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    Real Life Pricing - Thoughtrs

    Here's pricing received from dealer. Pegged the price at $46,000 for a fully opitioned 135. Have seen posts on BMW Blog, Bimmer News, etc.

    Exceptional car, but the dollars quoted give pause for thought on waiting till pricing becomes more rationale???? Thoughts?

    Even with owner loyalty, the money factor on these cars is .00300 for a +700 credit score. There will only be 15,000 of these cars the first year.

    46K retail- 36/10 with 2k due= $751.45
    36/12 with 2k due= $763.56
    36/10 with 5K due= $656.18
    36/12 with 5k due= $668.28
    FYI-24/10 with 5K due= $634.96 or $775 with 2k

    If the car is $2000 less, the lease cost would go down about $33 per 36 month example.

    Finance- 48 months 10K due= $908 46K price
    48 months 15k due= $788
    60 months 10K due= $751
    60 months 15k due= $652



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    don't forget tax and license

    In Los Angeles county, we get to pay 8.25% sales tax. Plus high price registration fee. I order one which will sticker at $44,075.00, plus sales tax $3636.19, plus another $400.00 or so for registration fee, which comes to a grand total of $48111.19.

    I had no problem paying 60k for a new 540i back in 2001. I don't know if I am willing to pay close to 50k for a so call entry level BMW. Maybe after I test drive one, it would impress me enough to sign on the dotted line.

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    Re: don't forget tax and license

    on a lease you only pay tax on the monthly. you do have an inception bank fee and disposition fee at the end of the lease. I plan to pay cash for both the 128 and 135. I am getting the 128 for a Euro vacation - then flipping it. Then going back to Munich for the 135. Upon stateside the car goes to Vegas or Phoenix - so i don't have to pay the 8.25% tax. In a year or so i sell the car and break even?

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    There is no "entry-level" about the price :-)


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    Re: Real Life Pricing - Thoughtrs

    Just made the deal $4000 off list with European delivery - requested any of th first three Sat in May.

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    $751/mo. to lease a 135????

    With the $2K down, thats <i>$29,000</i> to lease a $46K car. That sounds insane to me. The nice recent bmw's you could buy, outright, for $29K (not just rent them). Or a loaded MCS......

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    Nice car, but no way is it worth that much.

    My E46 ZHP is looking better all the time. lol

    Seriously though, that's insane for a 135.

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    Re: Real Life Pricing - Thoughtrs

    that's why i really enjoy my 2007, z4 3.0i roadster, black with red leather for

    24/10, $325/month with only $675 out of pocket out the door.

    brings a smile every time i get in.


    2007, 3.0i, Sapphire Black/Red, Step, Prem, Sport, Heated Seats, Hi-Fi
    2005, 3.0i, Jet Black/Beige, 6 spd, Prem, Sport, Heated Seats, Xenons


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    Pricing What I Did

    Looked at the Z4 too. Agree with the pricing trade off but alas, was smitten with getting something a little bigger and wanted a hartop coupe.

    Net, went the 335c route, pricier but felt ended up way more car and a more pleasurable, refined ride. Got a great financing deal with BMW that also tipped the decision point over the edge. Realized that at the end of the day didn't need the "edge" of a shorter wheelbase nor was willing to pay for "first on the block" sizzle.

    The 135 is a fantastic car and perhaps someday will add it to garage, but for now, still grin every day hiting that start button and rumbling the 335c down the road.

    Happy motoring to all of you. May each of you find the right value / price point and enjoy the day to day pleasures these BMW machines deliver.




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    absolutely agree. it's hard to convince my co-workers why these cars are not really cars, but TRUE machines.

    They give me a hard time that they are over priced, and just a lot of hype, and then we go for a ride. The tune changes quickly.

    Luckily, I got my roadster in december when the demand is low and I took the last one off the lot for next to nothing. will do it again in dec 09 when the end of the current design are down to the last few and BMW really wants to get rid of them. that one i will buy, not lease and keep forever. 2007, 3.0i, Sapphire Black/Red, Step, Prem, Sport, Heated Seats, Hi-Fi
    2005, 3.0i, Jet Black/Beige, 6 spd, Prem, Sport, Heated Seats, Xenons


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