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BMW 3 Series, Sedan, Wagon
#10952 of 12242 Re: "New" finance rates? [doanmquang]
Jun 24, 2010 (6:11 pm)
Can you show which website indicates this information? This is a very good business model which company does not have to order any raw material until the dealers make a large comnit on the orders. So this is a airplane business model business where there is a huge backlog of preorder before they can deliver cars.....
Its not really a system as you describe, in that there is no real uncertainty about production. BMW is pretty good at estimating production numbers, but they have the capacity to add units when necessary. If you ever get the chance, take a tour of the US plant in SC. It may surprise you (or, it may not).
Try this web-site below. It states that over 80% of autos produced are for specific customer order. The rest are ordered by dealers for lot sales (or so I have been told). BMW production is a totally separate arm in the BMW company structure, and it transfers vehicle ownership to the BMW sales arm once the car leaves the assembly line and is approved as "ready for sale".
As when I have ordered my BMW's in the past, the dealer takes a car already assigned to him (same model) that is not yet in production and assigns the vehicle order number to you and at the same time, makes the changes so the car will conform to your option set (and, you can track the car all throughout the manufacturing process on the BMW web-site...pretty classy). Once a VIN number has been assigned, you can see it on the web-site.
One might think this would add time to vehicle delivery, but when I bought my 07 Z4 Coupe, I hade it less than 3 weeks after I ordered it, because it was made in Spartanburg. The last car I ordered was a 2010 328i convertible (made in Germany), and total time from order placement to delivery at the Performance Center was a little over 6 weeks. That was before the volcano "event" in the Atlantic.
I hope this answers some of your questions.
#10953 of 12242 could you giev me some advice???
Jun 25, 2010 (12:15 am)
I wanna to by a aux audio input for my car,i hope the kits can connect MP3,IPOD---
if there is anyone bought that kit,could you tell me ???
#10954 of 12242 Re: Purchased 2009 [silentcrs]
Jun 25, 2010 (2:40 am)
29K$ + tax OR 29k OTD?
#10955 of 12242 Re: could you giev me some advice??? [yeung]
Jun 25, 2010 (6:23 am)
I ust bought a connector cable from Best Buy. 15 bucks or something like that. Apple store had a similar thing, a bit more expensive. Mine works great, except, I have to crank up the volume a bit
#10956 of 12242 Re: CPO Negotiations [dandydonii]
Jun 25, 2010 (9:50 am)
how much room have people found for negoiating off a dealer's first listing price of a 3 series CPO?
There really is no straight answer to this. Every dealer is different. It will depend on how much that dealer typically marks a car up, how much they had to spend to CPO it, how long it has been on the lot, where exactly Venus is in relation to the moon that day, etc, etc.
Your best bet is to find out what the trade-in value is of the EXACT car you are interested in, then add for profit and warranty (on a BMW CPO, $4k over trade-in value seems to be the "right" price).
#10958 of 12242 Re: 2011 335d Base - Washington DC area [gmail10010]
Jun 26, 2010 (8:48 pm)
Got a Base Package 335d with Heated Front Seats in Jet Black for $38175 plus $349 dealer fee, plus tax, title and registration. Everything came out to around $39800+ out the door. Also got 2.9% for 60 months for financing.
#10959 of 12242 Re: 2011 335d Base - Washington DC area [gmail10010]
Jun 27, 2010 (11:34 am)
Yes your 399 fee is normal. Any dealership has their document fee (which is what it is) and they are most likely very reluctant to let you get out of it. Havent really heard too many stories about people getting that waved. But 399 is not bad, cos in GA where I'm from its 599 any BMW dealership.
#10960 of 12242 Re: 2011 335d Base - Washington DC area [kanchis]
Jun 27, 2010 (3:49 pm)
GA doc fee is vary from dealers. It ranges from $399 to $599. You can not waive the doc fee since it is pre-print on the form but you negotiate down the amount equal to the doc fee of the price of the car. Doc fee is extra profit that shared between the sales manager and the salesman.....
#10961 of 12242 ratings / feedback regarding my deal for 2010 335 xi demo
Jun 28, 2010 (9:01 pm)
Any and all replies appreciated: Please give me ur feedback regarding this 2010 335 xi demo with 4500 miles on it.
black,navigation,premium,coldweather, logic 7 sound, steptronic
36 month 15k a year.
54% residual - miles driven =51.6% or 26566.50
.0017 money factor
$586.54 base payment
$ 35.19 Tax
$621.73 monthly payment
Due at signing
$621.73 monthly payment
$650.00 Security deposit
$425.00 Cap cost reduction
$ 38.34 Tax on cap cost reduction
$249.84 title,doc and plate fee's
1984.91 total due at signing
Model 1043 335xi USD 42,300.00
Color 668 Jet Black N/C
Upholstery LCSW Black Dakota Leather N/C
Options ZCW Cold Weather Package 1,000.00
465 Fold down rear seats N/C
494 Heated front seats N/C
ZPP Premium Package 2,650.00
319 Universal garage-door opener N/C
430 Auto-dimming interior and exterior mirrors N/C
431 Auto-dimming rearview mirror N/C
488 Lumbar support N/C
4NA Digital compass mirror N/C
639 BMW Assist with Bluetooth System N/C
203 All-wheel-drive N/C
205 STEPTRONIC automatic transmission 1,325.00
248 Heated Steering Wheel N/C
4AB Dark Burl Walnut wood trim N/C
609 Navigation system 2,100.00
615 Online Information Services N/C
620 Voice-command N/C
677 Logic7 sound system with Surround Sound and Dig... 875.00
6AA BMW TeleServices N/C
6AB TeleService Control N/C
6FL iPod and USB adapter 400.00
6UH Real Time Traffic Information N/C
Net Total 50,650.00
Destination Charge 825.00
Gas Guzzler Tax N/C
Total Suggested Price 51,475.00