Originally posted by ImolaMZ3
I am in the market for a new BMW to replace my IS300. I wouldn't mind getting some competitive pricing so anyone who has bought a new one lately or who knows a good dealer let me know.
I recommend Downtown BMW or wait till October when they move into the new facility. On the other hand, they are trying to move their inventory now before moving into a new facility, so you may get a good deal. Most of the staff from Downtown BMW are moving to new facility.
I got $3500 discount off 2003 330Ci last Fall there but they made me pay Freight this time ($1200). This was a combination of $1500 from dealerhip and $2000 discount from BMW Canada.
By the way, I remember calling Budds when purchasing my 1st Bimmer (E46 328Ci 2000 in Summer of '99). They offered me a "Value pricing" ... when I asked what is "value pricing" they told me it is FULL MSRP with NO discount or any free goodies what's so ever.
Yes, E46 coupes were HOT back then since the "new" E46 shape had just started production in June 1999, but still. At the end, I got one from Downtown BMW, paid full MSRP for 328Ci (2000) BUT they removed Freight/PDI so that was $1200 discount or about 3%.
P.S. The problem is that to us, we are buying a $50,000+ car but to the dealership/salesman it is only $5000 profit / car. Plus since 1999, BMW reduced salesman commission from about 12% to 9% to pay/invest into more advertising and building of these new mega dealerships; reduced commission was confirmed on BMW US and Canadian forums.