Originally Posted by pseto
When calling around to various dealerships, try talking to their internet sales manager. they usually can get the best prices.
also, go for the 335.
Yeah, definitely will work thru the Internet guys, rather than have to haggle back and forth in the showroom.
The 335 is the preference. There are two questions. First, the more I read these boards, the more I learn about options that I didn't think I needed - that I feel like I do want now. 6FL is a great example. So the price keeps going up and up and up. At a certain point, I do have a ceiling. Second is that I will hope to have the car for many years - not just a four years and trade it in type of thing - and I'm slightly wary of the twin turbos and how that will affect long-term maintenance once the warranty runs out. Especially since it's not like most BMW mechanics (I'm thinking independent shops, not stealerships) will have much familiarity with them - though that'll change after four years, I guess.