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      09-06-2008, 07:27 PM   #1
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08 vs 09, need help deciding

Hey everyone,

i just got an email from a dealership stating "a deal on any instock 2008 that you can't pass up"

but as you may know, I have an ordered 2009.

so it comes down to:
"base 2009 (as in totally base, cuz this is my weekend/play car, so i didnt want any options), with color combo i wanted (jet black and fox red)"

vs

"loaded 2008 (prem, tech, 19s, ipod, satellite, heated seats, metallic paint) but not the color I want (jerez and black), and 2.9% financing"

the resulting difference comes out to be only $3000 more for the 2008.

I already have the cash set aside to buy it off at once, but if I can leave it in the bank at 4.5% while taking a 2.9% financing is cool too.

so, opinions and comments needed, and thanks for reading

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      09-06-2008, 08:04 PM   #2
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i'd get the loaded 08 over the base 09. No question.
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      09-06-2008, 08:53 PM   #3
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well, my main concern is cost. so i went with a base, no option, convertible as my weekend car. so no navi on my 2009

with that said, I want to hear you guys' opinion on if it makes sense to spend $3k more to buy options i could live without.
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I would go for the base '09 because you want a pure weekend car and it's cheaper and newer to boot and is the color combo you want. Good things come to those who wait. Mine was built this week. Base plus leather, cf trim, edc and 19s.
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well, my main concern is cost. so i went with a base, no option, convertible as my weekend car. so no navi on my 2009

with that said, I want to hear you guys' opinion on if it makes sense to spend $3k more to buy options i could live without.
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      09-07-2008, 02:28 AM   #6
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Just have your dealer find something in west coast inventory that has fewer options (they are around) and then dealer trade it for you. You will have to pay transpo fees but those range between $250-750 depending on distance. There are a number of M3's out there that are considered a Level 5 (meaning that the dealership will just give it to another dealership without anything in return, most of them being more "bare" cars on the lot or +90 Days) My CA was totally willing to do a trade and still give me my $500 over invoice. He just wanted the unit sale.

Hell, ditch the 19's, cold pkg, and prem sound and there is your $3K and then some. There are a ton of Jerez in LA area. I would keep the Tech though...

Better yet, come up to my guy in Van Nuys and have a nice drive back to Irvine...

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loaded 08. if you are going base anyway, you don't care about idrive. so take the better deal with the options.
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      09-07-2008, 04:09 AM   #8
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well, another thing that i kinda of feel bad about

in case some kind of dealership trade happens and i get the deal for a 2008 e93 closer to my expectation, i feel bad that my previous dealership will be stuck with a no-options jet black + fox red convertible that might be hard to sell...

any ideas?
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Ah well sad thing is, such base options aren't available here, every car comes fully loaded with everything. Lol.
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You could also try to find a stripped down '08 E93. I know they exist because I've seen one on eBay. Like you said in your last post, such a car might be hard to move without a buyer. Thus, if there are any stripped '08s out there, they might still be available on the lot waiting for someone to snatch them up. If you could pick up a stripped '08 E93 at invoice and with 2.9% financing, man, you'd basically be stealing the car...
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      09-07-2008, 10:59 AM   #11
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so... you guys think its ok to walk away from my ordered car?

and I am looking for answers along the line of "yes Mikey, do it!"

lol
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Yes Mikey, DoIt!!!
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So what is the total price?
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So what is the total price?
my ordered 2009 it's close to invoice

on this loaded 2008 it's below invoice
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Well... I'd have to imagine if your ordered '09 is not in production yet, then your dealership could load it back up on options and just take the car as general sale unit. Or if they can't do that, then that base car would be a great Ad Teaser car to get people on the lot (you know the ones in the newspaper that have a cheap monthly payment listed)
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so... you guys think its ok to walk away from my ordered car?

and I am looking for answers along the line of "yes Mikey, do it!"

lol
Don't do it Mikey. I feel it would be wrong, but you gotta do what you gotta do.
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I would go for the base '09 because you want a pure weekend car and it's cheaper and newer to boot and is the color combo you want. Good things come to those who wait. Mine was built this week. Base plus leather, cf trim, edc and 19s.
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my ordered 2009 it's close to invoice

on this loaded 2008 it's below invoice
how close to invoice?
please PM me which dealer you ordered 09
i am also from Taiwan and live in Irvine
maybe we can hang out together
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I am in the same quandry - '08 v. '09, posed similar question in Rocky Montain regional post. Got good feedback - basically iDrive 2nd generation and changes to the headrest?

Also, got e-mail here in Denver from dealer. 2.9% was only for Sedan and Convert, not Coupe.
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Will @ Long Beach BMW has your 2008 M3's from fully striped to fully loaded.

2008 M3 Convertible
Jet Black / Fox Red Extended Leather
Premium Package
Technology Package
19" Wheels
Heated Front Seats
Passthrough
iPod
Enhanced Premium Sound
6 speed
MSRP: $77,350
Stock Number: 8P331175

2008 M3 Coupe
Jet Black / Fox Red Leather
Premium Package
Technology Package
Moonroof
Sat Radio
iPod
Enhanced Premium Sound
6 speed
MSRP: $66,620
Stock Number: 8PY40399

2008 M3 Sedan
Jerez Black / Fox Red Extended Leather
Premium Package
Moonroof
iPod
6 speed
MSRP: $60,800
Stock Number: 8E215528

This is the thread...

www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=169517

I would try to find a M3 with DCT. Plus the M3 e90/e93 financing at 2.9% is insane.

Also check Crevier BMW (40 M3's) and Southbay BMW (20 M3's).
Crevier might have a few DCT M3's and I think Southbay has a Black DCT Convertible on the roof (not in the lot).

You got a 2008 M3 below invoice in LA....WoW.

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      09-10-2008, 06:06 PM   #21
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nah Will only gave me $2500 off MSRP when i emailed him over the weekend after seeing his post about "competitive pricing"

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how close to invoice?
please PM me which dealer you ordered 09
i am also from Taiwan and live in Irvine
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sup man,

that makes it 3 of us, including epoints

he was telling me he found a pretty good back road in Irvine, lol

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