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



  • Are you sure about that? It isn't on BMW's website and the dealer told me it was gone.
  • akjuakju Posts: 6
    HI, guys
    I am new to here and hope to get some suggestions.
    Today I got a email from a dealer and he offer me this:

    2009 Black Sapphire BMW 335i
    Loaded with Sport Package, Sunroof, Steptronic, Sat Radio, IPOD, Bluetooth

    MSRP: $46,920
    Sale Price: $38,445
    Savings: $8475!

    is this a deal or not? can I still negotiate with him? thanks!
  • Akju,

    It depends on how many miles, and condition. Last Saturday, I got the following:

    2009 black sapphire BMW 335i, saddle brown interior, excellent condition, 6300 miles
    Options: Sport, premium, xeon w/ adaptive headlights, comfort access, steptronic, sat radio, Ipod, bluetooth, fold-down rear seats

    MSRP: 50,620
    Price before tax, license, etc: 37,995
    Price after tax, license, regis, 2,500 rebate toward down payment, and before interest: $39,800

    I think I stole that car for that price.... Use this as a good example for your shopping. I think the finance manager made a mistake on the rebate,... I'm not sure if I was supposed to get $2,500 on a 2009 335i. The BMW website listed that rebate for the 2010 model, and 1,500 for the 328i.

    Does anyone know how much the rebate was supposed to be for a 2009 335i?
  • HBlatt1,

    Are you saying that the rebate for a 2009 335i is in fact $2,500, and not $1,500?

    When I bought my 2009 335i last saturday, the finance manager made it look like a "mistake" in my favor when he added a $1,000 to the downpayment to make it $2,500! He was trying to sell me the 2 year extension on the maintenance, and I kept refusing. I felt so good after, thinking I got an extra grand.... but then I'm finding out I was supposed to get $2,500 after all!

    I did get 3.9%, even though the bmw website stated 4.9% for 2010 335i .... not sure if this means for 2009 335i also? Who knows?
  • Akju,

    I forgot to add: Check for blue book value. Price it as a used car even if sold as new. Add miles and as may options as possibe. If price is below "private party value", that's a good price.
  • Lowballer7, it is my understanding that the cash on the 09 335's was $2500, that is what the dealer told me. However, he is now telling me that the $2500 cash is no longer available on 09s or 2010s.
  • hblatt1,

    Thanks for the confirmation! My dealer made it sound like they were giving me a "special deal"... they were just playing games, but I still got a great deal.

    Even though the holiday sales event ended on 1/4 (and rebates), the BMW website lists lower financing rates for most models.... 2.9% instead of 3.9%. Not sure if the rebate offer will come back until next holiday season...
  • akjuakju Posts: 6

    Thanks a lot for your nice suggestion. I will call the dealer to ask for details!

    btw, so you actually paid $39800 finally, right? or you just only paid $39800-$2500? I am a little confused about the rebate.
  • bobp7bobp7 Posts: 41
    The best suprise of the entire sales process was how pleasant it was working with the dealer. I had expected the ususal battle but starting discussions a couple months before lease expiration helped ease the transition. Dealer was Ray Catena Westchester BMW in White Plains, NY. Everybody was helpful from the salesman to the sales manager to the general manager at any given time during the process.
    The deal was part of the Nov/Dec incentive. BMW must have had a very strong finish to 2009 if the level of activity was similar at other dealerships.
  • Hello...I really like the 3 series and am looking at getting one. I want one of the following:

    328i Wagon w/steptronic, M-package and Metallic paint
    335i w/steptronic, M-package and Metallic paint

    It seems that either car with those options will have to be ordered. Do I still have room to negotiate when ordering in a car? Are these cars really going around invoice?
  • is a 06 325i with 62k mileage for $16000 a good buy? or do i expect problems with the car? im afraid that i may shoulder the blows of repairs..btw this is my first BMW hope u guys can help me out.
  • nyccarguynyccarguy Stamford, CTPosts: 11,315
    WOW! That's a fantastic deal on a sick car (except its an automatic). Congratulations!

