Originally Posted by gsxrboy
Awesome post, thank you for doing all that work. A good friend purchased a brand new BMW 330XI, hardly drove it, stored for the winter. The next year during the summer, we looked at what people were selling them for, it had dropped by $15,000. His jaw dropped when he saw the exact same car listed on Auto Trader. But due to the price he paid and the depreciation, it all works out to be the same as most cars.
I really don't think I'd ever buy a new BMW or Mercedes. I'd have looked for a used focus if there were any when I got mine.