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2013 and earlier BMW 3-Series Prices Paid and Buying Experience

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  • nyccarguynyccarguy Stamford, CTPosts: 7,650
    Nothing you can do now. ENJOY your beautiful car! We had a 328i (X drive coupe) as a loaner car once and I was very impressed with the handling, so that car must be wonderful to drive with RWD & the Sports Package! Have fun!

    2001 Honda Prelude Type SH/ 2011 BMW 328xi / 2011 Honda Pilot EX-L w/ Navigation

  • Absolutly beautiful running ! I love it. I will try my chance and talk to them again.
  • jajjaj Posts: 55
    Isn't leather included in the premium package and the sport steering wheel in the sport package? By my reckoning that's $1550 you're erroneously adding to MSRP. Good luck.

    -jaj
  • rodiddyrodiddy Posts: 8
    I just added the options using edmunds TMV calculator? So, I don't really know for sure. What about the new option we're looking at: check 12 aug post?
  • gator24gator24 Posts: 3
    I am stationed overseas and just purchased a 2010 BMW 328xi this afternoon--I will pick it up in November. Here are the details:

    2010 BMW 328xi $33,400
    Montego Blue $550
    6 speed manual
    Gray Dakota Leather N/C--ZVP
    Heathed front seats N/C-ZVP
    Ipod/USB interface N/C-ZVP
    Comfort Access $500
    Navigation $2100
    Sport Package $850
    Power Front Seats $995
    BMW Assist w/ Bluetooth $750
    Transport to Selling Dealer $750
    ---------------------------------------------------
    Total: $39,895 OTD---also tax free!!
    I am glad I waited to buy a 2010...the value package is a good deal and the base price of the car dropped $750 (as moonroof is no longer standard)
  • uncmo96uncmo96 Posts: 5
    If you taken the promotional financing (1.9% x 5 years) can you still get the $1840 incentive.
  • ags121ags121 Posts: 3
    hi guys, can you help me with this, I actually have two questions. I am looking at a 3 yr 10k/year lease on 328i xdrive that has been used a test-drive model(has about 400 odd miles). The first question involves the lease sheet. The msrp is 42,450, and below that on the sheet I see a selling price of 37,770. However the figure for total capitalized cost is 39,388.8. Doing out the math, I can tell the 39k number is the one being used in the lease math. Shouldn't these numbers be the same?

    Second question is does this still seem like a deal? After the 39,388 theres a 1k cap reduction(must be bmw lease cash?) so I end up putting $4,400 down(additional 2k cap reduction on my part) at signing and paying 440 a month(all Ny state taxes included in the upfront payment ) Despite the mismatch between selling price/msrp i believe it's not a bad deal, but shouldn't the two numbers be the same? Thanks guys.
  • mw92101mw92101 Posts: 1
    I'm got a quote for a 335i Convertible and would like to know if its a good deal. The dealer has refused to let me take home the MF (but I think it was like .00275) or the actual price (though its somewhere around $58,500). I new to leasing and I'm confused by the leasing tables I've reviewed, because they appear to say that this quote is way too high, but I'm not confident enough in my calculations to knwo for sure. Any help is much appreciated.

    MSRP: $60500
    Monthly: $665
    Down: $5,000
    36 months lease

    Options include:
    Nav
    Sport Package with 19'
    Comfort
    Premium Package
    Heated Seats
    I Pod
    Smart Phone Int.
  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 29,077
    The dealer can tell you what's included in the CAP cost, but for starters, there will most certainly be an acquistion fee. BMWFS charges $725, but the dealer can mark it up to $925 (and most do) for extra profit.

    The other $600-$800, you'll just have to ask the dealer.

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  • mck9235mck9235 Posts: 3
    I've been looking into the following:
    2009 328xi with automatic, heated front seats, premium package, navigation, iPod, satellite radio and metallic paint.

    I've gotten quotes from the two local dealers (VOB & Passport in Maryland) and they are $40,995 and $40,790, respectively.

    Does this sound fair or is this there a lot more room to negotiate? As of yet I've simply asked for the quote, no real haggling. Am I missing any offers/incentives as well (this will be cash purchase, not financed or leased)?

    Any advice would be very much appreciated!
  • Do you guys think this is a good deal?

