Last post on Mar 15, 2012 at 3:20 PM
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#1 of 5 335xi 2011 1200 miles deal or not ?
Mar 14, 2012 (4:16 pm)
I would like to know what you think about the deal I was offers by a dealer.
335xi turbo automatic steptronic trans. , coupe, white metallic, cold weather pack, premium pack, nav system, satellite radio, ipod/USB adapter,
has 1200 miles on it used by BMW rep. warranty has not been started on this car... but to me it is a used car. their offer $45,500 out the door not tax.
they claim that they lose $4500 on the deal ..
i personally don't think it's a deal since Edmunds.com appraisal come only for 42k even it's BMW certified.. would like to hear what you guys think
#2 of 5 Re: 335xi 2011 1200 miles deal or not ? [slav_girevik]
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
Mar 14, 2012 (8:53 pm)
If it hasn't ever been registered to anyone (no plates issued) then it's not a used car.
Seems like an okay deal as a "new" car, about $3K less than invoice....HOWEVER, although it is a new car, it's still last year's model, so you'll have to consider that when 2012 rolls around, you'll have two years depreciation.
I'd say $42000 is about right but not so sure they'd give it to you for that. You can try.
Why is it left over? Is it a weird color?
#3 of 5 Re: 335xi 2011 1200 miles deal or not ? [slav_girevik]
Mar 15, 2012 (6:16 am)
Not to disagree with Mr Shiftright, as I have the highest regards for his opinion. It is true that it's now last year's model. But, it's also true that it could be considered a new car. 1,200 miles is nothing on this car.
It's a sweet car (nearly identical to my 335i except for xDrive and the color).
For comparison's sake, the '12 model will look almost identical to the '11 coupe.
$44K may be a little strong. But, this is a highly desirable car sitting almost at the very top of BMW's 3 series line-up (M series being the top). It has all the desirably options. I'd offer $43K and see if they bite. If not, I'd go $43,500 as a final offer. Walk if they don't take it.
For that car, I'd say it's a great deal.
#4 of 5 Re: 335xi 2011 1200 miles deal or not ? [graphicguy]
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
Mar 15, 2012 (2:38 pm)
We're not disagreeing...I think I said "it's not a used car". My point was that say by fall of this year, it'll be competing with 2013 cars and so will definitely suffer some depreciation "inherently"--that is, regardless of mileage or condition.
I also think it's a pretty good deal but needs to be a little lower asking price.
#5 of 5 Re: 335xi 2011 1200 miles deal or not ? [Mr_Shiftright]
Mar 15, 2012 (3:20 pm)
Thank you guys for your reply and your input. Car was not registered yet i guess it's "new" but last year. it's white color and why they have not sold it yet I don't know. I agree car is sweet. I want sporty BMW with all wheel drive since i drive to the mountains all the time.
but i am not "desperate" to have it. I have older 325xi that serves the purpose for now.. I will offer them $40K cash and see how they react. I will keep you updated if you are interested.
from same dealer i bout in 2010 new (custom ordered) x5 diesel and was able to close deal at $54,200 of course at that time BMW was offering if i remember correctly $4500 cash credit for diesel.