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BMW 5 Series, Sedan, Wagon
#3279 of 4028 Newbie looking for purchase advice on 2006 528i
May 17, 2009 (9:12 am)
Hi everyone. I'm in the market for a new car, test drove several vehicles, and the bottom line is that nothing compares to a BMW. I've pretty much got my eye on a 2006 528I. I just want to know what's a good price to target. It's a CPO that went into service 4/2006. It's got 35,000 miles on it in the lovely state of Illinois. Here's the options included with the car:
Cold Weather Package
Premium Sound Package
Fold Down Rear Seats
Adaptive Light Control
Radio BMW Professional
DVD Area Coding
First Aid Kit
CO2 relevant vheicles
Dark Poplar Wood Trim
Power front seats
BMW Assist w/Bluethooth System
Sat Radio prep
I believe the asking price is $27,900. I'm looking for a good price range I should shoot for, and I definitely want to get the extended maintenance package (with an MRSP of $1695). I would appreciate any advice you experts can provide.
#3280 of 4028 Re: Is this good deal? [joe_plummer]
May 17, 2009 (10:40 pm)
I am from MD. I thought some people are saying 200 below invoice, so I just want to know what's the price I should offer back to the dealer.
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May 18, 2009 (7:59 am)
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May 18, 2009 (4:29 pm)
Hello Gardis, looks like you are narrowing down the search. Is Auburn a tan color or is it the reddish brown which goes kind of orange in photos?
I am leaning toward the black on black for you, but that's just me. I wish I could own a black car but just can't bring myself to that color again in the Northeast with something always falling from the sky.
#3283 of 4028 Re: Auburn [kevin530]
May 18, 2009 (5:51 pm)
I like the sound of the black on black also, I've seen that combo before and It's very classy looking. The Auburn is the bright reddish brown, which is OK, but they use a gray carpet and black vinyl seat backs, which just make it look awful inside, IMHO.
That is what I object to.
May 18, 2009 (5:59 pm)
OK Gardis, that settles it. Black on Black. I strongly veto the auburn color from what you're saying if I am a voting member. I just don't get why BMW would ever put that color in a 5 series. I think marketability and resale appeal would be affected. Plus I think you would get sick of it.
Have you found these cars locally?
#3285 of 4028 Auburn..
by kyfdx HOST
May 18, 2009 (7:46 pm)
Go figure... I like it!
May 21, 2009 (1:57 pm)
Dealer in central FL has 7 new leftover 08' 535i sitting around getting sunburn.
Any thoughts on what a reasonable discount would be off of MSRP?
I'll want to lease but want to get net cap cost as low as possible because 36 mos residual is only 55%.
#3287 of 4028 Re: New to BMW [70scarnut]
May 21, 2009 (6:19 pm)
recently purchased 2008 535xi with 15,000 miles for 40K I am sure that a new 535i has to start somewhere above that. I am amazed that a dealer has so many new 08 cars. Could not find any in Pennsylvania
#3288 of 4028 Re: New to BMW [70scarnut]
May 21, 2009 (7:39 pm)
I bought 2009 528 xi over the weekend for 46400 + tax and other fees. It has cold weather package, ipod and bluetooth and leatherette.
Total suggested retail price is 49675.
Hope this info works for you. I am not sure I got a good deal, but some stat that you can refer too.