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Old 04-30-2004, 12:30 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey... new to the forum... So let me begin by saying HI to everyone. I'm currently thinking about purchasing the new 545i (actually for my sister - I own an A4 I know I know... LoL) ... but just wondering what everybody paid for theirs... What should I expect to pay?? Are there anything that I should avoid or look out for? I'd really appreciate some input/advice!! Thanks...
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ConsumersUnion.org has great info on msrp/invoice pricing.
Same for Edmunds.com.

A little research goes a long way.

You can "build your own" and check details on options/msrp at bmwusa.com.

You can get quotes from autobytel.com and many other web sites.
You can also get quotes directly from dealers web sites by email.

etrade.com does auto financing and has pretty good rates. If you search you'll find better rates. Try lowermybills.com



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Thanks for your input! I guess I've been researching online and am getting a feel for the pricing, but I was more interested in what % people were paying above invoice price. Anyway, with this car, I don't necessarily have to buy it within my area... I won't mind going to pick it up, if it means saving $$$... LOL.
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