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      11-07-2006, 07:31 PM   #1
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Hi All;

Received a quote from Dealer on 2007 328i Coupe with price of 50 000. Added on was Destination Charge of $1999, Documentation Fee of $998, Tire & Bat. Fee of $20. This seems like a VERY POOR attempt of adding extras to jack-up the price. I mean come on.....WTF is with the Doc. fee of $998.:mad:
What To Do. Is this a bunch of Hooey or What !!!!!!!!!!
Please advise on acurate costs and what I should be expected to Pay.

Thanks in advance for the help guys.
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ps. Can you please throw me some names of honest dealers you guys trust & What about European D ???????
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      11-07-2006, 07:42 PM   #2
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what kind options and $50000 ?????
I could imagin about $53000 - 55000 with some options
( sports package, pdc <-- not necessary but it looks good on the rear bumper
navi <---- definitely must have, dakota leather seats <-- not necessary but it looks way cool than leathereat )
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      11-07-2006, 07:48 PM   #3
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Saying what price you were quoted for the car is really useless, it depends on options etc... obviously. What discount off of MSRP are they giving you? The % discount is all that really matters, the rest is set by BMW.

As far as the other charges, the $998 "documentation fee" sounds like a total rip off, the destination charge is also pretty high (mine was $1695).
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      11-08-2006, 12:55 AM   #4
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what the hell is destination charge?? I dont think I ever got that...
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      11-08-2006, 01:06 AM   #5
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$1999 for destination charge??? LOL
That's the most BS I've heard today. Like others've mentioned, if you provide us with the options you got, we can tell you what the price should be.
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      11-08-2006, 02:35 AM   #6
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the doc fee is way out to lunch and could be free if you neg. well. The destination fee i assume is shipping and prep and is about right for a few months ago but i it should be a bit cheaper now that the price of fuel has dropped a bit. The shipping companies jacked up their rates with fuel surcharges and when the price of fuel goes down so should the FS and ultimately your destination fee.
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      11-08-2006, 11:20 AM   #7
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the doc fee is way out to lunch and could be free if you neg. well. The destination fee i assume is shipping and prep and is about right for a few months ago but i it should be a bit cheaper now that the price of fuel has dropped a bit. The shipping companies jacked up their rates with fuel surcharges and when the price of fuel goes down so should the FS and ultimately your destination fee.
As I recall Audi's destination charge was $700. It's amazing how much more it costs the poor BMW dealers to ship a car from Germany than it does for Audi dealers.
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      11-08-2006, 12:03 PM   #8
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Whoops, forgot important details....
-2007 328i Coupe w/sport & prem package, 6sp. Inter. Tan Leatherette. Ext. Blck.
-After reading "rave reveiws" re: European Delivery (ED) I am now leaning towards that option. Has anyone else had this awesome experience recently ?
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Whoops, forgot important details....
-2007 328i Coupe w/sport & prem package, 6sp. Inter. Tan Leatherette. Ext. Blck.
-After reading "rave reveiws" re: European Delivery (ED) I am now leaning towards that option. Has anyone else had this awesome experience recently ?
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By Euro delivery we dont get to save anything in canada. Yes the ED MSRP is a bit lower but you have to pay 6.1% duty on it. Plus all the regular Freight/PDI/Doc Fee/Tire Tax
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      11-09-2006, 01:08 AM   #10
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Thanks for all the great advice guys. I have to say, this site is fabulous and filled with tons of valuable info. Honest and Accurate !!!!!!!!
Brings back the enjoyment of buying a new car due to all the crap and lies salesmen tend to be full of.
I can't wait to get my new 328i now Thanks to this great site.
Thanks again guys and I'll be throwing more questions your way soon.
Angeleyes.

ps...Info on 'Trusted' sales people/dealerships in Lower Mainland ?????? & is an auto-broker an option to look into as well ?????

NOTE: I am ready to buy the car ASAP. Pre-Apprvd. finance through my bank and buying the car, not leasing.
Future Auto info.-2007 328i Coupe loaded with all the goodies-
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destination charge ie Freight and PDI should be 1895 canada wide for BMW

retailer charge different amount for admin fees, can be whatever they like, average is about 299.
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destination charge ie Freight and PDI should be 1895 canada wide for BMW

retailer charge different amount for admin fees, can be whatever they like, average is about 299.
According to car cost canada, it should be 1695$
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      11-10-2006, 11:08 AM   #14
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According to car cost canada, it should be 1695$

yes i know, BMW Canada recently incresed the freight and PDI charges from 1695 to 1895 this happened about 2 months ago and car cost canada has not changed their website.
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      11-10-2006, 04:27 PM   #15
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What about the following charges:
Locking wheel nuts: ~$90
Winter mats: ~$130
Protection Plus Registration Fee: ~$400

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      11-11-2006, 08:30 AM   #16
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That $998 doc fee is a load of BS. It's a part of doing business and you shouldn't have to pay it. The $1900 freight/PDI fee is already ridiculous as it is.
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