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cbeaks1

Bmw anoraks

I have a pregnant friend that wants a new 3 series estate.  Does anyone know the best website for BMW pcp deals?
Sav

Ask for Tony Lewis at Berry Heathrow BMW. I would also get a quote from somewhere like Coast 2 Cars as a starting point.
JohnC

I think I would go on to Broadspeed and get a quote for the exact car and spec she wants (anything you want to tell us?)

She can take the quote to her local dealer (they won't talk big discounts over the phone) to see if they will match or beat it. If they won't the dealer that Broadspeed put you in touch with will be able to do the PCP and having already agreed to a very large discount you get the best of all worlds.

Racing's recent deal was very good but not that far from what is available on Broadspeed - it just depends if your local dealer is prepared to play ball.

I got an e-mail yesterday from Knights North Stafford with great deals on stock cars signed up before the end of the year. There is no customer deposit and no payment till February. Any deal like this needs to be viewed in conjunction with the figures from Broadspeed so that you don't get fleeced in some other way though.

BMW are doing PCP finance at 4.9% apr which is pretty competitive. Discounts are running between about 15% and 22% dependant on the model but the few cheapest models have less than 10%.
cbeaks1

Not me! Why would I even glance at BMW when I have the glory of the Blue Oval at my fingertips?

I have a 330d coupe owning friend that has been told by his expectant wife that a coupe will not do. He lacks a little I. Imagination so only a 3 Wagon will do, probably a 328i. I have poned out that a couple of thousand buys a 340i.

I will look at coast to cars, but broadspeed looks about 4K cheaper than his first quote, which is nice. He wants the dark grey colour with red interior, M sport paraphernalia and some other bits and bobs.
Nice Guy Eddie

Exactly what we did when we got our 3 series touring. Got the exact spec online, took it to the dealer and said beat that. It stops all the bs, we got a 7k discount in 20 minutes and I think the deals are even better currently.

One thing though, if your friend wants red leather make sure they go for the fine line wood interior as the aluminium really doesn't work.
PhilD

Re: Bmw anoraks

cbeaks1 wrote:
I have a pregnant friend that wants a new 3 series estate.


JohnC wrote:
anything you want to tell us?


That's how rumours start.
cbeaks1

Believe me, the chances of me making my wife pregnant are small enough. Anyone else's? None.
JohnC

Nice Guy Eddie wrote:

One thing though, if your friend wants red leather make sure they go for the fine line wood interior as the aluminium really doesn't work.


Completely agree.

I think I would be phoning a few larger dealers to see what they have in stock because if it makes their target for the last quarter, it might be deal of the year.
Bob Sacamano

JohnC wrote:
Nice Guy Eddie wrote:

One thing though, if your friend wants red leather make sure they go for the fine line wood interior as the aluminium really doesn't work.


Completely agree.

I think I would be phoning a few larger dealers to see what they have in stock because if it makes their target for the last quarter, it might be deal of the year.


Disagree.  

I've got the red leather with the aluminum and it works well in the M Sport trim. It's the first time I've had the aluminium trim having always swerved it in the past but, for me, the only wood that works in M Sport trim is the black anthracite.
Martin

I don't think either work particularly well with red leather, piano black would be much better.
JohnC

Martin wrote:
I don't think either work particularly well with red leather, piano black would be much better.


I like piano black best too but I do have a problem with 400 for a few bits of plastic. The ash grain is also nice and leaves you a bit better off.
cbeaks1

I imagine that at least half a dozen forumistas surf used BMW websites for a few hours a day. If you should happen to find a petrol estate in a dark colour with a red interior please let me know.

This looks about right but is a 320. No idea on what a good price is

http://usedcars.vinesofguildfordb...833-3497139.aspx?srcmdc=se_ce_re_

Also, I think someone has negotiated lower finance rates - was it new or used? I guess it is in lieu of some discount one way or another, but worth knowing it is an option.
JohnC

You will only get good finance rates from BMW on new cars. The apr for used cars is 10.9% which is obscene given that you can get a 15K personal loan from the likes of M&S or Tesco bank for high 3%. The dealers will sometimes reduce the rate but it is a battle and not worth the hassle if you ask me.