    335i, jet black/saddle brown, premium, sport, nav, steptronic auto trans, sport wheel w paddles, anti theft, comfort access, heated front seats, satellite w 1 yr, HD radio, ipod & usb:

    MSRP: $51,845
    SALES PRICE: $46,500
    State and Local Taxes 6.25%: $2,906.25
    Dealers Inventory Tax: $117.41
    Title, Reg Fee & Inspection: $59.75
    License, License Transfer: $70.80
    Doc Fee: $50.00
    Drive Out Total: $49,704.21

    Financed with 1.9% APR....No money down, first payment due Sep 15th.

    Love the car!! Unbelievable power!!
  • hi Gator24,

    Where exactly did you get your car? Herb Chaimber from MA gave me a quote for 2009 BMW 328 xdrive for 42536 include the following

    metallic blue
    cold weather package
    premium package
    AWD
    Ipod adaptor
    Destination Charge

    what do you think?
  • pmisrapmisra Posts: 1
    Sounds like a great deal. What state and which dealer did you buy from? I live in New Jersey. If its not too far, it might be worth the drive.
  • gator24gator24 Posts: 3
    I am currently living in the UK and I bought my 328xi direct from Germany through a tax free sales dealer.

    Not too bad a deal. Although, I think you could get another $750-1000 knocked off that price. I think invoice for what you listed is around $41,000.
  • I am car shopping and did not think I could swing it to get a new 328ix, but after being offered the following it might be feasible for me and I am wondering what your thoughts are:

    2009 328ix new
    MSRP $39,245
    Selling price $38,010
    Only options are automatic, power seat, heated front seats
    BMW Select deal at 1.9% rate, with $1500 out of pocket = $449 mo. for 60 months
    Balloon payment at end of term is $13,343

    I know there must be a downside to this select program that I am not seeing, but when I do a Kelly Blue Book look up for a used 2009 328ix with 60K miles,(I drive about 11-12K miles per year) in good condition(not the best) it gives me a trade in value of $23,775.(higher of course if I wanted to sell privately) So would that mean after 5 years I would buy the car for $13,343, then if I wished could trade in for about 23K and I would realize the difference of about 10K in equity? Or in 5 years would this 2009 be dramatically less than a current 2009 with 60K miles on it?

    Thank you for any thoughts
  • gator24gator24 Posts: 3
    Firstly, the MSRP you listed for the 328xi is high--should be closer to $38,400 bog standard without any fees, metallic paint, anything. Secondly, I'm not sure I follow your reasoning in regards to trading in the car in 5 years time. There is no way that driving 60K miles in 12 months is the equivalent of a 5 year old car with same mileage. Why? Because the car is five years old and will most likely be far out of date in styling, technology, etc. Granted that in both scenarios they will be out of warranty ( mileage in the first example...age in the second). With the car and options you listed, you would be silly to expect ~$23,000 privately....let alone a trade in--even with the high residual value that BMWs carry. I think $16-18K may be doable in 5 years, but depends on the shape of the car. If you want more later you may want to think about adding a couple more desirable options. Just do a search for 2004 BMW 3 series with around 60K miles and for an idea of how they depreciated compared to their original price. Hope this helps.
  • Gator24,

    That was very helpful, thank you.
  • lvdrumnlvdrumn Posts: 5
    Hello everyone,

    Wondering if anyone can let me know from their experience if the lease offer I received today is in check.

    I'm looking to lease a 2009 328i Coupe, premium package with Nav, iPod and Bluetooth.

    First lease quote came in at:

    3 year
    15k miles/year
    $3500 down, plus drive off
    $399/month

    Does this sound good?

    Thanks in advance for any help.

    Stephan
  • Hi lvdrumm,

    I think it is a good deal. And better than mine. Mine is;

    2009 328i coupe, sport package+heated seats+Ipod+6speed_steptronic
    MSRP 42845
    Cost Capital price on the invoice is 38700.
    I paid net out of my pocket $4,524 includes everything. tax, 1st month, last month, registration, licence, everything, cost reduction (down payment) 2500
    Then, $378/mo. for 36months.
  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 17,397
    I don't think his is better than yours. He's putting down $3500 plus fees. You put down $1k less AND wound up with $21 less per month.

    '13 Stang GT; '86 Benz 300E; '98 Volvo S70; '12 Leaf; '14 Town&Country

  • he has 15K , i have 10K mile
    he has full premium pack and navigation, i have partial.

    I believe he can still get some discount. like giving 2000 down plus fees, and get monthly 380.

    Update me what did you get final offer.