    2001 Prelude Type SH, 2011 Pilot EX-L 4WD, 2015 Infiniti G37x Q40 AWD

  • nyccarguynyccarguy Stamford, CTPosts: 11,315
    YOU should have the car inspected by an independent mechanic who specializes in BMWs. Does the vehicle have a service history? Has BMWs Inspection II (Major service) been completed?

    2001 Prelude Type SH, 2011 Pilot EX-L 4WD, 2015 Infiniti G37x Q40 AWD

  • sksnsksn Posts: 4
    I signed a contract with a dealer last week under a 60 mo finance term. and they called over the weekend that i do not qualify for the finance "due to my status in U.S". they were trying to talk me into another finance term much shorter than the original one but i refused and told them I do not want the car.

    i found out yesterday that they cashed my down payment AFTER i said i do not want the deal. I called them and was told it would take them "2 weeks to process a return for me". Is that even legal?

    This dealership is very shady, when i was there to sign the contract, they gave me a contract for lease instead of purchase. afterwards i found out the numbers are diff. from what the salesperson originally promised me. the salesperson is very unprofessional and was yelling at me for not taking their car despite their hard work. i would not recommend it to anyone. stay away from this dealership in glendale!!!!!
  • anowlananowlan Posts: 48
    You can deal on a special order. $500 over invoice is a very good deal. $1500 over invoice is about the most to pay, as most dealers would take that deal. European delivery can often save you more.
  • I have been reading in here so long I had to post my deal.Last nite I got 2009 328i ,prem package and more msrp 40,500 for 32,600.Thanks for everyone who posts. 7,800 off no special finance
  • jtlajtla Posts: 373
    Congratulation on the new ride and great price. What region and which dealership?
  • yup it does.. but ima go with the 05 325ci coupe instead! same prize but with only 30k on it.. heard it was a pretty reliable. as i noticed a lot of complaints about the 06 being a problem with its parts breaking young and want a reliable car so ima go with the 05. tnx!
  • akjuakju Posts: 6
    Congratulations on your nice deal!

    how did you contact with dealer? by email, or phone, or go to the dealership?
  • I first went to one dealer,drove car.Then i sent out emails.I gave the salesman my number and he said hed call when he had a new incentive.He did. 3500 off 2009 + 1250 tranmission.I did the rest by phone.They tried to deny the credit when asked but when i said what about the 3500 the said okay.went to huntington park..nick alexanders...right now irvine is excellant too.
  • jtlajtla Posts: 373
    3500 off 2009 + 1250 transmission

    Can you elaborate what is the 1250 transmission? I can't seem to find that incentive on Edmunds. Thanks.
  • It is to credit for Automatic Transmission.
  • jtlajtla Posts: 373
    Thanks. So, this incentive does not apply to manual, then. :(
  • Hi , I'm new here, I need some input
    I want BMW 328 standard, MSRP is ~36K,
    How much should I offer ??
  • sasha12sasha12 Posts: 11
    Hey. I'm assuming San Jose, CA? I bought mine in Roseville recently. Was working with dealers in Concord, Roseville and Sacramento via email.

    I got a 2010 328i auto, prem, sports, xenon, heated seats, for invoice (39.2K). That doesn't include taxes. I also got the 1500 rebate for financing with BMW (3.9%).

    After coming on this forum AFTER I bought I'm kicking myself because I think you can get one for BELOW invoice. People are not lining up to buy cars no matter what the dealerships say.

    I would email all the dealers I mentioned above, ask which one can start with invoice and then ask which one can beat it.

    Another side note: After I got mine from Roseville, dealer in Concord emailed me and told me I should have gone with him as he was going to offer me "8,000" off MSRP. I think he was just upset that I didn't do business with him.


    Good luck.
  • How do I know their invoice ?? Do they let you know
  • You can check
  • Thank you, look like it's kind a more expensive than the Lexus IS250.
    I'm still need to decide 328i or IS250
  • Of course BMW is more expensive since you already paid for the maintenance service in advance for 4 years or 50,000 miles.
  • I decided on a BMW before getting quotes from dealers.
    This way I eliminated comparing quotes across brands.

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