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2013 and earlier - BMW 5 Series Prices Paid and Buying Experience

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  • Did you also ask about leasing ? Could you please post the names of the dealers?
    Thanks
  • macdadmacdad Posts: 65
    My deal today (current customer with lease ending this month)

    528 white w/cream
    Premium
    Xenon

    MSRP 48175
    Selling Price 46000
    BMW incentive -1000

    590/mo tax incl.

    No deposit for current customer. 825 acq. and 480 doc's. Compared Acq. and Doc's to many dealers in central and south Florida and this is very common and less than most locally. Many wanted to bump money factor and were charging dealer fees of 599.
  • Hi guys, been a follower of posts for the last month or so but have never posted. Question for the Bimmer enthusiasts..... what should I expect to pay when ordering my BMW? Should I expect to pay close to the MSRP? I have gone to all four dealerships in Arizona but nobody has what I am looking for. The dealers sent out inquiries to other dealerships and found nothing close to my request.

    I put together a 535i, platinum gray, black interior, nav, prem. package, sports package with paddle shifters, dark poplar, fold down rear seats, comf package.... and the MSRP came out to $59K. I have gone to two dealers and the best they would do is $2000 off the MSRP. I did negotiate up from the invoice and this is the best they would do. Both dealerships told me that when ordering the 5 series that I should expect to pay MSRP. Is that correct? Thanks!!!!!!!
  • carnaughtcarnaught Posts: 1,594
    I have gone to two dealers and the best they would do is $2000 off the MSRP. I did negotiate up from the invoice and this is the best they would do. Both dealerships told me that when ordering the 5 series that I should expect to pay MSRP. Is that correct? Thanks!!!!!!!

    Nonsense. I ordered and got about $2K off MRSP. Off course, I was a previous BMWFS customer. Still though, I'd insist upon it. If it's acceptable, tell them you have your checkbook and will give them the deposit on your ordered car.
  • bdkinnhbdkinnh Posts: 292
    FYI: I ordered my 535i and got about $1500 over invoice.
  • bdkinnh,

    Congrats! What a great deal for you! Thanks for the reply. Mind if I asked how you strategically did that to get such a good deal? I am in sales myself and played it by the book with two different dealers here in AZ and both looked at me like I was nuts starting out offering them $1K over invoice. They started at MSRP (which I figured they would) and I had to literally get up and start leaving the dealership to get them to come down $2K. Then neither dealership budged more than $2K and let me walk out without a problem. I thought this was amazing.
  • I agree with carnaught. Nonsense! My 5 series was originally an order car, but I still got very close to $3000.00 off MSRP when they configured my lease.
  • bdkinnhbdkinnh Posts: 292
    I sent e-mails to all the dealers within 50 miles, took the lowest price to the dealer I wanted to buy from, and told him if they matched it I would buy from them. They did, so I did.

    It really didn't take much work - I got $1,500 over invoice without even trying hard at all. Maybe the market is different in your area, but the approach is worth a shot. Let them know that you're ready to buy, and let them know the exact car you want.

    The list I e-mailed to the dealers included the item name, MSRP, and invoice cost. Dunno if that makes a difference, but it's what I did.

    Good luck!
  • x021627x021627 Posts: 148
    I got an offer from a dealership for a monaco blue/gray interior wit the following:
    xenon
    auto
    navi
    premium
    cold weather
    ipod/usb adapter

    for $50,300 excluding tax, title, docs.
    Is this a good deal or can I do better? I'm in central NJ.
  • carnaughtcarnaught Posts: 1,594
    got an offer from a dealership for a monaco blue/gray interior wit the following:
    xenon
    auto
    navi
    premium
    cold weather
    ipod/usb adapter

    for $50,300 excluding tax, title, docs.
    Is this a good deal or can I do better? I'm in central NJ.


    Always indicate the MRSP and if it is a lease or purchase. Then the Gurus on these boards will be able to help.

    You may want to check what the invoice is on Edmunds to see how much over invoice you'd be paying.
  • x021627x021627 Posts: 148
    thanks carnaught. I'm not sure about leasing or purchasing at this point. the MSRP is $52324. I know that for leases I would need residual and money factor. I am leaning toward buying.

    does anyone know the January 2008 residual and money factors from BMWFS?

    Thanks to all. This forum is great!

    :)
  • I was recently involved in a minor head on accident in my 99,528i, it still runs with moderate front end damage, mainly front 1/4 panels, bumper, grill, slight hood damage and secondary radiator breakage. My question to anyone who might care to respond is, Kelly blue book value for fair condition is $11,500, insurance offered $10,000; does anyone think I could part it for more, evrything else on the car is cherry, and the headlights still work!?
  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 29,370
    A lot would depend on the mileage and condition of your car, and where you live..

    If you have over 100K miles, then $10K is more than fair, and I'd grab it.. Parting out a non-enthusiast car like a 528i could take forever..

    If you want to know if the $10K offer is fair for your car, then try posting the details of the car (pre-accident), here: Real-World Trade-In Values

    regards,
    kyfdx

    MODERATOR
    Prices Paid, Lease Questions, SUVs

  • x021627x021627 Posts: 148
    I made a mistake with the MSRP. it is actually $53, 425 for the 528XI referenced above. This looks to be $49,160 from edmunds. This is $1140 over invoice. Leaning toward leasing and was wondering what was money factor and residuals for January for 24 or 26 mos with 12 or 15 miles.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated. No dealership has the exact car & color that I want. The dealership with the lowest price has an alternative color and is willing to do a dealer swap if we come to terms.

