Last post on Mar 11, 2013 at 3:50 PM
You are in the BMW 1-Series
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BMW 1 Series, Coupe, Convertible, Sedan
#1712 of 1826 Re: Since... [bodble2]
Oct 12, 2008 (8:59 pm)
I know CR is no car enthusiast's bible, but they recently tested a bare-bones 135i Coupe and assigned it the highest score ever for a sporty vehicle. In the article, some testers complained about the lack of wood and lumbar support, but it was explained that the car was purposely ordered "sparse" to keep the price down.
I have done an extensive search of Florida BMW dealer's new inventory and unfortunately most of the bare-bones 2008 1 and 3 Series vehicles that are left come with AT at a minimum.
Oct 12, 2008 (9:16 pm)
BMW is offering cheap financing is it safe to assume the 1 is being sold for under MSRP?
#1714 of 1826 Re: Since... [hpowders]
Oct 12, 2008 (9:30 pm)
I wonder if one can get a bare-bone 1 or 3 by even by special order. They might say "yes" but make you wait 6 months?
#1715 of 1826 Re: Since... [bodble2]
Oct 12, 2008 (11:01 pm)
I doubt that there would be any problem in ordering whatever you want, and the car should be delivered in 6-8 weeks on the East Coast. This is a standard procedure, and there should be a number of dealers willing to order it for you. For example, I have ordered my 3 with BMW assist and metallic paint, which is a pretty plain car, on 3/15/2008, and it was delivered to the dealership on 3/22/2008, which proves that this is possible to do. I have picked it up on 5/3/2008, as I was out of town.
#1716 of 1826 Re: Since... [hpowders]
Oct 13, 2008 (6:35 am)
The sport seats are a must if you like perfect seating comfort.
#1717 of 1826 Re: Since... [bodble2]
Oct 13, 2008 (8:12 am)
It's too late to special order the 2008 models. You have to take what's left on the dealers' lots. However, the dealer you work with could find a vehicle close to what you want from another dealer and have it shipped to his lot.
#1718 of 1826 Re: Since... [circlew]
Oct 13, 2008 (8:15 am)
Yes. One should at minimum order the 1 or 3 Series with the sport package and forget all other options.
#1719 of 1826 I would not....
Oct 13, 2008 (8:20 am)
be ashamed to offer $500-$1000 over invoice for any 1 Series vehicle at this time. The fact that the entire 1 Series line is being offered at 0.9% financing shows these vehicles are not flying off dealers' lots.
#1720 of 1826 Re: Since... [hpowders]
Oct 13, 2008 (8:38 am)
"some testers complained about the lack of wood."
BMW isn't the only manufacturer of sports cars with this problem. I've encountered this with every new car I've test driven lately
#1721 of 1826 Re: Since... [fedlawman]
Oct 13, 2008 (10:20 am)
I've never been bothered by BMW's sparse, uninspiring interiors found in my two former 325i's and 545i. Drivers' cars are what they are. Might as well order one with sport package and nothing else extra.