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amandeep18feb 01-06-2013 04:08 PM

BMW 3 Series 2013 Base Price Increased by $350 (US)
 
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Earlier, it was $36,500
Now its -> $36,850
You can see this increase in price only when you build a 3 series.
The main page still says that the base starts at $36,500.
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and this change is for all the 3 series cars.. (328 and 335)

Elk 01-06-2013 04:17 PM

Brutal.

There go all those 3 series sales.

tturedraider 01-06-2013 05:02 PM

Announced on November 5th in the Ask a Dealer forum. Does not apply to cars already ordered.

pkim1079 01-06-2013 11:42 PM

Are the plit fold down rear seats the increase? Now making it standard.

Jamesonsviggen 01-07-2013 06:56 AM

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Originally Posted by pkim1079 (Post 7295426)
Are the plit fold down rear seats the increase? Now making it standard.

That was for all '13's from the start.

boltjaM3s 01-07-2013 06:57 AM

Oh God, no. This can't be true.

The ATS will sell 900 units this month for sure now.

BJ

tturedraider 01-07-2013 07:27 AM

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Originally Posted by pkim1079 (Post 7295426)
Are the plit fold down rear seats the increase? Now making it standard.

No. Prices increased slightly across the entire line.

chasfh 01-07-2013 07:35 AM

I don't understand--was this as of January 1st?

tturedraider 01-07-2013 07:42 AM

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Originally Posted by chasfh (Post 7295855)
I don't understand--was this as of January 1st?

Yes.

SamS 01-07-2013 07:58 AM

This happens every year. Welcome to inflation.

KLC 01-07-2013 07:12 PM

Well now the car is out of my budget.:bawling:

mr_clueless 01-07-2013 07:52 PM

I'd rather see them raise the price than start sneakily de-contenting the cars.

jdong 01-08-2013 12:22 AM

Eh it's a 0.96% increase in the MSRP. Is that really a dealbreaker?

chris328 01-08-2013 11:14 AM

the real question here is, "is this increase acceptable given the quality of the newer cars"

samualcc 01-08-2013 11:26 AM

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Originally Posted by chris328 (Post 7298587)
the real question here is, "is this increase acceptable given the quality of the newer cars"

Everything goes up in price. Are movie tickets worth $13 given the quality of a typical Hollywood flick?

You charge what the market will support. That is how you make money. This should be a lesson to those waiting for "the deal". You are fighting a losing battle. Pricing will probably go up again modestly for the 2014 model year.

jdong 01-08-2013 11:55 AM

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Originally Posted by chris328 (Post 7298587)
the real question here is, "is this increase acceptable given the quality of the newer cars"

What's that supposed to mean? What are the quality issues with F30? Was E90 really problem-free for the first few model years?

boltjaM3s 01-08-2013 12:19 PM

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Originally Posted by chris328 (Post 7298587)
the real question here is, "is this increase acceptable given the quality of the newer cars"

No, the real question here is "it's remarkable how little BMW increased the price of the F30 considering the laundry list of standard features that you used to have to pay for." Some of which include:

-iDrive System
-LCD Screen
-Power seats w/memory
-Split & fold down rear seats
-Auto dimming exterior mirrors
-Auto dimming rearview mirror
-Universal garage door opener

Not to mention how much better the exterior and interior design is, how much more powerful the car is, and how much more configurable the car is. $350 for all that is a bargain.

BJ

chris328 01-08-2013 03:13 PM

well i was attempting to pose the question from an unbiased point of view. thanks for helping.

chris328 01-08-2013 03:14 PM

and fwiw none of the features you listed i would ever want. gimmicks, basically. i can use my friends iphone for nav. (no i do not have an iphone either, sorry)

chris328 01-08-2013 03:15 PM

so basically they are forcing you to pay for crap you might want, but others might not care for.

mr_clueless 01-08-2013 03:16 PM

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Originally Posted by samualcc (Post 7298616)
Everything goes up in price. Are movie tickets worth $13 given the quality of a typical Hollywood flick?

Where I live, they're only $10.50. :)

chris328 01-08-2013 03:19 PM

also, real BMW enthusiasts dont waste their time with crappy generation-D overpriced hollywood crap. they choose to spend their time and money at music halls and performance art, like me.

jdong 01-08-2013 03:32 PM

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Originally Posted by chris328 (Post 7299150)
so basically they are forcing you to pay for crap you might want, but others might not care for.

If power seats, dimming mirrors, and a garage door opener are not desirable features for you in a compact executive car, then you disagree with a vast majority of BMW's customers :)

Those are the kinds of things that $20k Kia shoppers are expecting to come on their cars these days. Not everyone just wants a box on wheels with a good engine.

boltjaM3s 01-08-2013 03:41 PM

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Originally Posted by chris328 (Post 7299146)
well i was attempting to pose the question from an unbiased point of view. thanks for helping.

Quote:

Originally Posted by chris328 (Post 7299147)
and fwiw none of the features you listed i would ever want. gimmicks, basically. i can use my friends iphone for nav. (no i do not have an iphone either, sorry)

Quote:

Originally Posted by chris328 (Post 7299150)
so basically they are forcing you to pay for crap you might want, but others might not care for.

1. The F30 is a $50,000 luxury car, not a $37,000 starter-car.

2. Those options are bare-minimum standard equipment that any buyer would expect in this segment in 2013.

3. If you don't want to drive expensive, luxurious status-symbols, stop buying them.

BJ

pkim1079 01-09-2013 01:10 AM

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Originally Posted by mr_clueless (Post 7299153)
Where I live, they're only $10.50. :)

I only watch free movies shown on our studio lot. Much better theater. And free. And movies before they come out with absolutely no waiting.

Even $10.50 is too much for me!!


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