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      02-07-2023, 11:39 AM   #111
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Those that stick with a brand, those consumers are "downgrading". X7 buyers are now looking at X5's, X5 buyers are now looking at X3's, etc.
But then the sizes of the vehicles has grown. What was a 7 series is now a 5 series. What was a 5 series is now a 3 series.
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      02-07-2023, 12:09 PM   #112
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But then the sizes of the vehicles has grown. What was a 7 series is now a 5 series. What was a 5 series is now a 3 series.
You’re not wrong but highly doubt that’s what’s going on in their minds - this is a decision strictly based on price. Everyone always want the allure of having then higher trim or model…if the price is right.
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Prices going up? I would NEVER have guessed
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      05-13-2023, 05:36 AM   #114
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Those price increases, whilst unwelcome, look positively tiny compared to the BMW UK cost to have a one month subscription to Assisted Driving Plus in my UK 2022 2 Series Active Tourer (U06).
Assisted Driving Plus gives adaptive cruise control with speed limit and distance control. I have subscribed a couple of times at UK£35 (approx US$43.50) for one month and found it useful, although quite costly, when covering longer than usual drives in England. Not worth taking out a 1/3/5 years subscription.
My most recent 'one month subscription' expired 1 June '23 and I had intended paying for a further month from July to cover holiday drives etc.
I looked at the costs again today, only to see that BMW UK has hiked the fee to UK£55 (approx US$68.50), an increase of just over 57%.
This is nothing more than a total rip-off.
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      08-19-2023, 08:17 AM   #115
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When Dollar is weak BMW ups prices
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      08-19-2023, 09:10 AM   #116
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When Dollar is weak BMW ups prices
FTFU: When Dollar is weak ALL prices go up.
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What I'm seeing are people are being more honest with themselves when it comes to buying cars. Those that bought 3er/A4/C Class' are now looking outside German and getting something cheaper that matches the $600/month payment they were paying for German - customers are not longer stretching themselves just to drive German.

Those that stick with a brand, those consumers are "downgrading". X7 buyers are now looking at X5's, X5 buyers are now looking at X3's, etc.
I was looking at an X3, now I'm looking at an X0...
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