There was a Quattroporte here in the Midwest I wanted as a daily driver. As a masochist who keeps buying these things, I did the usual ‘how crappy is this Maserati’ look around, and asked for the maintenance history. It had the usual first 3 year maintenance records you want, dealer maintained, low mileage.
Then the red flag - Tampa, Miami (The Collection in Coral Gables, Ferrari/Maserati/Alfa of Fort Lauderdale), all the tell tale signs of a N-O-P-E. I have a sneaky suspicion it was a flood car, washed title and sent up north for sale.
Edit: thanks to this site, someone once said stay away from all Florida and Houston cars. It helped me dodge this.
I’m located in SWFL, but I purchased both cars out of state. The X5 in Texas and the GLE in Nevada. I can’t stand Florida dealers and their “doc fees”. Even shipping a car makes my purchase thousands cheaper out of state. The X5 I can actually sell for very close to the original 53k, probably $51k now. I scored two great deals on both, and I plan to keep them for many years… Well, the GLE less because its ride is not as luxurious as the X5.
As you can see from my name. I ordered these cars to late in the market, dont wanna waste your time with those stories.
I have 2 C8 2023 coming in and 1 hellcat challenger.
My plan was to order them with time in-between so i can get all all different times. That didnt happen. I wanted to drive one and flip the other two. With the market going so far down, i dont think that can happen.
My 70th anniversary corvette c8 will be here this week
Msrp is 90k but see them for sale for 100-110k.
My 2023 challenger widebody hellcat will be here in 1 month.
84k msrp but i am getting chrysler friends and family discount. Should be 78ish after discount
My other c8 is a 2lt and it will be here hopefully in March.
84k msrp. C8 R package with Z51, new wheels, and alot of options that used used to be on constraint.
I wanted to lease, so i dont have to pay taxs, and i heard its what all the “flippers” are doing.
My question is this. Are ANY of my orders worth taking delivery then flipping right away?
If not, out of these 3 cars, which one is going to depreciate less by September 2023. IF i am not going to flip them, i at least want to take delivery of one and drive it this summer. Which one do u think is the best option and why?
I know no one can see the future but i value your feedback and predictions. Thanks!
There’s still very little lessor/bank support (in terms of RV, MF and rebates) so small improvements in inventory and dealer discount don’t move the needle much.
Nissan seems to be the only exception rn, especially the Altima and Pathfinder. It’s really anyone’s guess whether support will increase by March (their fiscal year end) or they’ll hit their targets by Jan/Feb.
Mods, I think its time to close this thread. As many have pointed out we’re way past peak insanity and this has now become a “should I lease or wait” post area for people who wont read through the thousa ds of posts here. Gents, its been a fun thread and I thank everyone for contributing interesting info! May we never need to post such a thread ever again
Still can’t get something fun to drive at a decent price unless it’s salvage. It’s def down from all time highs but no where in line with old depreciation numbers on them precovid. But I guess that’s inflation and the wealth gap manifesting.