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#16 of 52 Leasing my first BMW - help!
Apr 19, 2008 (8:51 pm)
I have never leased a car, so I am pretty new to this.
I have heard two opinions on leasing and don't really know which is best...
Should I put a lot down to get a lower payment?
Or should I only pay what I need and fight for a good rate?
I have near perfect credit, its at 820 right now.
I am trading in a 2002 Acura CL type S
I have never owned a BMW, so I do not know how much I can talk them down on pricing or a monthly payment...
I am pretty much hoping to walk out with a new 328i coupe w/ automatic, sport & premium package for under 500 a month... you think I could do that?
I live in Miami, FL.
any help would be great!!!! I appreciate it.
#17 of 52 Re: Leasing my first BMW - help! [jps0429]
Apr 19, 2008 (9:10 pm)
"I am pretty much hoping to walk out with a new 328i coupe w/ automatic, sport & premium package for under 500 a month... you think I could do that?"
No, not without dumping lots of money down on the lease (generally considered a very bad thing to do), or leasing your car via the European Delivery program (of course then you'll need to fly to Germany and spend at least a night or two before flying home).
#19 of 52 2008 BMW 335i
May 05, 2008 (7:54 am)
#20 of 52 2008 335i Coupe - Likes and Dislikes
Oct 11, 2007 (11:48 am)
I took delivery on 10/5 and have about 260 miles on it. Dk Green/Sand leather, SP, PP, CWP, MT, Comfort Access, sunshade, navigation, MP3 connection. Observations to date: wonderful, smooth power, great handling, iPhone + Bluetooth are excellent. The handbook case is too big for the glove box or any other compartment! (Whatís up with that!?) Keep my foot out of it, great mileage; put foot down, send money to OPEC. Beautiful, short-throw shifter and smooth gearbox. So far - to my surprise - I actually like iDrive (Iím sure to get flamed for that), but Iím struggling to understand all the system settings. Excellent sound system. Cabin a bit noisy with sunroof open, funeral parlor quiet when closed. Steering tight, quick and responsive. Seats are wonderful. Car is awkward to get in and out of. Canít find a way to get the nav system to switch to a dark background after sunset - very annoying. Instant map zoom with a spin of the iDrive dial Ė excellent. IPod works well with the sound system, but only works with playlists, which seems common, and I donít understand it. I should be able to scroll to an album or artist, but no. The driverís cup holder seems Rube Goldberg to me. Tracking headlights are a cool (if very old) idea, but Iíve yet to use them enough to determine how well they work. I think Iím going to love this car.
Oct 13, 2007 (7:16 pm)
Thanks for the in site, it helps allot. I'm in the process myself of getting behind the wheel of the same exact model VERY soon. If you don't mind me asking buy or lease....private message ok. I'm leaning toward lease myself.....I just want to make sure thst when I make my mind up I don't "take one" if you know what I mean!
#22 of 52 Re: Good post [mikey40]
Oct 14, 2007 (6:33 am)
I bought it. I don't lease.
#23 of 52 Re: 2008 335i Coupe - Likes and Dislikes [06ltd]
Oct 14, 2007 (7:21 am)
Hey, 10/5 is my daughter's b'day!
Best of luck and many fun and safe miles of pure driving bliss to you!
#24 of 52 Re: 2008 335i Coupe - Likes and Dislikes [circlew]
Oct 15, 2007 (5:14 am)
Thank you! Happy birthday to your daughter!
#25 of 52 Re: 2008 335i Coupe - Likes and Dislikes [06ltd]
Oct 16, 2007 (3:56 pm)
Beautiful, short-throw shifter and smooth gearbox. So far - to my surprise - I actually like iDrive (Iím sure to get flamed for that), but Iím struggling to understand all the system settings.
I have iDrive also and really like it. I never use the Climate part, but phone, stereo, navigation, and car data are useful for me.
Btw, my car handbook is in the trunk. There is a small storage space on the right side and the handbook fits there perfectly. There is already very little storage space in the car, so I don't want to take a bunch of space with the handbook. The up side is that I have learned to not store anything in my car unless it's absolutely needed.
Have fun with your new ride! I am loving mine (335i sedan).