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BMW 3 Series, Sedan, Wagon
#8888 of 12231 1994 bmw 325is
Jun 02, 2008 (4:49 pm)
Hello iam planing on buying a 1994 325is for 6,000 and i wanted to know if it was a good deal.
4735k new engine
bavarain High-Performance Ignition Coil Set set of 6
bavarain dip dish rims with a winter set
i mean everything is pretty much rebuilt or new. and the color is in pretty mint condition, so is inside of the car. so i just wanted to know if i should go for it. cause im pretty sure im not going to see a deal like this for a long time. i just need a 2nd opinion
#8889 of 12231 Re: 1994 bmw 325is [tafagan]
Jun 02, 2008 (5:02 pm)
I'd still want it checked out by a good BMW tech. If the car passes muster I'd say $5K-$6K would be a decent enough price. The E35 BMWs aren't exactly rare, so I'd wait for a good one rather than jumping on the first car you look at.
#8890 of 12231 Re: 1994 bmw 325is [roadburner]
Jun 02, 2008 (5:20 pm)
i mean ive been looking for awhile now. i just havent been able to find one with low miles. with a good price. plus im commuting to college so i need a car that has the low miles and pretty good mpg
#8891 of 12231 Re: 1994 bmw 325is [tafagan]
Jun 02, 2008 (7:13 pm)
Well, if you don't have it inspected by a good BMW tech you are just asking for trouble.
#8892 of 12231 Re: 1994 bmw 325is [tafagan]
Jun 03, 2008 (8:46 am)
4735k new engine
Lesseee... that could be
A. Car has 4.735 MILLION miles ... but has a new engine
B. Has 4.735 MILLION miles on the "new engine"
C. Someone spent $4735 on the engine
D. Has 4735 miles on the new engine
I'm sure I could come up with more if I thought about it. If the answer is B, C, or D, then the question is: How many miles does the car have?
and the color is in pretty mint condition
Does that mean it is a Mint color? As in mint green? I gotta see pics of that!
#8893 of 12231 Re: REGISTER MY NEW BMW IN VA OR ILLINOIS? [zingding]
Jun 09, 2008 (7:35 pm)
Leasing in VA sucks: Pay 3% sales tax on the entire value of the car, not just the lease portion. Then, annually, you have to pay personal prop tax: Pay 5% on the assessed value of the car minus $20k each year. E.g. if your car is worth $35,000, you pay 5% * $15,000 = $750 for the year.
Buying in VA is the same, but at least you get the whole car for which you are taxed.
I live in VA so I have to live with it. Perhaps it's better in IL.
#8894 of 12231 Re: REGISTER MY NEW BMW IN VA OR ILLINOIS? [ubu]
Jun 10, 2008 (1:17 am)
Thanks for the info, however, I am not leasing. I bought a 2008 335i Convertible through the military overseas sales program. So, I would be exempt from the property tax as long as I am active duty. Thanks again.
#8895 of 12231 Re: REGISTER MY NEW BMW IN VA OR ILLINOIS? [ubu]
Jun 10, 2008 (11:55 am)
Illinois doesn't charge yearly property tax on a car ( how awful!) but you do pay tax on the who purchase price of the lease car.. There is an extra chicago sales tax, and a special car and lease tax in the city of chicago too, so you're shelling out more than 10% of the purchase price up front.
I may wait to get the next car until i get that hideaway in wisconsin, and i can register it there.
#8896 of 12231 Need buying price advice for 2008 335i convertible...
Jun 10, 2008 (3:03 pm)
I am about to purchase (in a week or so...) a new 2208 335i convertible some where in California. I am in the SF Bay but willing to go to the South if that would save a good chunk of $. Anyone has the current (June 2008) price for this car with similar options listed below? I hope the deal can be better than the one posted on Edmunds...
1) ZPP Premium Package
2) ZSP Sport Package
3) ZCW Cold Weather Package
4) A52 Space Gray Metallic
5) 205 Steptronic auto transmission
6) 2XA Sports leather steering wheel with paddle shifts
7) 322 Comfort Access with Comfort Loading...
8) 507 PArk Distance Control
9) Navigation System
10) iPod & USB adapter.
I think the MSRP is around $58,675 and the invoice is around $54,005. I can be flexible with the color... Just want to shop for the best current going price...
#8897 of 12231 Good deal @ Momentum - Houston, TX
Jun 15, 2008 (5:32 pm)
I got a pretty good deal (I think) at Momentum on HWY 59 in Houston, TX for a car that was already on the ship. Here are the details:
Black Sapphire Metallic 335 Sedan
Terra with Dark burl interior
Invoice: $41, 695 including Maco ($400) and Training ($180)
Selling Price/Cap Cost: $40, 995.
Base MF + .00015 with $725 acquisition fees. I know I could have haggled a little bit more on the lease MF/acquisition fees, but decided to give in.
Note that these are pre June 1 prices as the car was already produced.
This deal was possible b'cos of the $1210 option credit for automatic transmission. I sent an email to all the dealers in Houston asking for a quote on a car with specific options. No one had the exact car I was looking for, but this was close. Advantage BMW in midtown also gave an offer of $500 over invoice (plus $1210 option credit) on any car in stock, but didn't have anything close to what I was looking for. The entire negotiation was done via emails (and took almost a week). My CA didn't even have my phone # until I went into place a deposit on the car.
I also got a quote for $700 over dealer cost for an ordered car from Momentum.