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      11-30-2012, 09:02 AM   #30
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Drives: BMW F11 535i Touring
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Scotland, Highland Region

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Interesting topic.

I went through the options list on the F31 and I just couldn't stomach the final cost. Came to over 47k. Many of the good toys are just luxuries, not essential but good to have. It is what got me looking again at nearly new high specced 5-series.

That allowed me to get all the toys, virtually for free, as we know most options don't enhance the nearly new value by much.

I'm a private buyer not tied to a budget or tax implications. So I was able to get the car I really wanted, all the toys I'd have specced, without breaking the bank, (far less than the new F31 cost). Or reaching that 'bulking feeling' where I would start writing off the options, as I couldn't (in my own mind) justify them as necessary.