Submitted by icecold on August 3, 2013
I have been waiting to pull the trigger but like many, was waiting for the parking sensors and a few other things. This morning I felt like someone slapped me in the face because everything I wanted went up in price in a very significant way. It made a huge change for me personally. $1,500 for a pano roof seemed reasonable - now $2,500. I like XM radio and for $950, that was basically ok. Now $2,500 to get XM? $650 more to not get that piano black interior finish? Decent tires? "That will be another $1,000 please!". The list goes on and on... This may be the straw that broke the camel's back for me. I want a MS, but this is just getting too rich for my blood. If I get a stripped down car it's expensive and I have stripped down car. If I get what I want, it's the car I want but now for a grossly inflated price. I think I may be forgetting about the MS permanently as a result. It's the reason I never bought a BMW: Every little extra you want is not reasonably priced....it's grossly overpriced. I wonder if anyone else was as turned off by this new cost structure as I am right now?