Old-Duckman wrote: ↑
Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:41 am
I like the line of thought that the 2.0 will be, let's say, an unusual find in future years and therefore desirable to collectors.
They'll never, ever have any value in the future.
1. Modern cars comfortably out-last anything made pre-90s, so there'll be more of them around; when there's choice, people always want the one that's the rarest. Having owned quite a few classics, the "bottom spec" cars only become popular/desirable when there are none of the "higher spec" cars left, or there are none left at sensible prices.
2. The Z4 has a shared platform and so parts are easily accessible, BMW can keep the supply going as financially it's worth their while given the number of models those parts can/will fit.
3. Pursuant to #1, people will begin ditching traditional fossil-fuel cars in 8-10 years as the ban comes into place, and so the market will become flooded with "classic cars" and therefore potential purchaser will have a greater choice. They'll go for the rarer options first as they're more like to retain their value.
People buy a 1.6 Laser Capri as there are hardly any Tickfords left.