Last post on Aug 30, 2013 at 8:45 PM
You are in the BMW X3 & X5
What is this discussion about?
BMW X5, SUV
Oct 29, 2002 (7:52 pm)
You can go to the BMW website to figure out leasing options www.bmwusa.com
My lease wasn't typical - I had a paid off 97 5 series I traded for my X. Got top dollar for the trade, got them down $1,500 off MSRP and I applied most of the trade to the lease, they stroked me a check for $6k and my total lease payment is only $206 a month 12k a year for 36 months - I'll definately be buying the X at the end of the lease for around $25k (I do that a lot when I lease a BMW).
I didn't do the Spartanburg thing with my X but I have been there for one of the Z3 homecomings (2000 M Coupe) I highly recommend going, that is a fantastic facility. There are all sorts of things they offer - I don't know what's included in the X5 delivery. They may let you drive any of the M series cars on their track. They have an X5 specific track as well.
#770 of 1508 Adjustable ride height
Oct 30, 2002 (9:13 pm)
I'm buying a new X5 and debating some option choices. The adjustable ride height seems attractive since it also LOWERS the vehicle so it might handle better with a lower center of gravity and improve highway gas mileage. Does anyone have this option and find it useful these ways? Any reliablitity issues? Thanks.
#771 of 1508 Sport Suspension on the 4.4i
Oct 30, 2002 (9:31 pm)
I've read the old reviews that discourage the Sport suspension as too rough a ride, but would be interested in anyone's more recent experience. The 4.4i now comes standard with the 18" all-season tires, and perhaps it is just the lower profile wheels that caused the jarring ride referred to in the review since through 2002 BMW included the 19" wheels on the 4.4i sports package. Anyone have a comment on the ride of the 4.4 with and/or without the sports package?
#772 of 1508 re: Spartanburg & adj. ride height
Oct 31, 2002 (8:25 am)
One thing I'd like to do sometime is do the Spartanburg thing. If the delivery center trip includes the X5 offroad trail and performance driving school it'd be worth it. The X5 is a unique animal with a performance envelope different from anything else. It'd be great to have somebody teach you where the edges of that envelope are.
From what I've read of adj. ride height it's not worth it. It doesn't (2002) lower automatically at stop and it moves to standard(?) position during normal or high speed driving, not the lowest position. I believe standard is the same height as an X5 w/out adj. ride height. If I'm wrong somebody will correct me.
#773 of 1508 Experiences with end of year models?
Nov 03, 2002 (6:36 pm)
We have been shopping a 2002 model X5 3.0. We are getting quoted around 45.5K, with Premium, Rear Climate, Cold Weather, Xenon, and Auto. The VOB dealer here in Rockville MD, has 10 new(2002) on the lot. Any thoughts on this price, or when they lower the price with 2003's starting to show up. I hate take a full year depreciation as soon as I drive it off the lot. I've heard people on this forum say that December is a good buying time, is this true?
#774 of 1508 end of year deals!
Nov 03, 2002 (9:57 pm)
I just purchased a 2002 x5 3.o premium,climate,cold pkg.,auto, xenon. msrp $47,270. I paid $45,000 got free mats and 2.9% finance rate from bmw (special rate just started 11/1) I also got about $1500 more for my trade than I could get from any other dealer. So far I found one map light doesn't work but the ride is incompareable. If you want one buy a 2002 now. In a few years at trade in time you wont get much less than a 2003 but will pay much more for 03 now. to start they are $850 more than 02's. Take advantage of special fin. rate.
#775 of 1508 2.9% Rate
Nov 04, 2002 (5:45 am)
Is that only avail on new X5's? 2002 530?
Do you think they gave you more for your trade-in because they needed to move the 2002 to make room for the 03 or what?
Nov 04, 2002 (1:40 pm)
I think the rate 2.9, is available on all 02 models. I don"t know why they gave me so much more for my trade. The x5 had to be gotten from another dealer so it wasn't like they had to get rid of their inventory. I would definitely play one dealer against the other though. Tell them how much you'd rather do business with them than their competition. It seems to go a long way.
#777 of 1508 RE: End of year deals!
Nov 04, 2002 (6:09 pm)
I'm trying to get a 02 X5 3.0 with auto, Premium, Cold, Climate, parking distance control(which I don't care about) for $44K. No trade-in. The seemed to have conceded on 44.4K, but that is all over the phone. I'm sticking to 44K. I'll keep you posted. Oh, are the prices people quoting including shipping, or not?