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BMW 3 Series, Sedan, Wagon
#11678 of 11925 Re: 2006 BMW 330i w/ Navigation [kyfdx]
Jul 08, 2012 (6:41 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 11925 Re: 2006 BMW 330i w/ Navigation [valueseeker627]
Jul 08, 2012 (7:47 pm)
UPDATE: It DOES NOT have the sport package. Everything else remains the same.
#11680 of 11925 Re: Ordered a 2013 [nyccarguy]
Jul 08, 2012 (8:50 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 11925 Re: Ordered a 2013 [blueguydotcom]
Jul 09, 2012 (6:29 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 11925 Re: Ordered a 2013 [vinnyny]
Jul 09, 2012 (7:35 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 11925 Re: Ordered a 2013 [blueguydotcom]
Jul 09, 2012 (11:55 am)
Congrats on baby#2!
#11684 of 11925 2006 BMW 330i Deal or No Deal?!?!?
Jul 10, 2012 (9:27 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!
#11686 of 11925 Re: 2006 BMW 330i w/ Navigation [valueseeker627]
Jul 10, 2012 (7:39 pm)
The 330 you are looking at has all the right options, so if you are happy with the car and the price, go for it. No one else can tell you what to you, there will ALWAYS be buyer remorse for the first few weeks.. Regarding the price of a 335i, BMWs hold their value, so don't think you will find a 2007 335i for $13K or even 16K unless it has 150K miles.. Now if you really want a better 330i, find one with the M Sport Package....
#11687 of 11925 Re: 2006 BMW 330i w/ Navigation [flightnurse]
Jul 11, 2012 (7:15 am)
OP....gotta go with Flight Nurse's advice. Those are really good cars. I had one ('06). Yeah...the 335i will be a bit quicker (I think '07 was the first year they came out), but the 330i was by no means a slouch.
I can't see any '07 335i going for $16K (unless, as was pointed out, it has super high mileage). Maybe one with a rebuilt/salvage title.
BMW is pretty liberal in buying back cars for some pretty flimsy reasons (IMHO). They usually give those cars a through going over, fix whatever was wrong (if anything was really wrong) and put them out for sale, again. If you can find one of those, which would have a title that stipulates it as a factory buyback, you might be able to score a 335i for the money you're talking about.