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BMW 5 Series, Sedan, Wagon
#3361 of 4113 MY PURCHASE 2007 530i
Jul 03, 2009 (12:18 am)
I finally did it.
this is BMW #2.
2007 BMW 530i Black Sapphire / Black Leather
50k bumper to bumper ends 12/2010!
CPO Car. Ends 12/2012
I paid $32,500.
I also paid $1800 for the extended maintainence plan until 12/2012.
(THE EXTENDED MAINTAINENCE PLAN WENT UP ON 5 series JULY 1 2009 by $300-$500 (cost / retail?) - CONFIRMED
the dealer screwed up and at the end said, "i scrweed up, the maintainence is $300 more." I told him to eat it up. and he did.
I was very happy with the deal because I had previously haggled with another dealer for over 3 hours to get a similar deal (and on a 525i, not this nicer 530i), and with this dealer I got the deal in under 5 min.
Not the color combo i wanted but I was in a crunch and needed it badly.
530i has a little more kick anyway!
car+TTL + Maint=$37k approx
I did the 3.9% for 60 months.
#3362 of 4113 Re: MY PURCHASE 2007 530i [speedy19]
Jul 03, 2009 (3:14 am)
Speedy, Congratulations! That sounds like a nice, clean vehicle. Low miles! Mine had 24K miles on it which I thought was pretty low, but 18K is great. That sounds like a very nice car, and you should be very happy with it.
#3363 of 4113 Need Quick Help - 2010 535xi
Jul 10, 2009 (5:55 pm)
I have an interesting story. i have 2008 535xi which i love but have had regrets that i didn't get the comfort access and satellite radio . . . and have been planning to trade it in. well - i took my car in to get it detailed and the service people spilled some type of cleaning agent on the display unit. long story short, it permanently marked/stained the display and it is a $4,000 repair which the dealer assumed responsibility for. i agreed that in exchange for not replacing the unit, the dealership would give me preferential terms on a lease. i haven't done the analysis but would appreciate some assistance on the following questions:
1. What are the pros/cons of the bmw select program? the dealer has offered 2.9% APR with 60 month contract term with the ability to refinance the vehicle again at the end of the term with guaranteed 2.9% APR or move into another vehicle.
2. when you lease a vehicle, do you negotiate as if you are purchasing a vehicle and therefore the lease terms are based on the negotiated value or is is simply based on the MSRP of the vehicle as configured?
3. i've never leased a vehicle so i do appreciate any help the community can provide
#3364 of 4113 Key out - Radio Still Playing
Jul 11, 2009 (6:48 am)
I was washing the car today (530i, 2007) and when I removed the key, I was washing the car and noticed that the radio was STILL ON. I put the key back in, foot on brake, pushed it in, and it popped out like usual and radio went off. I want to know how it was, or what I did wrong, that I was able to remove the key from the ignition, and the radio kept on playing. That worries me.
Also - I need to know what happens when I'm at the car wash, engine running, and I get out of the car, does the car automatically lock, and what if it does? How do I get back in the car?
Maybe I need to read the manual, but I haven't gotten the time yet.
#3365 of 4113 Re: Key out - Radio Still Playing [gardis]
Jul 11, 2009 (8:02 am)
This happens to me ALL THE TIME.
It is a problem with the software on the dashboard I think.
Try this- start a blue tooth phone call. with hte key in the ignition.
pull the key out of the ignotion. the call will continue. OK, this is fine for a while, but not forever. it goes on FOREVER.
Walk away from the car, do whatever, the bluetooth will sitll be on, screen still alive.
I think the system needs new SW, I am going to take mine in for update. Gardis, can you tell me if you get to it first what happens.!
#3366 of 4113 I don't think that's the same problem
Jul 11, 2009 (9:55 am)
I don't think that's the same problem. This only happened once to me. Hasn't re occurred. Also, I notice that in order to open the door when key is in the ignition, all you have to do is pull the doorknob TWICE.
You need to go into the iDrive, and go to the phone stuff. I'm sure there' s a solution to that. It can't be a software problem, this would have surfaced in more than just our two cars if that were the case. Read the manual which is what I'm trying to do.
Listen, these are complex vehicles, we have to learn all the software.
#3367 of 4113 Re: Key out - Radio Still Playing [speedy19]
Jul 11, 2009 (9:55 am)
BTW, how do you like your new car?? I love mine.
#3368 of 4113 Re: Key out - Radio Still Playing [gardis]
Jul 14, 2009 (4:04 pm)
I was travelling for 5 days so I havent gotten to enjoy it too much! I only drove it for 3 days and then i left on a busineess trip... well im back today, and I do love it.
What I do notice is that the shift between 1st and 2nd is not as smooth as I would like it to be. I had a 328i 6 speed manual and i never had an auto before, so I guess this is normal..???? I mean its not like im accelrating very hard... the slightly uncomfortable shift is only when I am aplying a decent amount of pressure on the accelerator.. (or what I think is decent, but not excessive)..
do you notice the same?
#3369 of 4113 Re: Key out - Radio Still Playing [gardis]
Jul 14, 2009 (4:12 pm)
Hi Gardis, did you ever figure it out? what was wrong with the radio?
#3370 of 4113 Re: MY PURCHASE 2007 530i [speedy19]
Jul 14, 2009 (6:48 pm)
Did the $33,500 that you paid include the $1,800 for the extended maintenance plan or was the $1,800 separate?
Do you think that paying $2,500 is a fair price for an extended maintenance plan that covers an additional 2 years?