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Old 04-03-2014, 08:27 AM
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Hi All,

I love the forums, and have learned a great deal during my research process.

I am ready to order a MY2015 3er for ED pick up in early September. Would you mind recommending someone who specializes in ED/PC who is known for having good customer service, smooth processing, and the best pricing? I'm in Atlanta and understand I can deal with someone out of state.

Are there any pros/cons dealing with someone in state vs out of state?

Does pricing vary when dealing with different ED specialized firms/dealers?

Thanks to those who can help.
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Post a new question in the ED forum, that will be the fastest way to get help!

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Will do. Thanks Tim.
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Just looking for a little input before I drive a 435. Not one available at local dealer at this time. Does anyone here have opinions to cockpit size of 435 v. E39 M5? Thanks in advance.
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Just looking for a little input before I drive a 435. Not one available at local dealer at this time. Does anyone here have opinions to cockpit size of 435 v. E39 M5? Thanks in advance.
I would say it is pretty close to the size of the E39 inside.

You can get a really good feel for the size by sitting in any old F30 328i your dealer has. The 4-series roof is slightly lower... but otherwise a 328i is about identical as far as interior space up front. To me the coupes always feel a little larger inside because you don't have that B pillar just beside your head like in a 3-series.
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I would say it is pretty close to the size of the E39 inside.

You can get a really good feel for the size by sitting in any old F30 328i your dealer has. The 4-series roof is slightly lower... but otherwise a 328i is about identical as far as interior space up front. To me the coupes always feel a little larger inside because you don't have that B pillar just beside your head like in a 3-series.
Unfortunately I found the roof of the 4 Series to be a little too cramped for my height. :/

O/T but since this is something that's always on my mind: Anyone know whether having the B Pillar right next to your head on the sedans is a safety minus or plus? I can see it two ways there, namely depending on how well the pillar is covered by the side airbag (and how high on it the airbag covers).
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Just looking for a little input before I drive a 435. Not one available at local dealer at this time. Does anyone here have opinions to cockpit size of 435 v. E39 M5?
I can't make that direct comparison for you, but I can tell you this. My 435 is the first car that I've ever owned (I'm 44) that I don't have to keep the seat all the way back.
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Hi, I'm new to the forums. I'm wondering if its too late to order a MY 2014 335i. I'm having trouble finding the exact configuration that I want, so will probably have to order.

