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#4675 of 5349 Re: Hey xeye... [xeye]
May 10, 2010 (4:37 am)
Just took delivery (3 weeks ago) of a new (2011) 328 convertible- list about $52,800 with all the goodies. Two competing dealers both at $2000 off the sticker. This was the only convertible the dealershad in stock. 3.9% financing if I wanted it... lease rate about 5 1/2%. They also offered a terrrific trade allowance. (side note...this is the second BMW that I bought from this dealer in a month... the other being an X3), Maybe that had something to do with their generosity. I think business STINKS and they've finally learned to compete. Granted...we're talking big city. Smaller markets may differ...but we've got 5 BMW dealers within 20 miles. Friend (who is president of a large American-made US dealership) tells me that the BMW has a net of 12-14% in the car depending on his volume....don't let them tell you otherwise.
#4676 of 5349 Re: Hey xeye... [rfl]
May 10, 2010 (10:43 am)
That's a steep MSRP for a 328i - enjoy!
#4677 of 5349 Need Advice on BMW Maintenance Warranty
May 10, 2010 (4:55 pm)
Have 328 XI 2008 and already have about 35,000 miles on it, so far got every service which was indicated by the car.
Don't know if I should buy the maintenance warranty. When i was buying the car it was 1599.00 and now it is 2099.00.
Don't know if it is worth the money and would need some advice on this,
#4678 of 5349 328i - Throttle Lag
May 13, 2010 (4:27 pm)
I am considering purchasing a 2007 328i wagon - CPO, with three years. I test drove a couple of new 328i's. Both seemed to hesitate when I was doing about 10-15 mph and tried to punch it (e.g. curved freeway onramp). I googled it and found several such complaints. Some claimed that an adjustment would fix it. Others say that any 328i has this problem with the auto transmission. Any thoughts?
#4679 of 5349 Re: 328i - Throttle Lag [edwardsf]
May 14, 2010 (3:33 am)
Don't know if you have a stick or Steptronic trans. If it's the steptronic, try the DS mode. I think you'll notice the change
#4680 of 5349 Re: 328i - Throttle Lag [rfl]
May 14, 2010 (5:16 am)
With Steptronic, is that with the shift lever pushed to the left?
#4681 of 5349 Re: 328i - Throttle Lag [rfl]
May 14, 2010 (3:26 pm)
Yes, auto. (I understand the stick is better but won't be getting a stick.) I just can't remember if I tried the DS mode in those circumstances. You would think I would have figured that one out as my current A4 has a similar issue in Drive mode due to Turbo Lag. But in Sport mode my A4 is fine. So I will give that a shot. Any other comments welcome.
#4682 of 5349 Starting Problems with 2001 BMW 325i
May 15, 2010 (1:16 pm)
Here is the quick synopsis:
1. Car interior lights started blinking, then died about 5 miles later.
2. Mechanic said to disconnect battery and then reconnect after 5 minutes and try starting again.
3. Tried #2 and car wouldn't start, only interior lights would come on and clicking sound when turning ignition.
4. Was able to jump start car, but after running for awhile, car wouldn't start again.
5. Bought replacement BOSCH battery, installed it and car started right up, at least 4 times, then after driving for a bit, wouldn't start.
6. Tried a few more times to start it and then finally started.
7. When got car home turned off and wasn't able to start again.
Any advice??? Girlfriend's car and I'm not familiar with BMWs and their electrical systems.
#4683 of 5349 Re: Starting Problems with 2001 BMW 325i [clane493]
May 15, 2010 (2:13 pm)
Ground cables- at battery and at engine connections MUST be clean
Load test battery(yes, new batteries can be bad)
#4684 of 5349 anyone replaced spark plug at 100k and noticed a difference?
May 16, 2010 (5:19 pm)
My 2006 has 88k now. Lots of highway driving.