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



  • Too funny. That's the exact same price ($27.5K) that the dealer offered me on what I was looking at and they also would not budge. So I walked. The car has been there for almost 2 months, so I think if it sits a little longer, they may change their mind.

    The TMV "trade-in" value is also suspect because the car generally wholesales for less than the trade-in TMV price. They may say they are giving a higher trade-in value, but when netted against the profit of selling the new vehicle to the consumer, who knows what the "actual" trade-in value provided was...which is why it is much better to negotiate the trade-in separate. So to make a long story short, the TMV price may be slightly inflated but a good guide nonetheless.

    I like your strategy. Do keep in mind though the tax rate does bump up by 1% in CA on April 1, so you may have some competition end of month.

    Good luck!
  • beamer44beamer44 Posts: 17
    I was wondering what i can get on the street for a 2000 323CI coupe-certified-perfect condition 102,000 miles 2.5 liter 6 cylinder-Black-cream leather-loaded premium package-Navigation- sunroof-Xenon headlights-Steptronic automatic transmission-Heated seats-6 Changer cd player-power seats-fairly new tires? I bought it new. Thanks for you help and if anyone's interested let me know?
  • willie2lwillie2l Posts: 12
    Hi, my daughter will be moving to Tucson this summer and one of the first things on her to do list is lease a 335i. I would appreciate hearing from anyone who has had experience, good or bad, with the BMW dealer(s) in the Tucson area. Also, any information on lease deals would be appreciated. Thanks very much in advance.
  • prm43prm43 Posts: 1
    Looking to lease a 328i convertible. Coming out of a 3 year lease of an X5. Dealer informs me BMW has loyalty cash programs for 1,5 & 6 Series but no cash for 3 Series. Can someone let me know if that is correct. Also is there a discount available on the money factor if you are currently leasing from BMW. Thanks.
  • willie2lwillie2l Posts: 12
    $1000 cash only available on 3 series sedans.
  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 16,897
    I was wondering what i can get on the street for a 2000 323CI coupe-certified-perfect condition 102,000 miles 2.5 liter 6 cylinder-Black-cream leather-loaded premium package-Navigation- sunroof-Xenon headlights-Steptronic automatic transmission-Heated seats-6 Changer cd player-power seats-fairly new tires?

    On the street? Round about $7500. Could vary slightly depending on where you live.

    trade-in value is in the $6k neighborhood.

    '13 Stang GT; '86 Benz 300E; '98 Volvo S70; '12 Leaf; '08 Town&Country

  • hed1234hed1234 Posts: 1
    I just purchased a new 2008 335i from BMW of Orland Park, Illinois, also through their internet sales manager. I had a similar experience as the salesman honored everything that he said on the phone, had the car detailed and ready to go with a full tank of gas. It's the best deal I've ever gotten on a car!! If you want a great price these internet deals are fantastic! I would deal with them again.
  • Hi,

    Before I purchase a used 335i convertible, I want to do my research to get a fair deal. I have been looking at Edmunds and bimmerfest. This is my first post to this forum.

    Here is the used 335i convertible info:

    2008 335i convertible
    Asking $41,900
    25,000 miles
    Steptronic auto
    Sport package
    Premium package
    Cold weather package
    HID xenon headlights
    Parking distance
    Satellite radio
    Active steering
    Paddle shifters
    One owner

    This is not from a BMW dealership. Based on carfax, they bought it from auction. No service paper work. Asking price is pretty close to Edmunds TMV trade in. I couldn't find the Kelly blue book 335i convertible price. I also looked for 2008 left over model. Not too many left and I don't want to take the hit of 20% depreciation right off the parking lot.

    I am going to test drive a new one at a dealer today and then test drive this used one to compare. I will also take the used car to my mechanic to check it out.

    I am thinking to offer around $39K. Is that a reasonable good deal? Or should I look for new car deal instead? A dealer is offering $12,000 off MSRP for new 2009 M3 convertible. But that is outside what I want to pay.

    Thanks for your comment and suggestion!
  • cbp1cbp1 Posts: 11
    I am currently leasing a 2006 330 with three remaining lease payments -- approximately $1850 total. Car only has 24,000 miles -- in good condition overall except for needing three tires. Looked today at a 2008 335 CPO, pretty well loaded, with 11,000 miles Bottom line price is $42,500 (includes ttl) which includes manufacturers and maintenance warranties good for 100,000 miles or until 2014. They will release me from my three lease payments. Dealer seems firm on his price. What do you guys think about their offer? Thanks
  • vinnynyvinnyny Posts: 780
    I lived in Tucson 2003 through 2006 and owned an 04 330 convertible. I bought the car in Phoenix because the price was much better and did most of my service there as well. The Tucson dealer also sold Cadillac, Saab, and Pontiac. Getting a loaner car was painful and it was usually an old Grand Am.

    The Mercedes dealer was even worse.

    As an aside, if she's interested in Audi, the Audi dealer was fantastic. Even though I didn't buy my TT there, they picked it up at my office for service and left me a Porsche or high end Audi as a loaner.
  • willie2lwillie2l Posts: 12
    Thanks very much for the information.
  • carscarcarscar Posts: 22
    Is 3K off on MSRP for a 2009 328i a good offer? I am about to pull the trigger on this one, any pointer will be very helpful.
  • jajjaj Posts: 55
    I recommend you work from the invoice up rather than MSRP down. How much above invoice is their proposal?
  • carscarcarscar Posts: 22
    jaj, thank you very much for responding.

    the best offer I have got so far is about $600 above invoice, i am trying to push for $200 above invoice. I am leasing a 325i currently and have just one more payment to go; trying to see if it makes sense to sign the deal now (if the offer is good)!
  • blueguydotcomblueguydotcom Posts: 6,257
    carscar, if you are currently in a 3 lease then there's trunk money available for you. Your local BMW dealer isn't being truthful with you. You should be getting the car for less than invoice.
  • pgguypgguy Posts: 9
    Is there "trunk money" available if you are getting out of a Mini lease into a 2009 335ci? I ordered n 09 335ci with a list of $47,000. It is being capped at $44,950 with a lease money factor of 0022, for a 36 month lease, 10,000 miles per year. Any advice would be appreciated.
  • Listed for $35.995, got down to $31,995 with the fact that I didn't want to buy today and walking out of the dealership. Is this a decent price on a silver CPO 335i coupe with 28k miles, 6 speed, navigation, cold weather, sport package? Is buying the first year of a turbo engine a bad idea?
  • newbie30newbie30 Posts: 1
    I was given an offer on a 2008 328 coupe with 7,200 miles, premium and sport package, heated seats, park assist...executive demo model for $33,777. This is my first BMW purchase. Not sure if this is a good price since it's a demo model. Any thoughts? I plan on purchasing tomorrow.
  • blueguydotcomblueguydotcom Posts: 6,257
    If you leased through BMWFS (MiniFS is in the same family) then yes you qualify. I haven't seen the April rates but according to a dealer at Bimmerfest, they're much, much better than March.
  • chungchung Posts: 6
    Could give us more detail on your 2008 335i? I am thinking about buying the same car near Chicago. You can also email me at
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