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    Buying a new car - 40k car tax threhold

    My wife is in for a new car (m140i), and wants to keep under the 40k limit so not to get stung for a tax hike in years 2-6, which means keeping under the 40k list price limit. However, so far as I can work out, that 40k limit is excluding deliver, number plates and the first year tax.

    I can work out the first year tax (530), but the on the road costs I cannot find. Any insight into keeping within the limits (I can't speak to the dealer, as its outside of hours, and I'm in the middle of playing with the configuration!)

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    Not sure about the figures, however Tony from TRL is renowned for providing the best offers on these. Reading recently the offer that's on the table now is the last BMW will be providing while they run the cars out in advance of an update. So if you want one get in now before things change
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    Dunno about the tax thing. Sorry.
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    I would definitely speak to Tony at TTL, or Joanie at TFL

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    In case anyone wants to refer to this in the future, for a M140 at least, the on the road price cap before the car tax increases (yr 2-6) is £40,525

    Hopefully got a car sorted, fingers crossed

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisP View Post
    In case anyone wants to refer to this in the future, for a M140 at least, the on the road price cap before the car tax increases (yr 2-6) is £40,525

    Hopefully got a car sorted, fingers crossed
    These donít seem to be doing very well second hand. Year old ones Iím seeing at dealers for about £24k. I paid £30k on the nose for my new one with a few boxes ticked and a service pack. FYI.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrewt View Post
    I paid £30k on the nose for my new one with a few boxes ticked and a service pack. FYI.
    Did you manage to discount it to £30k or was it a pre reg type of thing? Looks like you did very well.
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    I paid sub-30 for both of mine new, you donít need a shit tonne of options.
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    Options wise Iíd get

    Advanced audio (or HK)
    Cruise
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    Adaptive suspension (useful)
    Lumbar - makes a big difference

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    Quote Originally Posted by Floyd View Post
    Did you manage to discount it to £30k or was it a pre reg type of thing? Looks like you did very well.
    I had to work quite hard for that but yeah didnít do too badly.
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    Echoing lumbar being required, makes a big difference! It's annoying as it was a £250 option and rare on second-hand cars. I ordered it on my first 1 and we have it on SC's current 1. Makes a huge difference for such a small thing.
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    Lumbar and heated thrones essential, HK and ProNav were personal pref. I had adaptive suspension on the 2nd car, I shouldnít have bothered.

    Didnít bother with cruise as I prefer the standard limiter function.

    I think the cloth/alcantara seats are an option too now? Iíd have them I think. The leather isnít ďniceĒ leather.
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    I had lumber on the 123D but no heating.
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    I went for ;
    Shadow edition
    Heated seats
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    Metallic paint

    Shadow edn came with HK, sun protection glass, cruise and the dark accents from memory.

    Electric seats and sunroof would have been nice but as itís on pcp it all added to the monthlies and as I barely drive it i wasnít that bothered.
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    £8k discount was the norm in 2016. Now £10k can be easily negotiated.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrewt View Post
    These donít seem to be doing very well second hand. Year old ones Iím seeing at dealers for about £24k. I paid £30k on the nose for my new one with a few boxes ticked and a service pack. FYI.
    I got offered a fully loaded, low mileage 2013 M135i auto at £12,500. Suspect that there was space to trim that price too.

    Contracts and leases have gone nuts, but I donít think there is a market waiting to buy them at the end , plus the market is really saturated. It is definitely a buyers market.
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    For the money its Crazy really as the 40i especially is as fast as an e92 m3, loads of these about now that would give a current M car something to worry about, in a straight line at least.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Floyd View Post
    I had lumber on the 123D but no heating.
    Yes you did.

    I've cloth.. Much better than leather imo. Lumber too. HK and pro nav but use waze over it. Cruise is handy for my commute.

    I want a 40i next. 2yrs used again.
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