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Sup fellas,

As some of you may remember from my prior posts that my mom is looking for a car (at first an Audi, but we decided it wasnt the best choice). So, after much test driving and bargaining, we're down to our final 2 options (the best options in my opinion), the Benz s430 or the Bimmer 745i .... please no flame guys, it's for mom.

Here's the situation so far, Caliber Motors (Benz) is willing to offer $1000 over invoice ($69,815) , which would make the car come $75,469 with tax and fees. Century BMW (BMW obviously) didnt have a 745i in their fleet as of yesterday (they only had one 745Li...mom doesnt want the long version), so it was hard for the dealer to quote us a price. But he did say that the 745i will most likely be $2,000+ change more than the Benz (around $78,000 out hte door).

My question is this...I've been told that BMW dealers are harder to bargain with in general than Mercedes because Mercedes actaully gives rebates back to the dealerships so the dealers can afford to sell at invoice or even below invoice. But BMW doesnt do anything liek that, so BMW dealers cannot sell for invoice and are harder to bargain with. Is this true? Both mom and I want the BMW 745i, but of course it's better if we can bargain a little and get a discount. If anyone has a 745i or knows someone who bought one, pls help a fellow Bimmer fanatic out.

BTW...we live in Souther Cali (LA).

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she buying used? Cuz i thought they dont make the s430 anymore.. and its called the s500 now.

My vote is for the benz, their resale value ROCKS. Plus the car is pimpin too.
 

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my mom is buying new.

the s430 is still available for 2003, dunno about next year.

ok..so one vote for the s430...anyone else

tks bro
 

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It all depends if your mom likes the Idrive features. If she would hate that much tech in her car go for the Benz else I would get the 745i.
 

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It all depends if your mom likes the Idrive features. If she would hate that much tech in her car go for the Benz else I would get the 745i.
after test driving both cars, the 745i was a lot easier to drive (more driver friendly). But, I think my mom could careless aobut the hi-tech gadgets in the 745i....lol it actaully took her a while to figure how to adjust the seats and the shift lever, she kept reaching for the shifter where it wuold normally be.

the verdict (according to mom): Benz has a more classy look/ more sophisticated/ more buisness-like.

Bimmer is more sporty in looks and drive/ younger/ newer design


I'm torn..i like both. any ideas on pricing for both (if i'm gettiing a good deal?)
 

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Both good cars, but probable the Merc looks better (sorry but the new design sucks on the 7 series :puke: but if looking for the BMW go here:


http://www.autosportsofdallas.com/Inventory.html
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http://cgi6.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/...ed=0&sort=0&since=-1&include=0&page=1&rows=25

They currently have a Black 745i 2002 with 9491 miles for $62.888
and a Gray 745i with 6420 miles. Other great BMW as well.
I bought a used 328Ci with 21k miles loaded (NAV) and it rocks.

Your mom could save money and still drive a 'new' car.

They also have 3 2003 M3's. (that's a lot of '3's) :)

Good Luck.
 

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I personally like the 7, but then again I'm not conservative and I like "edgy" styles. The S Class, though a nice piece of machinery, doesn't do anything for me. If I were her, I'd take the one that she finds easiest to drive and maneuver around. She is a mom!! :D And to the best of my knowledge, none of the luxury brands get any type of incentives or rebates, but I could be wrong. The last time I checked, Mercedes and BMW didn't.
 

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For your mom the benz,
for you the 745i.
Why dont you go to another dealer to check if they have it in stock.

i highly doubt she needs the sportiness and would
rather go with the classiness.
 

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Go 7 all the way. That car is just fricking ridiculous. Or you could even wait a little and get the 760 when it comes out.
 

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I would rather have the 7, I love the S but evertime I see the new 7 on the road specially in black I love it! S are nice but a little to tame for me (plus it looks like a big C to me). You cant go wrong with either one, I think the 745 is definelty a better performer then the S, but that wont matter probably to much to your mom.
 

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man the 760 is overkill...price is over 100k...
especially since he is trying to find one that would quote him under the invoice...i doubt she is in the mkt for a 760i.
ppl in the market for 760i definitely does not have any issues w. paying invoice/sticker.
 

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Most definitely the S430. The 745i has so many computers, plus the iDrive system that she'll have to take it to Cape Canaveral for a tuneup...
 

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Most definitely the S430. The 745i has so many computers, plus the iDrive system that she'll have to take it to Cape Canaveral for a tuneup...
lol... :lmao:
 

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if /\/igga no go to school, /\/igga no get no job, if /\/igga no get no job, /\/igga no make no money, and if /\/igga no make no money, /\/igga cant buy BMW 7 series /\/igggaaaaaaaaaaa
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7 series all the way ..
S class is nice but for some reason is lacking the big luxury wide fat look that MB always had with their S class... the current S class is slim and long and for some reason it looks like the rear is really heavy and its sittin lower then the front

the 7 just looks awsome.. its big and fat and it looks really luxury and safe.... lookes like a boat on wheels

so 7 for sure
 
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