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



  • buyabuya Posts: 74
    I got responses like "call me" need more info" "might have something for you"...

    Did you say the 328 is body style is dead? ...I didn't look at the style, just how it drives and the interior. What might be a good price to buy at this time? Thanks. The guy is still talking MSRP, and it's a 2012!
  • gurmgurm Posts: 27
    Hi, I am about to order a new 335xi, fully loaded. The only thing I am leaving out is M-sport package. The MSRP is coming out to be around 56k.

    What would be the good sale price?

    BTW, I almost bought a 2012 535xdrive for 8500 under msrp but cancelled it considering the fun factor to be more in 3 series.

    Thanks in advance!
  • flightnurseflightnurse 35K feetPosts: 2,081
    You can't get the M- Sport Package when you get AWD.... BTW, I would have gotten the 535 over the 335 for that price, since you are paying roughly the same amount of money...
  • gurmgurm Posts: 27
    Well the actual factor was some shipping problem, I was buying it from out of state but shipping didn't work out for my plans.

    Now deciding to buy 3 series locally. What would be good price for 3 series for msrp of 56k?
  • flightnurseflightnurse 35K feetPosts: 2,081
    First if the dealer who was selling the 535i at 8500 off MSRP could not ship it to your local BMW good thing you walked from the deal.. There was a problem, second no one can tell you what to pay for the 335ix, each region is different, and different regions have different discounts. Since I do not know where you live, can answer your question, however, go to this will give you an idea on what cars are selling for in your area...
  • bberkebberke Posts: 26
    anyone have lease rates for 2012 models. Generally this a great time of year to pick up last years models, but everyone seems to focus on 2013 which I don't understand considering the car did not change much especially the 328.
  • sicce1sicce1 Posts: 4
    I recently bought a 2012 328i, and the MF was 0.00115
  • buyabuya Posts: 74
    What is the OTD price please? Just got quoted on a 2013 base 328i with prem at $42.6k OTD @ 6.25 tax incl. Never leased a car. What's your lease details, like max miles per year, length of lease, monthly payment, initial out of pocket cost and what's included, over limit per mile cost, residual value of car, etc.? Thank you.
  • sicce1sicce1 Posts: 4
    edited October 2012
    MSRP $45,145
    Selling price $40,970
    Tax 7%
    Residual = 59%
    MF= 0.00115
    36mnts 15K/yr
    $0 Down (not a penny, not even 1st mnts payment)

    lease payment $509/mnt
  • buyabuya Posts: 74
    Not too shabby. $509 x 35 or 36 months is still about $18k for 3 years of driving the car you like @ 15k/yr. But what do you need to pay at the end of the lease? Dents, scratches, ... how much end-of-lease fees if you just return the keys? Got to ask. Rented a car from a not publicly owned "E........." rental company before and the car flipped over because I guessed was lack of maintenance (heard other customerSS complaining at their office and didn't know to run!!). And those people said they're gonna sue me for that!! Got me scared for many years. Bad people! Bad business! But they thrived through the decades!
  • Hey Carman, been reading on these forums for the last 2 months and found your knowledge and advice to be great--was hoping you could help me out as I'm in the market for a new lease:

    1. What should the monthly payment be around for a 2013 335xi---36 month lease/ 15,000 miles per year? The MSRP is $57,000 with the options that I want and it would be no money down---

    2. Also I could close in October or wait a month. Do you think November would be a better time to lease?

    I just wanted a baseline to compare prices and if you could give me the money factor for October and residual for the 335 xi/ 36 months and the 328 xi 36 months---both would be 15,000 miles per year....thanks for your help

