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BMW 5 Series, Sedan, Wagon
#3847 of 4028 Re: 2011 528i price assistance [addu]
Jun 04, 2011 (7:55 pm)
Addu, I can address the sports rims. I have a 2007 530i with sports pkg, and I love the rims I have, which are distinctive from the basic rims, as you have described. Also, with sports pkg you get the solid black trim around the windows, instead of that chrome trim, which also makes the car look sporty (the black trim I'm talking). Try going on the BMW north america website, and look at all the rims. You will quickly come to the conclusion after you see the pricing, that the $2K is the cheapest option. Personally I would not go with the extended warranty, they're very very expensive and if you don't need it (you might very well not need it) it's a total waste. Why not just put that same amount of money into an escrow savings account or something, and keep it there in case you need to make a repair. These are good solid cars, not that they don't need attention. But I think the scare stories are way overblown.
Good luck, let me know what your decision is.
Gardis in CT
#3848 of 4028 Re: BMW 550xi 2012 price quote [bimmerfast]
by kyfdx HOST
Jun 05, 2011 (9:16 am)
It really doesn't matter how he breaks it down... He doesn't care about TMV.. He wants a certain amount for the car.
If you think that amount is fair (in total), then grab it... If you think you should pay less, offer less..
TMV, gas, detail, inspection... all just serve to keep your eye off the real number..
#3849 of 4028 Re: 2011 528i price assistance [gardis]
Jun 05, 2011 (9:21 am)
Thanks Gardis. I missed the magnification feature on BMW website. Looking at it closely I think I will skip the sports package (just personal preferrance on the sporty appearance)
So now I am looking at 528i metallic ext, premium, navi, rear view camera w/ parking distance control. Anyone got information what the best price is on this forum for this configuration ?
#3850 of 4028 Re: BMW 550xi 2011 price quote [kyfdx]
Jun 05, 2011 (10:33 am)
Thanks for the replies, ponytrekker and kyfdx. I'll try & negotiate some more, and see what happens.
#3851 of 4028 Re: 2008 535i CPO [rez]
Jun 10, 2011 (8:12 pm)
I am experiencing something that's astonishing! I was negotiating on an '08 535i CPO. I have placed the above offer, but the dealership cannot accept it, but has made a counter offer. The counter offer is that they will sell me the car stripping it from CPO status. In other words, they will sell it to me at my offered price without the 100K mile CPO warranty, and just as a regular used car. Can they do that? I didn't agree to it. The car is now changed on their website as a used car and not a CPO. I am totally dumb founded on this and would like to hear everyone's expert opinions/ advice here.
#3852 of 4028 Re: 2008 535i CPO [rez]
by kyfdx HOST
Jun 11, 2011 (5:54 am)
Generally.... once a car is entered into the CPO program, it is supposed to stay that way.. BMW doesn't want the dealers to advertise a car as CPO, until it has been certified, re-conditioned, and entered into the program (with the dealer paying BMW for the CPO warranty).
That doesn't mean it always happens that way.... and, it doesn't mean that they can't de-certify it for someone that really wants the car, but doesn't care about the CPO, but it's rare.. None of that is illegal.. .it's just between them and BMWNA..
Obviously, you wanted a CPO car... I'd just tell them you aren't interested in any offers that don't include CPO... They are just trying to put you on their number.
#3853 of 4028 Re: 2008 535i CPO [kyfdx]
Jun 11, 2011 (3:18 pm)
Thanks kyfdx. That's what I was thinking too. The desperate salesperson kept calling me daily even though his mgt didn't agree to my offer. First he asked if I would split the difference. When I dodn't agree to that either, then they told me about buying the car without the CPO at my offer. Sales tactics? Go figure!!!
#3854 of 4028 2012 BMW 535I X Drive
Jun 12, 2011 (8:38 am)
Wondering if this is a good deal.....?
I live in NY. Lease offer for a 2012 535I X Drive 36k mi lease.
Prem package, Prem Package 2, Sports Package
$2000 down includes first monthly payment, security deposit, reg and title
$780 per month
#3855 of 4028 How's this offer?
Jun 13, 2011 (4:11 pm)
Just wanted some feedback on my offer to purchase the below specified vehicle:
Dark Graphite II over Cinnamon Brown
- Cold Weather Package
- Fold Down rear seats
- Anthracite Headliner
- 4 Zone Climate
- Heads Up Display (HUD)
- Sport Auto Transsmission
-Park Distance Control
-Heated Front Seats
-Dynamic Handling Package
-Premium 2 Package
-Sport Automatic Transmission.
The offer was for $64,245. Please offer some feedback regarding the price. Thanks in advance!
#3856 of 4028 finally got my bimmer
Jul 06, 2011 (8:44 pm)
Bought 535i with Premium 1 and Premium 2 package this week. Awesome car. Very happy.
I paid invoice and also got $1K discount for the BMW Team Olympic event. I bought it in the bay area.