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#11700 of 11917 Help with pricing 2004 325 Cic Convertible with 40K miles
Aug 23, 2012 (7:03 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 11917 Re: Help with pricing 2004 325 Cic Convertible with 40K miles [pbg]
Aug 23, 2012 (3:13 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 11917 Picking up F30 tonight...
Aug 31, 2012 (10:48 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 11917 Re: Picking up F30 tonight... [todd_gaines]
Sep 06, 2012 (8:35 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
#11704 of 11917 Money rate and residual for 2013 328i
Sep 08, 2012 (3:30 pm)
Can u please let me know the residual and money factor for 2013 328i 36mth lease and12k/yr. also do u know of any promotion and dealer rebate on 2013?
Thx very much
#11706 of 11917 2013 bmw 528xi price
Sep 08, 2012 (7:01 pm)
i got quote from dealer indicated $1000 over edmunds invoice price, the car is in process center, I deposit refundable $1000 credit card deposit, I requested dealer before sing the dotted line, I need see the original invoice, is this a good deal?
#11707 of 11917 2012 335i what to pay
Sep 08, 2012 (10:12 pm)
Im looking at a 2012 335i with the below options. Can someone help me with what I should offer on this car. My current lease is up and I'm looking to go with another 335.
36 Months 12k Lease
Money factor .00185
Doc fee $900
Using $750 loyalty and $300 Drive App
VEHICLE PACKAGES & ACCESSORIES
Parking Pkg -Inc: Rear-View Camera, Front/rear Park Distance Control, Side & Top View Cameras (req: Zpp Premium Pkg)
Premium Pkg -Inc: Dakota Leather Seat Trim, Universal Garage Door Opener, Comfort Access Keyless Entry, Auto-Dimming Exterior Mirrors
Sport Line -Inc: Sports Leather Steering Wheel, 18" X 8.0" Double-Spoke Light Alloy Wheels (style 397) W/p225/45r18 Run-Flat Performance Tires, Black Exterior Mirror Caps, Sport Seats, High Gloss Black Interior Trim, Coral Red Matte Highlight Trim Finishe
Technology Pkg -Inc: Navigation System, Head-Up Display, Extended Content Instrument Cluster, Real Time Traffic Information
8-Speed Sport Automatic Transmission -Inc: Driving Dynamics Control, Automatic Sport And Manual Shift Modes, Steering Wheel-Mounted Paddle Shifters (req: Zsl Sport Line)
Split Fold-Down Rear Seat
Heated Front Seats
Bmw Assist W/enhanced Bluetooth & Usb -Inc: Online Info Services
Bmw Apps -Inc: Smartphone Integration (req: 6nl Bmw Apps & Ztp Technology Pkg)
I don't see any additional Incentives on 335i at the moment. Any help would be great. Thanks!
#11708 of 11917 Re: 2012 335i what to pay [csnyder335i]
Sep 09, 2012 (4:39 am)
Invoice price is about 8% off the MSRP, you should be able to get somewhere around 7% off and then apply your loyalty discount, don't believe there are any other incentives right now.
Your money factor is being marked up - std money factor is .00145. Also you should look into doing Multiple Security Deposit if you can, google it to educate your self, you can put down add'l refundable deposits to lower the money factor, doing the math you basically earn 10-12% on your money by saving 40-50 per month on lease payment.
Also, you say Doc Fee of $900, I assume you mean bank fee, std bank fee is $725, so they are also marking that up and you should be able to negotiate that down.
#11709 of 11917 Re: 2012 335i what to pay [stone19]
Sep 09, 2012 (4:40 am)
I missed the fact that you are looking at an 2012, you should be able to go below invoice in that case since it is a leftover, I was thinking you were looking at a 2013.