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Old 07-05-2004, 09:37 PM   #1 (permalink)
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In the market for a daily driver car, got a few questions...

I'm looking at a few new 04 M3 coupes, all in the 55k range after options MSRP.

What kind of discounts are dealers doing in this current market situation, with the impending 3 series overhaul, and generally bad market conditions.

what kind of negotiation direction is the market for new 04 M3s going?

do we start from invoice and work up/down?

or do we start from MSRP and work down?

some wishful thinking on my part, but everyone likes to save money where it can be saved

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Old 07-05-2004, 09:55 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Best I have seen is 2000 off sticker. I got 1200 off about 8 months ago. May vary depending on your location. I am in Cincinnati.
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go to carsdirect.com... they will give you the best price and all possible promotions in ur area
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In 2005, will there be deeper discounts?

How will 2005 affect the used M3 market? A upcoming redesigned M3 and 4 model years of E46 should depress prices for a used M3 and flood the market no?
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Old 07-10-2004, 02:53 AM   #5 (permalink)
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go to edmuns.com, kbb.com, consumerreports.com, autobytel.com and get the invoice pricing and work up from there. It mainly depends on the market in your area.
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If you're in Orange Country, CA, I'd call Sterling BMW and ask for Dave Williams. He got me a great price on a '04 and did even better for friend whom I introduced.

I got more then $2000 off sticker.....
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I personally had a very bad experience w/ CarsDirect.com. The sales rep was a total asshole. I reported him to the appropriate corporate department along with all the emails we exchanged, and they profusely apologized. He told me $1500 over sticker was a great deal and to take it. When I mentioned that Autobytel offered $500 off sticker, he told me that he didn't believe me and to go w/ it. I eventually discussed w/ Autobytel more, but ended up going to a dealership directly, where I got $2K off sticker. It's all a crapshoot it seems at times, but for the most part, if you just keep asking around and be persistent, you'll find the good deals eventually.
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Well, one dealer tried to put the screws to me locally after already buying 1 car last year from him. Another tried everything to get me to buy just about. I wound up buying from a high end primarily used store that sells mostly BMW, Mercedes, Jag, etc... because I wanted the carbon black. But just as good a deal existed on a used in another town. New? Different story, dunno.

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