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      10-19-2013, 07:30 AM   #1
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$5500 to certify???!?!? help needed

I am looking at a 2011 335i m-sport, and the dealer (BMW) has it listed as a used (not certified) car, with only 33K miles. I told them I want to certified and asked why it was not. they said they don't certify many of teir cars to keep the price point down. I searched their site and they have a lot of low mileage 2011 BMWs that are not certified so this seems legit.

here's the odd part, when I asked how much to get it as a CPO, the price went up $5500. and the salesman didn't even know if it needed new tires. I figured maybe $2000-$2500 to certify it. any ideas why they would do that? it has a clean carfax.
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I am looking at a 2011 335i m-sport, and the dealer (BMW) has it listed as a used (not certified) car, with only 33K miles. I told them I want to certified and asked why it was not. they said they don't certify many of teir cars to keep the price point down. I searched their site and they have a lot of low mileage 2011 BMWs that are not certified so this seems legit.

here's the odd part, when I asked how much to get it as a CPO, the price went up $5500. and the salesman didn't even know if it needed new tires. I figured maybe $2000-$2500 to certify it. any ideas why they would do that? it has a clean carfax.
Had the same issue last time I was out car hunting. It's a trick!!!! They want to hook you in the cars that are older and they need to sell faster and are already certified. That is why they want to charge you an arm and a leg to certify the 2011 with low miles. Sometimes straight out they tell you they can't certified because it's too "new". Anyway way you look at it. You will lose when buying a car at a dealership,especially if you finance, lease, BMW select(me). My 2 cents.
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How about you just buy an Extended Warranty from BMW? You can wait a bit since your car is still under warranty and it will be much cheaper (almost half).
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How about you just buy an Extended Warranty from BMW? You can wait a bit since your car is still under warranty and it will be much cheaper (almost half).
+1 Yeah that's your best bet.
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      10-21-2013, 04:50 PM   #5
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Off topic, but OP.. how much are you getting the non CPO 2011 335i w/ M sport? I ask b/c I am also in the market for the same vehicle but a sedan.
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update: went to the dealership, and the 335i msport and 328i msport were both in rough shape for 2 year old cars. needed tires, front bumper aprons pulled and torn, etc.

i'm changed my search and am looking at a new 2013 328i msport...
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update: went to the dealership, and the 335i msport and 328i msport were both in rough shape for 2 year old cars. needed tires, front bumper aprons pulled and torn, etc.

i'm changed my search and am looking at a new 2013 328i msport...
You should drive one first...I think you'll go back to what you originally wanted.
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update: went to the dealership, and the 335i msport and 328i msport were both in rough shape for 2 year old cars. needed tires, front bumper aprons pulled and torn, etc.

i'm changed my search and am looking at a new 2013 328i msport...
When I was in the market for a used BMW (from the dealership), I encluntered this also. You just need to be patient because one day you will find one that is mint.
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He probably figured that his price point can't afford a 335 m sport in good condition and that a 328 is a better bet
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bought a brand new 2014 328i msport, no more worrying about CPO bullcrap.
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How about you just buy an Extended Warranty from BMW? You can wait a bit since your car is still under warranty and it will be much cheaper (almost half).
Or get one from your local CU.

Route 66 seems to be a good choice.

iirc BMW does not actually write service warranty/ext warranties... they are all underwritten by another 3rd party company.
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