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BMW 3 Series, Sedan, Wagon
#9094 of 12245 335ix sports package.
Aug 15, 2008 (3:42 pm)
The $1000 sports package. Does it change the suspension? Doesn't say anything on the BMW website, it just says sport steering wheel and sport seats when building the car online. If it does include a "sport" suspension, is it rough? Is it worth it? I would have it with the 17 in wheels and all season tires. I have a 2005 x3 with the sport suspension and I am a bit tired of the, at times, non-compliant ride. Of course I want great handling too. Any insight would be great.
#9095 of 12245 Re: 335ix sports package. [rob34]
Aug 15, 2008 (4:12 pm)
The seats are more comfortable and the steering wheel is more impressive in the sport. The sport ride is a little harder. Drive one and compare to the non-sport. In short, the sport is nicer for the driver than it is for the passenger (also generally true for BMWs compared to the softer Lexus, Cadillac, etc.).
#9096 of 12245 Closing the deal on 335i tomorrow
Aug 15, 2008 (6:23 pm)
Just came back from the dealer: 335i with metallic, premium, steptronic and iPod which was advertised on paper.
MSRP on BMW site $45050
MSRP from dealer $44375 (pre-June figures I guess)
Invoice from dealer $41370
Price from dealer $40700
TTL and doc fee extra
0.9% apr financing
Started paperwork, will get the vehicle tomorrow morning.
Btw we are in RTP area in NC. This is the dealer in CH. I will post about our dealership experience tomorrow.
#9097 of 12245 Re: BMW 328i, Metallic Paint, Auto, Houston Area [4runnerguy1]
Aug 15, 2008 (7:55 pm)
Seems like someone just bought the car for $30K (include dest.)???
Have you tried to get down as much as you can? I am looking to close the 328i base model deal by next week.
#9098 of 12245 Re: 335ix sports package. [rob34]
by kyfdx@Edmunds HOST
Aug 16, 2008 (6:01 am)
On an AWD 3-series, I don't think you get a different suspension with the sport package.... This is a sedan, right?
Typically, they are marking up the money factor and the acquisition fee to the max.. Those two items are adding about $40/mo. to your payment...
I'd guess the markup over (invoice - incentives) is about $1500-$2000... With that spread, you shouldn't have to pay extra on the other charges, as well.. especially for a returning customer...
#9099 of 12245 Re: BMW 328i, Metallic Paint, Auto, Houston Area [howard18]
Aug 16, 2008 (6:24 am)
Yup .. but I have agreed to pay $31700 (includes destination) + TT&L (approx 3700 off MSRP) but decided not to go with Momentum because of various reasons. Instead I decided to go with another dealership and am picking up the car this week. My approach was simple, communicate via email for options and prices and once price is finalized, communicate via phone and request a Buyer's Order, financing, etc.
Hope this helps and good luck with you search.
#9100 of 12245 Re: Below Invoice price [wickedlfe]
Aug 16, 2008 (4:42 pm)
I am looking to purchase the 08 328i BMW. I am in NorthCal, can you tell me which dealer you bought if from? Thanks
#9101 of 12245 335i Convertible
Aug 17, 2008 (3:00 pm)
Just got one yesterday from Flemington BMW in NJ:
Black w beige leather
Cold Weather Package
It was a dealer demo, used by the general manager (they said). 4k miles, titled to me as new car. Seems like a good deal compared to what I was able to find. Dealership was highly recommended by someone who knows the local dealers well.
Here's the kicker - I got a message saying "Transmission Malfunction", had a hard time turning it off, and now it won't start. Hopefully just a software glitch, but I'm bummed.
#9102 of 12245 coupe vs. sedan
Aug 18, 2008 (4:00 pm)
I just can't decide between the 335 XI Coupe vs. Sedan. My salesperson thinks the coupe actually has a better ride. Any opinions on that? According to the BMW website most measurements are pretty similar. Couple is longer and has more front legroom but a little less rear leg and headroom. Also it says the trunk in slightly smaller in the coupe but I read the 335i coupe articles on Inside Line and it says the trunk is over 3 cu. ft bigger on the coupe.
But the sedan is cheaper, especially on a lease and has 4 doors which I wonder how much I will miss. Then there is the 2009 sedan coming out which is supposed to be a bit bigger. But lease offers aren't out yet and i would think will cost a lot more ordering one now then buying an '08.
Most think the coupe looks better, especially in the rear, and i would agree, but I like both a lot. There seem to be a lot less coupes.
I have been told the coupe absolutely is not a sedan with 2 doors. It has many different suspension parts and other differences.
Would love opinions on which is better or preferred any why.
#9103 of 12245 335 xi sport suspension
Aug 18, 2008 (4:05 pm)
I forgot to ask something above. I noticed the 335i coupe and sedan both have a sport package option that includes sport suspension but the 335xi coupe and sedan sport package option does not include sport suspension. Does anyone know why this is? Can anyone tell me if they notice a big difference? I actually want a smoother ride but I also hate body roll. I will be getting all seasons.