^^ Thanks MKenM and kind welcome. It is certainly fun searching. Typically, new car depreciation in the first year is 15-20%, and it looks like f-pace prices are still a little slow to come down, but then again a lot of them really aren't quite a year old either. Nationally I've seen one at $42.9k and $43.5k and a handful in the $45k range, but most still high $40's. We could that (high $40's) $ if we needed to, but I think we'll be pretty disciplined about keeping it under $45k. I've twice bought out-of-state sight-unseen and had vehicles shipped, and I'd probably be willing to do that again for the right car, right price, right seller.
Interestingly, the closest private party seller has this one, and the guy put together an ad about how much he hates his f-pace... going so far as to put a sign on the door... must be a joke.. dunno.. but he listed it on several sites. I'm guessing he is stuck in a lease or ended up with a lemon, who knows:
EDIT: Ack! Can't post links yet since I'm a newbie... the listing is at cars dot com listing 704283970 ... quite an entertaining (disturbing?) read..
I'll be sure and look at that document from VZX-CO. As for the forum I'll probably lurk, research, and ask a question or two and post some prospective ads on here for comments. I'll get my sig updated, etc too.
We'll absolutely need to have the new car by 9/1, and will pull the trigger on something in August.