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



  • rakaraka Posts: 1
    can somebody comment on this offer

    2010 328xi- 18k miles on it
    premium package
    xenon lights
    heating steering wheel and steptroncic

    dealer is asking 34K OTD . is it good price????
  • sg208sg208 Posts: 5
    edited June 2011
    Just got this car over the weekend 5 hours away from home in Utah. I live in Idaho, been shopping for about a month all over the northwest for our first entry level luxury and stumbled upon a white 2007 328xi with 45k miles with a bit warranty left on it on Pretty much stock 328xi from lease return with premium package, ipod+usb and that's about it. I think I made a great deal. About $23K out the door at BMW of Murray since I didn't have to pay tax because i'll be bringing the car back to Idaho, about $1.5K on tax so roughly around $24.5K for everything. I saved about $3k if I were to buy it in Idaho, Boise to be exact. Spent about $150 for one way airline ticket and $60 gas to fill up the tank from Utah to home is still a great savings for us. We were happy with the purchase, and wife happy. Coming from 2000 Subaru Impreza 2.5RS with 140k miles to this sweet used bimmer is something I'm grateful of. It's just WOW, BMW rocks ... and so does BMW of Murray with smooth buying experience.

    What do you think guys?
  • sg208sg208 Posts: 5
    edited June 2011
    If you like the car then YES, it's a great deal. I live in Idaho and about $34.9K before everything added (tax, doc fee, etc.) in here for something like that. As long as the carfax checks in, no accident or anything, not California car and YOU'D LOOK COOL IN IT, heck yeah it's a great deal! It's just California people dont take care their car and they drive like maniacs. If you can avoid that at all.
  • fkongfkong Posts: 11
    I am looking into leasing a 328i sedan. Anyone here leased one recently? What were the terms/mileage restrictions? I'm looking into one with the following specs:

    328i Sedan
    Metallic paint
    M Sport Package
    Premium Package
    Value Package
    Convenience Package

    I am in So Cal. Pasadena area, to be more specific.

    Thanks! :D
  • bartnj07bartnj07 Posts: 3
    I leased a 2011 BMW 328i xdrive coupe, Alpine with saddle brown leather inside, steptronic no navigation. My annual mileage limit is 12k miles. My monthly payments inc tax are $585, I live in NJ. I put down $5000 but I traded in 2007 VW Jetta with 61k miles on it, on which I still owed over $12000. So my entire down payment was applied towards the "negative equity" on the Jetta.
  • Was looking to buy a new BMW 3 series, hopefully the 335i if things go my way.

    Now every car in the world has its problems, apart from randomly hitting trees.
    Just wanted to know from an honest non bias point of view, what problems can I expect with the new BMW 3 Series?
  • aku_05aku_05 Posts: 7
    I am looking at 2008 335i as well with 28500 miles on it. Can you tell me what options does your car have?

    The one I am looking at has everything except Nav.

    Dealer is asking for 32K
  • aku_05aku_05 Posts: 7
    edited July 2011
    I am looking at CPO 2008 335i with following --


    Asking price $31 + TAX

    Need to act on this FAST. Does this sound like a GOOD Deal?

    Thanks In Advance.
  • aku_05aku_05 Posts: 7
    I have been shopping for a 328i X drive for last few months.

    This is what I was offered for 2011 (4500 miles on it) - loaded except Nav

    MSRP: 37,786
    Month Factor : 0.00185
    36 months lease
    Residual: 63%

    Monthly : 539 with Tax.

    Hope this helps
  • roadburnerroadburner Posts: 10,278
    Go to BMWNA's website and search for similar CPO cars. That will give you a good idea of what other dealers are asking.

    Mine: 1995 318ti Club Sport / 2014 M235i / 1999 Wrangler / 1996 Speed Triple Challenge Cup Replica Wife's: 2016 i3 REX/2009 Cooper Clubman Son's: 2009 328i

  • anj212anj212 Posts: 1
    I purchased a 328i with convenience, premium, sport, value and navigation. The MSRP was $45,275 and I paid $40,520 before TTL. I had a good and quick experience purchasing from Peter Pan BMW in northern California.
  • aku_05aku_05 Posts: 7
    Looking at a 2008 328i with 36757 miles on it.

    The CarFAX shows Airbag deployed, No structural damage, Under Warranty until 50k or 2013 (whichever comes first).

    Premium pacakge
    heated seats

    Asking 20k + Tax.

    Should I GO FOR IT?

  • carpedrewum,

    For a while, the 335i had problems with high pressure fuel pump failures. Essentially, that would lead to problems with the car starting, and if the pump failed while driving, the vehicle would lose power and be forced to operate at lower speeds. However, to my knowledge, BMW has since corrected this problem. Other than that, I'm not aware of any severe problems with the vehicle.
  • driversedge,

    Thanks, that really helped a lot.
  • fooglefoogle Posts: 9
    Hi, I need to buy a demo 2011 335 xi with Nav quickly. I was given initial quotes of $45k+TTL or lease of $700 a month (36K, 36months, no down and monthly includes 6% tax) for the following options from two separate dealers. Does anyone think is it possible to get it down to $40k or $600 a month lease? Thanks a bunch!

    2011 335 xi demo
    3000 miles
    auto, with premium pkg, cold weather pkg, navigation.
    warranty expires in Dec. 2013
    MSRP is $52k
  • nyccarguynyccarguy Stamford, CTPosts: 11,320
    You'd have to look up the car's invoice and tell how much of a deal you are getting.

