Woops, I Bought a BMW 325iPosted by Cap on April 1, 2006 |
It’s not like I just got up today and went to the dealership to buy the car, okay?
But yeah I probably could have waited longer, maybe till November when prices drop more, as next year’s model roll out.
My new 2006 BMW 325i 6MT:
It was a really tough decision, I’ve been debating over it for the past few months now between the new 3 series versus the new 06 Lexus IS line-ups, specifically the BMW 325i versus the Lexus IS 250. After many debates, I went with the “Ultimate Driving Machine.”
The lowdown on Invoice:
- 2006 325i 6MT: $28,300
- Premium Package: $2,640
- Metallic Paint: $430
- The silly iDrive Navigation System: $1,820
- Invoice Total w/ destination: $33,885
What I paid:
- Negotiated $35,300 for car
- 7.75% CA sales tax + fees
- Out of the door: $38,140
- $24,000 down, 5.49% APY
- 36 months loan, monthly payment of: $427
Not really a spectacular deal or anything, but at least I didn’t get rip off.
So, can I afford it?
Who cares!? It’s only a little bit more than the previous ride’s monthly payment. No biggie! Insurance adds up, but eh I’ll worry about it later. It’s not so bad really, first 3 year’s regular maintenaince is on BMW.
Already found a buyer for my old 2001 Honda Civic, gonna see if I can get rid of some small dents and scratches before I unload it, otherwise my other car’s in pretty good condition. (Oh man, always wanted to say that).
Yeah it’s a poor man’s M3, but hey it’s 5 years already, time for a new ride!
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