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#1327 of 1507 2002 X5 3.0i- Good Deal In CA?
Jan 08, 2006 (3:40 pm)
Hello all, I've been "lurking" here during my research phase, and it's finally time to post! As my 1994 740iL is about to roll over 200k miles, I've been shopping committedly for a 2002-3 X5 for about a month now among dealerships, private parties, used car lots (yuck). I'm located in the San Francisco Bay Area, and have been shopping as far as Arizona, Oregon & Nevada.
The used car lots were quickly eliminated as an option (Prices, lack of car records & trust-factor took care of that). Private Parties offered better pricing and records, but warranties were often on their last miles/mo's or expired. For me, warranty is critical, as my 740 has taught me well! (Since warranty expired eons ago, I've spent more on maintenance than the car cost me originally!) So the Dealership CPOs were the most attractive, but there was little room for negotiation. However, the warranty offered (generally 2 years +/-) was enticing.
Just when I was about to purchase a Dealership CPO (02s and 03s ran $30-36k out the door, depending on mileage), I came across a private owner who had bought a Dealership Lease-return CPO in spring 2005 (8 months ago), and was ready to sell before going abroad. The car has the CPO warranty through Sept 2008/100k miles!
So here's what I've landed, and I think it's a fair deal. I hope the value-gurus here will agree!
2002 X5 3.0i
• Mileage: 55k
• BMW Certified/Extended Warranty to Sept2008/100k miles.
• Interior Color: Black/Grey Sport Leather
• Exterior Color: Steel Gray Metallic
• Transmission: Automatic/Steptronic
• PREMIUM Package
• SPORT Package
• REAR CLIMATE Package
• COLD WEATHER Package
*PREMIUM Package has power glass moon roof, wood trim, 6-way power passenger seat, adjustable rear seat back, rain-sensing windshield wipers, front climate control, on-board computer, leather upholstery
*SPORT Package has star spoke alloy wheels, M sport steering wheel, sport (self-leveling) suspension, anthracite headliner, sport seats (Leather)
*REAR CLIMATE Package has rear door sunblinds, rear climate controls, privacy glass
*COLD WEATHER Package has heated front seats, headlight washers, ski bag
EXCELLENT Condition throughout
Clean CarFax reflects lease, then CPO.
I got the above for $24,500, including the factory warranty (original extended). I'm a happy camper, I hope justifiably so! Look forward to your input.
#1328 of 1507 Anyone go from a VW Touareg to X5?
Jan 13, 2006 (7:42 pm)
Wondering if anyone has owned a Touareg who is now driving a X5? Or overall opinions of the X5? Any complaints with build quality, problems, etc? I have an 04(bought in 03) VW Touareg and I really love it, but it has alot of build quality issues and a few other more serious problems. Since its under warrenty is ok but I only have 10k left on factory warrenty and have been considering an X5(free maintence!) as an upgrade. I dont consider myself a real BMW person, but we have a MINI and its very well built and the free service is wicked. Any thoughts on a X5 overall? Also does anyone tow with the X5? Thanks.
#1329 of 1507 Re: 2002 X5 3.0i- Good Deal In CA? [mindfull1]
by steve_ HOST
Jan 13, 2006 (8:00 pm)
This time of year is known at the tumbleweed season on the car lots, so you should have plenty of bargaining power.
Check out Real-World Trade-In Values while waiting for responses in here.
#1331 of 1507 Spy Video
by steve_ HOST
Feb 02, 2006 (10:01 pm)
"2007 BMW X5 tears up the test track."
2007 BMW X5 (Inside Line)
Talk about it in the 2007 BMW X5 discussion.
#1332 of 1507 Re: Anyone go from a VW Touareg to X5? [spacemagnet]
Feb 06, 2006 (3:24 pm)
I bought a BMW X-5 instead of a Taureg specifically for the reason of maintenance. In order to maintain the VW properly, I have to take it to the dealer every 5000 miles for whatever the normal maintenance called for. I'd then be on the hook for maintenance bills, and car rental fee. BMW has a policy of "If it takes longer than an hour, we give you a loaner". Also, because oil changes are every 15,000 miles. I'm actually on this townhall chat section to find out how to remove the bumper of my X-5 so I can install the factory designed hitch that I purchased from the BMW dealer. If you buy an X-5, and wish to tow, some aftermarket hitch manufactorers tell you their hitch will not work if you have "Park Distance Control". Also, all hitches from BMW come with the wire harness, that's why the hitch will cost you $495.00 plus tax. As for not being a BMW person, I wasn't until I bought my fiance' her 2001 325i. That's when I became sold on BMW just because of the maintenance. Once her warranty expired, we traded it in real quick for a 2006 330i, which we "warrantyied to the max". Tires, maintenance, etc. to 6 years, 100,000 miles. When we bought her 330, I also looked at the Taureg for myself but discovered I couldn't afford the Taureg, $46,000 for the V6, so I bought a BMW X-3, which I just traded in for an X-5. I'd installed a BMW hitch on the X-3, and it pulled a 5 x 10 foot utility trailer just fine. I traded up to the X-5 just because the X-5 is larger. I've driven full size American vans and SUV's before. Just my opinion, hope it helps. kkkahn
#1333 of 1507 Re: Xenon vs. Halogen lights? [janelin]
Feb 06, 2006 (3:33 pm)
Our first BMW was a 2001 325i with regular headlights whatever they were, but they were not xenons. We now have a 2005 X-5, and a 2006 330i. Both have xenons, worth the $800.00 in our opinion. Just our thought.
#1334 of 1507 BMW X5 3.0 2004.Problems
Feb 17, 2006 (12:15 am)
Just to list the problems on this X5. Panoramic sunroof leaked. rear tail lights kept failing. drivers side seat cushion needed replacemt at I yr. Wiper arm faulty. Console cover between front seats catch faulty. Blue tooth goes wacky when near the BMW service facility. plastic rear tailgate hinge cover keeps falling off.What next? and I bought it new, have only just done 20000km (16000miles)otherwise it drives nice.
#1335 of 1507 Re: BMW X5 3.0 2004.Problems [kypreosx5]
Feb 19, 2006 (9:27 pm)
Interesting. My Dad has an '04 X5 3.0iA that has been the absolute pinnacle of reliability. He has had the truck for just over 2 years and about 43,000 miles. It has been back to the dealer exactly 3 times:
17,000 miles -- 1st oil change
36,000 miles -- Inspection I service
41,000 miles -- Front Right Brake Caliper Seized. Front Brake pads and rotors replaced.
#1336 of 1507 Re: BMW X5 3.0 2004.Problems [nyccarguy]
Feb 19, 2006 (9:57 pm)
Thank for the information it encourges me that hopefully all will be well now, thanks.