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$1,000 "discount" not avail. on 1 Series? Why not?

Discussion in 'E81/E82/E87/E88 (2004-present)' started by 304923, May 30, 2008.

    304923 guest

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    Can someone out there tell me why BMW will not give CCA members the purchase discount of $1,000 as they do for other series?
    or...how do we storm the castle?
    Thanks, Russ
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    steven s

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    $1000 rebate applies to the 5 and 6 Series (except X6).

    Below is a grid showing the BMW CCA Member Reward Program results for the last eight years. Beside the year is the number of rebates issued in that year; to the right of that is the value of those rebates received by our membership.

    Many members have taken advantage of the program.
    BMW doesn't always include the first year of production.


    2007 Rebates 2,885 $1,973,000
    2006 Rebates 3,058 $2,191,000
    2005 Rebates 2,488 $1,791,000
    2004 Rebates 3,095 $2,130,509
    2003 Rebates 3,161 $2,254,000
    2002 Rebates 2,700 $1,899,000
    2001 Rebates 2,100 $1,580,900
    2000 Rebates 1,732 $1,461,000
    TOTAL 21,219 $15,280,409

    Autohaus guest

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    It is a shame they won't accept the BMW CCA discount. A nicely equiped 128i is more than a 328i. What gives? Also, it blows my mind that a fully equipped 135i is $50K plus with tax. A one series is more than a three and a 528i. Also, this is the third BMW that BMW NA has claimed to be the next 2002. Here is a quiz for you guys, can you name the other two BMW's that were named, "The next 2002"? We can use the lonely euro 518i to storm the castle :) Seriously, I think it has to do that it is a new model (only for us as europe has had it since late 2003) adn the fact that BMW wants to make their money on this model. Sorry for the book, just venting....
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    ExGMan

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    Seems that when a model is or presumed to be in short supply, like the 1-Series and X6, that the Member's Reward won't be offered. Also, I read somewhere else that the normal BMW-employee discounts aren't being given with these two vehicles.
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    Bimmerdan

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    I know the 318ti was one of them (that's a red Club Sport in the back row) but I don't remember the other one??
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    steven s

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    That's correct. The 1 and X6 are not part of any employee programs at this time.

    Autohaus guest

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    The other "the next 2002" was the 1991 318is.

    morea3ic guest

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    2002, e30 M3 & e36 M3 Racer were all . . . . 4 pots . . . .

    . . . . at least both of the above were 4 pots . . . .

    :)
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    BMWCCA1

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    Actually one was the E21 320i, called at the time of it's introduction, "The successor to the car that started a cult."
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    330indy1

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    I would guess there will be plenty of 1's around given how high the prices are. As far as a lack of rebates and discounts? ... blame it on the weak dollar

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    There are two posts about this topic, but I will once again say that it bothers me because I feel like BMW has singled out this car while the rebate has been available even on PRE-OWNED cars as far as I recall.

    -Jer

    Stevenc22 guest

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    Honestly, i got $1500 off my 135i and a dealership down the road is advertising $1700 off. It can be done on the 1 series.
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    BMWCCA1

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    Umm, the discussion has been about the BMW CCA member loyalty rebate which is a rebate after you make your best deal and buy your car at the dealership. I'm sure you can get money off on any BMW model right now since last month's sales of BMW vehicles (not including MINI) were down around 27% from this time last year. For anyone who has money to spend in this economy, it's a buyer's market.

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    Exactly, this has nothing to do with whether you can get a good deal on 1 Series.

    This discussion is about how BMW seems to have singled out this model specifically to not offer the club discount, (which I would think would be $500, not $1000, as it is normally for cars in this price range)
    You are normally supposed to get your best deal and buy or lease your car, and then apply for the rebate after the fact. This isn't really about the money (for me) as much as it is that it seems that BMW is treating 1 series buyers, who are already club members, as second class citizens of some sort, like we only bought the "cheap" model so we don't deserve the same rebate.

    -Jer

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    You one owners of which I am one need to calm down. The sliding scale of discounts goes 5 series $1000 3 series $500. So if the one series was not a hot model in demand, what would you expect the rebate to be? Maybe $100? Grow up, Get over it and enjoy the car.

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