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You are in the BMW 3-Series
What is this discussion about?
BMW 3 Series, Sedan, Wagon
Oct 02, 2002 (6:16 pm)
Got them down to $1500 over invoice today. I think that is the best I can do at this time. Now I have to decide if I want to pay the extra 4 grand for the 330i or stay with a 325i. I have a 2001 325i but didn't get the sport. I'll let you know the price when I get back with the dealer Thurs.
#9 of 11958 Pricing
Oct 04, 2002 (9:59 am)
It is interesting that the pricing discussion board for VW Passat has over 1000 messages and growing fast, while there is virtually no discussion about value (buying price) on cars like the BMW, Lexus or Benz.
No wonder the design head of Honda Accord think that the sophisticated buyers are opting for Passat now-a-day.
Oct 06, 2002 (3:13 pm)
Could you clarify? I'm interested in what you are trying to say, but don't understand exactly. I think those of us who have decided to get a BMW realize that there are cars with more HP, more features and are larger for less money, but for enthusiasts like me, a Passat (or Camry or Accord) just wouldn't cut the mustard (I've driven all three, except 03 Accord). You may be interested to know that VW Jetta/Golf owners don't graduate to Passats, the graduate to 3 series BMWs according to VW market research. And I agree, Honda's playing catch-up to VW.
#11 of 11958 325i Price Paid in DC Area - $1000 off MSRP
Oct 07, 2002 (9:42 am)
Last week I paid around $33,600 (or $1,000 off MSRP) on a 2002 325i with the following:
Cold Weather Pkg.
#12 of 11958 325i Baton Rouge LA
Oct 07, 2002 (8:37 pm)
5-spd, Titanum Silver Metallic Paint
The salesman said he forgot to add the price of the leather in an he said he would eat it so I got $1400 off, paid $33,745 + TTL
#13 of 11958 no floor mats???!!
Oct 08, 2002 (11:32 am)
My salesman just told me 325i do not come with floor mats! I can't believe a 30K+ car, and no floor mats. How much are they?
#14 of 11958 floor mats
Oct 08, 2002 (12:09 pm)
It really doesn't come with floor mats. I was charged about $150 for it so I told them not to put one. I'll just buy the BMW winter mats costing $70 (front and rear).
#15 of 11958 mats are 87.00
Oct 08, 2002 (1:14 pm)
at lots of dealers, id look around.
#16 of 11958 $1500 over invoice 330ci on March 2002
Oct 08, 2002 (2:21 pm)
Including floor mats, dealer prep and who knows what else they added, 2 caps and a key chain
I told them, you can add as many extra dealer fees you want, but once you add everything, I'm not paying a dime above Invoice + $1500 (the $1500 of course, to fund the dealers wife yatch in Florida)
And so we made a deal, I bought the car, the dealer, (who would not go to bankruptcy because of me), received a juicy $1500 for 5min work on a car that sells by itself, (otherwise, would have lost the sale to another dealer). And we all lived happily ever after (at least he did).
The way I see it, I paid $1499 more than I should
If Infinity can sell the G35 at $32000 MSRP, How much is the real cost of producing a 330, $15000?
100+% gain is not bad, aah! (other wise, they would be out of business long time ago, and not investing 100+ millions in Formula 1).
But, as long as there are people willing to kill each other for the car, and pay whatever they ask, then, the closer to the MSRP the price will (I am starting to sound like Yoda) The good old offer and demand.
At least you know, somebody was able to get the car for $1500 above invoice, you should to. And thats what's great about this forum.
Don't trust that Edmunds TMV scam!
#17 of 11958 New to Washingon DC area
Oct 08, 2002 (3:33 pm)
Can anyone recommend a dealer with a customer friendly service dept ??
I have my 15k visit coming up soon