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

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  • lee_wlee_w Posts: 239
    super1, Owners club board would also be a good place for you to find specific information and conversation about your car. Go to select a board and browse. There are several boards that will have 325xi info. Goodluck.
  • kyfdx@Edmundskyfdx@Edmunds Posts: 25,906
    Good advice there.... Look under BMW, then 3-series.. Lots and lots of discussions there...

    regards,
    kyfdx

    Moderator - Prices Paid, Lease Questions, SUVs

  • penn5penn5 Posts: 8
    that'd be great. i missed out on buying a 330i with the june incentives. if they have the same incentives or better, i'm ready to sign on the dotted line. i noticed that the edmunds tmv for a 330i jumped back up after 6/30 so i'm not sure that the cash incentives are still there.
  • chronochrono Posts: 149
    penn5 .. The new incentives kicked in July 1st. I received this info from a good source so I feel that the cash incentives are definately still there. I missed out too but won't this next round. I can't hardly wait for mine .. good luck!
  • cram75cram75 Posts: 1
    getting ready to make a purchase. i'm considering 330Ci 2004, performance package. i saw one with MSRP at around $47k, open for negotiation...i'd appreciate feedback on price, interest rates...or perhaps should i wait for 2005 to come out?
  • penn5penn5 Posts: 8
    thanks, chrono, for the info on the cash incentives. i was hoping too that there would be a lease incentive on the 330i, but the bmw website doesn't list the 330i under its lease specials. if bmw decided not to have new incentives for july, i would've waited for the upcoming 05 model instead.
  • ravenraven Posts: 8
    On a 325i MSRP $31,605, I was just offered a cap price of $28,800 (invoice $28,500);
    mf .0024 residual $18,600; with most costs rolled into the lease, so the payment
    due is $1060; which comes to $467/month for 36 months; 12k mile /yr.

    Am I getting ripped off or should they be able to do better than that?
  • I could really use some of the expertise that's all over this message board...I am looking at an 04 330xi w 1900 miles offered by a BMW dealer in mid-atlantic region asking $41k. (premium, sport, cold weather, & xenons) If invoice for a new one is $41,760, what's a reasonable price for a CPO one w 1900 miles? I am a cash buyer who could drive it away Tuesday. More importantly, is this even a car I should consider or should I run away from it? Thanks a lot for your help.
  • milmil Posts: 1
    You could wait for 2005, but you won't get any rebates. Last week I purchased 2004 330xi sedan with Auto, Moonroof, Heated Seats, Metallic paint. MSRP 40,945. I got that baby for $36,000 before NJ tax and title & reg (6% NJ Tax + $150 for Title & Reg ). This car was totally unmolested (was not even prepped when I selected it), right off the boat. The Client Advisor was very helpful and it was a wonderful buying experience.
  • riezriez Posts: 2,361
    exacuraguy... Is this '04 with 1,900 miles actually BMW NA CPO? My local BMW dealers normally won't sell used BMWs that are just 1 or 2 years old as CPO. All the CPO ads are for MY01 cars. They are selling the '02s and up just as used cars. If you want to go CPO, then they'll tack on an extra $1-2,000 (even though this violates CPO rules that say the cars have to be sold one way or the other from the start).

    I concur with mil. Price seems too high. Negotiate harder.
  • smug01smug01 Posts: 7
    I stopped by a dealer the other day and they informed me of the following incentives:

    330i--$2400 Manufacturer to Dealer incentive
    Lease buy rate = 0.0020
    Residual = 54% @ 15k miles/year, 56% @ 12k miles/year

    330Ci--no Manufacturer to Dealer incentive
    Lease Buy rate = 0.0010
    Residual = 55% @ 15k miles/year, 57% @ 12k miles/year

    One should start to negotiate based on the buy rate, but the dealers will want to pad those a little.
  • penn5penn5 Posts: 8
    that's great news to hear. i'm going to start searching for my ideal 330i next week. the lowest offer i got on one w/PP,auto,xenons was $4200 off msrp. i walked out, disappointed i couldn't knock $4500 off msrp, which was my target price in dallas.

    i'm going to try autobahn motor co. in fort worth too. on their website, kydfx pointed out that they are taking $5500 off msrp off every one of their 325i's. unfortunately i do not want a 325i. they will only sell at those prices to texas resients according to their website.
  • drharrisdrharris Posts: 7
    I'm finalizing a deal on a '04 330 cic with MSRP of $52,470. We settled on $50,000 even. For a 36 month, 12K per year, $0 cap cost reduction lease, he is quoting a $791./month + tax which includes a .00295 money factor and a 59% residual.

    Sounds high (at least compared to the rates on leasecompare). Are these the stats BMW financial is offering?

    I'm taking delivery in early September so I suppose there is a chance that BMW will provide some end-of-summer incentives to move the convertibles...
  • dojdavedojdave Posts: 2
    Just became a first time owner this past Friday. Man, the car is everything I would have expected and more.

    Here are my specs. I would be curious to get opinions on my deal, than I will explain my dilemna.

    2003 Alpine White 325i. 9,100miles. auto.. loaded. It has the sport, premium and cold weather package. The only thing I can think of it doesn't have is Nav. paid $29,250.00.

    Here is my ?. I took it home and the first time I thoroughly washed it this past weekend, the paint on the 2 passanger side rims started to peel. I mean come on, what is this about. I was just reading about the 4 year/50K warranty, but it looks like it excludes wheels.

    I am going to take it in to my local dealer to see what they will do. Anybody have any experience with something like this?

    Any ideas if they will replace or fix the wheels/rims?
  • drharrisdrharris Posts: 7
    I'm finalizing a deal on a '04 330 cic with MSRP of $52,470. We settled on $50,000 even. For a 36 month, 12K per year, $0 cap cost reduction lease, he is quoting a $791./month + tax which includes a .00295 money factor and a 59% residual.

    Sounds high (at least compared to the rates on leasecompare). Are these the stats BMW financial is offering?

    I'm taking delivery in early September so I suppose there is a chance that BMW will provide some end-of-summer incentives to move the convertibles...
  • kyfdx@Edmundskyfdx@Edmunds Posts: 25,906
    I ran your numbers... I come up with $783 plus tax.. that could be explained with a few miscellaneous fees.

    A few questions..

    1) Is the lease through BMWFS?

    2)What is your upfront drive-off charges? I assume first payment, but what else? Security deposit, acquisition fee, garbage fees?

    3) I think the base MF is .0022, but that may have changed, they could have bumped it up, or it could increase with a security deposit, or acquistion fee waiver.

    regards,
    kyfdx

    Moderator - Prices Paid, Lease Questions, SUVs

  • kyfdx@Edmundskyfdx@Edmunds Posts: 25,906
    If it looks like the finish is bad, due to a manufacturer's defect, then they will probably re-finish or replace them... Not covering the wheels is usually due to road hazard problems...

    I could be wrong, though..

    regards,
    kyfdx

    P.S.: Sounds like a loaded car, for a decent price.. Did you get it from a BMW dealer?

    Moderator - Prices Paid, Lease Questions, SUVs

  • dojdavedojdave Posts: 2
    Thanks for the info. No, it wasn't a road hazard.

    Got it from an auction. Never made it to the dealer. I have a friend in the business.
  • Sounds great, mil. Congratulations! That sounds similar to what I'm looking for. What dealership in NJ did you use and when did you make the purchase? Thanks.
  • drharrisdrharris Posts: 7
    Thanks for the reply. He's quoting over $2K for drive off -- first payment + 900 security + first year registration + misc. garbage fees.
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