    Thanks.
  • What do you guys think about the maintenance cost after the 4 year 50K is up? Is it a good idea to buy the extended service package if I plan on keeping the car 6 years? We drive no more than 10-12K per year, plus I'm thinking short of a major type problem, most repairs up to 70K miles should less than what their asking. Thoughts are appreciated. I did purchase the rim / tire protection plan for 5 years....reason...run flats and low profile tires w pure aluminum (soft) rims.
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------
    335i, jet black/saddle brown, premium, sport, nav, steptronic auto trans, sport wheel w paddles, anti theft, comfort access, heated front seats, satellite w 1 yr, HD radio, ipod & usb:

    MSRP: $51,845
    SALES PRICE: $46,500
    State and Local Taxes 6.25%: $2,906.25
    Dealers Inventory Tax: $117.41
    Title, Reg Fee & Inspection: $59.75
    License, License Transfer: $70.80
    Doc Fee: $50.00
    Drive Out Total: $49,704.21

    Financed with 1.9% APR....No money down, first payment due Sep 15th.

    Love the car!! Unbelievable power!!
  • lvdrumnlvdrumn Posts: 5
    Appreciate all your input.

    The down I was quoted ($3500) did not include drive-off fees, which I'm unsure of how much that is.

    I'm asking two additional dealers today to quote me based on what I submitted for my first quote, so I will keep you posted.

    Regarding the features, it seems that most 328 coupes with Nav come with Premium and Sport.

    Thanks again...Stephan
  • Any experience and opinions on the BMW Select option to get into a 3 series? It will allow me to get in my comfort level of monthly cost, as it is about $75 a month less than leasing the same car, with the caveat being I am obligated to purchase at the end of term whereas with a lease I can walk away. I am thinking though that if the final agreed upon baloon payment is based on 15K miles per year, and I never drive over 12K, that the danger of me being under water on the vehicle at the end is slim? I am satified that the selling price of the car that the agreement is based on is very fair, so that is not an issue .Any other downsides to be pointed out are appreciated
  • jjpcatjjpcat Posts: 118
    What's the good price for this base model, especially in bay area? Is it easy to find one with power seats option (but without the premium package)? Thanks.
  • rodiddyrodiddy Posts: 8
    Does this sound like a good deal? We are about to push the button...
    The offer is 2009 328i coupe
    6-Speed STEPTRONIC Automatic Transmission
    Sports Steering Wheel
    Heated Front Seats
    iPod and USB Adapter
    Sport Package
    Leatherete
    for $37900

    MSRP $41000
  • cwsjmmcwsjmm Posts: 6
    Ok...Tons of great offers on new cars and Cash for clunkers deals, so not sure how smart it is to buy used, at this point, but it sounds like you all are zeroing in on what is a fair price these days for CPO -- any ideas on this one?

    2008 335i Convertible, 9,500 mi, Premium & Cold Weather pkgs, Comfort ACcess & Satellite radio.
    Offered @ $49,995

    What should I expect as my best deal?
  • Hi- I'm interested in hearing thoughts on the following:

    I may buy a used 2009 335i w/ X Drive Sedan with the below features:

    Sports, Prem, and Cold weather packages
    18in wheels
    PDC
    Sat Radio
    Ipod/USB

    The car has 11K miles on it. Dealer is asking $39,800.

    Any feedback on what I should really pay for the car is much appreciated.

    Thanks!
  • nyccarguynyccarguy Stamford, CTPosts: 7,650
    That car brand new (assuming it has an automatic) has a sticker price of over $56,000. $49.995 is an extremely high asking price. All they had to do to this car was buy the CPO warranty & shine the tires.

    you didn;t mention where in the US you are.

    An '08 is almost 2 (model) years old. The way the economy is, the demand for $50k+ used Twin Turbocharged convertibles is nothing like it was a few years ago. I'll bet you they own that car for $36-$37K. Offer $39K plus tax & see if they'll let you walk out with it for $40,500 + tax. Don't let the low mileage make you think the car is worth THAT much more than the same car with 25K miles. Convertible season is pretty much over. They don't want that car on their lot come the end of September/beginning of October.

    Good luck & let us know what happens!

    2001 Honda Prelude Type SH/ 2011 BMW 328xi / 2011 Honda Pilot EX-L w/ Navigation

  • nyccarguynyccarguy Stamford, CTPosts: 7,650
    This is a car that has a sticker price a little north of $51K. With 11,000 miles the dealer had to shine up the rubber & buy the CPO warranty.

    $39,800 is their starting price. Offer them $36K + tax and see if they flinch.

    Keep us posted!

    2001 Honda Prelude Type SH/ 2011 BMW 328xi / 2011 Honda Pilot EX-L w/ Navigation

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