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    740 - long wheel base or not?

    hi guys

    i need some advice.

    PML have both ex-stock of 740L and 740. The former is the long wheel base.
    338K vs 318k.

    Personally i am the main driver and i dun chauffeur ppl around that much and i prefer the short wheel base. However, the 740 does not come with Dynamic Drive and Integral Active Steering. And in the next 2 years, when i want to sell away the car, i think Long Wheel base is easier to sell.

    so i am in a little dilemma here.

    What will you do? get the long wheel base?

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    Re: 740 - long wheel base or not?

    What is the OMV difference? If like the S class, both the SWB and LWB only sits 2 at the back, then I think that the LWB represents poor value over the the SWB. Besides you don't want to be mistaken for a chauffer - he he!

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    Re: 740 - long wheel base or not?

    I think you mistook for the LS460. i think all S class by cnc is LWB and 5 seater.

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    Re: 740 - long wheel base or not?

    btw 07 is new facelift right? if so i am sure you can get higher, try consignment with small time dealer. PML trade in is always poor.

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    Re: 740 - long wheel base or not?

    Yah agreed - was very pissed off when I tried to trade in my less than yr old E60 with PML. PM me Jacky, if you need help with consignment sale. Can pass you few contacts.

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    Re: 740 - long wheel base or not?

    dealer price for aug 07 s350 is abt 230 if sell above 205-210, you will sell wlthin a week. 06 cars going for 190+. PML or i belive it shd be the dealer possibly benzworld is trying their luck

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    Re: 740 - long wheel base or not?

    go for the LWB

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    Re: 740 - long wheel base or not?

    Quote Originally Posted by Markus View Post
    What is the OMV difference? If like the S class, both the SWB and LWB only sits 2 at the back, then I think that the LWB represents poor value over the the SWB. Besides you don't want to be mistaken for a chauffer - he he!
    on the contrary most will buy the LWB so resale ie speed of selling is better, but difference in price will be close to new car buying price diff.

    Having owned a E38/E32/E65x2. My sincere opnion is 7 series has a very poor resale value bc pml will drop the price in 2 years and the market will be flooded with the lowest end model ie 730. plus in 3-4 yrs there will be facelift. the higher the cc the more difficult to sell.

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    Re: 740 - long wheel base or not?

    I think the SWB will be a better drive.
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    Re: 740 - long wheel base or not?

    I checked out SGCarmart.

    the value is about S$225k

    PML is offering a buy back price of SGD185K.

    too low IMO.

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