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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: 14
    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: 14
    $1000 cash only available on 3 series sedans.
  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 22,081
    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.

    '17 F150 Crew 2.7; '67 Coronet R/T; '14 Town&Country Limited; '09 LR2 HSE. 44-car history and counting!

  • 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: 774
    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: 14
    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: 11
    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: 7
    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
  • carnut66carnut66 Posts: 3
    Hi - I am looking to purchase a 6speed 335xi - here's the initial offer from a dealer it is a BMW executive car- any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.

    2008 335xi 6 speed
    6500 miles
    Cold Weather Package
    Premium Package
    Sport Package (with the 17” wheels and all-season tires)
    Comfort Access
    Park Distance Control (rear)
    Navigation System
    Satellite (Sirius) Radio

    In service date - 11/7/09
    BMW CPO - 6 years 100k miles from above date

    Price before taxes - $ 40,000

    Any opinions on the deal would be welcome.

    Thanks in advance.
  • You didn't list the exact options the 335 CPO has.

    currently 2009 BMW has $3,000 marketing support till 5/31/2009 for 335i, 335d, 335xi ! and $1,500 finance cash bonus!
  • Are people able to obtain a purchase price (or cap cost for leasing) of under the invoice for 335i coupes and sedans? If so, how much under invoice have people gotten? I'm trying to gauge how much I can anticipate being able to bargain. Since BMW raised their prices, I'm thinking it might be possible to bargain more...

    Thanks for any info on this!
  • stunyccpastunyccpa Posts: 45
    Currently I own a 2002 325i 4DR Sedan that I love. However, when I brought my car in for service a few months ago I was given a 335xi loaner that I really liked alot. It was black on black with an automatic, comfort access, & heated seats.

    I would love a 335i coupe, but living in NYC I think the jump from the 328i coupe to the 335i is a waste of money. I would be looking for leather, premium package, heated seats (or cold weather package), upgraded sound system, xenon headlamps, & comfort access. (I may be able to live without the upgraded sound system)

    Could anyone tell me how much I should be expecting to pay a month in a guess-estimate range on a 3 year lease/10k miles a year?

    Also what do you think I should do with my 2002 325i with about 46,000 miles on it? Should I trade it in, or try to sell it privately?
  • stunyccpastunyccpa Posts: 45
    Also does anyone if there are any deals out there being cut on the new 2009 M3's, particluarly the hard-top convertible?

    Purchase & lease or are they pushing 1 more?
  • stunyccpastunyccpa Posts: 45
    $12,000 of the M3 convertible only if your purchase it?

    A 335i, bought from an auction, with no paper work. My instinct says keep looking. How do you know the car doesn't really have 40k, 50k, 60k miles on it & they turned it back? I'm not familiar with cars bought at auctions, but I guess you may want to verify he holds the true title to the car also.
  • Getting ready to turn in current car and lease an '09 328i. Dealing with United BMW in Atlanta area.

    Options are:

    Steptronic Automatic Transmission
    17" V-spoke wheels
    Heated front seats
    Nav system
    HD radio
    Satellie radio
    Premium hi-fi Logic 7 stereo system
    Ipod and USB adapter
    Premium package

    Edmunds calculates invoice price to be $40,880 and I offered $41,280 and I intend to negotiate up from the invoice price and am comfortable with that.

    I could use help with the financing numbers in regards to the MF and residual

    They are offering $43,300
    MF = .00145
    Residual is 64% on 24 month lease and 57% on 36 month lease
    $1000 down
    Lease payments are $795 on 24 month and $649 on 36 month
    15k miles per year

    Is this a good deal even if I take their price, which I do not intend to do. Any feedback would be appreciated.
  • I went with my friend who I was visiting in Middletown, RI to buy a new 2009 BMW 3 Series 328i and was pleasantly surprised with the people at BMW of Newport . They were very helpful and informative and we got a special internet price of $38,169.00 since we checked their website before we went down to the dealership!
  • I got curious about the pricing on the same 2009 BMW 3 Series 328i sedan near my area in Torrance, CA and found that South Bay BMW has a really nice internet price of $35,750.00!! Looks like you might be getting a little ripped off over there in Atlanta!
  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 64,685
    South Bay BMW sells about 450 cars per month... Plus, they probably have a dozen other BMW dealerships within 40 miles of them.

    Trying to compare prices on the other side of the country might be a stretch....


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