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

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  • Keep us posted, your 3% is better than my 2.5%...lol
  • Forum guru's... How is this deal...? looking for some advice
    Packages
    Cold Weather package
    Steptronic auto transmission
    Power front seats with driver seat memory
    Navigation system
    Bluetooth
    ipod and USB adapter
    Metallic paint
    MSRP: $41920.00
    Sale price: $39500.00
    Taxes and documentation etc ($333/-)
  • Does anyone know if the 335 sedan for 08' will have a new rim for the sport pakage? Or will it be the same as the 06' 330 and the 07' 335 sprt pkg sedan? Is the coupe faster than the sedan? Maybe this is a non issue as the 135 coupe will be faster than both. Then the 335d turbo d with 270 hp I think and 428lb trq will surely be faster considering the 428lb of trq is at 1600 rpm
  • Thank you for the reply. I kinda needed that reassurance. I also live in California, Sherman Oaks the one on Van Nuys Blvd.
  • Im in a bit of a dillema. I put a deposit towards a 2007 328i with Steptronic. Ive been doing alot of research and am really interested in the 328i Sport Package.It costs a bit more but overall is that sport package really worth it?
  • I'm shopping to order an '08 328xi coupe. Given the apparent popularity of the coupe, what is a fair and reasonable deal? I know they sold very fast during the 2007 model year, and have been very hard to find for the past several months in upstate NY and New England. Should I expect to pay the sticker price or close to it? Thanks for any insights, informed opinions.
  • 335i with Sports Pkg, Metallic Paint
    36mt, 12k miles
    $0 down
    MSRP: $43225
    Selling Price: $41000
    MF: 0.00175
    1 Security Deposit
    $1550 drive off
    $570 p.m. (incl. tax)

    Is this a good deal??
  • When purchasing a new BMW, has anyone considered buying the extended maintenance (100K/6years)? The price is around 1900/-. Seems reasonable especially after 50K as most of the problems will likely come up then.
  • I think the list price on the extended maintenance is around $1495... That isn't a warranty, though... That only extends the "free" maintenance plan.

    The extended warranty price is around $2300-$2500..

    I'd suggest waiting until closer to the expiration of the original warranty and/or maintenance plan, before purchasing an extension.

    regards,
    kyfdx

    Moderator - Prices Paid, Lease Questions, SUVs

  • Thanks kyfdx, I did not know if they would let me buy this at a later time (end of 50K/4years). In any case between the two which do you think is a better option?
    The maintenance allows free oil change and regular checkups including the brakes etc.

    thanks
  • A lot of that is going to depend on how many miles you drive your car each year.. If you only drive 8K-9K each year, then neither plan is going to be very cost effective..

    If you put 100k on in six years, then either plan may pay for itself..

    Either way, you can purchase either plan at any time before the original plan expires. I would wait.

    regards,
    kyfdx

    Moderator - Prices Paid, Lease Questions, SUVs

  • Anyone know the money factors and residuals for all 3 series vehicles for Sept? Are they unchanged from Aug?

    I'm specifically looking for a 328xi sedan, but it would be helpful if I could see the numbers for the other 3 series cars as well.
  • Hi,

    I found these at another site. Looks like the same as last month. Confirmation from our Host here would be great!

    BMW Financial Services Lease Programs – 9/6/07

    For lease programs shown in BOLD, a bank lease program may have lower payments. Click on a vehicle name to compare current bank lease programs through LeaseCompare.com.

    2008 MODELS

    2008 BMW 528i Sedan
    24 Month – Residual 73% of MSRP – .00225 Base Rate
    36 Month – Residual 60% of MSRP – .00225 Base Rate
    48 Month – Residual 44% of MSRP – .00310 Base Rate
    60 Month – Residual 35% of MSRP – .00310 Base Rate

    2008 BMW 528xi Sedan
    24 Month – Residual 71% of MSRP – .00225 Base Rate
    36 Month – Residual 60% of MSRP – .00225 Base Rate
    48 Month – Residual 43% of MSRP – .00310 Base Rate
    60 Month – Residual 35% of MSRP – .00310 Base Rate

    2008 BMW 535i Sedan
    24 Month – Residual 71% of MSRP – .00225 Base Rate
    36 Month – Residual 60% of MSRP – .00225 Base Rate
    48 Month – Residual 42% of MSRP – .00310 Base Rate
    60 Month – Residual 34% of MSRP – .00310 Base Rate

