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#11717 of 12231 Re: 2012 335i what to pay [csnyder335i]
Sep 10, 2012 (8:23 pm)
I ordered my 2005 330i with the ZPH package, it was a very easy process. I spent about 2 hours with the salesman, going over every options and how each option changed what I wanted. The BMWconfig.com is a good way to understand what can be ordered on your car, but does miss some items you may want on the car. cambelback will no pressure you at all, since a ordered car does not go against their allocation. If you can swing the Euro Delivery do it, I did it on my 2005 and will do it again if I order another BMW. You will save roughly $2000 on the car, and BMW usually will give a special on the airfare. I did not pay MSRP for my car and got an excellent deal on it.
#11718 of 12231 Re: 2012 335i what to pay [todd_gaines]
Sep 10, 2012 (9:54 pm)
Sent my email with the options I wanted and my offer for the car tonight. Guess we will see..... .
#11719 of 12231 Re: 2012 335i what to pay [stone19]
Sep 11, 2012 (12:02 pm)
Heard back from the sales rep at Camelback and he said he would go 1400 over invoice for the 335i and 600 for 328. Per BMWConfig.com:
$925 Bank Fee
.00145 Money Factor
$750 Loyalty Credit
TRN Service fee is $180 per BMWConfig, is this the same charge as MACO?
#11720 of 12231 Re: 2012 335i what to pay [csnyder335i]
Sep 11, 2012 (12:26 pm)
MACO is a regional advertising fee. Different from T&S. They are marking up the bank fee on you. Should be $725.
#11721 of 12231 Re: 2012 335i what to pay [csnyder335i]
Sep 11, 2012 (3:02 pm)
This may be a stupid question but if I order the car and then BMW kicks in the Holiday credit would I be able to apply it to this car since I will not take delivery until mid November. Not going to change my mind one way or another just curious. Thanks!
Sep 16, 2012 (5:35 pm)
My sister-in-law just got CPO '09 328i with 58k miles for the asking price of 20k at a NY dealership. Her previous car was a 3-series too, but it was ruled a total loss as a result of flood damage. Solid deal I thought and told her it sounded good. I couldn't accompany her at the dealership but the carfax appeared great and it was a 1-owner car.
She signed the paperwork yesterday and called me today after looking at her receipt in a panic. The dealership charged her $1,500 for the Wheel and Tire Protection Package and $2,600 for Maintenance, and apparently, they never explained it to her or informed her.
The Wheel and Tire Package sounds like a complete waste after reading it essentially covers flats/punctures and generalized non-cosmetic damage. I don't have the particulars for the maintenance program, but after reading up on it on the BMW USA website, it sounds like it basically extends the maintenance to 6 years/100,0000 miles. Seems redundant to me as CPO covers 6 years/100,000 miles? Or maybe it is a maintenance plan exclusively through the dealership and not through BMW USA?
I'm certain the Wheel package is a crock. But how about the maintenance? I've been out of the purchasing loop for a little bit, but this seems unfair and sneaky.
Anyone know if the purchaser can someone wiggle out of these fees after the fact? Car was purchased Saturday.
Thanks a bunch gang
#11723 of 12231 Re: Hi all - Help? [porsche911c4s]
by kyfdx@Edmunds HOST
Sep 16, 2012 (6:20 pm)
CPO is just a warranty... it doesn't extend the maintenance coverage...
The last list price I saw on the extended maintenance plan for an E90 was $2095.... but, that was a couple of years ago, so it may have increased.. $1500 seems like a lot for tire/wheel coverage...
I wouldn't purchase either one of those... If she wants to cancel, I'm sure there is a cancellation period... Just be aware that if she financed those items, the refund will go to the lender and be applied against the principle of the loan... She will still get the full benefit, but won't see an increase in cash flow until the loan pays up early.
When someone adds $4100 into your loan, you should notice the difference... always good to study an amortization calculator before you go, just so you know what the approximate payment should be... (If I borrow, $20K for 48 months at 3%, my payment is $443, etc...)
#11724 of 12231 Re: Hi all - Help? [porsche911c4s]
Sep 16, 2012 (9:01 pm)
I got my niece a great deal on a 2009 328i, it is Black with Oyster leather, it has the sport package, premium package, comfort access system, Xenon headlights, Power rear shade, side shades, Headed front seats, multi zone climate control, USB adapter, Satellie radio, and it has 46K miles, it is a CPO, and all the service records, the car was bought and then sold from the same dealer. She got it for $24K, which I thought was a great deal, she was able to get 3% financing on it. This is her first BMW, and wont be her last. So the car has 4K left of the free maintenance, and how is covered for 100K.. One of the best CPO's out there...
#11725 of 12231 Re: Hi all - Help? [porsche911c4s]
Sep 17, 2012 (5:40 am)
The prices do sound about right to me, unfortunately, but they absolutely should have explained it, and I'm pretty sure there is extra paperwork that needs to be signed for that.(??)
As for the wheel/tire package, what size wheels came on the car? If by some chance she has the 18" wheels, you might actually consider keeping that package. The wheels are ridiculously soft and the runflat tires will bubble pretty easily, too.
Of course, the cheaper option, if you have the 18" wheels, is to buy aftermarket 17" wheels and non-runflat tires.
Sep 17, 2012 (6:51 pm)
hello all, i trying to lease 2012 328i coupe ( this is a one of special offer from bmwusa.com)
$339*/month for 36 months. $3,200 Option Allowance and $750 Loyalty Cash included in payment.
• $339 First months payment
• $2,750 Down payment
• $0 Security Deposit
• $725 Acquisition fee
• $3,814 Cash due at signing
has anyone leased from this offer ????
is this a good deal ??
how $3200 option allowance works ???
this deal already includes premium package, automatic, BT/USB alarm and dest. charge....
so i get another option package or options that worth $3200 and monthly will be the same ??? and is it possible to use $750 loyalty cash towards down payment ???
please help if any one familiar with this kind of deal
thank you !