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#11694 of 12242 328i 2012 metallic gray with tech and premium packages
Jul 23, 2012 (12:54 pm)
I got a 2012 328i in mineral gray color in end of June with premium and technology packages, heated seats and xm radio (didn't care for the heated seats or xm radio, but this was the closest car to what I wanted).
Invoice price was 40,485. $350 discount off invoice plus $1000 for the college rebate program. $35,000 down, financed the rest with 3.54% apr. this was done at irvine BMW. Was this a good deal?
#11695 of 12242 Re: 328i 2012 metallic gray with tech and premium packages [jtp3zk]
Jul 23, 2012 (3:59 pm)
I love these type of questions..... Each car market is different so to ask this question on a national forum is a mute point. How would you feel if people stated, you got screwed on the deal and you could have done better? The deal is done, can't chance what happened, as long as you are happy with it that is all that counts.
#11696 of 12242 Re: 2013 328i ordered [vacarfan]
Jul 26, 2012 (6:45 am)
#11697 of 12242 Lease Buyout Experience
Jul 26, 2012 (10:30 am)
Just finished with a lease buyout of '09 328xi coupe through a 'no-haggle' dealership in the Denver area. In '09 the purchase price of the vehicle would have $43,625 ($48k MSRP), and to buyout BMW wanted $28,155 but the dealer quoted $25,650 or $28,200 with CPO. Went with having them CPO the car, got the 0.9% finance rate for 24 months (was 1.5% for 36 or 48 months), and did not have to pay the last month's lease payment. They provided an '11 328xi sedan loaner and the CPO inspection and mini detail took 4 1/2 hours. Some thoughts:
1. There was some confusion with when the CPO warranty would begin, but the final opinion was that it would start after the 4 yr/50k miles new car warranty was up, and I would get a full 6 yr/100k miles with the CPO-added warranty.
2. I was rather unimpressed with the CPO process. Service did nothing to the car but the inspection. I would have expected that at least an oil change would have been done. I asked whether the Nav's GPS data would be updated (it is three years old) but they said no.
3. Even with leasing the car for three years, my total out-of-pocket cost will be very nearly the $43.6k new car asking price. This was because BMW had excellent incentives for leasing a car in 2009.
4. I feel that this was a good deal (not a great deal), and got the dealship to throw in a new set of BMW floor mats.
In all, it was a very good experience working with this dealership, everything was set up by email before I needed to visit the showroom and the getting though the paperwork took less than an hour. Hope this is informative for someone.
#11698 of 12242 Pricing for 328xi 2011
Aug 05, 2012 (5:38 pm)
Can some one let me know what would be the best out the price I can ask for BMW 328ix drive 2011 new car that has premium package on it. The dealer reduced the price on car to 35995 + tax. I am trying to buy the car and not lease it.
#11699 of 12242 Is this 2011 328xi a good deal?
Aug 21, 2012 (6:56 pm)
Hi all, I'm look at 2011 model because I could get a good deal. This 328xi has premium package, heated steering wheel, MSRP $41K, dealer quoted $35K. Is this good? How much should I push further?
#11700 of 12242 Help with pricing 2004 325 Cic Convertible with 40K miles
Aug 23, 2012 (6:03 am)
Hello forum and car_man
I've never purchased a BMW before and want to see if this price sounds ok and how much you think I can negotiate. The car is in good shape, has only 40K miles (it's a 2004 model), it's loaded with all packages.
Asking $16,900. Haven't seen the car yet, and requested VIN# to get a carfax.
Also, should I have a mechanic inspect it before? I know it's a hassle for the seller and if it's a good deal I may lose it, but don't want to get stuck with a lemon either.
Thanks for your help!
#11701 of 12242 Re: Help with pricing 2004 325 Cic Convertible with 40K miles [pbg]
Aug 23, 2012 (2:13 pm)
All I will say is that, if it were me, I'd definitely have the car inspected by someone with BMW familiarity before buying any used BMW.
The additional $100-200 may well save you $1000's down the road.
As an additional step, I would also ask to see the car's history and service records. What you see (or don't see) there will tell you volumes about the car.
#11702 of 12242 Picking up F30 tonight...
Aug 31, 2012 (9:48 am)
Picking up my F30 2013 tonight. Using 7 MSDs, team USA voucher and BMWCCA on a 12k year/3 year lease. MSRP $44,270. Dealer substantially discounted my car because of a BMW error in production. End result, I'm paying $400 a month for the lease.
#11703 of 12242 Re: Picking up F30 tonight... [todd_gaines]
Sep 06, 2012 (7:35 am)
explain how BMW made error in production. Give details of the lease, which model of the F30, options, what was the residual that BMW gave you, money down, money factor, cap reduction... thanks