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Exactly. Bogus "made up" fee to make buyer feel it is a M car that needs extra special attention for the PDI. LOL.


MP3_SKY wrote:
May 16th, 2018 1:09 pm
What a BS.
$3499 delivery charge because it is a M car.

What's the difference to delivery a M3 verus a 330i?
They both a car with 4 wheels with the aspect of delivering.
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No. Since you are likely will be asked to pay for FULL freight/pdi and dealer admin fee.

You should go after about 7.5% ... that would be about 1.5% more than the standard 6%, which translates to around $900 (assuming the car is $60,000 msrp) ... don't forget that you are still entitled to all the factory credit as well.
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I have tried very hard to get 8% but not budding over 6
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booblehead wrote:
May 16th, 2018 3:09 pm
No. Since you are likely will be asked to pay for FULL freight/pdi and dealer admin fee.

You should go after about 7.5% ... that would be about 1.5% more than the standard 6%, which translates to around $900 (assuming the car is $60,000 msrp) ... don't forget that you are still entitled to all the factory credit as well.
Is it a normal practice? Isn't a demo car basically a used car?
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Tik wrote:
May 16th, 2018 3:24 pm
I have tried very hard to get 8% but not budding over 6
get new then ... I would not let them to have a free lunch on your wallet as it has been driven for probably 1 month by many people.
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terry0703 wrote:
May 16th, 2018 3:28 pm
Is it a normal practice? Isn't a demo car basically a used car?
Well, its almost new with several hundreds of KMs, I learned that there is usually 6 to 6.5 % discount on a new purchase.
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terry0703 wrote:
May 16th, 2018 3:28 pm
Is it a normal practice? Isn't a demo car basically a used car?
In a sense, yes. Used. It is likely car is not registered and may be used with dealer plate as demo or daily driven by employee.
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Tik wrote:
May 16th, 2018 3:30 pm
Well, its almost new with several hundreds of KMs, I learned that there is usually 6 to 6.5 % discount on a new purchase.
I know it's almost new, just wondering about freight/PDI.
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booblehead wrote:
May 16th, 2018 3:31 pm
In a sense, yes. Used. It is likely car is not registered and may be used with dealer plate as demo or daily driven by employee.
Ah I see. that is the difference, I guess.
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Whats your opinion on:
2018 BMW 4 Series xDrive Coupe, ~7500Km on it.
Premium Package Essential, M Sport Package, Alpine White, Black Dakota Leather
45900$

I assume it was dealer driven but If I buy that, I would be paying used rates and couldn't lease it right? They don't list 2018 used financing rates, but for 84 months safe I assume it would be high, 5-6%? New from bmw.ca lists it at 61,658 with these options, freight, etc. so the savings are pretty significant. Would it be better to just lease a new 230i at 2.9%? We'd put 10k down as I mentioned before (and you said was too much) which would have the residual around 22-24k depending on the trim after 48 months so we'd either buy it or trade it against a new model.

I'm torn, been humming and hawing over buying a coupe (230i, RC, Q60 or A3/A5) since last Fall but as my car has been pretty reliable (Other than the battery draining constantly in Winter) I don't feel in a rush to replace it unless I see a stellar deal. I did miss our BMW dealerships 10 year anniversary sale which was stupid... does BMW have significant promotions over the course of the year I should be aware of?
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that's 430xdrive coupe I assumed.

Actually, at $45,900 is a very good price (maybe you can even try to offer for $44,000 as starter). MSRP $58,800, so that would be like 22.50% off for being 1 yr old car. As for the leasing or finance rate on this car, you will have to discuss this with the dealer, depending on who was it registered to when new.
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Sorry yes, a 430, a 440 at that price would be phenomenal.

I'll check with my salesperson what he can tell me. I was hoping for a subcompact but this is only ~8 inches longer than the 230i.

And as always, thank you very much Bobblehead, you're such a good resource to have here.
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do your diligence first and ask for carproof from dealer. Then take a test drive and see if it suits your needs. Even if you buy it and then drive it for say 1year and then sell it, you are likely won't lose too much on depreciation, I would think you can sell this for around $38.5 - $40K by this time around next year (with remaining factory warranty still intact and should attract some potential buyers)

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