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BMW X5, SUV
#452 of 1508 Ordering an X5
Dec 17, 2001 (10:25 am)
I found out from a dealer that the $645 destination charged cannot be waived because it is an 'average' of all shipping charges for BMW, regardless of the location of delivery.
With living so close to the Spartanburg, SC BMW factory(where the X5 is built), and looking to order an X5 rather than by a currently built one, I am in an advantagous position. I am about to send out a purchase request to every BMW dealer in the country for an 2002 X5 3.0i. Since I am doing all the work (researching, listing all options, picking up vehicle myself), I really don't even need a dealer, except to spend 5 minutes keying in my order on a computer screen. Therefore, I am only offering $500 over invoice for the vehicle, which seems like plenty of profit for 5 minutes of work. I wish that BMW had a web site to directly order the vehicle from the factory and skip the dealer 'middleman' entirely. Also, all correspondance can be handled via email, faxes or priorty mail. Also, the first dealer to respond will get my leasing business also (with $0 cap cost reduction).
#453 of 1508 2002bmw x5 pricing
Dec 17, 2001 (12:15 pm)
Live in Northern Va.close to DCA and MD and am willing to travel anywhere on east coast for a deal on a 3.3. ARE ANY DEALERS GETTING CLOSE TO INVOICE? I am finding the price on a used BMWX5 very high in this area so that it does'nt pay not to get a new one in color and options of choice. I want a blk on blk with prem. pk,cold weather,prem. sound, zeon lights. I would also not mind a few other options like lumbar and park distance control. I am not a leasor of cars, have always payed all cash. Am I crazy to do this with so many lease deals ect.? Also, is everyone still in love with this SUV? My husband thinks I am crazy to pay as much for any SUV when you could have a really great sedan like the Jag for the same $$$.
#454 of 1508 re: ARE ANY DEALERS GETTING CLOSE TO INVOICE?
Dec 17, 2001 (2:41 pm)
#455 of 1508 new 3.0 x5
Dec 17, 2001 (6:43 pm)
Just test drove a 3.0 w/ prem, rear climate, cold weather, xenon and will lease it for 39 mos later this week. I also looked at Tahoe, Sequoia, & ML500. All 3 are good vehicles, but my wife liked the X5 best. May be a little tight on vacation.
BMW's lease rates are great now thru 12/31 and apply if ordered by 12/31. X5 was at least $150/ month less than Tahoe and Sequoia and about $200 less than ML. I looked at X5 in October and rates have dropped about $250.
#456 of 1508 Tom a bit more information
Dec 18, 2001 (7:12 am)
What are you paying per month? What is down? Anything off MSRP? Residual value? etc...
I am looking for the same vehicle.
Where are you located?
#457 of 1508 sdeame
Dec 18, 2001 (6:45 pm)
i got a 39 month lease for about $600. total down is about 1750 which includes 1st month, $600 security deposit, and other fees i'll find out 12/20. Residual 60-63% and around 2,000 off msrp. I'm in Charlotte, nc. email me tommetrolinacr.com for more details.
#458 of 1508 Lazura
Dec 19, 2001 (3:01 pm)
Let me know if you get any hits doing this. I'm in Atlanta, and am able to pick up in Spartanburg too. I understand that it's difficult to get this price b/c even if you pick up in Spartanburg that car goes against the dealer's allocation for the month, so they will not sell it to you if they could otherwise sell it for more. On the other hand, to the extent supply is greater than demand, someone might bite. I'd be interested to find out. Thanks.
Dec 22, 2001 (7:31 am)
Tom00, are you suggesting that Lazaru will get "HIT" by dealer like in the head for suggesting $500 over invoice, just kidding guys.
Well I shopped for my X5 4.4i 3 months ago in Seattle area, bad place to look for bimmer. Only 3 dealers in area so not much competition, the best I can get was $1750 off the MSRP or around $3250 over invoice. I am sure you can do better now since the economy os still in it's descending path. Now $500 might be a little hard to get, not impossible(On 2001 model is very possible). The reason is that BMW just like any other mfg has a system that send more cars to dealers which sells the most cars previous month. If dealer only sell 1 X5 last month their allocation only 1 also for next month. So this will balance the supply and demand curve. IF a dealer can only sell 1 X5 last month and BMW send 10 X5 for this month dealer might sell a couple of those at $500 over invoice just to move them. In any rate this is the best handling SUV/SAV out there until porsche comes along(that is still yet to be seen by the way).
Dec 23, 2001 (11:54 am)
I am seriously considering buying either a X5 3.0 or a ML320 (other possibilities are 525 and C320 wagons). The motivation is that these two are the best rated in IIHS tests and heaviest mid size SUVs (Rx300 rate highly, but weights 1000lb less) and I believe in a two vehicle accident, the heavier car will fair better. While testing drive a ML320, the sales person insists that cars are safer than SUV. He insisted that MB engineering had determined that a C320 is safer than a ML320. In a single car accident, this may be. But if a C320 collides with a ML320 head on, I would say the Ml320 will come out way ahead. What do you all think? Any data on this?
#461 of 1508 kfmaster
Dec 24, 2001 (4:53 am)
responded under the ml heading. Personally, i liked the ML better but got X5 for my wife. It is an execllent vehicle and if you can live with the limited cargo area, get it. you will not be disappointed.