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BMW 5 Series, Sedan, Wagon
#2441 of 4113 Frustrated in Sacramento
Sep 21, 2006 (1:07 pm)
Until now, my BMW buying experience had been perfect. I purchased my 2003 BMW in San Diego at Harloff BMW.. They were above board and can not say enough great things about my experience. I never once felt like i was getting a bad deal.
Now i am looking to sell my 2003 and purchase/possibly lease a 2007 5 series. In my 2 trips to my sacramento area bmw dealer, i feel like i am getting ripped off. I am finding that sacramento just doenst have the competition, the inventory and treats their customers poorly.
The dealership i went to had 1 of each 5 series on the lot, and that was it!!!So they were really pushing the ones on the lot, even if it wasnt exactly what you wanted. Then to make matters worse, they wouldnt negotiate off of the invoice only off of msrp... which was like pulling teeth. Also, they wouldnt negotiate until they new if i was going to go lease or purchase. This shouldnt matter, and didnt with my 2003. I hate the game of 'how much do you want to spend each month'... it doesnt matter-- what is the bottom line on the offer and that should be it.
My question is-- should i just give up on sacramento bmw dealers and go back to sd? has anyone had a good experience just doing the negotiation and purchase via the internet.
I would really like to get my 530xi but i am soo frustrated with my preview of dealers out here... i w ould love some insight/guidance on my next best steps to getting my car i want and not feeling like ive been 'raped'.
#2442 of 4113 Offer on a 2006 530xi wagon?
Sep 22, 2006 (6:05 am)
I could use some help - a dealer has a 2006 5-series wagon demo with 5K miles (driven by dealership owner for a few months); MSRP was about $56K, invoice about $52K; salesman said they want to move it..."make an offer". I was not really in the market for the wagon, but it is pretty cool in person; I haven't driven it yet, so I don't know how it compares to the sedan. Any educated opinions on how low I could go? Thanks
#2444 of 4113 Re: Frustrated in Sacramento [mbarnes73]
Sep 22, 2006 (9:57 am)
I know exactly what you mean. Been through that frustration before at the dealerships you mentioned. Buy yours in the Bay Area and you will find that they will cut you a deal that you would not believe. When you are the only game in town, why deal. That is their mentality. They have gotten the town thinking that you have to pay msrp or forget about it. Go internet sales and only go into the dealership when you want to test drive. I have found that you will get a better deal if you order a vehicle versus buying one on the lot. Good luck!
#2445 of 4113 Re: 07' 530i quote [allnation]
Oct 15, 2006 (2:30 pm)
i was interested where you ordered your BMW. You have ordered the exact car that I want and have been dealing with the fleet manager and some other dealers in the bay area. Where did you end up buying your car and what was the price out the door? Thanks so much for your help.
#2446 of 4113 Re: 07' 530i quote [low_ball_88]
Oct 15, 2006 (3:03 pm)
I just wanted to say that Berkeley would not match the low price I got from 3 other dealers in the bay area. so i did not want to deal with them.
i thought i talked with the fleet manager but not sure.
he basically told me to take the deal from the other dealership. LOL
#2447 of 4113 Re: 07' 530i quote [barbs4545]
Oct 16, 2006 (8:15 am)
What kind of deal was the others offering? and where? I am very surprised that Berkeley did not match.
Could it be that you are trying to buy a car on the lot. You get a better deal ordering the vehicle since the dealer is just a pass through and do not have to deal with inventory.
#2448 of 4113 BMW Houston area dealer "markup" over invoice?
Oct 24, 2006 (7:45 pm)
I noticed that some lucky folks got deals at a $1000 over dealer invoice. At the same time, it appears that you cannot get such deals in all markets (I saw Florida & Dallas in other postings).
I am looking for how much to expect in the Houston market. I am interested in a 2007 525i w/ premium + automatic. MSRP is $47,470 and Edmunds dealier price is $43,925 (including destination fees). The best deal I have so far is $46,270 (which is $2,345 over invoice), though below the Edmunds True Market Value....
#2449 of 4113 Re: Deal or Not? $800 over invoice lease? [jimboinla]
Oct 29, 2006 (7:27 pm)
my MF was .00010 after a little pushing. '07 530i 15k/36 mo. with MSRP of 56,500 and cap cost of 53600 with 2625 drive off and payment of 691 including taxes.
#2450 of 4113 My New BMW 530i and what I paid
Oct 29, 2006 (8:44 pm)
Okay, after months and months of talking to every BMW dealership in Calif. I finally ordered my new BMW530i 2007 last week from the Fremont Dealership. It was a great deal.
I got Premium pkg, Sport Pkg, Heated Front seats, folded down back seat, Navigation, Metallic Black exterior, black interior and tax, everything OUT THE DOOR FOR 58,247.00 INCLUDING CALIF. TAX AND ALL FEES. I ordered this car to be built in Germany and will receive it in December. If you want a great experience buying a BMW go to the Fremont Dealership