    2008 BMW 535xi Sedan
    24 Month – Residual 70% of MSRP – .00225 Base Rate
    36 Month – Residual 60% of MSRP – .00225 Base Rate
    48 Month – Residual 42% of MSRP – .00310 Base Rate
    60 Month – Residual 34% of MSRP – .00310 Base Rate

    2008 BMW 535xi Wagon
    24 Month – Residual 70% of MSRP – .00225 Base Rate
    36 Month – Residual 60% of MSRP – .00225 Base Rate
    48 Month – Residual 38% of MSRP – .00310 Base Rate
    60 Month – Residual 30% of MSRP – .00310 Base Rate

    2008 BMW 550i Sedan
    24 Month – Residual 69% of MSRP – .00245 Base Rate
    36 Month – Residual 59% of MSRP – .00245 Base Rate
    48 Month – Residual 37% of MSRP – .00310 Base Rate
    60 Month – Residual 29% of MSRP – .00310 Base Rate

    2008 BMW M5 Sedan
    24 Month – Residual 70% of MSRP – .00310 Base Rate
    36 Month – Residual 57% of MSRP – .00310 Base Rate
    48 Month – Residual 43% of MSRP – .00310 Base Rate
    60 Month – Residual 34% of MSRP – .00310 Base Rate

    2007 MODELS

    2007 BMW 328Ci Coupe
    24 Month – Residual 68% of MSRP – .00160 Base Rate
    36 Month – Residual 58% of MSRP – .00160 Base Rate
    48 Month – Residual 40% of MSRP – .00310 Base Rate
    60 Month – Residual 32% of MSRP – .00310 Base Rate

    2007 BMW 328xi Coupe
    24 Month – Residual 68% of MSRP – .00165 Base Rate
    36 Month – Residual 58% of MSRP – .0016 Base Rate
    48 Month – Residual 41% of MSRP – .00310 Base Rate
    60 Month – Residual 33% of MSRP – .00310 Base Rate

    2007 BMW 328i Sedan
    24 Month – Residual 71% of MSRP – .00140 Base Rate
    36 Month – Residual 61% of MSRP – .00140 Base Rate
    48 Month – Residual 39% of MSRP – .00310 Base Rate
    60 Month – Residual 32% of MSRP – .00310 Base Rate

    2007 BMW 328xi Sedan
    24 Month – Residual 71% of MSRP – .00150 Base Rate
    36 Month – Residual 61% of MSRP – .00150 Base Rate
    48 Month – Residual 39% of MSRP – .00310 Base Rate
    60 Month – Residual 32% of MSRP – .00310 Base Rate

    2007 BMW 328i Wagon
    24 Month – Residual 70% of MSRP – .00240 Base Rate
    36 Month – Residual 60% of MSRP – .00240 Base Rate
    48 Month – Residual 37% of MSRP – .00310 Base Rate
    60 Month – Residual 30% of MSRP – .00310 Base Rate

    2007 BMW 328xi Wagon
    24 Month – Residual 70% of MSRP – .00250 Base Rate
    36 Month – Residual 60% of MSRP – .00250 Base Rate
    48 Month – Residual 37% of MSRP – .00310 Base Rate
    60 Month – Residual 30% of MSRP – .00310 Base Rate

    2007 BMW 328i Convertible
    24 Month – Residual 71% of MSRP – .00310 Base Rate
    36 Month – Residual 60% of MSRP – .00310 Base Rate
    48 Month – Residual 44% of MSRP – .00310 Base Rate
    60 Month – Residual 36% of MSRP – .00310 Base Rate

    2007 BMW 335i Coupe
    24 Month – Residual 68% of MSRP – .00200 Base Rate
    36 Month – Residual 58% of MSRP – .00200 Base Rate
    48 Month – Residual 40% of MSRP – .00310 Base Rate
    60 Month – Residual 32% of MSRP – .00310 Base Rate

    2007 BMW 335i Sedan
    24 Month – Residual 71% of MSRP – .00175 Base Rate
    36 Month – Residual 61% of MSRP – .00175 Base Rate
    48 Month – Residual 40% of MSRP – .00310 Base Rate
    60 Month – Residual 33% of MSRP – .00310 Base Rate

