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BMW X5, SUV
#785 of 1508 X5 v. the 03 Discovery
Nov 10, 2002 (7:17 am)
I own a 2000 528 and I love BWM engines, performance and everything BMW stands for, but the X5 feels like a poor job of what all BMW stand for, yes is probably the fastest SUV out on the market but that is all you get with the X5, So I opted for a Discovery 2003 with 217 HP. a V8, 4WD all the time, double transmission, leather, double cargo space vs. the X5, feels stronger, feels like truly utility vehicle with a lot of class. Yes gas consumption is bad on the Discovery but I think that when you buy luxury vehicles gas consumption is not a priority, rather comfort and satisfaction should be the priorities.
#786 of 1508 LOOKING IN ATLANTA--Any Advice?
Nov 18, 2002 (8:13 pm)
I am looking to lease the '03 X5 3.0 (MY first BMW). I went for a test drive the other day and simply loved it. Which dealer in ATL is offering the best deal? Does anyone have advice on negotiating the lease? I would appreciate any thoughts.
#787 of 1508 Impulse Buy
Nov 18, 2002 (8:47 pm)
I've been trying to decide whether to buy a new Volvo XC90, Toyota 4Runner Limited, or even wait for a VW Touareg. About a month ago, I test drove a used 2001 X5 3.0 w/ 5sp. manual at the local dealer. I was interested, but got turned off by the comments in this thread about the 5sp. I didn't consider a new X5 since my plan is to pay cash for my next vehicle by selling two of my existing four <paid off> cars (which generates enough $$ for a new 4Runner or XC90, but not for a new X5).
Well, I went back today to drive the used X5 one more time and found the 1st and 5th gear issues really didn't bother me much. After negotiating a deal for $38k, I even talked the sales manager into taking the 18" wheels off another X5 (with too many miles on it) in the lot and putting them on mine (which had 17") - which he agreed to. So, I just drove home a blue 2001 X5 w/ 18" wheels, 5sp. manual, and 21k miles. I love it!
#788 of 1508 2002 demo car
Nov 19, 2002 (9:50 am)
pls let me know what ur thoughts r on this , i will be buying a 2002 x-5 3.0 demo car with about 10000 miles on it w/ prem package, cold package, rear pkg, xenon, self-dimming mirror for 44000 is this a good price or am i being taken????thanks
Nov 19, 2002 (10:08 am)
Taken. 44K for a used Manual? I spent < 5 minutes on auto trader and found much better prices for X5s with lower miles. Walk away.
#790 of 1508 welcome aboard dawgpak
Nov 19, 2002 (10:11 am)
I'm sure you're busy waxing it up -- remember to wax the rims as they are painted and regular waxing will make it easy to clean off the brake dust.
#791 of 1508 re:2002 demo car
Nov 19, 2002 (3:22 pm)
greenlatern, i forgot to mention that it is an auto transmission, so do u think the price is still bad, i never had an experience buying a used car so i really don't know...thank you!!!
Nov 19, 2002 (4:18 pm)
If it were me I'd start looking at both ebay and autotrader for similarly configured '01s and '02s (there are a lot of low mileage '01s out there) and see what the asking price is and what the winning bid is on ebay. Use that info to get a picture of what the actual market price is, not what the $tealer thinks you should pay.
Even with the auto I think it's pretty high.
Nov 19, 2002 (8:37 pm)
yagit i just bought a new no miles x5 02, prem.,climate,cold,xenon,auto,parking dist.(which u really need)for 45,000 plus i got about 2000 more for my trade than it was worth(dealer never actually checked trade for options and such till too late)so I guess i really paid $43,000...that said what do you think about your deal? oh yeah, i also got 2.9% financing.good luck.you,ll love it even if you do pay too much.
#794 of 1508 re:demo car
Nov 20, 2002 (9:18 am)
thanks 4 all ur input guys, i should b meeting with the dealer any day this week so i guess i do have an idea of what people r paying 4 an x-5 (my dream sav) i'll let u know what comes out of it 'cuz i might end up getting the '03 with nothing on it except 4 moonroof & auto transmission 1050 below msrp, by the way on the '02 he's giving me a 1.9% financing, i don't know if it matters...