In Reply to: Ordering/Prices 1999 323i Sedan posted by Run10k on March 01, 1999 at 21:37:46:
I pretty much got the same thing in the milwaukee area. The one of the two dealers here would't even discount a penny off of a 323i, the other said 700 max off retail. They both said that 328i is much more discountable but the demand on the 323i is still very strong (for good reason! >$5500 off for -20hp! easy choice for budget concious enthusiast) I lucked out and found a "no haggle" dealer near wisconsin-illinois border that had one 99' 323i with all the right options. Even the color was right. Got > 2000 off retail, no haggling. I think it comes out to be around $1300 over invoice which I think is OK given all the options it has. I think if I didn't find this car, I proabably would have waited or may have tried bargaining down a stripped down 328i.
If you can wait, I am sure dealers will become more reasonable in the next few months. Or if you are willing to travel, try contacting dealers in other states. Plus, it will be a great drive home in your new 323i. Happy hunting.
1999 323i titanium silver manual
HK with CD
: I am Shopping for a 323i sedan and Live In the Minneapolis Saint Paul, Mn Metro. We have two dealers one told me that they would discount the vehicle if ordered only $500 below suggested retail price. The other dealer said $500 to $1000 below retail depending on the time of year.
: Are they unreasonable? Will they give me a better price when I actually sign an order?
: Thanks for any advice. I will order in three weeks after the auto show.