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BMW 3 Series, Sedan, Wagon
Apr 29, 2012 (11:35 am)
Yesterday my CA helped me find a 328i locally that met most of my wishlist. I had decided I really didn't want to go through the wait to order if I could help it, and after many hours scouring the internet and lots of e-mails back and forth we found "my car!"
I wanted a dark exterior and (preferably) a light interior, so that really limited my choices. I ruled out Mojave as being too bronze for me in the sunlight, and I didn't want Jet Black. That left Mineral Gray, Black Sapphire, and the Imperial Blue as possibilities and we went from there.
This is our negotiated price for the car I'm buying this week:
328i Modern Line
-Black Sapphire Metallic
-Oyster Dakota Leather
-Premium Sound Package
-Heated front seats
-BMW Assist w/ enhanced Bluetooth and USB
MSRP: $48,245 Invoice: $44,330
Our Price: $44,745 (Includes $1,000 Drive for Team U.S.A. Discount)
I also have a voucher I received for walking around the lot last Sunday looking at colors which will more or less cover the cost of window tinting. Of course, those numbers are without TT&L, which here in Houston is 6.5%.
Just have to decide if I'm trading my Lexus or selling it to CarMax. If the difference between the two offers is more than $1,100, then I'll sell the car instead of trading it. $1,100 is the additional sales tax I'll pay without the trade.
#11624 of 11920 Re: My 2012 328i [aggietexan]
Apr 29, 2012 (6:41 pm)
4k off list is very good. Only thing make sure your getting bluetooth
#11625 of 11920 Re: My 2012 328i [brucenyc]
Apr 29, 2012 (10:23 pm)
You should probably look at this as $3k off list, as the extra $1k for the "Drive For Team USA" is a special factory rebate.
This is about $1,500.00 over invoice sans the factory rebate. Based on what I've heard, you can probably get it for $500 to $1,000 less; if you care to make a fuss about it. Either way however, not bad at all.
#11626 of 11920 2011 328xi
Apr 30, 2012 (6:33 pm)
Got my car today - 30/10000, premium 2 package, heated seats/ steering wheel, value package, msrp $41235.
28 payments of 430. Very happy with the car and the deal.
#11627 of 11920 Re: 2011 328xi [am09]
May 01, 2012 (8:52 am)
What was the down payment and which state and dealership did you buy?
#11628 of 11920 Re: 2011 328xi [mabrar]
May 01, 2012 (11:28 am)
$0 down, NJ, Tenafly BMW
#11629 of 11920 Re: My 2012 328i [aggietexan]
May 01, 2012 (9:44 pm)
Would you mind telling me what dealership you used in Houston? And how was the experience?
#11632 of 11920 Are xenon headlights worth it?
May 04, 2012 (12:36 pm)
Given that the Premium Pkg is a prerequisite for the xenon headlights (generating $4500 in additional charges: msrp), are the headlights worth it in terms of additional visibility?
I'm impressed with the deal aggietexan got in Houston. I can't imagine it being duplicated in Southern Calif. The extras came to $12,000 at invoice. It looks like the car was sold either at or below invoice. That's some negotiation.