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      09-30-2019, 08:02 AM   #1
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F80 M3 vs G20 M340i - A "Trade Up"? Really?

So I am coming up on the end of the 3 year lease on my '17 F80 M3 ZCP. I have really enjoyed the car (and still do) so right now I am leaning pretty hard towards keeping it at the end of my lease.

However, I have been recently bombarded by my local dealers to turn in my M3 and "trade up" to a new G20 M340i. "Trade up"..... really? I am curious (and I recognize this forum may be a bit bias ), but who would consider going from a F80 M3 to a G20 M340i as trading up? Don't get me wrong, you get a newly designed exterior (albeit not a true M car exterior), and a newly designed interior with some updated tech, and the cost/monthly payment would be less, but can you really compare the M3 to a M340i, even though the M340i is the new G-series?

I get that the dealers are always trying to make money by selling/leasing new cars, but I almost fell out of my chair laughing when I got my first email telling me I should "trade up" to a M340i.

Am I alone with this thought...? Would you make that trade?
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