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BMW 3 Series, Sedan, Wagon
#41 of 11958 2003 325i (San Mateo, CA)
Nov 16, 2002 (9:24 pm)
I just ordered a new 325i. I think I got a good price thanks to a lot of info I found on these forums.
So I decided to give back to the community
2003 325i (Manual)
Floor Mats (this is so funny
What I negotiated: $30,745 (including the bogus $45 "Doc Fee" which they added afterwards, and "free" Floor Mats)
I think I paid $100-$200 more than I should have, but I can never negotiate for the last couple of hundreds; they already know I am going to buy the car...
Still, ~$1400 over invoice is not that bad.
Btw, the Fleet Manager (Victor Hung) at Peter Pan BMW in San Mateo is very easy to do business with.
You can negotiate with him if you've done your research and you know what you're talking about. He's quite reasonable when you show him you know the facts, and you propose a reasonable deal.
This is the first new car I've bought. If I can get a good deal, you can do it too !
Thanks to everyone who posts here!
#42 of 11958 1.9% on new 2002 3-series
Nov 19, 2002 (3:04 pm)
Has anyone been getting this lately? I heard that is what they are offering.
And if so, also the approx $1k off everyone is getting?
If so, I might be able to get myself into a 330 instead of 325!! =)
#43 of 11958 Good deal in Houston area
Nov 19, 2002 (6:11 pm)
I just bought a 325 with $1,000 above invoice. If you are interested in where and how to get this deal, let me know. In short, don't shop at the two deals in the center of Houston, they do not negotiate. If you are willing to drive within a 30min radius, it is not hard to find willing BMW dealers who will give you a good deal.
#44 of 11958 2002 3-series.
Nov 23, 2002 (4:29 pm)
Here in Dallas I was offered a 2002 330i for $1500 off MSRP with 2.9% financing. But the car is black with stone (?) (beige) interior.
Dunno if I can swing the same discount on a new 2003 330i. (excluding the financing)
#45 of 11958 Spombe7
Nov 23, 2002 (4:30 pm)
Did you buy a 2002 or 2003?
#46 of 11958 buying a 330 in the Boston area
Nov 25, 2002 (7:13 pm)
Does anyone have a good experience to share regarding the purchase of a 330, including price shopping, in the Boston or Massachusetts area?
#47 of 11958 Is it a good deal ?
Nov 26, 2002 (9:07 pm)
Going to buy a used 325ci 2001,premium package,sports package,30000 miles for $25500 from a private seller in two days. Is it a good deal in FL? Would I be covered the same way as the owner (all maintenance till 50000/4 years,roadside assistance,loaner car etc). This is the first time I am buying a used car and I know ppl on this forum can give me some very good advice asap
#48 of 11958 330 vs 325 and other questions
Nov 27, 2002 (7:56 am)
Could someone please help with some info?
is 330 really worth the extra money over 325?
My dealer discouraged me from getting the Sports package, knowing I'm price sensitive...How different is the ride? Is there a really noticeable difference..Finally, this is what he offered to sell the car for (I have already leased two cars from him before, so I'm expecting a good deal)
red, non metallic
33k which includes the dest charge...
IS this good deal?
#49 of 11958 330 vs 325
Nov 27, 2002 (5:01 pm)
Sammy34- 330 vs 325 is a question that varies and should be based on personal preference and budget. The 2.5 liter engine is more than adequate but most on this board prefer the 3.0 for the added power. The 3.0liter engine is also rated as one of the best engines bmw has ever created in terms of forecasted reliability and performance and the 2.5 is right behind it.
As for the sport pkg- I think it's a must especially with a coupe. The sports seats are a remarkable upgrade in their comfort, the wheels and white indicator lights look good, and when you sell the car, you will get your money back. Dealers tend to discourage the sport package when they don't have a car with it in stock. I saw this quite a bit when purchasing a 530i...You already have a sports suspension on the coupe but I would get it...
I don't what kind of demand there is for this car but $33k for a 325ci with auto and premium pkg is not a bad deal considering leather is now not included in the premium package and is an extra $1500... I don't think the leather seats are worth it given the quality of the leatherette seats but that is my opinion..
Lastly, remember you are already paying mid 30's for a car and paying $3-4k more for a 330ci is not that much considering the capital investment you will make on your purchase... Drive both and go with what you will be happier with
#50 of 11958 Looking for a BETTER deal in the Houston area!
Dec 01, 2002 (8:07 am)
I'm looking to purchase an '03 325ci with manual transmission; SP; PP; leather and metallic paint in the Houston area, and was curious to know what a good buy would be. I've been working with a saleswoman at the SW-Houston dealership and she's urged me to order (4-6 wk lag time) my vehicle. . .after some consideration I don't think she's giving me a 'deal' at all (35,620 +TTL). Spombe7 et al, where did you get your good deal?