Is 23/24K the budget? How new does it need to be and what mileage will he accept?
Racing Teatray

Sav wrote:
Ask for Tony Lewis at Berry Heathrow BMW. I would also get a quote from somewhere like Coast 2 Cars as a starting point.


^^ This.
JohnC

The brief is a bit too wide at the moment and red seats restrict the choice massively.

I'd be more inclined to have something well loaded like this:

http://usedcars.bmw.co.uk/3-Serie...650-3497086.aspx?srcmdc=se_na_re_

or this:

http://usedcars.bmw.co.uk/3-Serie...049-3497243.aspx?srcmdc=se_na_re_
Racing Teatray

The best discount price I could find was from Coast2Coast and then I took that off and tried to find a dealer who could improve on it.

With Coast2Coast, make sure you look at the discount with options (it adjusts).

Two did, being Berry and Vines.

There are bigger discounts on F31 Tourings than on F36 GCs as well.

The 328i is now called the 330i, post-LCI.

C2C are offering a bog-standard 330i MSport Touring auto for 29,957, a saving of 6,908.

For a 340i MSport Touring auto, the price is 32,774, a saving of 9,276.

Broadspeed's discounts are similar - 6,847 and 9,045 respectively

I should think 10k is achievable as a discount on a 340i Touring with a few options, and try to angle for 8k off a 330i Touring.
cbeaks1

Excellent - thanks to all for the input.
JohnC

Is this too expensive?

http://www.autotrader.co.uk/class...t_cars&radius=1500&page=4

or he could go for a fast diesel:

https://www.motorpoint.co.uk/vehi...0series%20diesel%20touring/681498
cbeaks1

I'll pass it on thanks. Hard to say with price. New on a pcp would be fine in the mid 30's I think, but not sure about used.
JohnC

I just priced a 330i in Mineral Grey/red leather with MSport Plus pack and adaptive LED's, panoramic roof, interior comfort pack (a must for the heated seats extra storage etc) and ash grain trim.

It comes out at 34,168 on Broadspeed.
cbeaks1

Job ✅

He has ordered a new 340i Touring with over 9k off, and is about 4K better off for having consulted the nation's premier BMW forum.
JohnC

Excellent.
Stuntman

He could buy JohnC some discounted champagne as a thankyou
Sav

Excellent stuff, the B58 motor sounds seriously good and in a practical body like that, he's got the best of both worlds. Why settle for a four-pot 330i when you can get these sorts of discounts on a 340i....
Andy C

Great choice. I've got a serious want for one
JohnC

Stuntman wrote:
He could buy JohnC some discounted champagne as a thankyou


I quizzed majestic on the voucher and they said that it is illegal to discount alcohol purchases in Scotland with a "buy 6 and get 30 off" or "buy 2 get one free" type of deal.

My brother has ordered it for me so I will still get the discount. I spoke to a client about this yesterday and he said that the shop he buys from has a lower price in Scotland per bottle than in England but it is not quoted as a discount (they only sell by the case though)! What a mad world we live in. Coincidentally a doctor I was speaking to recently said that the problems they get from alcohol related abuse are getting worse. The policy is obviously working.
Boxer6

JohnC wrote:
   Coincidentally a doctor I was speaking to recently said that the problems they get from alcohol related abuse are getting worse. The policy is obviously working.


Did he give you any reasons though? The main increase in alcohol- (and drug)-related problems and deaths is predominantly among younger people. IIRC, there is a far larger proportion of young folk (under 35) who drink massively to excess on a regular basis, with the result of knackered liver etc etc far sooner than ever before.

I don't think minimum unit pricing in off licences, supermarkets etc is going to make much difference tbh, but we'll need to wait and see I suppose.
Racing Teatray

cbeaks1 wrote:
Job ✅

He has ordered a new 340i Touring with over 9k off, and is about 4K better off for having consulted the nation's premier BMW forum.


He should be a happy man!

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