In Reply to: CarsDirect posted by Gary on April 16, 1999 at 17:53:47:
: What's the latest on CarsDirect? Recent posts by 'Universal' state that they're paying the difference on MSRP and invoice??? What gives? Is this legit? I'd like hear from others who've called or have info to share. Thanks!
I got my red '99 323i from Cars Direct nearly two weeks ago (3/31/99). Filled out the form on their page, got a response from an agent the next day - took delivery that same night from Long Beach BMW (I live in Santa Monica/West LA).
The price on the sticker was $33710 - premium, in-dash CD, leather, automatic, moonroof. The price for the sale was $31855. Invoice according to M$ Carpoint was $29955. Cars Direct pitched in $1700 on my down payment, leaving me to pay the $200 MACO (?) advertising fee + the remainder ($29955 + taxes).
I paid taxes on the car based on the sale price of $31855 - can't dodge Uncle Sam on those taxes. In all, quite a good experience - and much better than the $800 of sticker Santa Monica BMW was willing to give me.
Now if BMW would just make an in-car GSM 1900 phone, so I can slip that SIM card out of my StarTAC and have the same number in the car.....