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

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  • My uncle bought a white 4DR 328i 6AT for $32,800 before taxes and fees in SF Bay Area. Base model with nothing on it but the AT. He took advantage of the .9% and first two payments deal. The dealers seemed willing to deal. He also looked at Acura TSX, Infiniti 08/09 G35/G37 and Lexus IS. He had a first generation Audi A4 and I think fell under the sway of the BMW. I was between the G and the 3-Series. Every car dealer he visited was willing to work at invoice.
  • nyccarguynyccarguy Stamford, CTPosts: 7,401
    Your car has a 6-speed manual transmission? Nice! Way to go! Enjoy the car.

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

  • magplatemagplate Posts: 2
    It has the automatic - I would have preferred the stick but had no choice.

    It does have the paddle shifters though. I'm having trouble keeping the RPM's under 4500 for the break-in period...
  • (comparing to a 2009 model)

    Has anyone gotten any quotes on 335d below MSRP?
  • iaymnuiaymnu Posts: 5
    SO I just came back from the dealer and got a price. My husband and I plan on taking the financing deal for a 328xi with Premium Package, Cold Weather and Nav. After a bit of paper shuffling the sales gave me an OTD price of $47576.

    Does this sound too much? This will be our 1st BMW, and it seems going in the dealer with edmunds TMV doesn't help much. Also need to buy the car before this month ends also. We are in the NYC area.
    Please help :cry:
  • hemanthhhemanthh Posts: 40
    Cant speak for the '09, but I recently got an 06 330xi fully loaded for about 26k. Like somebody else said on this board a few days ago, that like almost half the price. Why no look for a CPO with the same financing option? Shop around till you find a car that is really in shape and looks like new...

    But then, of course, if you have your heart set on a brand new car..:)
  • iaymnuiaymnu Posts: 5
    Yes, we have our hearts set on a brand new car. :blush:

    I just can't seem to find threads about purchasing/paid new '09s.
    I am totally in a bind since I am racing against time now. :sick:
  • jicbulkjicbulk Posts: 20
    6-Spd with Htd Seats and Ti Silver Metallic Paint
    16k miles
    Mine for $22,600 OTD

    Still can't believe it! Fantastic Car!
  • roadburnerroadburner Posts: 6,284
    Yes, we have our hearts set on a brand new car.

    If you buy a CPO 2008 you will save at least $10,000-$15,000 AND you will have a better warranty. And you could have a 335i instead of a 328i...

    2009 328i / 2004 X3 2.5/ 1995 318ti Club Sport/ 1975 2002A/ 2007 Mazdaspeed 3/ 1999 Wrangler/ 1996 Speed Triple Challenge Cup Replica

  • nyccarguynyccarguy Stamford, CTPosts: 7,401
    sweet car dude! what was the asking price?

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

  • Great deal!

    Curious to know where you live and what the sales tax rate was since you mentioned the price was OTD.

    Enjoy the car.

    Thanks,
    Ryan
  • jajjaj Posts: 55
    That sounds really high to me - at least 4 to 5K over what it should be, especially now. I'm assuming OTD means just that and includes tax, which you can't escape, but that it also includes some fees that are just bogus means of bringing in more to the dealership. Have you sought other offers, including via the Internet? As anxious as you are to get the car, these guys are at least as anxious to sell. Good luck.

    -jaj
  • beamer44beamer44 Posts: 17
    I have a deal right now at $200 over invoice but working to get invoice which i should get soon. My question is do i have to pay Training/service fee which is $180 & do i have to pay Maco which is $250 and appearance package is $189 & Electronic fee is $25. Thanks for your help on this.
  • iaymnuiaymnu Posts: 5
    That is what I exactly feel. I am looking into other dealers in the NYC area, but we went here first because it is 2 miles from our home. I am anxious to get the car, but not when I don't feel comfortable.

    Edmunds TMV suggested ~41k for the model (328xi AT,PP Cold weather NAV) in my area. So should my tactic be offering price between the MSRP and TMV? (i know the prices are before tax and other fees).

    It is very discouraging having the dealer confidently saying they gave me a "discount" when it clearly seems a bit over. :sick:
  • blueguydotcomblueguydotcom Posts: 6,257
    If you buy a CPO 2008 you will save at least $10,000-$15,000 AND you will have a better warranty. And you could have a 335i instead of a 328i...

    I bought a 2007 335i sport, navi - saved about 18-19k from the vehicle's MSRP (got it for 26.5k including BMWCCA rebate). I couldn't find a 328i manual with sport for 22k-23k otherwise I would have gone for that.
  • blueguydotcomblueguydotcom Posts: 6,257
    Edmunds TMV suggested ~41k for the model (328xi AT,PP Cold weather NAV) in my area. So should my tactic be offering price between the MSRP and TMV? (i know the prices are before tax and other fees).

    1:
    Internet only - do not go to a lot until the deal is ready

    2:
    Internet only - sorry had to repeat it. Going on the lot is a waste.

    3:
    Invoice minus any trunk money. If you have a BMWFS lease or loan, you've got a couple grand waiting for you. If you do not, then invoice. That's it. Invoice + maybe $100-400 (depending on how generous you feel).

    4:
    No mention of a trade-in

    5:
    Negotiate price AND check extra fees. Some scummy dealers tack on extras.

    6.
    Be prepared to walk away. They NEED you. You do not need them.

    I did my last 2 BMWs and Mini via phone/internet. On my last BMW we showed up with the deal ready (they even had my info as I was that sure); drove the car; signed the papers; left the dealership in under 1 hour.

    Salespeople are a waste of your time. Internet. TMV is a joke - aim much lower as TMV reflects what the average boob pays.
  • jajjaj Posts: 55
    Blueguy's advice is very sound. Keep in mind, too, that no matter who you purchase the vehicle from, you can still get it serviced at the dealership two miles from your home. And they'll be happy to have your business. Let us know how you make out.

    -jaj
  • iaymnuiaymnu Posts: 5
    Thanks for the great advice!

    Hope i don't need to exercise #6 too often
  • jicbulkjicbulk Posts: 20
    It was at a Honda dealership and they had it online for $23,800 and I had several phone conversations with a Sales Manager. When I went in the Sales Guy puts me through the ringer with forms, etc. , then we drive the car, then he goes to his Mgrs and comes at me with a figure of $29+. I'm like, "Um, No." and showed him the internet ad. He goes away and comes back with stuff like "Well, the car was mispriced, but they'll honor it if you really want it..." and then talked about how internet shoppers get better pricing than the people who walk on to the lot...? Anyway, 2 or 3 rounds later and we sealed the deal.
  • jicbulkjicbulk Posts: 20
    Ryan - I live in Tax-Free NH so there was NO Sales Tax!
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