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Old 09-11-2013, 10:34 PM   #26
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Does anyone think I would be able to flip one?

I have maintained a very good relationship with my BMW sales as I have always bought and referred F&F to him for their BMW purchase (18 and counting).

When the i8 was announced, I sorta joked with him that i would buy one for my dad as a gift (for all these years supporting my career and investments, but I got him a watch he wanted already), and the salesman actually emailed me the other day to see if I would like to put my name on the list (to be one of the first in N/A to pick this car)

I have the mean to buy it out, but what's the chance of flipping it?
Since it's already driven off the lot, meaning it has a Used car status, I'll buy it off you for 90k

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Old 09-11-2013, 10:36 PM   #27
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The performance figures are simply not there for the i8 at the price range they are selling it for.

The price range of $130k to $150k can buy you a lot of other better/faster performance cars.

There is the performance driven market segment, which the i8 won't capture.

There are many better performing cars than the i8 from the $60k to $150k range.

There is the environmentally-friendly market segment, which the i8 won't capture... because the Model S is more environmentally friendly AND it performs ALMOST as good as the i8.

You have to keep in mind that the 0 to 100km/h in 4.4 or 4.5 seconds for the i8 is in the sports mode/performance mode which means = bad mileage/energy saving.

The Model S... is cheaper by $30,000 or more (for the most expensive S model), and it does 0 to 100 in 4.6 seconds, which is very close to the i8, and it is 100% electric.
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The market segment that will be interested are due to the looks which is very,very unique.

I really think that BMW came out with the i8 to increase brand awareness and to promote it as the "halo" car even though they won't sell many of it.

They are using it to sell other cars, most notably the i3.

But, the looks..... is just amazing and unique.
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Old 09-11-2013, 10:44 PM   #28
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here's hoping that the M division will take it, drop the electrics, swap in the S63, proper manual gearbox, etc
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If you're not sure if it's worthwhile and you're asking advice from a bunch of kids on a car mod forum then you probably shouldn't fricken do it, or you just wanted everyone to know you have the means to buy it?(you mentioned that a couple times..)
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I asked because this is supposed to be a car enthusiasts forum and if I am looking for anyone with experience of flipping cars, it's probably a good place to start IMHO.

I said I can pay for it twice. First time to let people know why I am choosing this as an investment (because very rarely one gets the chance to first dib for a new model. But taking out a loan to finance anything risky seems easily a bad financial move). Second time because Lord_disick is asking my parents to pay for it.
I don't know his original intention (sounds to me he thinks I'm a spoiled child whose parents just buy anything, but I didn't want to make the wrong assumption). But I replied it politely by restating the fact.

If by saying that I can afford an investment by paying cash is bragging, then all people who ever posted in the business forum should be damned.
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Old 09-12-2013, 12:15 AM   #30
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Pretty sure people that can afford 150k+ sports cars could give 2 fucks about gas mileage.
LaFerrari, Porsche 918, BMW i8, Lexus LF-LC, Acura NSX, Jaguar C-X75, Infiniti Emerg-E.....

Seems like hybrids are where its at even for supercar market.
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