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2014 BMW 3-Series Prices Paid and Buying Experience

Kirstie_HKirstie_H Posts: 10,890
edited January 27 in BMW
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  • t_mt_m Posts: 9

    Hi,

    I am interested in buying a new 2014 328i xDrive. I would love to do my research on pricing before I start talking about money with the salesperson.

    Here are the specs I am looking at: * 328i xDrive Base Price $36,155 $39,300 - Luxury Line $1,910 $2,100 - Imperial Blue Metallic $500 $550 - Black Dakota w/Exclusive Stitching $0 $0 - Anthracite Wood $0 $0 - Cold Weather Package $865 $950 - Driver Assistance Package $865 $950 - Lighting Package $820 $900 - Premium Package $2,820 $3,100 - Technology Package $2,865 $3,150 - Harman Kardon Surround Sound System $795 $875 - Automatic High Beams $230 $250 - Destination Fee $925 $925

    MSRP: $53,050 Invoice Price (per Edmunds.com): $48,750

    What should I expect to pay (excluding tax / license)?

    Thank you.

  • konacougkonacoug Kailua-KonaPosts: 194

    It partially depends on where you live....dealers in SoCal, tend to be very competitive with pricing. This sounds like a purchase to me... I would shoot for $500 over invoice, then minus any incentives you have. Also, if you can make the time, consider European delivery, you could easily save another 2-3 thousand. If you are ordering and are flexible about the pick up, you can do a PCD delivery to South Carolina, that way you can go to any dealer you want. Finally, if you are ordering, send your build and offer to purchase to various BMW internet departments in your area and see how they respond.

  • t_mt_m Posts: 9

    Thanks konacoug. Yes, this will be a purchase. I didn't know about euro delivery. Sounds like fun and savings at the same time. Probably won't work with my crazy schedule at work, though. I live in the seattle area. I don't know if dealerships are competitive here. I'll start contacting the internet departments as you suggested. Thanks for the advice.

  • Do better deals occur in the winter as they do with MBs ? Or, is the BMW holiday discount usually the best one? I've been looking into getting a 328xi GT for my grown children to share when they visit and for me to use when they are not home, but I get confused by what I have read. Maybe it's my age.

    A local dealer gave my kids a lease quote of $625 a month for the car below with 12,000 miles year, which I thought was ridiculously high, plus did not list a price value for the car. So I went in to speak to someone there myself.

    First I got the car's MSRP based on what my kids wanted/dreamed of having which was $55,050 and then got it down to $51,150. After some discussion in which I asked about the money factor, residual and buyout values - the dealer's mouth actually fell open in surprise - payments dropped to $599.99 which I thought was still high.

    When I asked about 10,000 miles a year the payments dropped to $586.68 a month with Cash Due on Lease of $3,722. Along with the first month's payment, this cash would include an acquisition fee of $925, sales tax of $1,973, fuel surcharge $60, tire, inspection and document fees totaling $97, plus a tax on the fees! of $80.

    Shouldn't I be doing better? The money factor was 1.45 (seems high), residual was 59% and buyout was $34,380.

    I keep reading on here to contact dealers in SoCal. As I live in the North East and may lease, picking it up there or in S. Carolina is out. I'd waste too many miles getting it home. If I bought, it might make sense, but I think buying might cost far more a month.

    Thanks for any advice or input.

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    November 30, 2013 2014 BMW 328i xDrive GT Exterior: Imperial Blue Metallic Interior: Saddle Brown exc. stitching Dakota Lthr Luxury Line (Req. ZPP) (required) Trim:
    Highlight Trim Finishers: Pearl gloss chrome (included / no charge) Wheels: 18\" light alloy wheels multi-spoke style 416 (Luxury Line) (included / no charge) Cold Weather Pkg Premium Package (required) Driver Assistance Package (required) Driver Assistance Plus (Req. ZDA, 609; No ZMM) Technology Package Heated front seats (included / no charge) Side and Top View Cameras (Req. ZDA) (included / no charge) Navigation system (included / no charge) Lender: BMW FS Type: Lease Term: 36 Months Miles per year: 12,000 miles/year Tax State: NY Monthly Payment: $625.68 Total Due at Delivery: $3,940.70 including 8.625% Sales Tax

  • Is This A Good Deal?

    2014 BMW 328i

    Bay Area

    MSRP (Base + Options) = $45925

    Invoice = $42425

    Dealer Offer = $40,100

    The prevailing incentive is $1250 cash on the 328i

    Thanks for your responses.

  • jicbulkjicbulk Posts: 20

    2014 328xi is in my garage:

    $49,975 Sticker $43,522 Sales Price 61% Residual - $30,485 $500 down + $4,234 Trade Equity ($11,500 and I owed $7,266 on my '07 328i Sport RWD 6spd Manual) $358/mo.

    2014 328xi Sport Line Premium Cold Weather Paddle Shifters Navigation

    This car is Incredible.

    328xi b.jpg 101.7K
  • buycartoday77buycartoday77 Posts: 2
    edited March 18

    Just signed for a 2014 328i sedan

    $44,225 sticker (metallic paint, premium, lighting, driver asst, heated fronts)

    $38,447 + TTL (net of $2000 options credit)

    $40,097 OTD

    I wish I had the $2,000 USAA rebate.

