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      08-01-2012, 02:42 PM   #29
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Drives: 2009 335D
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: United States

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Originally Posted by bigj505 View Post
maybe i drive the wrong car then when its standard to lowball trade-in values on BMWs. im definiltey not about that culture especially when there is a clear difference between trade and suggested retail.

i can understand there has to be some give and im all for it in negotiating. but to say, hey, its a bmw so im going to give you at least 3K less than trade in value so i can sell it for at least a 7K profit. it makes no sense. and this was at a bmw dealer.
its not like i was going to buy another 3 series. i was buying a M3 which has a higher cost anyways.

i traded in an 08 civic si with 70k on it for 13500 when bb trade in was 13500. 0 haggle. just hey it says ur car is worth this so here you go. i doubt im being unreasonable at all.
I don't know the details of the trade for the civic... but to clarify, you are not buying an M3 from the dealer, you are buying a used M3 from the dealer.

Way different experience and haggle strategy.