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



  • Firebird_EOUFirebird_EOU Posts: 250
    if it's out of warranty? Does that mean we should get the extended warranty if we are keeping the car to 100k miles and beyond? Is the fuel pump redesigned for 2011 model?
  • carbirdcarbird Posts: 12
    In closely reviewing the 528 specs I see the standard wheels and tires are 17" with 225/55 run flat tires. I think 17" is too small. Does anyone have experience with optioning 18" wheels when purchasing a 528 ( or 3 series) ? And the upgrade price ? I don't see this option offered in the specs and would like some knowledge when visiting dealers.

    Also comments on run flat tires. In the past they were disliked by BMW owners due mainly to wear and rough ride.
  • carbirdcarbird Posts: 12
    Gardis, sorry I missed your comments on the run RFT's. Thank you. Any knowledge about upgrading wheel size from 17" to 18 ? My previous message. Your past input is appreciated.
  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 64,727
    It looks like the 18" are only available with the Sport Package ($2200)..

    But, you should check with a dealer.. sometimes, there are options available on ordered cars that don't show up on-line.... I would guess that if 18" were an option from the factory, they would be around $800-$900.. As a dealer accessory, probably $2000.

    Why do you consider the 17" too small? Looks?


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  • carbirdcarbird Posts: 12
    Thank you kyfdx, yes I worried the car will look goofy ( for want of a better word). I have an A4 with 17" wheels they look just right , on a larger car I don't know . The dealer lots I have looked on are wiped out of 528's
    and I see only 18" and larger wheels. $800 upgrade would be ok as I don't need the sport option. Going to check out dealers tomorrow. Any further info is helpful.

    Guess everyone thinks RFT are ok.
  • gardisgardis Posts: 185
    I have 19" sport rims on my 530i (2007) as measured from outer edge of rim straight across to outer edge (is that how you measure them?). They come with the sport package. If you get a basic 528, you will get basic rims, I don't know what size they are. The BMW rims are very very expensive, can easily cost over $2000 for a full set of 4, depending on the style. Go to BMW and you can check them out.
    I asked about that one time when I was looking at a 530XI which for some reason, had Sports pkg, but the standard 5 series rims (which I don't happen to care for).
    I don't know what they are talking about the "$800 upgrade" those sport rims are almost $800 EACH. Very expensive. Unless you go to after market rims, then that is something else. Let me know how you make out..........good luck.
  • lhn5lhn5 Posts: 37
    edited June 2010
    Do you mean that the 535i are available now but the 528 wont ship until after the summer? If considering both how would you choose between the two? Also...if ventilated seats are important to me, how can i figure out the minimum other features are required to get that?
  • subenriesubenrie Posts: 5
    I got one 528 xi yesterday, got 6k on it. with premium pkg, Navigation , MSRP was 51,800

    I paid $40,900 for it,, is it a good deal?

    I'm pretty happy with the price. I just hate the rust on the brake, anybody knows how to clean it up?

  • gardisgardis Posts: 185
    I had the same problem with my 2007 530i, nothing really you can do about it. After awhile you don't notice it. I called it to the attention of the dealer but they said it was normal. I had rusting on the lugnuts, but they changed those right away for me.
    I haven't even noticed it lately.
  • x021627x021627 Posts: 152
    Are you saying the 2011 528xi will now have RFT? I own a 2008 and the RFT were not standard. I live in NJ and with the roads not being the best with potholes from the winter especially, this is a negative for me. I have a friend who has the 18" RFT on this 2008 335 and he is on tire #8. He's more than happy he got the tire insurance, but there is no give in the RFT's and when hitting a pothole, well........

    I wonder if previously the non AWD 528's had the run flats. Does anyone know for sure? I haven't seen the specs on the 528 x-drive online. I heard you can order them from the dealer for Sept. delivery. My lease is up in Feb. 2011. :shades:
  • tuffluck1tuffluck1 Posts: 1
    hi, i am getting a 2007 530i CPO this week for 29k even. it is loaded with the premium package, nav. the only thing it does not have is the logic7 sound system. has 45k miles and 2/2011 is when the factory warranty expires and the CPO 2-year warranty begins. i think i got a really good deal. the other 530i on the lot has 30k miles and the price on that is 35k. less miles, but either way they both end their factory warranty in 7 months, and i will only drive probably 5k miles in that time anyway...

