Don't know about you But, SMG III sounds good enoughvndkshn said:Everything I have read says the manual will be offered "in the future", and that it is "in development". My guess, 07 at the earliest.
This is one of my biggest decisions to make... do I wait?
A manual is great however it will be a while and i don't mindbernhtp said:The demand seems high enough that you could drive it for a few weeks and get all of your money back on resale (maybe more) if you don't like the SMG or other elements of the car.
I think this is exactly what I am planning. Of course, it all depends on price. There is a price I won't go past.MEnthusiast said:Both are expensive options if you end up not liking SMG, but its not like you are not getting something for your money (the car will be great either way) and you are getting the experinece of driving SMG and making an informed decision.
If you get a decent lease deal and the manual comes out soon thereafter, you may find someone to assume the lease on the SMG car at www.swapalease.com. cherrsagaiMEnthusiast said:Dan,
You could get an early SMG M5 and get on the list for a stick shift one. Drive the SMG car and make your mind up. You can do this via leasing or just taking the depreciation hit. Both are expensive options if you end up not liking SMG, but its not like you are not getting something for your money (the car will be great either way) and you are getting the experinece of driving SMG and making an informed decision. So the question will become, assuming a 3 year period for a lease, what is worse? Depreciation or lease costs? The lease has the benefit of much lower initial capital and ease of exit. The downside is if you want to keep the car..... Maybe you could get the dealer to let you try the car for a few days?.............