    They are already offering to sell you the car at $7,000 off MSRP, which is pretty good for a $52,000 BMW. To ask for a full $15,000 off sticker discount might be a little on the greedy side. As for leasing, they might be trying to make money off you by marking up the lease rate. What is the lease rate (money factor) & residual they are quoting you on the car?

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

  • fooglefoogle Posts: 9
    nyccarguy, thanks for your help. I never lease a car before, so not that familiar with the lease rate and residual. But on the spreadsheet that he gave us contains the lease and financing option for all models, it says this models is 0.00185 lease rate and 60% residual value. Also, this is a demo that has been on the road for 8 months with 3k miles on it, would it still justify to be about $10k under MSRP (including the current $1850 incentive)? Thanks again and appreciated your help.
  • y958y958 Posts: 1
    328, xdrive, premium, convenience, value (everything but nav), MSRP new was $43.4.

    This one was used by dealer as a loaner, 18k miles.

    Paid $31.9 with new car financing rates on the loan.

    Good deal?
  • stone3stone3 Posts: 9
    Does any of you know when BMW will start a rebate for 2011 328i convertible?
    And do you know how much the rebate will be?
    I am thinking of making a deal on 7/31 or Thanksgiving holiday period.
    I visited three dealers today and all of them gave me almost the same discount ~3.3K off from MSRP, which I think should be more for 2011 model. I was expecting at least 5K off from MSRP.
    Probably I should wait till Nov or Dec to get 5K off???
    Thank you in advance.
  • graphicguygraphicguy SW OhioPosts: 10,133
    No incentives that I'm aware of on 3 convertibles. Don't know if that will change in November or not. You can wait around and see, though. The risk there would be if a dealership will carry convertibles in November.

    $3.3K off on one right now seems about right (depending on options).
    2018 Acura TLX SH AWD ASpec
  • gryangryan Posts: 35
    You might get $4000 off but i would doubt you could get $5000, i tried a lot of dealers and was not able to get 5000 off, What state are you in?
  • graphicguygraphicguy SW OhioPosts: 10,133
    I know that BMW corporate was offering a $1,000 incentive if you participated in your dealer's "Drive for the Olympics" event (test driving and doing a comparison between BMWs vs their competition). I took advantage of that when I bought my coupe. But, I think those events are finished.

    They were also offering $1,840 off xDrive coupes and sedans (which I also took advantage of). But, I think that incentive expired on 6/30. Not sure if they extended it, or not.
    2018 Acura TLX SH AWD ASpec
  • gryangryan Posts: 35
    Are you in the northeast
  • bmwleaserbmwleaser Posts: 17
    Hi car_man and kyfdx,
    I plan on closing out this transaction by end of this week, so any advice would be greatly appreciated !
    My 2008 328i (no added features except ipod adapter + titanium silver color) end of lease buy out price is set at 21122 $.
    Here are the other stats :
    MSRP - 31749 $
    Res - 21122 $ ( 66% residual value)
    My monthly lease payments (including tax) was 400$ even (quite a good offer around the 2008 time frame, don't you think ?)

    Here are some lingering questions before I close out this deal :
    a) I have tried calling/haggling with multiple dealers and BMW-FS and it's now clear that no one will reduce the Residual value of 21122$, so if I choose to buy out the vehicle it will be at that price + tax + title/Reg etc .... Is this surprising to you ? More importantly is 21122$ a reasonable figure for a 328i (with the above extra features) with 24K miles.

    b) Doesn't 66% residual seem a bit on the higher side ? This was obviously done to lower my monthly lease payments, in which case do I have any chance to bargain for a lower residual ?

    c) I am not interested in CPO or extended maint since this is not going to be my primary car and I anticipate only around 50K miles in the next 3 years which is when the extended warranty/maint will expire. Besides after doing some calculations , it looks like for my mileage, spending out of pocket for the maint will be cheaper than buying the pre-paid extended maint ( offered to me at around 2500$) . Is this true ?

    Sorry about so many questions, but any insight into this will be greatly appreciated!

    Waiting to hear from you

  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 64,724
    a) I don't know if it is reasonable... Check comparable cars on the lots and see what they are asking.. Used cars are expensive, right now.

    b) 66% residual was high.... that's what made your payments so low, as you noted. That makes for a good lease deal, but not such a good buy at the end of the lease.

    c) Yes... the extended warranty/maintenance wouldn't be a good deal, if you are only going to put 15K-20K on the car over the next three years.. you are covered for the first year, already.. $21K is pretty expensive for a second car that won't be driven much.


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  • bmwleaserbmwleaser Posts: 17
    thanks for your inputs.
    I've shopped around for 2008 328i with mileage/features like mine and find that 21K is as low as it can get ... as you noted used cars are at a all time high right now ... bad time to buy one :(

    what is typical residual val for 328i ? 64 % ?

  • graphicguygraphicguy SW OhioPosts: 10,133
    I'm in OHIO. But, the Drive for the Olympics program (and subsequent incentive) was a nationwide promotion. I don't know how long it ran. I know in my neck of the woods it ran about a month ago and lasted a couple of weeks.
    2018 Acura TLX SH AWD ASpec
  • gryangryan Posts: 35
    If i was you, i would just lease again, BMW continues to put high residuals on leases so your payments will be low again, plus you will get free maintenance on the new car, i just leased a 54,000 convertable for under $500 per month
  • gryangryan Posts: 35
    I think now would be the best time to lease the convertable, especially if your are in the northeast
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