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Old 06-27-2012, 09:10 AM
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Question Is NADA Guide / KBB value a good price?

Or should I aim to pay less? If so, by how much?

Been searching for 335 x drive with M-sport for some time now. Dealers generally seem unwilling to budge on price on these.
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Old 06-27-2012, 09:17 AM
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Or should I aim to pay less? If so, by how much?

Been searching for 335 x drive with M-sport for some time now. Dealers generally seem unwilling to budge on price on these.
They're a reasonable starting point. I would recommend you research sales prices of similar cars to see what the market is asking. Sounds like you're looking for a not so common car so the seller has the upper hand. If you're really interested in the car determine what it's worth to you, go in and make an offer (be reasonable), and be willing to walk if they can't meet what you're willing to pay. The ability to walk away is a powerful negotiating point in your favor. One other thing to mention: Don't let a few hundred dollars cost you your dream car.

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Old 06-27-2012, 11:01 AM
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M Sport versions are more rare, the dealers know this. Also, they tend to have more content than base versions. The dealers need to make money and they know that BMW buyers covet M-Sport versions. Generally they aren't going to move much on higher margin lower production vehicles. A lot of this is supply and demand of course and depends on what part of the country you live in.
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Old 06-27-2012, 12:39 PM
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Thanks all. I ask because 99% of M-Sport 335s I find are for sale at prices consistently higher than KBB or NADA.
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Real data from auction sales is used to calculate the Trade In value. Then all the other numbers are derived from that number. The number you see for Trade In is based on average sale price for all cars of that model that went through the auction. Many cars that are at auction need paint work, tire or brakes so that can lower the average selling cost.

At the auction there are 2 sales for BMWs. The first sale is off lease models and is only available to BMW dealers. These go for the highest cost. The 2nd sale will be off lease available to anyone.

When I buy my used BMW's I purchase them as trade ins at non BMW dealerships. They are not certified but always $2-3k less.
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I've never found KBB to be particularly useful. In my experience, trade-in offers are always well below what KBB indicates, and on-lot prices are always higher.

I personally don't think it has anything to do with the m-sport package which, from what I can see, doesn't add a huge amount to resale. A 335i is rarer than a 328i though, and that is probably part of the issue.
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