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Old 02-16-2013, 12:51 PM
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Originally Posted by lawyer540 View Post
I posted this over in the 'ask a dealer' forum too..

I am currenly in heavy negotiations with a BMW dealer to lease a new 328. The dealer gave me a break down of their numbers and how they calculated the lease payment. Everything checks out, except I think they are still asking too much for the car. MSRP is $45,395. They want $44,050 (capitalized cost). They got the car from another dealer and claim they paid $400 to get it to them, but the $44,050 includes that $400.

One of the things the dealer told me is they have to give up $500 for every car they sell back to BMW 'to help pay for advertising', etc. True or BS?
this is true, but the amount varies...

what they are talking about is training and MACO. training is a fixed 180.
MACO depends on the metro area the dealer is in.
In the NY tristate area, MACO is 300.
so combined 480 is added to invoice.

these are "legit" fees in the sense the dealer actually pays them.

for a 328i you should be able to do much better, at least 6% off MSRP (or about 500 over invoice)
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