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Old 10-23-2005, 11:21 PM
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New M5 spotted at IRVINE BMW

Stopped by Irvine BMW to help a friend buy a new Z4 3.0 and this is what I saw...





PhilippeK was nice enough to get the keys to this pre-sold beaut and open up the hood for me:








Also drove another interesting car, but the details of that shall remain off the board...I'll be by next week with the decision maker Philippe!
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"Bench racing" about track times driven by professionals are like a bunch of nerds arguing which Princess Leia is hotter, the slave Leia or the no-bra jail-bait Leia. No matter how compelling your argument is, the plain and simple fact is, none of you will EVER get to hit that.
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Old 10-24-2005, 01:37 AM
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Nice car, thanks for the pictures How old is that digital camera?
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Old 10-24-2005, 01:37 AM
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What were they asking for it?
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Old 10-27-2005, 10:23 PM
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what color was that?????????????? was it the silverstone or silver gray
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Old 10-27-2005, 10:27 PM
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What were they asking for it?
If you have to ask, you can't afford it.
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Old 10-27-2005, 10:47 PM
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Irvine BMW is notorious for puttin 10-20K above the MSRP and telling you to take it or leave it. When the M3' hit, the mark-up was 15K above MSRP
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Old 10-28-2005, 12:00 AM
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Uh, every dealership does that. When I placed the order for my E46 back in April of 2000, South Bay BMW was asking a market adjustment of $35k for the then E39 M5.
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Old 10-28-2005, 12:54 AM
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I know this is pretty trivial...but isn't that car missing front fog lights?
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Old 10-28-2005, 02:08 AM
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I know this is pretty trivial...but isn't that car missing front fog lights?
i don't think the new m5's ever had foglights. never seen it with fogs in any picture... i could be wrong.
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Old 10-28-2005, 08:28 AM
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I know this is pretty trivial...but isn't that car missing front fog lights?
No fogs on E60 M5--the area is used for air ducting.
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Old 10-28-2005, 09:39 AM
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NO. Up until Bob Crevier's passing, he refused that "standard" mark-up.
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Old 10-28-2005, 08:53 AM
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Irvine BMW is notorious for puttin 10-20K above the MSRP and telling you to take it or leave it. When the M3' hit, the mark-up was 15K above MSRP
They're asking $40K mark-up, which is pretty standard here in Los Angeles/Orang/Sandy Eggo.

Anyone paying that mark-up is dumb enough and want the car bad enough. And from what I understand, all their allocations has been sold at that price. So go figure.
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They're asking $40K mark-up, which is pretty standard here in Los Angeles/Orang/Sandy Eggo.

Anyone paying that mark-up is dumb enough and want the car bad enough. And from what I understand, all their allocations has been sold at that price. So go figure.
$40,000 markup???
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They're asking $40K mark-up, which is pretty standard here in Los Angeles/Orang/Sandy Eggo.

Anyone paying that mark-up is dumb enough and want the car bad enough. And from what I understand, all their allocations has been sold at that price. So go figure.
From what I've seen and heard, $40,000 is not standard. Long Beach BMW is $15K, Sterling BMW is $25K and I have heard of others at no more than $30K.

I don't know who told you that all of their allocations have been sold at $40K over, but I don't believe that for a minute. I think that is the epitome of "stealer-speak"! It's obviously in their best interest to make you believe $40K is reality, just like when they tell you the M5 is a limited production car!!

Why can't we just order off the internet and buy direct from BMW!! Dealers should be turned into a maintenance and warrenty network. I know I know that will never happen, but most (not all) dealers offer no added value in the sales process. Most of us posters and viewers of internet boards, have far more product knowledge than most salespersons.

$40K over, that is offensive and very shortsighted IMO and I'm a hardcore capitalist! There are hidden costs associated with marking up as they do. In the past 3 years I have purchased an X5, Mini Cooper S, 645, 330 and I will be getting an M6 ASAP. The potential profits from those purchases and many future purchases from a loyal customer such as myself will far outweigh any one time markups on M5's, M6's etc. Irvine BMW will NEVER EVER get my business because of the markup crap they pull. I'll go out of state and get MSRP all day long before I give them my dollars!

I will now step off the soap box!

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Old 11-03-2005, 11:27 AM
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Massive mark up

New Century allegedly sold an M5 for $35k over in a bidding war between three buyers.
I guess the (winner?) was happy. Thanks for reading.
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Also drove another interesting car, but the details of that shall remain off the board...
That's a rather odd comment. If you're not going to expound, then why bring it up. It just creates intrigue.

Oh, and I guess you drove a 6.
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