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Just another comparison using if this is a demo GLC300 .. using same MSRP figure $56,895 just for illustration purpose

45 months
18,000km per year
50% residual
3.9% interest
$0 down
3 months waived payment - $1350 HST included
6% off MSRP
$400 dealer admin fee
freight/pdi fees waived

Effective Projected payment - $757 OTR.

That would be very close to your demo X3 proposal.
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booblehead wrote:
May 7th, 2018 5:51 pm
Just another comparison using if this is a demo GLC300 .. using same MSRP figure $56,895 just for illustration purpose

45 months
18,000km per year
50% residual
3.9% interest
$0 down
3 months waived payment - $1350 HST included
6% off MSRP
$400 dealer admin fee
freight/pdi fees waived

Effective Projected payment - $757 OTR.

That would be very close to your demo X3 proposal.


@booblehead yeah it would be similar other than 24k km for x3 vs 18k km fi GLC

So OTR excludes deposit
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Deposit is refundable at end of lease. It is a security for the purpose to be used towards any excess wear on the car

Otr is just for lease payment as calculated and due monthly
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booblehead wrote:
May 7th, 2018 6:38 pm
Deposit is refundable at end of lease. It is a security for the purpose to be used towards any excess wear on the car

Otr is just for lease payment as calculated and due monthly
Does anyone ever actually get that whole thing back? I think it's pretty rare... The nature of actually driving a car there seems to ALWAYS be something that they charge for at the end.
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Any opinions on the 530e?

Looks like decent rebates right now (3.5k + 2.5k from BMW plus 7k from the government) Not sure if anyone has it in stock for a test drive.
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booblehead wrote:
May 7th, 2018 5:37 pm
To be a fantastic deal, it would be around 7.25% off and no fees whatsoever = $715 OTR. Compared to if this is a brand new car and under normal buying situation which the typical 6% off and $3000 fees rolled into the payment = $810 OTR.



Hence, $95 * 48 months = $4560 savings for a car that is about 2200km on the clock.

But I figure dealer has a bit of upper hand since the mileage is very low, they know the car will be moved eventually and they will never go for those figures as I have speculated. At $750 vs $810 OTR, your savings ($60 *48 = $2880) still considered to be decent and fair. That's worked out to be a $1.30 / km saving for being a demo. Winking Face

Is your calculations based on 24k km and 48% residual?
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What kind of discounts should I expect, looking for a BMW X3 30i in Calgary/Alberta?

I'm looking to pay cash. My local dealer has quoted MSRP ($48000) + $470 for anti-theft, $595 admin fee, $295 for floor rubber mats and $1495 for 3M Pro. I would also like a metallic color ($895) and the Premium Package Essential ($4900).

BMW is offering $1000 off to customers. They are allegedly having an additional "sale" on Wednesday May 9.

Can I expect them to waive the admin fee, and cut into their ~$3K dealer margin? I've read that the anti-theft is useless, but is there any utility in paying for the rubber floor mats (presumably the car comes with standard ones) or the 3M Pro?
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Tik wrote:
May 7th, 2018 10:28 pm
Is your calculations based on 24k km and 48% residual?
48% residual is for 20,000km per (your X3 demo proposal)

46% residual is for 24,000km per

If the dealer is actually quoting you on the 24,000km per, then you are getting a better bang on the $ as per your $750 OTR.
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What kind of discounts should I expect, looking for a BMW X3 30i in Calgary/Alberta?

I'm looking to pay cash. My local dealer has quoted MSRP ($48000) + $470 for anti-theft, $595 admin fee, $295 for floor rubber mats and $1495 for 3M Pro. I would also like a metallic color ($895) and the Premium Package Essential ($4900).

BMW is offering $1000 off to customers. They are allegedly having an additional "sale" on Wednesday May 9.

Can I expect them to waive the admin fee, and cut into their ~$3K dealer margin? I've read that the anti-theft is useless, but is there any utility in paying for the rubber floor mats (presumably the car comes with standard ones) or the 3M Pro?
personally, don't know much about AB dealerships' sales tactics in terms of giving out discount. Certainly, I have seen tons of bogus fees that they add on. Your strategy may have to come down to OTR offering, that means configure the car and then deduct the desired dealer side discount and factory credit (if applicable) and add freight/pdi and fees that you feel is reasonable to pay and then add taxes = otr.
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@booblehead since theres a lack of e71s for sale im thinking about getting the X5 M instead. For e71s i know 2013+ has the power dome, does e70 suppose to have it for 2013+ as well?
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Oh! I thought you found one and was going to get a PPI

I don't think it has.
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Oh! I thought you found one and was going to get a PPI

I don't think it has.
PPI was bad....the e71 had tons of problem. Rocco said it was one of the wosrt PPI he ever did....guess price was too good to be true.
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Ah! That's why M cars (beyond warranty) can be scary to buy and own.
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booblehead wrote:
May 8th, 2018 10:23 am
Ah! That's why M cars (beyond warranty) can be scary to buy and own.
i think the previous owner just neglected it...dont know why you would though since its such an expensive machine
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since they are high powered car, owners (esp. the 20-40's age group) do tend to abuse the car whenever they get a chance to feel the rush of it.

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