Originally Posted by adelphi_sky
I'm not sure I quite get your reasoning. My next car "purchase" will be a lease. Are you suggesting that no one should lease a 2013, but instead lease a 2012 and buy 2013 or just according to the OP's situation? In addition, would the price spread between the 2012 and 2013 be that significant to go from one purchasing option to a totally different one? Just need more clarification.
My current desired config would be a 328 sportline with just the tech package and premium audio. If I was to get a 2012, the tech package would be cheaper (and I do not want assist or apps) and the base price would be $1,600 cheaper (split fold down seats, power seats, etc. are all nice but not worth $1,600 to me).