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      11-16-2010, 10:37 PM   #1
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good deal? 328i

I have been looking for a used e90 but after some consideration have come to the conclusion that purchasing a demo makes more sense for me given the fixed maintenance costs.

Stopped in a dealer today and he had this to offer...

2011 328i w/ Premium Package, Value Package, Steptronic, Heated Steering Wheel and Heated front seats.
Milage was about 5k.
Total suggested price (brand new) was 38,740.00 and their demo price was 35,975.00.

$529 a month @ 2.9% over 72 months
3K down and the 1.5K holiday rebate.

I don't think its the worst deal however I was disappointed that dealership would not move this monthy price at all! like zero dollars.
The only way I could move the payment was if I put more cash down. They were unwilling to move the price of the demo vehicle at all... Despite the fact that I repeated again and again that I would not purchase the car at $519 a month.

So how is this deal? or is it truly a lack of a deal? Should I head to another dealership? I am pretty sure that given my age I was getting messed around with...I am in my early 20's.

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      11-17-2010, 11:53 AM   #2
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you can get a brand new one for 250 bucks more. If that car has 5K miles its a demo. They are making close to 3000 on the deal in the front. But remember at 72 months a change of $10 a month is a cut of about $700 in the selling price, so you are going to be making dramatic changes in the monthly payment.

Have you considered leasing a car? Im just not a fan of the 72 month term, especially on a car with only a 4yr warranty, if 529 is a stretch can you afford the 60,000 mile service when it comes up? or at 6 years when some wear and tear starts hitting you will definitely be getting a 4 digit bill for some work.
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      11-17-2010, 01:57 PM   #3
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Lease

Yea actually after some consideration I think a lease would be solid. I am going to stop by the dealer again today...which leads me to the next question at that point is it even worth getting a demo on a lease I feel like it would hardly effect the monthy payment. I am going to price out a 328 coupe and sedan we will see how it goes. What is a decent monthy payment? I must say I think the 328 has plenty of gusto after test driving yesterday despite what I read on here day after day. Lol sorry don't wanna start a flame here!
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Oh and I can afford the payment however in two years I should be entering dental school so I am attempting to save a large percentage of my salary.
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Before I purchased my vehicle, I caught eye of a demo with 7k miles on it, a bit short of 7k. Listed MFG price was 39k

Internet price was 33k

I got them down to 29k

Eventually, I walked away...why? Because it was a demo vehicle and I thought if i bought it, i would be gambling on maintenance. Granted it was a 328i, but still, I have no idea how people drove it. Went CPO instead.
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I don't disagree my purpose in purchasing a BMW new is that my car costs will be consistent and besides tires I shouldn't be looking at surprises. Every month I will know what's coming out towards the car.
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Oh and I can afford the payment however in two years I should be entering dental school so I am attempting to save a large percentage of my salary.
And you think a 6 year car loan is a good idea??? If you need to spread the loan out to 6 years you simply cannot afford this car. Sorry to be the voice of reason here.
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