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E46 (1999 - 2006)
The fourth generation 3 Series (E46 chassis) was introduced in 1999 and set the standard for engineering and performance during it's years of production including being named to Car & Driver's 10 best list every one of those years! ! -- View the E46 Wiki

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Old 03-13-2005, 09:49 PM
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If you're talking about coupes that are already built and in the U.S., either near Irvine or throughout the country, the salesman is probably correct, but the dealership can take orders for E46 2005 coupes until August 2005 and then they can take orders for 2006 E46 coupes until at least the first part of the calendar year (probably up until February) of 2006. If you need a car now, by all means jump on the 325Ci offer, but if you donít mind waiting a couple months for the exact 330Ci, youíre guaranteed to get one. E46 sedans are out of production, not coupes. I hope this information helps.
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Old 03-13-2005, 10:04 PM
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If you're talking about coupes that are already built and in the U.S., either near Irvine or throughout the country, the salesman is probably correct, but the dealership can take orders for E46 2005 coupes until August 2005 and then they can take orders for 2006 E46 coupes until at least the first part of the calendar year (probably up until February) of 2006. If you need a car now, by all means jump on the 325Ci offer, but if you donít mind waiting a couple months for the exact 330Ci, youíre guaranteed to get one. E46 sedans are out of production, not coupes. I hope this information helps.
Exactly. Don't let the dealer coerce you into buying one of these cars simply based on availability. Especially, since it sounds like the options you want are pretty normal. Sports Package, Xenons, etc are VERY common. If you can wait a few months, have them order the car for you. There's no extra cost, and you can negotiate just as if it were on their lots today. Of course this only holds true for the coupes since the sedans are out of production.
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Old 03-13-2005, 10:05 PM
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i negotiated and he let me get it for 33k w/out tax/license which then equaled to 34,980.
This still doesn't add up. 33K plus tax alone equals $35,557.50. But whatever, it doesn't matter; if he quoted you an OTD final price of $34,980.00 then if you figure from there you are paying less than $32,464.00 (even less if you subtract license, other fees). Sounds like a decent deal, especially if you consider that dealers aren't discounting coupes/cabrios as much as sedans because they still have another year of production left.

If I remember correctly, I think OC sales tax rate is 7.75%, right?

But I say wait for the 330ci

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omg i remeber a year and a half ago when the 04's just came out. I got my 04 325Ci, sticker $39000. Then after clearcoat, extended warrenty, tint, alarm, tax, and out the door at ike 43000 . FOR a 325CI!! and you getting yours at 34!!! (and thats considered too high )
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