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Old 01-14-2013, 07:45 AM
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Mein Auto: 2014 335i
Originally Posted by exl_ent_v6 View Post
Guys, I have a quote pending from a broker on the 328i x-drive. I know I over built the car and it's going to come back over my budget. I even had them get prices with US v. ED maybe I can save a few bucks and go on vacation!

Here's what I submitted... take a look and help me narrow down some options. Don't just say "get rid of this you don't need it" help me understand why I really don't need or want it.

2013 BMW 328i xDrive Sedan ($38,850) ($53,725 with options)
+Sport Line ($2,500)
+Mineral Grey Metallic ($550)
+Cold Weather Package ($950)
+Dynamic Handling Package ($1,000)
+Lighting Package ($900)
+Premium Package ($3100)
+Technology Package ($3100)
+Sport Automatic Transmission with Paddles ($500)
+Harman Kardon Sound System ($875)
+Automatic High Beams ($250)
+Park Distance Control ($750)
+Rear-View Camera ($400)

It would help to know what your budget is, otherwise knowing what to strip out to get into your budget is impossible. What monthly payment are you comfortable with? I would figure that out, and then remove whatever options get you into that range. Also, if a well equipped 3-series is out of your budget, then perhaps consider getting a 1-series instead. A fully loaded 128i comes it quite a bit lower, and you can get a well optioned 135i, or even a 135is under 50k.

I would keep the highlighted ones. Also, as someone else stated, you can get into a nicely equipped 335 for a price close to this, and some of these options are standard (ex. lighting) on a 335. If there are any additional keeps, I would go with the parking. I have the DA package instead of the Parking, and I would have preferred to have the PDC and RVC.

For the tranny, skip the AT, and go with the 6MT. You're getting a sport line. drive it like a sports car. Also, remove the X-drive and go with RWD. Save 2K right there.
Current: 2014 F30 335i Melbourne M-line, PP,CW,6MT,NAV,DA,403M
2012 Z4sDrive35i - BSM,Coral Red,Msport,PP,Tech,CW
2012 F30 335i Sedan - BSM, Sport Line, PP,Tech,HK,CW,DA2
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