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BMW 5 Series, Sedan, Wagon
#3316 of 4113 Happiest Guy Alive
Jun 09, 2009 (5:13 pm)
I finally saw my new Alpine Princess tonight for the first time...........2007 CPO 530i,
with Premium, Cold, Sports, Prem. Sound, and NAV, comfort access.......Alpine white with Blk Leather, Anthracite wood..........When I saw the car in the dealer's garage (they imported it in from a sister dealer in NJ), I just stood there........the car is so unbelievable to look at with the Shadowlline trim and sport rims, that I was speechless. It was truly Impeccable. My brother and I got in the car and just looked at it. I gotta say, I don't know if there is any car that can top a BMW. The dealer handed me one plate, said put it in the windshield, see you in a half hour, didn't care where I drove it (I already had paperwork and a deposit on the vehicle). I felt like I was in a dream the whole time.
I pick up the vehicle on Thursday this week. It has 24, 547 miles on it. There isn't so much as a hair out of place on that vehicle. The trunk looks brand new. Warranty coverage until end of June 2012. I got the extended service warranty too.
I am counting the seconds and minutes until I pick her up on Thursday. I ended up paying $36200 for it. Tonight, I had it in my head that I was going to try to take some more money off the table -- until I laid my eyes on that vehicle, that is. If he said, you know what, we have to get another $500 for it, I would have signed the check.
It's the most exciting and stunning vehicle I've ever driven in my life, a true achievement for me. I'm one lucky guy tonight.
#3317 of 4113 Looking for a new 2009 BMW 535i
Jun 12, 2009 (12:32 pm)
I have been looking for a new 2009 bmw 535i for a while but can not pull the trigger. Now that BMW offered $5000 dealer cash, it's time to make the move. Has anyone on this board bough a 5 series recently after the dealer cash was out? What's the deal looks like? I checked the inventory, seems like not much 2009 left, though.
Any suggestion is greatly appreciated.
#3318 of 4113 Finally Took Delivery
Jun 13, 2009 (3:29 am)
Picked up my CPO 2007 530i on Thursday at the dealer. The car is impeccable and I'm ecstatic with it. When I was doing all the paperwork I was signing the finance papers (I only financed about 25% of it 3.9% from BMW) the guy tried to upsell me on those options for a higher monthly payment, and I turned them all down FLAT. He looked disappointed and said, may I ask why, and I ignored him. Gimmick.
I can't believe how this car handles. Smooth and powerful. I'm thinking why would they need an even bigger engine on the 535 model now. With what I have, it feels like taking off in a 747 when I ease onto the highway!!
Have a great weekend,
Gardis - CT
#3319 of 4113 Re: Looking for a new 2009 BMW 535i [letsgogiant]
Jun 14, 2009 (10:09 am)
I bought '09 535i with the 5000$ cash rebate. I paid 51500$ for 535i sapphire black with premum pkg, cold weather, park distance, confort access and navigation. Was oroginally priced at 59775 and I bought it for 51500 after 5000 cash rebate. This sounds like a good deal to me, what do you think.
#3320 of 4113 Re: 535 [gardis]
Jun 14, 2009 (5:17 pm)
Not really for or against the sports package in the BMW. I just personally didn't particularly want the low profile tires and find the ride a little harsh. Not all feel that way.
No, the Lexus didn't have a sport package. As I mentioned too cushy and the non sport 528xi is just the right balance for me.
#3321 of 4113 Re: Finally Took Delivery [gardis]
Jun 14, 2009 (5:21 pm)
#3322 of 4113 Re: 528 [kevin530]
Jun 14, 2009 (5:32 pm)
The e60 528xi has more than 215 hp; it's 230 hp. Now that is no where near the TT 300HP of the 535, but I have no problem doing 80+ quicky and can pass people pretty quickly on the highway, as I did tonight, on the highway. It is a whiplash inducing rocketship take off like the 335 or 535? No, but it s pretty peppy when needed.
Actually, I'm even more pleased knowing that that HPFP issues are not going to happen to the 528.
But again, it is a matter of taste. The e39's power plant for both 525 and 530 were worefully inadequate and I previously had a 2003 530. Tought time on inclines.....not fast at all off the block. Seems like they have done alot with the 528 with same amount of HP as the previus 530.
#3323 of 4113 Re: Looking for a new 2009 BMW 535i [greenkid]
Jun 15, 2009 (10:07 am)
Congradulations on your new car.
That sounds like a good deal. Can you let me know what's your negotiation strategy and what's the invoice on your car? i got a quote from a local dealer on a new 535 i for $100 over invoice - $5000 over the weekend. I don't know if I should continue to negotiate the price lower when I go in the dealership or should I just accept the price as is and not letting the guy feel I am low balling him.
#3324 of 4113 Re: Looking for a new 2009 BMW 535i [letsgogiant]
Jun 15, 2009 (12:25 pm)
100$ over invoice is a great deal. The invoice of my car was 55400$. If you are getting the same car for 100$ over invoice you can potentially get it for 1000$ less than me.
Go get it! It cant get any better than this. Let me know how it goes.
#3325 of 4113 Re: Looking for a new 2009 BMW 535i [greenkid]
Jun 16, 2009 (8:46 am)
According to carsdirect.com you should be paying well below invoice now. New incentives started about a week ago...