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Old 05-15-2014, 06:56 AM
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I've never heard of there being some sort of blackout period between model years where you can't order. If they say it's too late to order a '14, then you should be able to order a '15. We're not there yet though.
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Old 05-15-2014, 09:37 AM
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I've never heard of there being some sort of blackout period between model years where you can't order. If they say it's too late to order a '14, then you should be able to order a '15. We're not there yet though.
I asked again and they said that I could order a South African manufactured 335i. Any thought on this? If I order '15 then I'd lose out on the '14 incentives. Since it seems like there will be very minimal change between '14 and '15, I'd prefer '14 for the better price.
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Since it seems like there will be very minimal change between '14 and '15, I'd prefer '14 for the better price.
When you go to sell eventually, the '15 will be worth more than the '14. Unless you're going to keep the car for a long time, the amount saved on the incentive will be lost when you sell.
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Old 05-15-2014, 01:25 PM
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When you go to sell eventually, the '15 will be worth more than the '14. Unless you're going to keep the car for a long time, the amount saved on the incentive will be lost when you sell.
I do plan on keeping it for a while, as long as there are no problems with it.
Besides the incentives, isn't it more likely to negotiate a lower price for the '14 than a '15? The configuration I'm looking at is ~$55K msrp, carsdirect is giving me a target price of $50K. Do you think it would be comparable for the '15?
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Old 05-15-2014, 03:38 PM
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I do plan on keeping it for a while, as long as there are no problems with it.
Besides the incentives, isn't it more likely to negotiate a lower price for the '14 than a '15? The configuration I'm looking at is ~$55K msrp, carsdirect is giving me a target price of $50K. Do you think it would be comparable for the '15?
You'll most likely be able to get a better deal on a '14 versus a '15, but you'll take a hit when you come to sell the vehicle - prospective buyers will look at the model year, and base the amount they're willing to pay on that. You need to make a decision if you want to take the 'hit' now or later. [Assuming that you're buying versus leasing]
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Old 05-15-2014, 05:48 PM
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You'll most likely be able to get a better deal on a '14 versus a '15, but you'll take a hit when you come to sell the vehicle - prospective buyers will look at the model year, and base the amount they're willing to pay on that. You need to make a decision if you want to take the 'hit' now or later. [Assuming that you're buying versus leasing]
I'll be doing Owner's Choice (I'm in Texas), but plan to keep it. My commute is short, ~20 miles round trip and maybe drive 6K miles a year. So when I do get to the point of selling, 10+ years later, hopefully the year difference won't be much.
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I am going to look at a new 428i XDrive. According to TrueCar, equipped with Technology Package and a few other options, the MSRP is $53,650, Factory Invoice is $49,925 , and the TRUECar Price is $48,286. That's $5,364 off of MSRP. That sounds like a pretty good deal - do you think that's accurate? I am going to a dealer this weekend and would love it if I can actually get that price in reality!
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Old 05-16-2014, 11:39 AM
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I am going to look at a new 428i XDrive. According to TrueCar, equipped with Technology Package and a few other options, the MSRP is $53,650, Factory Invoice is $49,925 , and the TRUECar Price is $48,286. That's $5,364 off of MSRP. That sounds like a pretty good deal - do you think that's accurate? I am going to a dealer this weekend and would love it if I can actually get that price in reality!
In short, yes. Get the actual dealer quotes from specific dealers and print them out for the trip to your favorite dealer and you shouldn't have any problem.
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In short, yes. Get the actual dealer quotes from specific dealers and print them out for the trip to your favorite dealer and you shouldn't have any problem.
Thanks. I'll let you know how I make out
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Was offered a deal today can anyone chime in and let me know if this sounds cheap or fair or expensive..
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Fully loaded black on black with m sport nav cold weather driver assistance etc...
Msrp on car was 58,929 with 6500 down, giving me car for 499 a month lease........ 10k miles a year
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Wats the best price I can expect for a 2014 335xi customized (fully loaded literally with every possible option the car can come w/ M sport minus the stupid iPhone adapter) at this point? Invoice -500 has been the best I got plus whatever highest incentives from BMW financial when the car is in process. Does this sound good? Thanks




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I've never heard of there being some sort of blackout period between model years where you can't order. If they say it's too late to order a '14, then you should be able to order a '15. We're not there yet though.

Was told today by my CA that they couldn't place my order for '14 328d and they do not seem to have 2015 numbers ready. Anyone else heard this?
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Old 05-19-2014, 11:15 AM
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Went to place my order on Saturday. Took a quote from another dealer for a more expensive car with me, but got the same discount. Got a price lower than what truecar/edmunds/carsdirect says is a good price.
Pretty happy with this. Going in today to finalize order, will probably add the Harman Kardon upgrade.
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Old 05-21-2014, 08:51 AM
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Bought a 428XDrive this weekend... $54,300 sticker... paid $51K... even though TrueCar said I should have been able to get $5K off sticker, this was the best i could do...
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Old 05-22-2014, 12:40 PM
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Bought a 428XDrive this weekend... $54,300 sticker... paid $51K... even though TrueCar said I should have been able to get $5K off sticker, this was the best i could do...
I don't think you did bad. Is that before tax? I guess you could have tried to leave and maybe they give you more.
Mine was 55K msrp, got slightly less than 50K before taxes.
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I don't think you did bad. Is that before tax? I guess you could have tried to leave and maybe they give you more.
Mine was 55K msrp, got slightly less than 50K before taxes.
51K was before tax... but also negotiated a fair price on the trade-in... maybe i could have done a little better if I spent more time looking around - just don't have the days to do that
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51K was before tax... but also negotiated a fair price on the trade-in... maybe i could have done a little better if I spent more time looking around - just don't have the days to do that
Ah okay. I'm not trading in anything, I doubt anyone will give me a fair price for a 12 year old mazda.
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