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BMW X5, SUV
#911 of 1508 Lease Rates
Apr 24, 2003 (5:24 am)
Thanks all for the info. When the MF and poss residuals change in May(hopefully for the better), where can I find out the actual numbers so that I won't have to keep asking everybody in TH. Thanks again.
Also, any ideas on leasing a CPO 2002 X5? Anything I need to realize because if it's the same deal, I think that would be much more affordable especially since it's covered by the BMW "extended warranty 6/100".
#912 of 1508 Lease Rates
Apr 24, 2003 (6:45 am)
The residuals don't seem to change often. Once they're established, they only change if conditions change such as the economy, or new car finance/lease rates going lower, thus making used cars less expensive.
Several BMW sites on the net have fairly accuarate lease factors (road___.org)
Establishing a relationship with a BMW salespersopn is another way to go. Let them know what you're looking for and that you're waiting on the lease factor to drop. Most will keep you in mind and give you a call. On slow days, they'll find a way to make things "work".
Apr 24, 2003 (6:39 pm)
We have an 02 X5 to test drive overnight and are really liking it. One of the times I got in it and started it the hazard lights and overhead lights came on. I figured that I must have hit some button wrong but after reading some of the earlier posts I'm wondering if it could have an elec issue. Would you run in the other direction?
#914 of 1508 readyalready
Apr 25, 2003 (5:35 am)
If it's CPO, you're OK. If not CPO, I'd run unless lots of questions were answered including the service history from BMW.
Apr 25, 2003 (8:26 am)
I'm sorry for not knowing the lingo but what is CPO?
#916 of 1508 Certified Pre Owned
Apr 25, 2003 (9:32 am)
BMW, as do many other manuf., has a cerification program that allows you to buy late models with the assurance of the manufactureers backing.
To quote from the BMWUSA.com site:
"Only the best pre-owned BMWs qualify for the Certified Pre-Owned BMW Vehicle Program. To be eligible for enrollment in the Certified Pre-Owned Vehicle Program, a late-model vehicle must be in service for at least six months or have more than 6,000 miles but less than 60,000 miles on the odometer. They must pass an extensive examination — a thorough and rigorous inspection by BMW factory-trained technicians. They inspect the vehicle for safety, performance and wear. If something is not right, it is fixed. If it cannot be fixed, the car cannot become a Certified Pre-Owned BMW.
In short, we're picky. But when you see everything covered under our Protection Plan, you'll understand why.
Every Certified Pre-Owned BMW is backed by a special BMW Protection Plan which provides coverage on the car for up to two years or 50,000 miles (whichever comes first) from the date of expiration of the 4-year/50,000 mile BMW New Vehicle Limited Warranty.
The Certified Pre-Owned BMW Protection Plan has two elements: The Certified Pre-Owned BMW Limited Warranty abd BMW Roadside Assistance."
Hope this helps,
Apr 25, 2003 (1:49 pm)
Thank you, that does help.
Is it safe to assume that you can only get a car with CPO if you purchase from a dealer? They don't have an inspection process with the ability to purchase a warranty extension for individuals do they?
Apr 28, 2003 (9:47 am)
Ok, I have silly question. We drove 2 X5's at a Lexus event this past weekend and both my wife and I couldn't find any cup holders. Is this an upgrade option or did we miss something?
#920 of 1508 Cup Holder
Apr 28, 2003 (9:57 am)
There are 2 nice, big cupholders in the center console, at least w/ premium pack. I've never seen an X5 wo/ PP, but they do exist.
Hope this helps,