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



  • I plan on owning the car for hopefully 5+ years. I will be driving 20k miles a year. I know there is only 3 years left on the service contract. It's the financing that is really attractive to me. You can't be .9% financing.
  • The .9% financing is worth an easy $3K-$4K..

    Ask the dealer to add the warranty.. If you are the original owner (hopefully, you qualify), you can add the OOP, which is the same as the CPO warranty for around $1700-$1800.. They can roll it into the loan..

    For another $1300-$1500, you can extend the maintenance plan as well..


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  • Hi,
    I am considering two cars:
    2008 328i CPO with 9000 mi
    used to be a loaner car
    basic model, no other options except automatic transmission
    dealer offer $ 34,000

    2008 335i CPO with 19000 mi
    used to be a company car
    premium pkg
    sport pkg
    automatic transmission
    power rear sunshade
    heated front seats
    dealer offer $ 37,000

    When I test drive 335i, the car keeps drifting to the left side. it seems a alignment problem.

    I appreciate any advice : )

  • I just bought a 328i with x drive from a dealer in New Jersey. I think I got a good deal, but I'm unsure because three different dealers gave me offers within $100 of what I paid. I'd appreciate your thoughts:

    Features/Options included:
    2009 328i with x-drive (all wheel drive)
    automatic (steptronic) transmission
    premium package
    metallic paint - blue water metallic with black leather interior and walnut trim
    heated seats (but not the whole cold weather package).

    Price paid (not including taxes, tags, and fees) - $38,800.00

    Because the blue water metallic paint with black interior is not a common color combination, they had to build the car and have it shipped. I'm not sure how this affected their pricing, but I'd appreciate any thoughts you might have.
  • Dante1918, $38,800 is a little more than $1000 above invoice. IMHO, it's not a bad deal.

    Would you mind letting me know the dealer where you got that price from? BTW, I am in North Jeersey. TIA.
  • I just bought a CPO 2007 335i coupe in Crimson Red/Beige Leather with just over 4,400 miles.

    -6-speed manual
    -Sport pkg
    -Premium pkg
    -Cold Weather pkg
    -Active steering, Navigation, Comfort Access, Sunshade, HD Radio, Sirius, Logic 7 stereo, Park Distance Control, BMW Assist

    I paid 38,525 in suburban MD.
  • A dealer near my house is advertising the 2007 328i for 25000 and 328xi for 26000. The mileage is less than 11000. Is this a good price? Its a CPO and comes with 6year 100k warranty

  • I'm in the San Francisco Bay Area and am looking to special order a 2009 335 Coupe (for purchase, not lease). I want a manual trans where inventory is very limited so that's why I probably need to special order.

    My question is, how much should I pay over/under invoice given the market conditions. One dealer offered $1000 over invoice.

    I might consider doing European Delivery if the savings are significant. If I did that I wouldn't have any time for a vacation so it'd be just to pick up the car and maybe spend 2 days max.
  • I went to the dealer today to look for the 2008-335 convertible. The MSRP is 59,900. They offered me 54,400. Is it the good amount to buy or can it be lower?

    The car is fully loaded but it is already been at 3000 Miles: (pine white exterior and red interior)
  • xeyexeye Posts: 162
    I was going to reply:

    White regular paint
    Red interior
    Aluminum trim

    Is this a joke?

    But I decided not to reply.

    Oops. I hit the ENTER button.

    You shouldn't be driving a high-powered BMW. You should be in a Cadillac with leopard-skin mud flaps. If you're going to buy anyway, I wish I was your salesperson. I bet he's dreaming about your check.

    'nuff said.
  • skobolaskobola Posts: 207
    Peper, the 2008 328i costed that much new! Therefore, they should have a selling price to be a couple of thousand$ less! I do not know exactly what the price was, but I have leased 2008 328i with metallic paint and BMW Assist, MSRP of $34,400, which cap value, i.e., selling price, came to be $32,400. Note that this was in May 2005, while the prices were still w/o much discounts in Miami, which happened to be a hot BMW market. Therefore, I believe that you should easily be able to get it for about $2,000 less. However, if I would be you, I would rather opt for a 2009, because both the front and tail are much more different than 2008, and therefore it will be very visible that you are driving an old Bimmer...
  • dbmandbman Posts: 2
    Picking up a new 335 this weekend, Any thoughts on window tint. I live in AZ, so the heat blocking effect seems beneficial. They are offering me 2 options. One is a ceramic tint @ $369.00. They also talk about a new “platinum-nano-cool” that keeps even more heat out and is darker @ $769.00. I don't know anythng about this new tint. Any information or thoughts? Thanks!
  • I just bought an 09 328i, my first bimmer---and what a beauty!!! I had always driven the Japanese stuff, but after I test drove this car I immediately knew I just HAD to have it. I love the car but didn't care much for the arrogant and snooty sales people (went to all the dealerships in my local area and they were all the same). I'm in south Florida BTW.

    Anyway, I got:
    premium package
    metallic paint
    heated seats
    ipod adapter

    Edmunds TMV priced the car at 43,320 (but thats because they are adding on the cost of the leather, even though it is already included in the premium package)

    The BMW website has the MSRP with at 41,665.

    I'm not much of a negotiator when it comes to these things but I did some research here on Edmunds and a couple other sites before I went to buy the car, and every source I looked into came up to approximately the same price as Edmunds. Had to really haggle with the dealer to get him to come down to $39,650---which he very begrudgingly agreed to. None of the other dealers I talked to offered a significantly different price, but I'm wondering if I could have done better. I did get the 0.9% financing deal but I still feel as though I overpaid.

    Thanks for your comments.
  • manybmwsmanybmws Posts: 347
    Yes too high in this market. Take another $4K off of that!
  • Hi,

    My lease on my 2006 325i is set to end in January and I am looking to either lease or buy another 3 series. I have priced out both a 328i and 335i sedan. Here are the details:
    MSRP - $44345
    Invoice - $40820
    MSRP - $49045
    Invoice - $45155

    Before starting my negotiations, I would like to get a general idea of what would be considered a great deal. Should I be aiming to pay below invoice? If not, how much above invoice would be considered a great deal.

    I paid ~$400 over invoice on my last BMW but I am wondering if I can get a better deal this time.

    I am located in the DC metro area.

  • Hi, do any of you have the base roof bars installed on you e90 or e92? I cant tell which one is supposed to go in the back of front? One bar has the silver sticking out on the side about an inch, and the other one is almost flush. Im assuming the shorter one goes in the front? Dont know for sure though...any help would be greatly appreciated i might need to use them this weekend
  • Try posting your question here, also:

    2009 BMW 3-Series

    You might get a little more exposure to current owners.


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  • Polyester 1970,

    I am in the process of purchasing a new 2009 328 convertible. I have received various quotes and the best is $700 over invoice. I feel I can get $500 over invoice. The car I want is already in the dealer's lot and you may have to pay a bit more for special ordering. I am also in the San Francisco Bay Area. Keep us posted on your progress.

    Good Luck!

  • twmarktwmark Posts: 41
    Forget about the other reply.

    It sounds like a nice car but I think 54K is too much for the used car. It's loaded wth options which ususally doesn't retain it's value as much. I think a fairer price would be 45K
  • Fullofivy - I got the deal at the Atlantic City dealership, but the one in Freehold agreed to the same price. BTW, since its a 2009 328xi with the features included, I think it was @ $450 below invoice.
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