    considered with the run flat tire issue. but i don't know if it was common on this year/model?
  • I'm negotiating on a 2010 528xi exec demo with 10K miles, MSRP is $50K and I'm at a price of $37,750. Seems like a good deal but would appreciate opinions.
  • carbirdcarbird Posts: 12
    I have been looking for a 2011 528xi and have seen a few 2010 528xi's. They are selling in the 40K range , well equipped. 37,750 seems good, but you must know what the options are on the car. For example leather package ( $1800) and premium package 2 ( $4900) MSRP amount to $6.700 putting the 528xi price over $55,600.
    Go to Edmunds new cars and spec the car out you will know exactly MSRP and Invoice. You can judge from there. If you do buy and are on the east coast would you let me know the dealer. I have been trying to get a quote on a 2011 528 xi and am told the "official" prices are not released yet. Good luck
  • I already knew the options - the MSRP was $49,875. I actually got a slightly lower price on another 528xi, but it was a service loaner rather than a one owner, plus my wife didn't like the color.
  • jazzy15jazzy15 Posts: 9
    Just FYI folks....2008 535i around 40K miles. Prem Pkg, Cold Pkg, Navigation and a few others things (CPO and 100K Maint Plan).....paid $33K
  • subenriesubenrie Posts: 5
    Hi guys, I'm changing the 2010 528 xi to 2011 535i, the MSRP is $56,000, with premium pkg, cold weather, etc. what should I really pay for it? the invoice is something around $51,100. I have to make decision soon, so any quick advice will be highly appreciated!!
  • smithsongasmithsonga Posts: 123
    Great price Jazzy. We picked up a 2007 550i with 40k miles a year ago for $35k (CPO).
  • smithsongasmithsonga Posts: 123
    subenrie: what is 528xi price? Do you need the awd?

    I prefer the 2010 styling myself. You have to drive both to decide if you really need the extra power. We leased a 528i over a 535i a few years ago and didnt feel the extra $$$ / month was worth it.

    If you are buying, better get a good price on the 528 as its value is already down.
  • jdbmwjdbmw Posts: 3
    Before you jump at the 2011 535i check out this months cover story comparison in Car & Driver with the 2011 535, Audi A6, and Infiniti M45....the 2011 came in LAST!
    (When was the last time you saw a BMW come in last in any C&D comparison???)

    From what I can tell the 2011 is a step back from the 2008-2010 535is in terms of performance and handling. If you're looking for a mini-7 series though it may be worth the extra $$.
  • subenriesubenrie Posts: 5
    Thanks for the advice.

    the 2010 528xi we bought was a demo with 6k on it. we drove for a week and found a lot problems with that car. fortunately the dealer is willing to exchange the car for us. Currently it's hard to find a brand new 2010 model and the dealer offer us $53,160 (MSRP is $56,176) for a brand new 2011 535i. Should I go for it or should I look for another 2010 model?
  • gobears2gobears2 Posts: 23
    Hi all. I am in the market for a new/low mile 2010 535xi and I am hoping all of the buzz of the new model 5 series will create a "buying opportunity". Any recent purchase info would be appreciated. thanks in advance.
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  • You can get great deals on 2010. They have $4500 dealer incentive, plus over $4k margin. I got a exec demo for $12k off list, plus 2.9 financing for 72 mo
  • smithsongasmithsonga Posts: 123
    wow..great deal! How many miles on the demo? what which model?
  • wildcat8wildcat8 Posts: 2
    Coolmaru, my car is alpine white.

    As shown in my sales documents, my car was around 39.7K. So taxes and ttl etx cost about 2.8K in TX.
  • raven108raven108 Posts: 1
    edited August 2010
    hey jazzy, did you pay 33k out the door?
    I am currently in the market for an 08 535i but the dealers are pretty reluctant to lower their asking prices. they keep giving me the cost it cost them to repair/maintain the car to justify the none negotiable prices. did you get that when you were buying your car if so, how did you over come it.

  • drgumsdrgums Posts: 51
    buyers beware,,,I am about to be bought out of my lease on my 2009 535xi because of the "HFP stall/engine defective." I have been told that approximately 25% of the 2008- 2010 335 and 535 BMW's have this defect. It is real and dangerous.

    check the various web sites regarding this issue. BMW is dealing with each customer on a case by case basis. I believe they are trying to avoid a recall.( They don't want a "Toyota like recall".)

    It might make sense to go into a 2011 with the new single turbo engine that apparently doesn't have this problem.
  • nyccarguynyccarguy Stamford, CTPosts: 11,325
    So we turned in our X3 on Saturday & the BMW CPO salesman sees our 2010 TSX and asks: "So you're leaving us?"

    I told him yes, unless you have something with a sports package & 6 speed stick that's a fantastic deal.

    He points me to an '08 CPO 550i with SP & 6spd w/ 30K. Asking price is $46K!

    Thanks, but no thanks. Beautiful car though.

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

  • mdx2008mdx2008 Posts: 13
    I just had my fuel pump replaced as well on my 2009. I am very disappointed. This is my 4th BMW but may be my last.
  • gardisgardis Posts: 185
    I looked at a 2008 535i at Bridgeport BMW (CT) in December of 2008, asking $38,900 vehicle had 27K miles on it, looked impeccable with sportspkg and the sports rims.
    Something about those twin turbos made me hesitate, and I'm glad I did. I ended up sticking with what I know: 2007 530i, with BMW's in line 6 cylinder. I'm getting nearly 20mpg city driving, and love the vehicle. Sorry to hear about these problems, I'm surprised. Dont' quite understand why BMW felt they had to introduce a new engine, they have great engines already, why twin turbos? How much power do you need, guys, come on.
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