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      01-20-2019, 08:46 PM   #1
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Hello community, I am close to making a purchase of a CPO 2015 i8 pure impulse. Car is in excellent condition with 13k miles. but just wanted to get the thoughts. Purchase price is $80,500, which is on the higher end, but they are including an extra year warranty on top of the year CPO making it 2 years after the factory warranty expires (which is in about 4 months. In addition, they will pay for the shipping cost (around $1000.00).

Does the price seem reasonable?

Also, ive test driven several of the newer i8's including the roadster. I'm not tall chap, and often i have to increase the seat height vertically in cars. I know the newer power seats raise up vertically, but can anyone confirm that the 2015 power seats do as well???

Also, when doing long road trips, say 1000 miles, would i need to ever charge the battery mod-trip or can i get away with just gas and using sport mode to recharge the battery while driving??

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      01-20-2019, 10:24 PM   #2
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I bought my car about 3 months ago and never charged it, its always in sport mode.

The seat goes up.

Mine is also a pure impulse, 2015, cpo, had around 30k miles when i got it for 63k. 80 seems normal to me for 13k.
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      01-20-2019, 10:32 PM   #3
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The average price of a 2015 is currently about $75k, depreciating at an average of about $1k per month. From those numbers, $80k might be reasonable for a low mileage example with some warranty and shipping thrown in. Personally, I'm letting the dealers take the $12k/year depreciation hit for a few more months-years before I buy, but that's a personal choice.
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Extremely overpriced. I am finding the same for 65-70k. Why would you pay 10-15k more ?

For example : https://www.truecar.com/used-cars-fo...5/2015-bmw-i8/
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      01-21-2019, 12:48 AM   #5
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Extremely overpriced. I am finding the same for 65-70k. Why would you pay 10-15k more ?

For example : https://www.truecar.com/used-cars-fo...5/2015-bmw-i8/
Depends how you value CPO...
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      01-21-2019, 08:20 AM   #6
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Thanks for help folks! In regards to the one you mentioned SPPR, https://www.truecar.com/used-cars-fo...5/2015-bmw-i8/, this is a branded title/lemon buyback, per the carfax report i pulled. I have seen a few of these around at that price point and all have been branded cars. which could explain the price difference. Granted you can get a good "deal" on these types of titles, professionals often recommend against it. Depends on your risk tolerance i suppose.
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Depends how you value CPO...
I definitely not value it an extra 25% of the car price, for sure
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Thanks for help folks! In regards to the one you mentioned SPPR, https://www.truecar.com/used-cars-fo...5/2015-bmw-i8/, this is a branded title/lemon buyback, per the carfax report i pulled. I have seen a few of these around at that price point and all have been branded cars. which could explain the price difference. Granted you can get a good "deal" on these types of titles, professionals often recommend against it. Depends on your risk tolerance i suppose.
I wouldn't be surprised, sure. But if you look around truecar and other websites, you will find loooots of i8s in the 65-70k range that are not lemons or branded. Truecar alone has pages of i8s in the 65-70k range.

That said, I would most definitely NOT go for a lemon/branded title/accident car, no way.

I just don't see why anyone would buy in the 80k range these days, but it's your money !
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Where are you located? My 2015 blue 2015 coupe with 10K miles is at a dealer in PA in case you are still looking, pure impulse in great shape. Needs a good home.
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I just purchased a 2015 CPO with 14K miles for $70K. They sell pretty quick around that price. However, I also saw the same spec car sell here locally in Tampa for $76K. From my research over the past few months, $80K is on the higher end.

As far as the $1K per month depreciation, I do not anticipate it will consistently keep depreciating at the curve. As long as you get it at a good price right now, you will minimize your losses if you decide to sell in a year or two.

Just my two cents.
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