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      03-06-2006, 03:28 PM   #5
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Drives: '11 E92 M3
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Bay Area, CA

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2011 BMW M3  [4.50]
2008 BMW 335i  [0.00]
2006 BMW 330i  [0.00]
1994 BMW 325i  [0.00]
$500 over invoice would be a really good deal. but in general, you got the right idea, negotiate from invoice up, not from MSRP down. i would skim through this thread, there is a LOT of useful info about negotiation strategies.

as far as stick learning, you can read all you want about it, unless you do it and practice it, it means nothing (well, not nothing, but you know what i mean). so as the above suggested, look for a friend with MT and practice. you'll find that BMW clutch is a lot different from japanese cars so that will take you a little getting use to as well. if you want to find out more specifics about how different the clutch is, search these forums for "CDV" (clutch delay valve).

good luck!
2011 E92 M3 - IB/Beige/Sycamore Wood/6MT/EDC/ZPP2/Nav/PDC/Heated Seats/iPod-USB/Enh. Audio
2008 E92 335i - Montego Blue/Black/Gray Poplar/6MT/ZPP/ZSP/Nav/PDC/Heated Seats/HDRadio/iPod-USB - Sold
2006 E90 330i - Mystic Blue/Black/Aluminum/6MT/ZPP/iDrive/PDC/Heated Seats/Sat. Prep - Sold
1994 E36 325i - Boston Green/Beige/Automatic/ZPP/Heated Seats/Premium Sound - Sold