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#11183 of 12228 Slow Acceleration?
Sep 25, 2010 (4:58 pm)
Been driving my 7K miles 2010 328Xi for about 3 weeks now. Owned a Honda before. I find the car is sluggish to accelerate from complete stop (stop sign/red lite)..I am not sure if its to do with not pressing the pedal hard enuff (having been used to Honda) or if theres something wrong with the car? I got honked at a couple of times for not taking off fast enough and when I tried to press harder at other times, I ended up jumping out with a jerky motion....I am told the 0 to 60 is pretty good in these cars, but I actually feel my Honda accelerated more effortlessly minus the sluggishness, than my bimmer, which upsets me.....any thoughts?
#11184 of 12228 Re: Slow Acceleration? [bmw_gss]
Sep 26, 2010 (6:03 pm)
Depends on what configuration your Honda was, but if a previous gen V6, then it was, in fact, faster than a 328xi. The bimmer can be a quick car, but you've hampered it with AWD and an auto trans.
Sep 27, 2010 (6:16 am)
after reading posts on this site for two months, i pulled the trigger. just ordered a 2011 328xi, auto, prem pkg, prem color, value pkg, and xenon lights. 36 month lease/10,000 miles per year with $2,500 total out of pocket for $415 per month.
long island, new york. the money factor and residual are great and the cap cost was $300 over invoice.
drove the g37x and bmw 328xi back to back, the g37 is faster. but the overall cars are not even close.
tuning in a 2008 a4 2.t, great car, burns oil. the current audi lease program is really poor.
second car is a 2010 audi Q5 3.2
#11186 of 12228 Re: leasing price for 328xi [runnernic]
Sep 27, 2010 (7:39 am)
Just curious, what did the dealer say about your 2008 CX7 and how will that add to your lease?
#11187 of 12228 Re: BMW 328i xdrive [specs3]
Sep 27, 2010 (3:07 pm)
MACO and training fees are typically part of what a BMW dealer includes in the invoice price. These have been discussed elsewhere in these forums. Your best bet is to take your deal to another dealer and find out if he will beat it.
Don't wait too long as I have heard that there is a 1% price increase coming on 10/1, but may not apply to orders in the system on that date (or inventory.) The increase could equal the savings you might get by going to another dealer.
#11188 of 12228 Re: Slow Acceleration? [bmw_gss]
Sep 27, 2010 (4:17 pm)
Hondas, Nissans and Toyotas seem to be tuned to win the battle of the stoplight. I don't know how many times I have seen the futbol mom scream off the line in her Odyssey, Quest or Sienna. As opposed to leaving stoplight rubber, I have always preferred the torque which sports sedans have for coming out of tight curves, accelerating onto freeways and passing on mountain roads.
In addition to that and what gfrozen identifies - the AWD as an inhibitor - if I use sport or the manumatic in my 328i AT, it is pretty quick.
#11189 of 12228 Please advise on 2011 335i Coupe lease option below
Sep 27, 2010 (7:10 pm)
First time leasing, looking at 2011 335i coup, MSRP $53,290
Selling price $51,290 Residual 0.69 Money factor .00215... state tax 6.5%
With 24 months term, $10,000 down and $540 a month.
#11190 of 12228 Re: Please advise on 2011 335i Coupe lease option below [lmcjcao]
Sep 27, 2010 (7:25 pm)
This seems like a horrendous deal on the surface for the following reasons:
1) $2k off MSRP is poor. You should be looking for $350-$1000 over INVOICE
2) The 9/2010 buy rate for a 24 month lease is .00175. Where do they get .00215? Possibly a credit score issue?
3) Never, ever put any money down on a lease (cap cost reduction). If you wreck the car leaving the dealer or it is stolen, that money is gone. Put it in a bank account and draw payments from it.
Please take the time to understand how leases work!
#11191 of 12228 Re: Please advise on 2011 335i Coupe lease option below [chuckiet]
Sep 28, 2010 (7:55 am)
Thanks for the advice.
1). Edmunds show the invoice for the same package I am looking at is $49,055. I will go back to negotiate on the price
2). I have pretty good score (over 750)... not sure where they get the money factor from. The reason I was given 24 month lease is they said the term could be only as long as the visa duration here in US.
3). Good point, I am going to do some research on leasing to understand how this works.
#11192 of 12228 Re: Please advise on 2011 335i Coupe lease option below [lmcjcao]
Sep 28, 2010 (7:14 pm)
Check out www.bimmerfest.com and look at the 3 series e90... forum as well at the "ask a dealer forum". Tons of good info there!
The money factor could have been marked up by the dealer, but they usually don't go more than .0004 over the BMWFS "buy rate" (I could be wrong on the number, but they are limited as to how much they can mark it up). One other thing, make sure the acquisition fee is $725. They are allowed to mark up to $925 and that's just pure profit.
Good luck with your negotiations!