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BMW 5 Series, Sedan, Wagon
#3296 of 4113 The 530i again....
May 26, 2009 (2:07 pm)
Listen to this. The salesman wanted to deliver the car to me in CT, and take mine away. He was going to give me a price on the spot for the trade in. Just like that. I said no dice. And no negotiating on the 530i.
Anyway..I have been working with a nice gal at one of my local BMW dealers for awhile on finding me a car. She had an identical Alpine Wht 2007 530i last December that I passed, because I was too new to it, price was starting $34,679, and then came down to $30350 three months later. Had 31K miles on it.
I mentioned to her about this car in the far dealership that I was interested in, and she told me "I can get the car for you." meaning, bring the car to her local dealership and sell it to me!! She seems very willing to negotiate, and always says "it's negotiable." Unlike the former dealer.
Have you ever heard of a dealer bringing in a car from another dealer because one of their customers wants it?? I guess it's like the real estate agents, who co-share the listings? I never heard of that. Anyway, I'm going to let her get the car after I tell her what I want to pay, which is: $34,000 OUT THE DOOR (OTD), including the trade in.
what do you think of that price? Or should I wait for her to tell me what she's willing to do?
#3297 of 4113 Re: Is this a Good Deal? [smithsonga]
May 26, 2009 (3:52 pm)
hiya smithsonga, that's exactly where I am on that vehicle. I'm thinking $33.5 to $34 is about right, given the NAV, sports, and low miles. I didn' t fall for the salesman's baloney. I'm hoping my lady friend salesgirl at the other dealership can do something for me............I'll keep you posted.....thanks for responding.
May 27, 2009 (12:11 pm)
Looking to buy a 528 premium package with Nav. and i had a few questions.
Are the 2010 models out and is the value package an added benefit?
What is a good price. I was thinking $45,000. Priced out to 48,000 on the BMW website
I want to lease. What do I need to be looking for? Mf, etc.
Finally, do you think this car is superior to the E class, A-6 etc.
May 27, 2009 (3:02 pm)
Pipiolo, I think you should rethink the 528 model altogether. I think it is very underpowered at 215HP for the size of the 5 Series. I have 255HP in my 530 and it is adequate but not excessive by any means. Highway acceleration and passing and start up in general are inadequate IMHO with the 528 and long term you might be annoyed by this. Gas mileage is not that different with more HP to make a difference.
#3300 of 4113 535i 2009 or 2010
May 28, 2009 (12:19 pm)
Looking to buy 535i soon.
Switching from LEXUS, I know sport package would be overdone for me.
What are the packages/options must have? Color? 2009 vs 2010?
Quoted from BMWUSA
Base MSRP $51,100
Titanium Silver Metallic $0
Black Dakota Leather $0
Dark Poplar Wood $0
Value Package $0
STEPTRONIC automatic transmission $0
Premium hi-fi system $1,200
Park Distance Control $750
Rear side-impact airbags $385
Destination & Handling: $825
Total MSRP as Built $54,260
May 28, 2009 (2:58 pm)
George, I am thinking that as long as you're buying new, you should probably get navigation if you travel (and also good for resale I think). Much sexier to have the map on the in-dash screen rather than a Garmin hanging from the windshield. It is a 535 after all.
Good luck. Bargain hard. Deals are plentiful.
You will love it.
#3302 of 4113 Re: 535 [kevin530]
May 28, 2009 (4:50 pm)
I have the ipod connector which I love. You are right, I had a Lexus after my first BMW and before my current BMW. Yes, I cursed the Lexus after awhile and the sport package would drive you insane.... I know I'll get flammed for this, but a non-sport package BMW is a nice balance and still is a drivers car.
#3303 of 4113 Re: 535 [x021627]
May 28, 2009 (5:47 pm)
Are you against the sport pkg in the BMW, or are you talking about the Lexus sport pkg (didn't know they had one)..........what is to not like about it?
#3304 of 4113 my 530i negotiations
May 28, 2009 (5:48 pm)
you say deals are plentiful, but my dealer is holding tight to the $36,999 price, maybe come down a few hundred. Yet, the car is pretty well appointed with prem, cold, prem sound, SPORTS and NAV, low miles 24K miles. Alpine with black leath. Real creampuff. I'm talking numbers tomorrow, i'll let you know tomorrow night what I find out.
#3305 of 4113 Re: 535 [gardis]
May 28, 2009 (6:29 pm)
George, w/the Sport package you'll get the comfort seats w/lumbar support ($1.2K option).