In Reply to: Do I REALLY save with European Delivery? (more) posted by J.B. on September 20, 1999 at 17:59:53:
: I am planning on buying a new 2000 323Ci and I want to know if the European Delivery Program really saves me money. I know that the Invoice and MSRP prices are in fact lower, but when I figure in the plane fare and hotel accomodations, won't it end up costing more or just about the same price as if I hadn't gone with the European Delivery? Please post your comments, past experiences, or advice! Thanks a lot!
: PS- My immaculate 1997 328i is for sale! As soon as I sell it, I'm gettting my 323Ci! If you anyone who is interested, tell them to check out this website for all the details, info, and pics!
What everyone is forgetting is that you need to close the lease/sale 30 days before you pick up in Europe. Then after your trip, you wait 6 weeks until U.S. delivery. So for about 10 weeks you are paying for the car without enjoying ownership. How much is 10 weeks of lease payments, finance charges, or foregone investment income (if you paid cash)?
The worst case is if you lease because you'll be paying for 36 months, say, even though you get to enjoy the car for only 33-1/2 months.