atyclb said:I would put down a deposit & negotiate a deal at $__ over invoice. Be sure to get the deal in writing.
You will need to put down $$$ for a deposit. $1000-$2000 is typical, but it should be refundable should something unforeseen happen.
I believe the BMWCCA "discount" is just a rebate check you get a while after you actually buy the car. Not sure exactly how you go about getting it.
Invoice pricing will be out at the same time as the retail pricing (usually anyway). Last year pricing came out on September 1.
TD said:And atyclb is also correct about the CCA "discount". The dealer does not even need to know you are a CCA member. After you get the car, you send a copy of the completed rebate form (found on the CCA website - www.bmwcca.org) and a copy of the PO to the address on the form. You will get a check in the mail a few weeks later.
Don't even mention it to the dealer.
PhilH said:So I think we just might order a 2003 325i this Saturday. If pricing isn't out yet, what should I do?
-put down a deposit and work out the details when pricing is released
-put down a deposit & negotiate a deal at __% over invoice
-put down a deposit & negotiate a deal at $__ over invoice
-do I even need to put down a deposit?
-should I tell them about my BMWCCA discount now or wait until pricing is released?
Will invoice pricing be available at about the same time as the retail pricing?
BTW, the reason we're doing this all of a sudden is that we found out the clunking from the front of our Passat is not the loose belly pan under the engine. It may be either the control arms or the sway bar links. We've already decided we're not spending any more money on this car, so before it gets any worse we're dumping it. Front suspension problems like this are common on the Passat and A4 and can run well over $1k to fix.
Oh yeah, the specs on our car: :bigpimp:
PhilH said:Thanks for all the advice, guys. I was even thinking of taking tomorrow off from work and going to the dealer, but i guess I can wait until Saturday.
PhilH said:So I think we just might order a 2003 325i this Saturday. ts