... My wife's lease is coming to an end soon ('11 3 series sedan). She loves her current car and the way it looks, drives and feels, but she HATES the new 3 series. She is a long time BMW lover and driver and thinks the new look is heresy!! So what should she get next? What do your wife's drive? It has to be comparable in price as I just got a new car too and don't want to spend so much a month.
Buy her a Mini Cooper
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      01-19-2013, 10:46 AM   #13
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Mine just traded in her '10 for a '13 Mercedes 300. She loves it.
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      01-19-2013, 12:41 PM   #14
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maybe an X3, my wife moved from 2009 3 touring to an new X3, like it but think not as good as the 3 series on the driving experience, she also hate the new 3 series, we experienced the new 3 while the X3 in for service, and I agree the interior feel somehow cheaper than the previous model.
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      01-19-2013, 12:47 PM   #15
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You should be able to lease a 5 series for the same cost as a 3 series from 3 years ago.

The F10 is a beautiful car.
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Mine just traded in her '10 for a '13 Mercedes 300. She loves it.
My neighbors wife just did the same. That new MB 300 sounds just like an N54. Not sure how they did it but they definitely did it on purpose...
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Thanks for all the responses guys. I just finished reading all your comments to her hahaha She almost hit me for posting this. In actuality she is a good driver and she has been racing go carts and the such with her dad, so she can drive. If it was me I would love to get her a used M3, so then we would have an F10 and a coupe and I can steal every once in a while. I will check auto trader for those coupes...I think she would go for those.
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The question you both should answer is, "If you like your current car, then why not purchase it?". Many people end up buying the car they lease if they had a great ownership experience. My wife's 1st BMW purchase was her mother's 2006 330xi coming off of lease and it's an amazing car! She eventually traded the car in for a 2011 X5M and even turned her Audi owning husband towards the brand.
Good luck, and enjoy your next ownership/lease experience!
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Mine drives a '11 Porsche Panamera v6...but it sounds like more than you want to spend tho. However it does allow me to have a great alternate driver especially when asked to chauffeur her around! F10 is a great car tho! Maybe you could give her your 535i and get to upgrade to an M5!
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Mine drives a '11 Porsche Panamera v6...but it sounds like more than you want to spend tho. However it does allow me to have a great alternate driver especially when asked to chauffeur her around! F10 is a great car tho! Maybe you could give her your 535i and get to upgrade to an M5!
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