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BMW 3 Series, Sedan, Wagon
#11676 of 12238 Re: 2006 BMW 330i w/ Navigation [kyfdx]
Jul 08, 2012 (4:32 pm)
I am buying from an individual who claims to have serviced it at BMW during the first 50K but after that he claims his local mechanic did. I will probably spend the $150 or so to have BMW look at it and do a full inspection, but beyond that, I guess I take a chance like anyone else.
What do you guys think about the price? The trade in value of the car is around 11-12K but it seems like its a good deal. I don't want to take a loss on the car and really hunting for a bargain. The other price points out there on cars.com and autotrader seem to be fairly higher so this seems like a good deal.
My other concern is that the 335 came out in 2007 and the sport wheels on it look way better than the 2006. Matter of taste I know, but it seems like BMW carried those wheels forward for the next several years.
#11677 of 12238 Re: 2006 BMW 330i w/ Navigation [flightnurse]
Jul 08, 2012 (4:35 pm)
I'm really just looking for the best deal out there. I think this is close to the best price I've seen in a while but once the 2013s come out in 8 weeks, I might be able to get a 2007 for the same price with the same equipment. Although, I have to say this has the sport-premium package with Nav, not easy to find at this price....
Also, I'm intrigued by the 2006 330i being one of the more prized models, can you elaborate?
#11678 of 12238 Re: 2006 BMW 330i w/ Navigation [kyfdx]
Jul 08, 2012 (5:41 pm)
Here's the full details on the car:
Cold Weather Package
Seems like its fully stocked with all the possible options....85K Miles and I plan to get the car inspected by BMW for full checkup.
What do you guys think for $13,250? I know its not a bad deal, but given these cars require more serious maintenance as they get older, what should I expect in the coming months/years and is it maybe better to just lease something or buy used with fewer miles/younger age???
All comments and feedback are much appreciated!!! Also any points that I can bring up to the buyer to have consideration for lowering the price would help!
#11679 of 12238 Re: 2006 BMW 330i w/ Navigation [valueseeker627]
Jul 08, 2012 (6:47 pm)
UPDATE: It DOES NOT have the sport package. Everything else remains the same.
#11680 of 12238 Re: Ordered a 2013 [nyccarguy]
Jul 08, 2012 (7:50 pm)
NYC - Actually, I wasn't impressed by the F30 at all. But my lease is up with my Mazda3 soon so I had little option. Another car must happen. Never liked my two e90s and one of them, a CPO, resulted in such a horrible outcome (hence the Mazda3) I left BMW for 3 years.
C, G, IS, A4, TL are not viable cars for me from all my recent drives. I could hold out hope the ATS might be good. In the end, I'm not sure I trust Caddy enough. My real competition for the F30 was the Golf R and I actually would prefer it over the F30. But then my wife's Audi started going so massively south that I couldn't deny VWAG just doesn't seem like a realistic choice me.
With baby #2 is coming in December I decided I'd just settle on the 328 for 2-3 years. It'll do the job until I decide/find something with 4 doors that I love There's a rumor BMW will finally release a 4 door 1 series in 2014 (I'd love the hatch too), so my eye is on that for the future... a compact RWD manual luxury sedan is what I want. Nobody makes that.
#11681 of 12238 Re: Ordered a 2013 [blueguydotcom]
Jul 09, 2012 (5:29 am)
Please elaborate on the "Team USA voucher" and 'BMWCCA rebate.' I'd like to know the amounts, eligibility, and timelines. I'd appreciate your providing the information because I've promised myself a BMW European delivery for years and I may finally get around to it this Christmas if the numbers work.
#11682 of 12238 Re: Ordered a 2013 [vinnyny]
Jul 09, 2012 (6:35 am)
BMWCCA rebate = $500 on the 3 series, must be a BMWCCA member for 1 year before purchase of car. Good on ED.
Team USA Voucher - event held at most BMW dealers where participants get $1000 off any BMW purchased before Oct 31, 2012 (some until 2013).
USAA Discount - varies but on leases/finances BMW is $1000 off. Some say you can combine with other discounts. I'll find out in October. Must be a USAA member.
Apps Discount - must be a current BMW FS customer, download the app, get a discount on a new BMW (I think $500 on a 3).
Normally ED's a great deal but with so many discounts floating around I cannot touch ED as cheaply as just picking the car up from a dealer.
#11683 of 12238 Re: Ordered a 2013 [blueguydotcom]
Jul 09, 2012 (10:55 am)
Congrats on baby#2!
#11684 of 12238 2006 BMW 330i Deal or No Deal?!?!?
Jul 10, 2012 (8:27 am)
Any thoughts on the 2006 BMW 330i?
Cold Weather Package
Seems to be a good deal given what I have seen on KBB and Autotrader, Edmunds, etc.
However, should I wait for a few months and get the 335i from 2007 for a similar price once it has had time to depreciate. I just think that paying $13.250 for this car seems like an aggressive price and I should jump on it....
Thanks again for your thoughts and advice!