  • flightnurseflightnurse 35K feetPosts: 2,081
    I believe carman already posted the Oct MF and it is .00115... YOu might be able to get a better deal on a 2012 335ix over a 2013.... If you are looking for the best deal...
  • October 2012....I am looking at ordering a 2013 335i convertible. MSRP 56,785. What would a fair price be for a 36 month lease, with 12K miles and -0- cap (I will pay first month and inceptions at closing). I am in NJ, and am coming off a BMW 1 series lease, if that matters and I have excellent credit. Looking at BMW site, with current offer of $529 (10K miles) with $3,500 down on an auto with an MSRP of $55,695, I am anticipating a price of $675. Is that reasonable? Is there a way that you could see the payment being lower?
  • flightnurseflightnurse 35K feetPosts: 2,081
    Since you have a BMW lease, it wont be hard to lease another BNW, and if your payment history with BMWFS is perfect, then sliding into a 335ix wont be hard at all. Once again no one can tell you what is a good deal or not, that is up to you. If you are OK with mid 500/m car payments and want mim out of pocket, which is a very doable thing...
  • Trying to decide between dealership and Carmax.

    2009 328xi 32,000 for 27,400 pre taxes and such.

    2009 328xi 22,000 for 25,998 pre taxes and such.

    Any thoughts about better place to buy?

    Also, warranty question.
    BMW is asking $5000 for 100,000 miles vs. Carmax is asking $1,800 for 100,000 miles. Any ideas about the difference between the warranties and which you would go for?

    Appreciate any advice!
  • flightnurseflightnurse 35K feetPosts: 2,081
    What packages do the cars have?

    Is the BMW dealer price including Certified Pre-Ownered warranty ?

    Just to let you know my niece was able to get a 2009 BMW 328i with 34K miles on it for $24K and this was a CPO, her's was fully loaded, Sports package, Premium package, convenience package, xenon headlights, conform access, bllack with oyster interior... I'm not too sure the AWD is worth the extra 3K...
  • insidecarbuyinsidecarbuy NYCPosts: 95
    Hey Dashfb1,

    There are great incentives on the 335i convertible especially when your coming out of a BMW. I just helped a friend get a similar one as the one you're looking for. You can get this car for about $1,500 behind invoice minus the $750 loyalty and $300 first month payment waiver. (There is also an addition $1,000 if you took part in the BMW USA Drive Event over the summer for the new 3 series, my friend didn't do this so the price below doesn't include the $1,000 from the drive event). Here is the deal you should be looking for… Good Luck!

    Saturday, October 06, 2012 2:16:04 PM
    Customer Name: Inside Car Buying LLC WD Deal ID: 613
    Sale Vehicle: New 2013 BMW 3 SERIES 133K 2dr Conv 335i w/AC , Automatic , Odom: 0
    Payment Details
    Term 36
    Base Payment 533.53
    Total Payment 533.53
    Purchase Option 35,206.70
    MSRP 56,785.00
    Est. Miles Per Year 12,000
    Disposition Fee 350.00
    Excess Mileage Charge 0.20
    Amount Due at Signing
    1st Month Payment 533.53
    Acquisition Fee 725.00
    Fees & Insurance 247.50
    Upfront Taxes 1,475.60
    Total Inception Fees 2,981.63
    Total Cash Required on Delivery 2,981.63
    Tax Information
    Customer State: New York Customer County: WESTCHESTER
    Type Amount Rate Paid
    Cashdown Tax 59.00 7.3750 Upfront
    Upfront Tax 1,416.60 7.3750 Upfront
    Fee Information
    Description Amount Paid
    Reg 150.00 Upfront
    Insp 10.00 Upfront
    Title 12.50 Upfront
    DocFee 75.00 Upfront
  • I'm not able to reproduce the wonderful payments that people have reported here. Am I doing something wrong in my calculation? For instance, in sicce1's deal, the selling price is $40,970, tax is 7%, residual is 59%, MF is 0.00115 and $0 down. Monthly payment of $509 (3 years)
    I calculate:
    Residual is 40,970 x 59% = 24172
    Depreciation is (40,970 - 24,172)/36 = 466.61
    Finance is (40970 + 24172) x 0.00115 = 74.91
    Total without tax $541.52
    Total with tax $579.42
  • flightnurseflightnurse 35K feetPosts: 2,081
    I'm betting there was a trade or some sort of rebate included in the deal,
  • buyabuya Posts: 74
    Erh, I've never leased and I don't know nothing about! But it looks odd if the sale price is x amount and you want to add more to it for financing. Looks like the finance total is 65,142. Is that right? Is the depreciation supposed to be a double whammy?
  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 70,273
    It's just a calculation to get the finance charge... The two numbers (cap cost + depreciation) are added together, to get an average amount financed...

