Posted by JoeT on February 16, 1999 at 15:31:19:
In Reply to: Before I get flamed with MSRPs let me elaborate. posted by Kamal on February 16, 1999 at 14:52:05:
What do you mean by "Corporate Rebate"? Are you talking about the $1000 dealer incentive? By the way, the $1000 incentive wasn't available when I ordered my car, but apparently lasts through March 31 according to Edmunds. Anyone know if the dealer gets this for a car that won't be delivered until the end of April? I haven't paid for the car yet, just put $500 down to order it.
: The 323i is cheaper in real terms because there is the Corporate Rebate, more competition among BMW dealers because there are more BMW dealers, longer warranty, and more safety equipment. There is no way a comparably equiped 1.8T can be lower than my 323i out-the-door price. And I get a inline 6 engine I don't have to chip for adequate performance (Add another $600 to 1.8T price). Factor in resale and reliability and it's not even close.
: : : I test drove a 323 sedan with the sports package and think BMW has made their new line too refined. Even with the sports suspension the car is still not able to handle fast turns like my 95 Ford Probe(shame on you BMW). I think Audi's A4 is a better bet and at a cheaper price as well.