|Re: purchase process (archive)|
Posted by wizzard on September 25, 1998 at 15:55:00:
In Reply to: purchase process posted by peteyb on September 25, 1998 at 15:15:45:
Depending on your selection criteria, the dealer may have what your looking for in stock (or can find it and have it shipped there). If you are less picky, you may find a '98 that a dealer is willing to give a good deal on in order to make room for a '99.
I had to order mine and it was 4 months to delivery. The dealer required 1K deposit when I placed the order with the balance due within 5 days of delivery.
Do not buy any of the accessories and non-factory options from the dealer. There are many places to get these items cheaper (even if you have to have the dealer install them). There is usually room in the dealing for the dealer to throw in some of the options (windscreen, mats, etc).
4/'98 2.8l Drk Grn/Beige/Black - 17" - sport bun warmers - Wood steering wheel, brake handle and trim - Dinan chip, strut brace, and free-flow cold air intake snorkle thingy, modified theBaba/Mike K. Borla Turbo Muffler & Inter-Cooled Tips exhaust - yada, yada, yada - and power top (real roadsters don't have no fuggin' power top!)
: I am a Z3 owner-hopeful. I am planning on purchasing late 98/early 99. If the dealer doesn't have what you want in stock (which I understand is rare), you order what you want (~6 weeks [?]). What is the process? Is there a down payment at order with remainders due at delivery or some other payment system? I am thinking about the logistics of selling my present car, timing it with delivery. Of course, the proceeds of that sale will be put towards the Z3. Your answer will help me develop my financing plan.
: Thanks for you input.