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BMW 5 Series, Sedan, Wagon
#835 of 4113 Just bought an '03 530i
Feb 27, 2004 (4:05 pm)
... From Irvine BMW, Southern California. Sport, Premium, Cold Weater package, Sun Shades, Xenon. $43,600. Black on Black, 9400 Miles.
SWEET car. Not sure I got the best deal. There aren't many around. I was a bit irked because I saw that quite a few people bought similar cars in the $42,000 price range last summer when BMW was doing the $4000 factory incentive.
However, they would not budge. All in all, I was ready to walk away from the deal over $500. The salesperson finally followed me out to the car and agreed to split the cost of the registration with me (it was a dealer's honor car so it had never been registered.)
I bought an aftermarket navigation system; don't know much about it yet, it's being installed tomorrow. Apparently, it's a computer hard drive (30-40gig?) that they install in the trunk. You have a couple of microphones near the dash that give you information (it's GPS). The updates are free for three years. Anyway, I'll see how it works. There is no display at all. I have thirty days to try it out. ($1995)
#838 of 4113 mbdriver-keep the car,
Mar 03, 2004 (4:17 pm)
lose the wife.
Mar 03, 2004 (10:17 pm)
You'll take a double beating. One on the 530 and another when the MB starts breaking down. They're below Chrysler in reliability ratings now - scary thought!
#840 of 4113 Buying/Leasing a 530ia in NJ
Mar 09, 2004 (11:37 am)
Has anyone bought or leased a 2004 530ia in Northern NJ recently? If so, how much over invoice did you pay (or cap cost)?
#841 of 4113 Recent prices
Mar 15, 2004 (11:53 am)
Looking at other websites, it looks like people are reporting getting 5-series for 1000-1500 over invoice. I got 1700 with tinting/mats thrown in. I now feel that i could have done better
#842 of 4113 Price on a 525 with Premium and Automatic
Mar 15, 2004 (10:18 pm)
Can anyone give me any feedback on the price paid for a 525 with premium and automatic and metallic...I am trying to decide between a 525 and a 3.0 X-3. I noticed BMW was running a special but I really need some feedback on prices here.
Somethings I have read in these posts:
1.525: $1-1.2K over invoice
2.$2,500 off of MSRP
3.anyone should be able to get about $1K over invoice for a 525, auto, cold weather, premium pkg. Beat them up and you might get a couple of hundred less, but don't count on it. Got mine for $42.3 tonight, or $2.2K under MSRP
Is the above accurate?
Ashley Andersin at A O L
#843 of 4113 ashleyandersin...
Mar 16, 2004 (5:34 am)
I am also about to order a 5. I have done some intial calls in Florida and have been quoted $1500 off MSRP. This is without any negotiation. I think $2000-2500 off is reachable. This is for a 530i. I have heard that you can do even better on a 525i.
I now have a bigger problem. I drove past my local BMW dealer, this AM. There is a black 545i on the lot; auto, sport, black interior, anthracite maple trim...MSRP $58+K. I did not want to spend that much, but with the current lease deals available (per bmwusa.com) it is more attainable.
In addition, there is a 645i (black/auburn leather) on the lot, as well. It is gorgeous. $72+K. Wow, that is a lot of money, but what a great looking car. Actually, I would love to get the convertible.
Mar 16, 2004 (10:43 am)
Your quote number 3 was from me. Though it depends on the market, here in northern NJ there are a lot of BMW dealers, and since the east cost inventory comes in here, a lot of easily availble cars.
I got a unique deal because the sales rep screwed up and I held him to it (with lots of yelling). Realistically, you should be able to do around $1.5 over invoice on a 525, $2-2.5 on a 530, either with Step, premium and cold weather. More room to move as you add expensive options. More room on the 545 because of the higher margin -- but that won't matter if they're flying out the door in that dealership.
More importantly, look at the negotiating techniques on the Net more than the price. "I want it 'cause the Boards said I could" cuts no ice with the reps (and shouldn't). Trade them off, be patient, be respectful unless you catch them in a lie, and deal at the end of the month and you'll do well.
Also, an easy $1K refund is available if you're a member of BMW CCA for a year before you buy the car.