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Thanks for any help
BMW has a $4000 rebate going on for all 5-series for the month of June. Most dealers won't tell you that. I had to go around to about 4 different dealers in NJ to finally get this info and this best price.
There's also a choice of 60 month 1.9% financing available for the same period, but that dealer cash may not be used in conjunction with special financing or lease rates.
Needless to say, I'm pleased.
I also did carfax just in case and it turned out fine. You can check out everything the person selling the car has bought and sold as well as email the people he did business with to check for a credible seller.
I am very happy that I bought this car because it is flawless. A friend of mine purchased an 01' with 17k less miles, 6 speed and spent almost double what I spent...hmmm I'd rather blow the 23 grand on a new toy rather than give it to a dealer...
Since I was hellbent on getting the fold-down rear seats, I had to compromise color (you guessed it-silver) and accept the cold weather package.
I wanted the 2004 real bad. However, after seeing it, got desperate for the 2003 real quick. Hopefully BMW will get over its identity crisis by the time this baby serves its time.
Thanks in advance.
All My Best,
Can anyone give me feedback on the value of the sport package? Does it give you a harder ride?
We got our 525 for about $2500 under invoice.
Rear fold-down seats
Paid 42000 (excluding taxes)
PS: You gotta test drive one with Sports Pkg; it makes WORLD OF A DIFFERENCE! I didn't want to pay 2K extra for sport pkg, but after I test drove one, I was sold!
The car has yet to be delivered because it's at another dealer's lot. Hopefully, they don't screw it up in transit!
And yeah, thanks to the folks on this board for mentioning the incentive and giving me an idea about the asking price in the bay area.
Would like some input on which one is better
vehicle.Loved the inside of the E320 ride was smooth also.530 was great drive seemed a little tight inside.Will definitely choose between the two cars.Any input would be appreciated.
The Mercedes is a luxury car in every sense of the word. I found The ride heavy and soft. I never really felt comfortable driving the car
because it felt big and heavy and the brakes are very sensitive. I could probably get used to this but getting used to something and liking it are two different things.
The BMW is a driver's car. I felt comfortable driving the car right away and the car was a blast to drive. The interior is not as lush or as big as the Mercedes but I (at 5' 11") was still comfortable in the back seat even with the front seat back quite a ways.
I don't know that you can say that one car is better than the other. It really boils down to which kind of car do you want, performance or super luxury. We will probably go with the BMW because 1)It is more fun to drive 2)This model has been around for a while and is less likely to have problems 3)The 4G rebate. Were it not for the rebate the decision would be even harder but the Mercedes is a very nice car.
I can't imagine being unhappy with either car in the garage!
Doesn't seem that would happen- anyone know?
What are they and are they legit. charges to pass on?
Dealer will tell you these charges (as well as advertising, doc prep, etc are mandatory (regional office, blah blah blah), but EVERYTHING is negotiable. Tell him to deduct amount of charges from the base selling price, i.e. if they got you in telling you they will sell you the car for $40k but "MUST" add on $ 600 for MACO, advertising or whatever, tell him to feel free, but subtract that amount from invoice price first, and sell you the car for what they promised. They may not be willing to go that low, depending on how hard a bargain you struck initially, but it is certainly worth negotiating.
Does anyone know whether the $4,000 incentive will be carried over into July?
The dealer I am buying from acknowledged the 4k rebate and was willing to negotiate from the real invoice price. I ended up getting the car for 2k over the real invoice price. Once the dealer recognizes that you have all of the invoice info it should take less than 5 minutes to agree on a price. Keep in mind that all dealers are not equal I dealt with another dealer first who was only willing to share 1k of the 4k rebate. My advice is to present the dealer with the regular invoice price and see if he agrees. Then let them know you know about the 4k and see if they agree to subtract 4k to get the real invoice price then negotiate from there. If not they are probably playing games.
What part of the country were you able to negotiate a more favorable arrangement?
I just got 525i with PP, auto, rear fold down seat, xenon and paid $35990 (excluding tax) at Allison.
I shopped the price with several other dealerships -- a couple of which would match it, but a couple were incredulous, and told me the deal was too good to be true. Bought the car for $3000 under original invoice. (I caved in on Adv, MACO, but held fast on doc fee). Most pain-free car purchase ever!
And salesman delivered car to me gratis! (2 hr drive).
(Loaded 540ia -- had planned on buying a 530 in May, but waited and couldn't pass up the 540 at this price -- and no regrets.
I hear the rebate has been extended through July.