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MRMAS
05-26-2010, 10:32 AM
Hello Fellas, I need your advice on negociating a price on a demo car. My local BMW has these cars available:

2009 528xi

$37,995

5,500 Miles to 7,000 miles


B15125 Space Gray/Black Cold Weather Pkg, Premium Pkg., Automatic, Satellite Radio, iPod Adaptor

B14712 Titanium Silver/Black Cold Weather Pkg, Premium Pkg., Automatic, Xenons, iPod Adaptor

B14714 Jet Black/Black Cold Weather Pkg, Premium Pkg., Automatic, Xenons, iPod Adaptor


What be a good amount to offer?

Thanks

jagu
05-26-2010, 12:18 PM
Wow, that's an old demo. I'd look for a 2010 with the new Idrive system. I am driving a 2010 demo that I have driven for 6000miles while the dealer has my car and the new I drive is worth it.:)

mikewils
05-29-2010, 08:13 AM
6000 miles? Jagu, what is the dealer doing to your car???

FastMarkA
05-29-2010, 01:41 PM
$4.99, including tax.

Well, maybe not. For me, I know what demos go through. They get beaten to hell in their infant years, and some of them turn out fine, I suppose. But you are taking a risk.

In my view, it's a used car (despite never being titled, which is what dealers like to claim), and in my mind fair value would be the KBB price for the same vehicle, but if it were used/you were purchasing from a private party.

And for those 2009s, you should get a stellar deal since they are two year old cars.

jagu
05-29-2010, 03:47 PM
6000 miles? Jagu, what is the dealer doing to your car???

They took their sweet time to diagnose an engine noise problem. They finally installed a new engine in my car and I just got it back today. I returned their car with 7200 miles.