    Thanks, :D
  • thanks..the car was perfect with 75,000 miles, but you are right, 10k was fair, and I was tired of the car, need more, more, more. Thank you again. May your wind be brisk and your sun be warm!
  • tmasjrtmasjr Posts: 30
    I am also in PHX. Can you advise as to the deal you got and which dealer you dealt with?
    Thanks.
    Tony
  • I wasn't dealing with a dealer...the car was wrecked ; the insurance co. totalled it and I was offered 10k for the claim.
  • mkp6ermkp6er Posts: 9
    I am negotiating a deal on a 2008 M5. it seems prices are dropping, the dealer has offered $7k below msrp. How much more room for negotiation is there? How much should I expect to pay for an extended warranty? I've asked they include the extended warranty, but they said no. I'm holding out. Do I have a good deal at $350 over invoice?
  • Friends,

    I am Srini.
    I am in Southern California and shopping for 528i in SoCal.
    In the process of buy 528i, I visited 6 dealers.
    All have give me 47,800$ out of the door price.
    It has basic options, like Navigation and ipod adapter.
    But,in the out of the door price includes MACO FEE AS 380$ AND TRAINING FEE OF 180$.
    When I asked , why I need to pay this 380+180 , they say, that this is the final price, you wanna make a deal nor no deal(dealers ask me this questions seriously)

    I said no deal.
    They simply, removed all the paper works from table and say have good day.

    So, what should I do.

    I din't like there custamar support.

    How can I approach when I visit next dealer.

    I already have a lond amount approved from other credit unions.

    Please, advise.

    Thanks,
    Srini
  • hpia4v2hpia4v2 Posts: 62
    Srini,
    you are half way on the battle, now you know that $xxx won't get you the car. I'll say offer the same price on different dealer and see if they bite.
    At the end it's you who decide if the extra time spend shopping worth that few hundred bucks.
  • Friend,

    Thanks for your suggestion.
    But, my major concern is not of 500$ .My concern is , will they provide me good customar care , after buying?
    As I have to do regular visits to the dealer for services.........

    Please, help me .

    Thanks,
    Srini
  • carnaughtcarnaught Posts: 1,594
    My concern is , will they provide me good customar care , after buying?
    As I have to do regular visits to the dealer for services.........


    It depends on the dealer itself. You may want to consult with friends and colleagues locally to see who has the best customer service experience.

    My BMW dealer matches any Lexus or other renown marque for customer service.
  • car_rmcar_rm Posts: 47
    Srini,

    I think what you are missing is the explanation of these two fees. If you search in this topic, you will learn that 1 - these fees are part of the invoice for advertising (MACO) and training and 2 - these fees do not show up when you price the car as you compare MSRP to invoice on Edmnuds. They are well documented fees with BMW so it is not as if they are inflating a documentation fee. What you need to decide is if the OTD price including tax, license, and other fees is acceptable to you and that you feel comfortable with that salesperson and that dealer.

    Good luck.

    Car_RM
  • 2008 528xi
    premium pkg
    xenon
    heated seats

    3 years 12k miles
    3800 drive off tax title first month etc
    599 month

    Opinions on this deal?

    Located in ny
  • what is the Msrp?

    I got a $52k 528i in December, $1800 drive off for $600/month. (7% sales tax)

    2 year lease....the residual is better on 2 than 3. the above deal would probably be $640 for 3 years.
  • x021627x021627 Posts: 148
    not bad. I have on order waiting to be shipped an 08 528xi with premium, cold package, xenon, usb/ipod adaptor and navigation for $664/mo. 3 year/ 12K mile lease. my selling price was $50,300. MSRP $53, 435.

    I live in NJ.
  • Hello, I have the following offer:

    - 528i with Sat Radio, NAV not much else.
    - MSRP $47,775
    - Sale price $45,930
    (discount of $1,845;
    looks like dealer takes about 4.4% profit over invoice)
    - Lease 3yr at 15k miles /yr
    - Residual is 60%
    - Money Factor .0022
    - $1,155 due at signing (state is NC)
    - Monthly Payment $688 (with 3% state tax)
    - I am current BMW 5-series lease customer

    Based on other recent posts, this doesn't look like a particularly good offer. It looks like a MF of .0018 for returning customer and a discount of around $2,800 is reasonable, with resulting payment of $609?

    Comments? Thanks in advance.
  • x021627x021627 Posts: 148
    i think you should push for more of a discount from MSRP or more preferably a markup on invoice of 2% or less. I currently have a deal where my 528xi with MSRP of $53425 was offered to me for $50,300. Invoice is $49K ish. don't remember exactly. My monthly payment will be $664 for 36 months/ 12k miles. I ordered exactly what I wanted on 1/5/08 and it hit the port on 2/8/08.

    Good Luck! :shades:
  • x021627x021627 Posts: 148
    I got an offer from a dealer for a 535xi with the following:
    -cold, premium, auto, usb/ipod, navi for $54700 exluding tax and registration fees. Is this a good deal? MSRP for this car is $57525. Invoice is $52935.

    I can get a 535 with all of the above for $52,625. what do you think? MSRP for this car is $55325.
    :cry:
  • Hi, I got a quote about 528i and I was wonder if it's good deal. It's $1000 above invoice. I heard that the 2009 5 series will be coming in around May or June. Since it will be a brand new design, so maybe I can get a bargain for 08 5 series in Summer time?
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