    Now, I gotta sell my G37. It's been a good 3 years.

  • easypareasypar ColoradoPosts: 186

    I've been considering buying a 328d, x drive because this is Colorado. It took a few tries to get our local dealer to talk to me (I posted this under a thread about how good BMW business was) but eventually got the internet guy to email and call me. They did have two on the lot that we liked but we really wanted rear camera because we're in our late 60 and our necks get stiffer as we age.

    Anyway he seemed pretty vague about aftermarket cameras, like he knew they existed but wasn't sure about having it done. Hmmm, someone is in front of me ready to spend $45K plus and he doesn't make an effort to find out??? Anyhow it took one phone call to a local shop to find out that it's either a mickey mouse set-up or a $400 part to tap into the BMW electronics correctly.

    Plus they had a sign announcing a $500 document/added profit fee over each sales desk. I asked him about getting off MSRP and he said $500 off diesels and $1250 factory money, THAT'S IT.

    I contacted the biggest dealer in Colorado, Schomp in Denver metro area and got a quick response from one of their geniuses that I'd met at the auto show. He spent an hour on the phone explaining why I should want navigation (which they tend to order on many of their cars) even though my phone already has it, etc.

    We also discussed colors and he told me they, being a "gold star" (I've forgotten the exact term that BMW uses) dealer they get some priority over finding items coming off the line or ship.

    One other advantage of this dealer is they put discount prices on every car on their 200 plus inventory and advertise NO FEES.

    12 hours later the sales guy called me about Mojave/Beige in a neighboring state, premium package, navigation, cold weather, driver assist and lighting packages. MSRP is $50,125 invoice is $46,500 and my price is $44,930, about $1000 less than TMV on Edmunds. $400 to ship it in, a few days.

    Heading down tomorrow to see the actual color combo up close on a non-diesel they have on their lot and seal the deal if that looks good.

  • MichaellMichaell ColoradoPosts: 5,545

    @easypar said: I've been considering buying a 328d, x drive because this is Colorado. It took a few tries to get our local dealer to talk to me (I posted this under a thread about how good BMW business was) but eventually got the internet guy to email and call me. They did have two on the lot that we liked but we really wanted rear camera because we're in our late 60 and our necks get stiffer as we age.

    Anyway he seemed pretty vague about aftermarket cameras, like he knew they existed but wasn't sure about having it done. Hmmm, someone is in front of me ready to spend $45K plus and he doesn't make an effort to find out??? Anyhow it took one phone call to a local shop to find out that it's either a mickey mouse set-up or a $400 part to tap into the BMW electronics correctly.

    Plus they had a sign announcing a $500 document/added profit fee over each sales desk. I asked him about getting off MSRP and he said $500 off diesels and $1250 factory money, THAT'S IT.

    I contacted the biggest dealer in Colorado, Schomp in Denver metro area and got a quick response from one of their geniuses that I'd met at the auto show. He spent an hour on the phone explaining why I should want navigation (which they tend to order on many of their cars) even though my phone already has it, etc.

    We also discussed colors and he told me they, being a "gold star" (I've forgotten the exact term that BMW uses) dealer they get some priority over finding items coming off the line or ship.

    One other advantage of this dealer is they put discount prices on every car on their 200 plus inventory and advertise NO FEES.

    12 hours later the sales guy called me about Mojave/Beige in a neighboring state, premium package, navigation, cold weather, driver assist and lighting packages. MSRP is $50,125 invoice is $46,500 and my price is $44,930, about $1000 less than TMV on Edmunds. $400 to ship it in, a few days.

    Heading down tomorrow to see the actual color combo up close on a non-diesel they have on their lot and seal the deal if that looks good.

    My daughter has bought two MINIs from Schomp. Great dealer to do business with. Let us know how everything turns out.

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  • cbtscbts Posts: 5
    edited August 17
    Hello,
    Looking at a 335i in Los Angeles. MSRP 54975, negotiated down to sale price of 47975. Does this sound like a good deal? Any other pitfalls to look out for on a purchase?

    Thanks!
  • MichaellMichaell ColoradoPosts: 5,545

    @cbts said: Hello, Looking at a 335i in Los Angeles. MSRP 54975, negotiated down to sale price of 47975. Does this sound like a good deal? Any other pitfalls to look out for on a purchase?
    Thanks!

    Seems to be a decent amount off sticker.

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  • sheetaljsheetalj Posts: 3

    In the past I could get prices paid easily compared to now. So let me post the price I paid for my 2014 BMW 328xi for others to benefit from.

    $47,400 MSRP ( Premium Package, Driver Assistance Package, Cold Weather Package and Navigation)

    $41240 + TTL

    $43960 OTD

    I purchased my car around Philadelphia area on July 1st and used the $2000 build-out credit and I didn't have any other rebates available. The only thing I ended up using was a free car purchase program similar to Edmunds provides.

    The final price I got was lower than even what I expected to pay and it partly helped because I used regional pricing to negotiate where the dealer closest to me had the price about $400 more than another dealer about 90 miles away but I was willing to drive there and buy and I used that in negotiation.

  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 29,140

    Congrats on the new BMW!

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