    2007 BMW 335xi Sedan
    24 Month – Residual 71% of MSRP – .00190 Base Rate
    36 Month – Residual 61% of MSRP – .00190 Base Rate
    48 Month – Residual 41% of MSRP – .00310 Base Rate
    60 Month – Residual 34% of MSRP – .00310 Base Rate

    2007 BMW 335i Convertible
    24 Month – Residual 69% of MSRP – .00310 Base Rate
    36 Month – Residual 59% of MSRP – .00310 Base Rate
    48 Month – Residual 43% of MSRP – .00310 Base Rate
    60 Month – Residual 36% of MSRP – .00310 Base Rate

    2007 BMW 650Ci Coupe
    24 Month – Residual 67% of MSRP – .00275 Base Rate
    36 Month – Residual 57% of MSRP – .00275 Base Rate
    48 Month – Residual 39% of MSRP – .00310 Base Rate
    60 Month – Residual 32% of MSRP – .00310 Base Rate

    2007 BMW 650CiC Convertible
    24 Month – Residual 69% of MSRP – .00275 Base Rate
    36 Month – Residual 59% of MSRP – .00275 Base Rate
    48 Month – Residual 46% of MSRP – .00310 Base Rate
    60 Month – Residual 39% of MSRP – .00310 Base Rate

    2007 BMW M6 Coupe
    24 Month – Residual 67% of MSRP – .00275 Base Rate
    36 Month – Residual 57% of MSRP – .00275 Base Rate
    48 Month – Residual 44% of MSRP – .00310 Base Rate
    60 Month – Residual 37% of MSRP – .00310 Base Rate

    2007 BMW M6 Convertible
    24 Month – Residual 70% of MSRP – .00275 Base Rate
    36 Month – Residual 59% of MSRP – .00275 Base Rate
    48 Month – Residual 45% of MSRP – .00310 Base Rate
    60 Month – Residual 38% of MSRP – .00310 Base Rate

    2007 BMW 750i Sedan
    24 Month – Residual 68% of MSRP – .00250 Base Rate
    36 Month – Residual 58% of MSRP – .00250 Base Rate
    48 Month – Residual 31% of MSRP – .00310 Base Rate
    60 Month – Residual 25% of MSRP – .00310 Base Rate

    2007 BMW 750Li Sedan
    24 Month – Residual 68% of MSRP – .00250 Base Rate
    36 Month – Residual 58% of MSRP – .00250 Base Rate
    48 Month – Residual 31% of MSRP – .00310 Base Rate
    60 Month – Residual 26% of MSRP – .00310 Base Rate

    2007 BMW 760Li Sedan
    24 Month – Residual 57% of MSRP – .00250 Base Rate
    36 Month – Residual 47% of MSRP – .00250 Base Rate
    48 Month – Residual 30% of MSRP – .00310 Base Rate
    60 Month – Residual 25% of MSRP – .00310 Base Rate

    2007 BMW Alpina B7 Sedan
    24 Month – Residual 58% of MSRP – .00250 Base Rate
    36 Month – Residual 49% of MSRP – .00250 Base Rate
    48 Month – Residual 31% of MSRP – .00310 Base Rate
    60 Month – Residual 25% of MSRP – .00310 Base Rate

    2007 BMW X3 3.0si 4WD SUV
    24 Month – Residual 75% of MSRP – .00215 Base Rate
    36 Month – Residual 65% of MSRP – .00215 Base Rate
    48 Month – Residual 36% of MSRP – .00310 Base Rate
    60 Month – Residual 30% of MSRP – .00310 Base Rate

    2007 BMW X5 3.0si 4WD SUV
    24 Month – Residual 68% of MSRP – .00230 Base Rate
    36 Month – Residual 58% of MSRP – .00230 Base Rate
    48 Month – Residual 40% of MSRP – .00310 Base Rate
    60 Month – Residual 34% of MSRP – .00310 Base Rate

    2007 BMW X5 4.8i 4WD SUV
    24 Month – Residual 68% of MSRP – .00230 Base Rate
    36 Month – Residual 58% of
  • Thanks so much fo these numbers. . . Am I assuming correctly that the residuals are based on 15K per year, and that you can add a point for 12K and another for 10K?
  • Add 2% for 12K
    Add 3% for 10K (1% more than 12K)

