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Posted by Carlos M. Perez on October 10, 1999 at 20:17:49:

In Reply to: Just ordered mine ! :> (long.)... posted by Carlos M. Perez on October 10, 1999 at 20:15:55:

I was thinking about doing the American Delivery program and taking one of the driver's schools at the factory. Also, the drive down from Spartanburg will kill the break-in period.

Carlos M. Perez
8 weeks and counting
week 43 production.

: Well, I just got back from the dealer(s).

: The first one over the phone told me they would do $1800 over invoice, and $299 dealer fee. When I get there, they are at $2000 over invoice and wants to charge me $299 dealer fee. Lease figures: 36mo/15k miles Residual 64%, Money Factor 0.0034. With a down payment of $3000 total, payments would be $550 with tax. I gave them a chance since we were dealing with the Sales manager directly, and because we had bought the last two BMW's from them('95 318iC & '96 Z3). My dad got a '96 Z3 for $1500 over invoice and was one of the first ones in S.Florida.

: The second dealer who I had been to already and had previously given me a price of $37421, which was about $2,600 over invoice plus $499 prep. plus other fees. I went back and found out about the leasing rates, etc. When he pulled out the quote he had given me about 2 months earlier, he noticed that I had apparently been quoted for a 328i not a 328Ci. He talked to the manager and came back saying that he would trade off the difference (about $490) for the dealer fee. That was cool, and the only thing remaining was to bring the price down some. I told him that the other dealer had offered me $1800 + $299. He then talked to the manager and came back with the $1800 over invoice including the prep fee which they had already removed. So figuring it out I got the car for about $1800 over invoice plus a dealer fee of $500. If I average it out with the other dealer, it works out about the same. The difference was the leasing rate & the salesman.

: The leasing rates were 36mo./12k (plus a free certificate for 3k/yr free) 67% residual, and 0.0030 money factor. It worked out to $492 per month. This was also with $2987 down. The breakdown was as follows:

: $ 2127 towards car (included $680 BMW FS fee??)
: $ 524 First payment with tax
: $ 125 Title
: $ 211 Tax

: I decided to go with this dealer as I had been dealing with him previously and had always been very friendly and helpful. He even called me when he received a shipment so I could look at the colors since on my first visit they only had a couple.

: So, here is the final configuration:

: 328Ci
: Titanium Silver
: Black Leatherette
: Aluminum Finish
: 5-speed (gotta start learning - yeah, yeah, I know....)
: Sport Package
: Moonroof
: In Dash CD
: HK
: Xenon Lights
: $37000 with all car fees.
: 8 Weeks and counting...tick..tick..tick..




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