Date: Sat, 11 Dec 1999 00:12:04 -0500
From: "John Schneitman" <>
Subject: Re: My car purchase story.

RE: leatherette Does real leather really cost that much? Does a new BMW have such a small margin in the price of the car that the the company cannot afford to put quality leather on the face of the seats. What's next, 4 temporary wheels and tires, the ones not rated over 50 mph? <> wrote in message news:82r3md$v9m$ > In article <82m6lm$h86$>, > wrote: > > (snip) > > > I truly can't understand how the BMW 528 even competes with this 9-5, > > as it has a smaller interior, less powerful motor, rear wheel drive, > > less standard features and much higher price tag. You have to be > paying > > for that BMW badge and the status of having it in your driveway. > > I agree with your other analysis, but honestly, the BMW is in a > different handling class. I own a 99 9-3 HOT and a 95 525i, (yes, with > leatherette) and although the HOT is faster, you simply can't compare > the two cars in handling and ride (the 9-5 may close the gap a bit--I > haven't driven one). Is it worth the price difference . . . hmmm . . . > that's a tough one. I bought the 525i used with 25k miles on it for > 26k a couple of years ago--the price tag on the new ones was a little > rich for my blood. > > And hey, kid buggers, spilt soda, and chocolate come off the > leatherette in a jiffy! > > Rick > Louisville > > > Sent via > Before you buy.

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