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BMW 5 Series, Sedan, Wagon
#3737 of 4028 Re: 2008 535i price [drgums]
Aug 02, 2010 (5:18 pm)
I looked at a 2008 535i at Bridgeport BMW (CT) in December of 2008, asking $38,900 vehicle had 27K miles on it, looked impeccable with sportspkg and the sports rims.
Something about those twin turbos made me hesitate, and I'm glad I did. I ended up sticking with what I know: 2007 530i, with BMW's in line 6 cylinder. I'm getting nearly 20mpg city driving, and love the vehicle. Sorry to hear about these problems, I'm surprised. Dont' quite understand why BMW felt they had to introduce a new engine, they have great engines already, why twin turbos? How much power do you need, guys, come on.
#3738 of 4028 Re: 2008 535i price [gardis]
Aug 02, 2010 (8:02 pm)
you live in CT right? I just moved here about a month ago. You NEED more power for all those short on ramps on the Merritt & to pass on all those glorious sweeping uphill curves.
#3739 of 4028 Re: 2008 535i price [nyccarguy]
Aug 03, 2010 (2:17 am)
well the 530i has a bigger engine than the 528, and it's plenty for me. And anyway you see how much trouble all that power is bringing? I'll do without it. The in line 6 cyl is a great engine. They got all the kinks out of it now.
#3740 of 4028 Re: 2008 535i price [gardis]
by kyfdx HOST
Aug 03, 2010 (4:21 am)
well the 530i has a bigger engine than the 528...
The newer 528 has a 3.0 litre engine, just like the 530....
Aug 03, 2010 (1:58 pm)
I am in the market for a 2011 550i, and was wondering whether there is anybody who can give some insight into the pricing. The MSRP for the well equipped configuration I am interested is $79575, with the invoice $73019. The best offer I have so far (dealer in Portland Oregon) is $76500.
Any thoughts on this?
#3742 of 4028 Re: 2011 BMW550i [salamigs]
Aug 03, 2010 (6:15 pm)
The only thoughts I can give you are from what I know from driving this amazing vehicle during BMW's Ultimate Drive Event. Whatever you pay, it will be worth every penny. Torque comes on instantaneously. Handling is brilliant. The ride is smooth. Triple digit speeds come up very fast. If the 550i had wings, it would fly. Best of luck to you. I'm jealous
#3746 of 4028 Re: 2008 535i price [raven108]
Aug 08, 2010 (2:35 pm)
Raven108 My price was 32,650 with no other dealer fee's.... BUT TAXES, TAGS, and STATE REGISTRATION fees were extra.
I found the ONLY way to make them budge was to visit in person negotiate HARD then leave telling them you are going to another dealer (and do) the same day and repeat. The the next day compare notes and when each calls you (they will)....offer them a price that you think based on your research is low, but not totally off the wall.
I can tell you for a fact that by negotiating hard with the dealers on what CPO costs them and reconditioning costs, it became clear there was a mix of truth and BS in the whole thing.....
Only way to get the best deal is to have a few cars that are somewhat close in mileage and equip and force them down.
The final price I paid would have been less than all the costs they told me they had (which means obviously the costs they told me were not accurate).
Hope this helps.