    Moderator - Prices Paid, Lease Questions, SUVs

  • Just order a 328i from a dealer yesterday for $36850 (destination and tax are not included)

    Montego Blue
    Black Leather w/ Aluminum Trim
    Premium Package
    STEPTRONIC
    Comfort access

    There are no Montego Blue in my area so I have to order one. They claim they didn't put any mark up on this car. Also, they wouldn't give me any discount since this is an order...well, I am not sure that is true! So, is this a reasonable deal? Please advise!!
  • MSRP is $37,900 (without Destination)
    Invoice is $35,425 (without Destination)
    Add $775 for destination.

    The difference between what you are paying and the invoice is $1425. I am guessing that should be $825 for Acquisition Fee, $180 for traning fee and $380 for MACO. Try and get this point clarified.

    More important, you need to know the final price. By telling you that taxes are not included the dealer might try to slip in the 3 fees (above). Always get the details in writing - have the dealer email / fax you a detailed quote.

    Also, per my understanding and research there is a limited choice of 2007 models available. BMW has already stopped production of the '07s. Most dealers claim that the last batch of '07s is en route. Anything ordered now will end up being a 2008 model (final price unknown at this point) and will be delivered end-Oct or early November.

    When are you going to get your car? The delivery date will determine whether the dealer is really ordering one for you or just getting it from another dealer.

    Hope this helps.
  • Hi bmw328lease,
    Thanks for the information.

    As far as I know, he did a search for me in the near by area that my request is not available. He said the same thing that the production for '07 has stopped. So, he said my car will be a '08 and it takes about 6 - 8 weeks to be delivered. He is trying to order it today via their internal process. I still haven't heard from him yet. I shall see the number soon and keep you posted.
  • I am a sales manager (eCommerce Director actually) at a BMW center. I have worked for seven makes over my career. The onus for the current mistrust is squarely the dealers' fault dating to decades ago. However, the explosion of the Internet has created a whole new set of problems. First, customers think their salesperson is able to affect the pricing on any vehicle or option or accessory. They don't. Sales managers do. They are in turn responsible to implement policies set by the General Management and Ownership. What they (as managers or as salespeople)can or cannot sell a hot car for is a condition of employment. It would be no different than blaming Wal-Mart for charging sales tax. The government dictates tax rates the same way owners dictate sales pricing policy.

    The truth is that buying cars at or below invoice, even if a manager is willing to do so is not fair play. Commission structures vary by region but run roughly thus: $50.00 - $200.00 per delivered sale within $500.00 of invoice. The average sales rep sells ten cars per month. If all consumers paid within these ranges, do the math. Fact is the average rep makes $32,000 or so per year working 60 plus hours a week. The average manager at the desk makes twice that running a sales department of 10-20 sales reps.

    Simple need to feed your family requires the dealership to make profit where consumers less equipped will allow it. If MacDonalds charged the learned consumer $1.00 for a BigMac, then they would have to either close up or charge the ignorant $9.00 to make up the difference (assuming only half the public were informed).

    But when it comes to cars, more people are looking for the unbeatable deal. Some balance must be struck here. The 328 coupe is at or near sticker, while the sedan is at or below invoice. If you want champaign, pay for it. If you just want a buzz, well there are alternatives. This is a free economy after all.
  • Hello and thanks for this message.

    We the informed buying public try to do the best we can for our families as well. This includes getting the best possible deal on a new car and feeling comfortable with the purchase. The problem that I have encountered is after exhaustive research, I present what is fair, based on the Edmunds Invoice, for both parties to do well. What I have found is that the first instinct of the dealer is to say that this information is wrong. They them lay out a sheet of paper saying what their invoice is. This is always at least a $1000 more than the data available. So, what are we supposed to do? My first instinct is to not believe a single word that comes out of their mouths.

    You mentioned that the 328 sedans are selling at or below invoice. This is the car I am interested. When I pull the Edmund inovice, what is added to that to arrive at the "dealers invoice? I want to make it a fair deal, but as far as I can tell, the dealer just puts some formal looking paper in front of you and says this is my inovice"

    I appreciate the hard work and long hours you put in at the dealership in support of your family and the larger "company" that you work for. Please inform me, so I can be fair with you as well.

    Regards,
    Brian
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