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BMW 5 Series, Sedan, Wagon
#3539 of 4028 Re: 2010 BWM 528XIA [robert010]
Jan 10, 2010 (6:05 pm)
I ultimately bought from Greenwich BMW from a saleslady that was honest and straightforward. When she gave me the price, I believed her. I love the car I got (CPO 2007 530i, loaded). I would try them. I used the BMW USA website and did a search on the vehicles within a 50 mile radius of my town in CT. That' s how I found mine.
Also found Bridgeport BMW very active, they move a lot of cars, give them a shot also. I have mine serviced at Darien BMW because I always used them and have a good relationship with the service tech. Good luck,
#3540 of 4028 Re: 2010 BWM 528XIA [gardis]
Jan 11, 2010 (3:18 am)
Thanks for the ideas gardis.
Actually, an interesting coincidence, nsoltz had suggested he found what he wanted at Pace (which is same group as Greenwich and just into NY) so I went to Greenwich first (closer to home in CT), found a helpful salesperson and got a reasonable, up-front price for the car that I was looking for. So I just bought it on the spot and picked it up last week.
The help I got from this Forum has been sensational. Thanks to all.
Hope you enjoy your 530i. That's a nice car!
#3541 of 4028 2008 BMW 528i - Certified
Jan 14, 2010 (1:29 pm)
I am trying to buy my first BMW and would appreciate some guidance and tips on landing a good deal. The car is advertised for $35,489 from a dealer and its certified.
It has the following:
25,835 miles, Cold Weather Package, Premium Package, Xenons, navigation system, automatic high beams and automatic transmission. It has extended warranty until end of 2013.
What is a good price to get this at? And is the extended maintenance plan worth it?
Thanks in advance!
#3542 of 4028 Re: 2008 BMW 528i - Certified [newfort]
Jan 15, 2010 (9:36 am)
I bought a similarly equipped 2008 BMW 535i with about that mileage in Oct 2009 for $39,800, plus new tires, and other non-price concessions. I did check out 2008 528i pricing. By that time, the good ones I came across were in the $33k to $37K price range, with miles under 20K.
My two cents worth. -- It is even later along now. My "guess" is that the mileage and time factor should be worth at least a couple thousand dollars off the quoted price, especially if you are willing to walk away if they do not meet your price. If you offer $30K all they can say is no and maybe you can split the difference and wind up at $32.5K. Yes, I like to haggle.
Tip: After you test drive, negotiate online and via e-mail. That really helped me. I went back in to the dealer only after they were very close to my offered price, but got to the end of the day face-to-face. Made the process smoother. Good luck and please post how things go.
#3543 of 4028 Re: 2008 BMW 528i - Certified [newfort]
Jan 15, 2010 (9:50 am)
You are looking for the same vehicle as myself. I am in SW Florida but have not found the right color specification and price. Vehicles down here seem to be $2k more than those on the east coast of Florida !!
For a vehicle such as you describe with 30k miles I would write a check for $32k today if it was CPO and met my requirements.
Good luck and remember not to feel under pressure, it's only a car and they ususlly want to sell as much as you want to buy.
#3544 of 4028 Re: 2010 BWM 528XIA [robert010]
Jan 15, 2010 (1:30 pm)
Just bought a 528xi with Nav, Xenon in NJ
Tax/Title/ + 725 acq fee paid up front
$6700 at signing
Money factor .00195
Residual: 62% with 12K miles
#3545 of 4028 $38,500 for a loaded 535xi with 26k miles
Jan 16, 2010 (9:12 pm)
The dealer is offering a certified pre-owned 2008 535xi with 26k miles for $38500.
The car is in great shape - no visible scratches. Interior in excellent condition.
Navigation, leather, cold weather, comfort, parking assist, heads-up display, Logic 7 sound, keyless ignition.
I'm looking to purchase a car ASAP so I'd really appreciate any input before making this purchase!
(my first car purchase so I'm a little nervous - gulp!)
#3546 of 4028 Re: $38,500 for a loaded 535xi with 26k miles [happy_potatoes]
Jan 16, 2010 (10:00 pm)
Is it CPO? Excellent price for CPO. Still a good price for non-CPO. Did you have dealer run service records? And what part of the country? That's a factor in price as well. All in all, price sounds good as an absolute number. The real number is what is a good price to you.
#3547 of 4028 Re: $38,500 for a loaded 535xi with 26k miles [nsoltz]
Jan 17, 2010 (1:22 pm)
Yes, it's a CPO. I'm in the New England area.
The salesman we are working with was not at the dealership when I dropped by to check out the car so a service man allowed me to test drive the car. I'll be checking the service reports and getting a detailed car history tomorrow.
Thanks for taking the time to respond. Seems like a good deal to me!
#3548 of 4028 Re: $38,500 for a loaded 535xi with 26k miles [happy_potatoes]
Jan 17, 2010 (1:39 pm)
Grab it before some else beats you to it!