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Old 10th June 2018, 21:19   #16
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So took a test drive in the 530i itself today and absolutely loved it! Factoring in the above suggestions, we feel that the 530i makes more sense to us.
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The demo car had 800kms on it and after the TD, the dealer said he is willing to give me the demo car for 53.25L OTR with a 5yr/60k BSI included(the basic pack).
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The other option is going for a new 530i for 57 OTR with a basic 5yr/60k BSI and 2+2 yr warranty included.

So the conundrum is now between:...
Good choice

Given the fact that you do not have any GC issues and the adaptive LEDs do not make much difference, the 530i makes more sense.

+1 to Axe77. Considering the 1L for the 2+2 year warranty, the price difference between the new and demo car is 2.75L. When you are spending this big money on a car, I would suggest you do not take the risk of a demo car. Get the new car and have peace of mind.

See if you can further sweeten the deal by either a 5/60 BSI+ or a 6 year extended warranty

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After reading your opening post, I was going to recommend the 5-Series, then scrolled down and saw that you've decided on it. Good choice. Buying a higher segment car is more pleasurable over the longer term; plus, if you keep it for longer than you would a lower segment car, it could work out cheaper too (changing cars costs a lot of money).

Go for the new car. Avoid the demo. When you're spending big money, don't compromise like this.
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Strictly avoid the demo car. Spending over 50L and still not getting choices of color or interior is not justified. Test drive cars whatever brand maybe are handled aggressively by customers and nothing wrong in that as they are supposed to be treated like that.

BTW between 3GT and 5series later is the best pick until you are not much bothered about ground clearance. A segment above is always preferred, moreover 3GT seems to be in end of its life cycle.
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a)Demo 530i with 2500 kms for 53.25 OTR with 5yr/60k BSI included
b)New 530i for 57 OTR with 5yr/60k BSI and 2+2 warranty included (the extended warranty on its own is worth a lakh)
Are you kidding? You are spending over 50 lakhs and now you want to compromise on all the options and the car itself, so that you can save around 3-4 lakhs??

Be wise and get a brand new car. You will be in fact saving more by doing so. Stay away from that demo car.
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Given the break in period of these cars and the aggression with which we drive TD cars, what should we go with? The 53.25 price point definitely feels sweet, but is it worth the risk?

Have you ever bought a demo car or know of any related experience?

Also, if anyone has info on Libra Autohaus in Delhi, that would be welcome. I couldn't find a whole lot on team-BHP.[/b]
I would go for the Demo car. Offer them a deal of paying some down payment to the dealer and till the 2000 km mark (try to do in a month) you drive the car with the ownership name of BMW so that you can avoid the worry of someone else driving rashly. Its probably a long shot. Savings of 6% now will be the earnings when you sell the car.

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Thanks for the help everyone!

Booked a new 530i today in Bluestone metallic with Cognac upholstery!

The long wait to actually get the car begins now...
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Thanks for the help everyone!

Booked a new 530i today in Bluestone metallic with Cognac upholstery!

The long wait to actually get the car begins now...
Congratulations !
How much did u get it for? If you don't mind that is.
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Congratulations !
How much did u get it for? If you don't mind that is.
We got it for 56.9L including 5yr/60k BSI, 2+2 year warranty, and about 30k worth of accessories
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We got it for 56.9L including 5yr/60k BSI, 2+2 year warranty, and about 30k worth of accessories
That is a very good deal. Congratulations on the booking.

Looking forward to your update after taking delivery of the car.
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Thanks for the help everyone!

Booked a new 530i today in Bluestone metallic with Cognac upholstery!

The long wait to actually get the car begins now...
Congratulations

Very wise decision. If you ask me, if I was looking out between 3series and 3GT will anyday pick 3GT being more practical version of the same model but when 5 series come into picture there is no way looking back. A segment above will save you from the itch to upgrade for a longer time period.
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Thanks for the help and support everyone!

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That is a very good deal. Congratulations on the booking.

Looking forward to your update after taking delivery of the car.

Yes, will surely give an update!
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We got it for 56.9L including 5yr/60k BSI, 2+2 year warranty, and about 30k worth of accessories
Congrats on the booking, are these Gurgaon On-Road prices?
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Congrats on the booking, are these Gurgaon On-Road prices?
Thanks! Yep, Gurgaon on-road
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Default Re: 50-lakh budget. BMW 3GT or something else?

We welcomed 3GT M Sport (330i, Petrol variant) for 49 Lakhs On-Road price. This includes 5 Years extended warranty along with BSI for 3 years at a great discount. Dealer insisted on insurance with their preferred partner and i didn't object since the overall deal was a killer. I didn't care much about 3 GTs End of life since the plan is to keep this for at least 7 years!

I didn't have a choice of exterior and interior colour since this deal was valid on Black or White exteriors only.

We booked and received Black exterior with Beige interior combination.

330i is a rocket and I'm very glad to have booked one.

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We welcomed 3GT M Sport (330i, Petrol variant) for 49 Lakhs On-Road price. This includes 5 Years extended warranty along with BSI for 3 years at a great discount.
Congratulations on the 3GT. Wishing you tens of thousands of miles and smiles.

49L on road is an awesome deal. Does the 49L include the 5 year warranty and BSI? If yes, it is even more a sweeter deal!
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