    When the money factor constant is calculated, it is halved, to make up for the two amounts being added together...


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  • buyabuya Posts: 74
    edited October 2012
    Thanks. So the weighted average of those numbers is inherent in the MF! that makes me think how do they get the MF? But not going to mess with leasing...

    Please anyone bought (not lease) a 328i recently??? Need to know who paid what and where for what year 328i with prem. Is my nice salesman's quote high at $42.6k otd. Thanks.
  • dr335dr335 Posts: 1
    Wifey just gave me green signal for a 335 xi (need awd for snow)! I am super excited, and am looking at this 2011 cpo car. It was a "corporate fleet" vehicle.

    12000 miles
    Cold weather package
    Premium package
    Heated steering
    Bmw apps

    Price: $41000

    I would veruch appreciate any advice regarding the price.

    Many thanks!
  • Hello all, I just paid the deposit for the following car. Let me know what you think about the deal I got...

    2013 328i Sedan Alpine White, Black/Red highlight Dakota lthr
    Sport Line, Auto
    Premium package
    Driver Assistance pkg
    Nav and BWM assist with BT
    IBEX paint protection, Nitrogen and Tinted windows

    $1,200 down (includes 1st payment)
    35 payments of $680 - 12k miles/year
    61% residual

    MSRP: $47,045, Invoice Price $43,855
    I'm in Texas so tax is 6.25%

    This is supposed to be MF of .00155 with invoice price + $573, + $700 to take my trade-in which has two payments due totaling $800.

  • flightnurseflightnurse 35K feetPosts: 2,081
    I think that is high, the Money Factor for Oct, is .00135, of course this is with top tier credit. But $608/m is high...
  • MSRP is 42k. Can get it for $36.5k. Is this a good deal?

  • Thanks flightnurse--

    I tried looking for a 2012 335xi coupe but the dealers seem to be sold out--
    Stopped by and test drove the xi today and the salesman worked up the following--let me know your thoughts--

    MSRP--- 56445 ( 335xi coupe / premium pak/ nav/ m sports pak with 18 inch wheels/ )

    Selling Price--53493

    Residual : 60%

    MF: .00135

    For 15,000 miles/ 36 months and $3000 down ( all taxes , fees, and 1st months payment ), it will be $645 a month...
    Is this decent/ bad : can I move the needle lower?

    Thanks for reading
  • flightnurseflightnurse 35K feetPosts: 2,081
    More info would make it easier to see if it is a good deal, but let me ask you, What do you think?
  • flightnurseflightnurse 35K feetPosts: 2,081
    edited October 2012
    First off the current M-sport package has been watered down, it doesn't have sport suspension like the previous generations, From reading what the M-SPort package is now, is has parts from the old Sports package and M style rims and body work. It doesn't even have sport suspension..

    MSRP--- 56445 ( 335xi coupe / premium pak/ nav/ m sports pak with 18 inch wheels/ )

    What other options do you have? I come up with $50,045 as MSRP for what you have posted.
  • The buildout looks like this:

    2013 BMW 335xi coupe--- $46,800

    Metallic color white--- $550
    M Sport Package-- $2200
    Coral red dakota leather-- $1450
    Premium Package-- $2000
    BT with BMW Assist-- $650
    Navigation-- $2150
    Heated Seats-- $500
    Keyless entry-- $500

    Total is 56,800---they are discounting to 53500--thanks for your help
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