Originally Posted by Mdr10
Thanks for your comments. Some food for thought.
I've been down the route of taking BMW finance before to get a discount, but as you say, due to the way interest is front loaded, paying it off immediately erodes any discount.
Regarding at what stage I was at when the dealer was reluctant to offer anything, admittedly it was fairly early - getting the part ex agreed. I will probably be in a position to do something next weekend so will be interesting to see what offer I can get.
Unfortunately drivethedeal no longer appear to do BMW. Anyone know of an alternative site?
Unless there's a real need I wouldn't use part-ex. My BMW dealer offered £13k part-ex for my car (non-BMW). I sold it privately for £16k cash. Part-ex is easy, but there is a cost for it.