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#1122 of 1508 Pulled the Trigger
Jan 15, 2004 (9:22 pm)
My Dad ordered his first BMW today! He's getting a 2004 Sterling Gray/Black Leather X5 3.0iA with Steptronic (iA), Cold Weather, Rear Climate, Lumbar, Xenon, Premium Package, and Sport Package.
He ended up paying $1000 over invoice after a few days of back and forth negotiations which comes out to $48,845.
He's going to lease the X5 for 42 months including 20K miles per year, NYC taxes rolled in, 51% residual, and 5.16% interest (money factor) with a $0 cap cost reduction. Payments are going to be $835/month.
This may seem high to some, but with the 20K per year mileage the residual is lower compared to a 10, 12, or 15K per year lease.
#1123 of 1508 Possible '01 X5 CPO Purchase - Advise Needed
Jan 19, 2004 (7:43 am)
I've been looking at '01 X5 3.0s and have noticed that the non-Sport Pkge X5s don't have color key door handles (ugh!!!). Has anyone ever had the dealer replace them with color-keyed ones? My wife loves the Titanium Silver but I can't deal with the black door handles. I know I could wait to find one with a sport package but just curious about the door handles. Please advise!!
#1124 of 1508 Re:Possible '01 X5 CPO Purchase - Advise Needed by swsms
Jan 20, 2004 (8:56 am)
My advice: Visit a local body shop and ask them to give you a quote on the work. It'll probably be less than the dealer, but it will not be cheap. Ballpark around a $800 for labor.
Jan 20, 2004 (12:12 pm)
I've had an 01 X5 non-sport 3.0 since new - the door handles don't bother me. No way would it cost $800 to have them painted. I was looking into getting all the 4.6 body upgrades on my 3.0 for the fun of it - all the parts barely hit the $800 mark.
I'm thinking of selling my titanium/ black 01 X5 3.0 with premium package, xenons, climate package with only 16k miles.. It's in Florida - never seen a winter.
Jan 20, 2004 (1:03 pm)
I'm guessing that the body shop would have to remove all four door handles. I would think that they'd have a challenge painting the inside surface of the handle while it was still mounted on the door. To get to the door handle, the interior trim probably has to be removed as well.
I would want the paint baked on rather than just air-dried for durability and to resist chipping from the things like a ring on your fingers. This is the one painted surface that gets handled everytime you get into the car.
Parts are inexpensive relative to shop labor costs.
#1127 of 1508 BMW Navigation in 04'
Jan 22, 2004 (5:13 pm)
Wondering if I could get some feedback regarding the performance of navigation system in 04 X5.
Going to the dealership, hopefully tomorrow, to place my order....$1500 under MSRP sound right? The first dealer would only order at full sticker price. I shopped four dealerships and this was the best I found.
#1128 of 1508 $1500 under MSRP sound right?
Jan 23, 2004 (8:48 am)
Depends on the city and state where you're buying the car and whether it's a 3.0 or 4.4. You should be able to do better than $1500 off a 3.0. But for a 4.4, that's the ballpark in the Northern California area. I've heard some deals like $3900 off MSRP in Monroe, LA.
#1129 of 1508 depends on the region
Jan 23, 2004 (9:18 pm)
The standard offer here in the NYC area is abiut $2K off sticker. I ended up with a little less than that paying $1000 over invoice.
#1131 of 1508 2004 X5 3.0 starting problem
Feb 08, 2004 (9:42 am)
Anyone out there experience a problem starting your X5's? It has happened twice within a week. It would not start, the lights and everything else lit up, but the engine would not turn. I decided to switch gear into neutral and it started just fine. I have taken it back to dealer for them to inspect and correct.