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it all depends on how long the car has been sitting at the dealer's lot.

In an ideal business model, dealer will try not to keep their cars beyond 6 months or more, as such dealer typically marks it up pretty high at the beginning and then gradually adjust down a few hundred $ each month (because car depreciates as it sits). Normally, if you are pretty serious of the car in question, 10% off their listed price is doable (you also have to watch out those bogus fees as well). 20% off will sure be something that takes lots of going back & forth with dealer.

Bottom line is to make an offer that you feel is fair and reasonable. Lots of cars out there to look.

macalin wrote:
Mar 8th, 2017 9:19 am
So, is it normal for dealers to discount these vehicles in the 20% range?

I guess another option is to go through dealer auctions for passed over models.
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Does anyone know if it is true that BMW has discontinued subvented rates on CPO cars?
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I haven't seen favorable rates on their used cars in the last while.
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usually happens 2x a year (at least ... depends on how much inventories dealers need to get rid of)
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dcjcdc wrote:
Mar 6th, 2017 2:14 pm
need to get rear brakes done on bmw 323i 2011

dealer wants Dixie bmw
The cost of the labor for the rear brakes is approximately $ 210.00+ taxes and the cost of the parts for the rear brakes are $ 450.00+ taxes

I know a mechanic at a garage that can put them on...just need the parts..just rotor and brakes shoes,,what type would recommend and buy where as want to get them on next saturday
thanks
Parts are about $230CAD. Labour looks right.

I ordered mine from ECS Tuning. Installed it myself.
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went to the site ecs tuning for the brakes,,but they did not have for 2011 323i
also on a sie note,,when I went to do my oil change at cross automotive an bmw shop..they mentioned to stay away from wagner- and the cheaper brakes...
Sinasta wrote:
Mar 8th, 2017 6:54 pm
Parts are about $230CAD. Labour looks right.

I ordered mine from ECS Tuning. Installed it myself.
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There are absolutely no good incentives... unbelievable.
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dcjcdc wrote:
Mar 6th, 2017 2:14 pm
need to get rear brakes done on bmw 323i 2011

dealer wants Dixie bmw
The cost of the labor for the rear brakes is approximately $ 210.00+ taxes and the cost of the parts for the rear brakes are $ 450.00+ taxes

I know a mechanic at a garage that can put them on...just need the parts..just rotor and brakes shoes,,what type would recommend and buy where as want to get them on next saturday
thanks
Textar, Akebono, Pagid or Zimmermann are all good options in my opinion. You might have to get someone with a shop to order them for you. I'm not sure if you can buy them over the counter at Napa or Partsource etc.
Last edited by rishabharies on Mar 10th, 2017 10:40 am, edited 1 time in total.
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rishabharies wrote:
Mar 10th, 2017 10:40 am
Textar, Akebono, Pagid or Zimmermann are all good options in my opinion. You might might have to get someone with at a shop to order them for you. I'm not sure if you can buy them over the counter at Napa or Partsource etc.
Any feedback on Power Stop or Centric pads/rotors?
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richuwo11 wrote:
Mar 10th, 2017 12:58 pm
Any feedback on Power Stop or Centric pads/rotors?
Not really. Never used them and none of my suppliers carry them.
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Hi all,

A few questions:

1. Any thoughts on potential discount of 2017 430i w/ essential and drivers assistance package?
2. Going to rack up KM's on the lease (would buy extra KM upfront) - better to buy out or lease and decide 4 years later?
3. Would there be further discount on the 2017 with the 2018's going into production this month?

Thanks!
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booblehead wrote:
Mar 12th, 2017 9:26 am
Probably a better idea to wait til May
I was looking at getting into something new and my sales guy said the same thing and to wait until May. Are there more incentives, lower rates etc.?
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likely to be extra factory credit allowance (typically over a 4-day event), on top of the regular factory program.

As typical , I can probably see BMW may have extra incentive for 3, 4, x3 and x4
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booblehead wrote:
Mar 12th, 2017 6:01 pm
likely to be extra factory credit allowance (typically over a 4-day event), on top of the regular factory program.

As typical , I can probably see BMW may have extra incentive for 3, 4, x3 and x4
I heard something is coming for the end of March.
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