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BMW 3 Series, Sedan, Wagon
#9402 of 12230 Re: 528i vs 335i/ 08 [JH2009]
Dec 07, 2008 (10:26 pm)
I agree with roadburner - it's really based on your needs. If you like the 5 and need that extra room - then go for that. If you like the 3 and the room is enough than go with that! I also agree that BMWs look 100x times better with the sports package (specifically larger rims and low-profile tires - I guess all cars look better this way). And I think when BMW designs these cars they are intended to have larger rims since they are sporty cars. But if you don't particularly care for that sporty look then the non-sports package will accomplish that. But, personally, if I weren't going for the sporty look I would consider MB or Audi as well.
If you really want my personal opinion, I just bought a 2009 335i Coupe with Sports Package, 19" rims, and a bunch of other stuff. I also liked the 550 a bit, but I felt the car looks better on someone a bit older or taller than me. It was also a bit big for me.
I think you should definitely get to know the different types of cars BMW has beyond the 2 you mentioned from your local dealer to find out exactly what your style is. 528, 550, M5, 328, 335, M3, Sedan, Coupe, Sports Package, 18" rims, 19" rims, all have a distinct styles, performance and fuel economy. You should get to know that a bit more before you sign up and get stuck for 3 years. And don't worry - you have plenty of time. As soon as these 2008's clear, if they ever do, they'll apply the same incentives to the 2009's. In many cases they already have. So take your time. Spend lots of time on bmwusa.com, bimmerfest.com, spend a couple hours at dealers looking at different combos.
I didn't get nav in a couple cars I bought in 2004 & 2005 and totally regretted it. My new 335 has nav. BTW the 2009 iDrive has been redesigned and seems to be much nicer than the 2008 in my loaner car.
#9403 of 12230 328i Sedan - MACO/Training Fee
Dec 08, 2008 (12:53 pm)
I am being offered the following deal:
MSRP - $44,345
Invoice - $40,820 (on Edmunds)
Dealer price - $41,400
The dealer is claiming that the invoice price above does not include his MACO/Training fee of $380. He is located in MD. Can anyone confirm this?
#9404 of 12230 Re: 328i Sedan - MACO/Training Fee [vish_dc]
Dec 08, 2008 (2:37 pm)
that dealer didn't lie to you. Invoice price list on Edmunds doesn't include Training and MACO fee since MACO is location related.
#9405 of 12230 is this a good deal
Dec 08, 2008 (3:38 pm)
Executive Demo Lease with 10,000mile already
2008 BMW 335XI
* Black Sapphire Metallic / Black Leather
* 300 Horsepower 6-Cylinder Turbocharged Engine, 25 MPG Highway, xDrive All-Wheel-Drive
* Options include Premium Package, Heated Front Seats, Automatic Transmission, iPod/USB Adapter
* Free Maintenance for 4 Years / 50,000 Miles
* Lease for $489/Month for 36 Months with 10,000 Miles per Year
* $0 Capitalized Cost Reduction
* Sales Tax and Inception Fees (First Month's Payment, Refundable Security Deposit If Applicable, BMW Acquisition Fee, Motor Vehicle Fees, Dealer Documentation Fee) Due at Signing
The ad is not from a BMW dealer, but from an independent leasing company.
#9406 of 12230 NY/NY tri-state
Dec 08, 2008 (6:50 pm)
Anyone buy a car from BMW of Tenafly ?? It use to be Difeo BMW but looks like it's been re-named and part of Penske Automotive Group.
If so, how was your experience ?? Was it legit or a bait-and-switch type of shop ??
#9407 of 12230 lease question
Dec 09, 2008 (8:50 am)
Hello. Can someone give me some insight for this current lease offer that I have received: (i apologize but this is a cross post)
This is for a 2008 328xi it was used as a dealer loaner and has approx. 6K miles. the lease term is 36 months, 15K per year
monaco blue/tan leather
Dealer invoice: 38485 (based on wholesale)
Offered sale price - 35,325
money factor - .00130
residual - 56%
due at signing: 1500
monthly payment - 489 (including 7% sales tax)
i have not yet received the details on any additional charges, i know the destination was quoted at 775 though.
please let me know your thoughts. thanks in advance
#9408 of 12230 First time buyer need advice
Dec 09, 2008 (12:11 pm)
I live in Los Angeles, and I'm looking for a 2008 328i sedan with the following options:
xenon lights (maybe)
So far i've received quotes of $36370(includes xenon and ipod) which is $445 below invoice but not the color I wanted (bronze platinum) and $35455 (no xenon or ipod) which is $630 below invoice.
Are these the best or should I negotiate and which one do you think is a better option?
Dec 09, 2008 (1:46 pm)
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#9410 of 12230 Help me figure if this is a good deal or not!!
Dec 10, 2008 (7:18 am)
Hi - new to the board. Wondering if anyone can use their knowledge (I don't have much!!) and help me figure out if this lease deal I have been offered by a local dealer in CT is good or whether I should be expecting something cheaper. All help much appreciated!!
'09 328 xi Sedan
fold down seats
MSRP - $39,675
Dealer sale price - $38,500
Monthly payment for 36 month lease 12k miles and $3k down payment - $485.20.
Is that a good deal?!! Thanks...
#9411 of 12230 Re: Help me figure if this is a good deal or not!! [scotty100]
Dec 10, 2008 (7:41 am)
I think you can do better on the selling price, but I need some more information to make an educated decision.
Are you paying your sales tax upfront or is it being rolled-into your monthly payment?
Can you please provide a break-down of your $3000 down payment?