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#1844 of 4185 Re: City and Hwy Mileage BMW X3 (2.5 and 3.0) [want2have1]
Apr 26, 2005 (7:42 am)
I bought an X3 turbo diesel here in France in March 2004 ;3.0L 204HP engine. so far I've done 17000miles without any problems at all and I get 30mpg which is about twice as much as you get with your gas guzzlers; most people here wouldn't dream of buying a SUV with a gas engine;and now you can get your X3 with the smaller 2L 150HP turbo diesel (4 cyl) for a more reasonable price.Of course the noise is just a bit higher at idle but hardly more noticeable on the road, and the toooorque!
hope diesel engines some day make it to the US market;they are now far from being as "dirty" as some people would have us believe! and so much more economical to run!
#1845 of 4185 Re: Diesel for north Amercia
Apr 26, 2005 (6:56 pm)
Hey there folks,
I'm a new member from Montreal. Changing my 2001 Acura MDX for a X3. Have ordered a blue 2005 X3 3.0. Expected delivery date is end of May. Have been reading everything I can get my hand on with regards to X3. Recent article published in Montreal says that BMW is expected to introduce diesel models in 2007. On Europeen market, most BMW's (except two models) are produced with diesel. I think BMW will recognize the great opportunity of the north American market.
#1846 of 4185 jet black or sapphire black metallic???
Apr 28, 2005 (4:35 pm)
I can't decide between the 2 colors. If money was not a consideration what would people out there choose. i could hardly tell the difference seeing the colors in person but maybe it was the light. Will one look better over time? Any thoughts would be great.
#1847 of 4185 Re: jet black or sapphire black metallic??? [rob34]
Apr 28, 2005 (4:59 pm)
We first ordered the Sapphire, then when we were about 20 feet from the car, which was parked next to a Jet Black version, we said, the difference in look was minimal, and it wasn't a no charge option. So, it was a no-brainer.
#1848 of 4185 Re: jet black or sapphire black metallic??? [rob34]
by kyfdx HOST
Apr 29, 2005 (8:48 am)
I like the Sapphire, because of the metallic paint.. It just looks better to me, and also doesn't seem to show dirt as well.. but, you'll get a bluish-purplish look sometimes, depending on the light.. I like that, but some people don't..
#1849 of 4185 need adivse on X3 lease
Apr 29, 2005 (11:23 am)
The dealer in NJ is promoting 05'X3 3.0 for $299/mo at 10K/yr with $3500 cash down on top of bank fee, 1st payment, tax and deposit. The sales person reconfigured the payment structure for me as following,
For 15K/yr, upfront payment $1965 ($450 deposit,$261 1st year MV fee, bank fee and 1st payment), $453/mo including tax. The vehicle available is in Grey Silver Metallic, with heated front seats. Not sure if it has Steptronic.
Can one of you lease experts let me know if this is a good deal or I should be able to negociate a better one even without this promotion?
#1850 of 4185 Re: need adivse on X3 lease [ccdbb]
Apr 29, 2005 (12:07 pm)
Someone else willing to take this? Without knowing the MSRP (at least) -- it is hard to say this is a good, OK, great or not good deal, sorry.
Our deal was 15K/yr; 36 months; $250 down; sec dep of $600 and first month payment (including Ohio tax) of $581.00. Plus 35 additional payments of $581 of course and theoretically getting the sec dep back.
MSRP was $46,350 or $46,550 as I recall, I don't have the paperwork in front of me. Oh yea, this was for an "ordered" car -- the deal, so says the rep was better because we ordered it, since there would be no "floor plan" costs. It sounded -- like it was a reasonable concept, and besides they didn't have the X3 3.0 with all the stuff my wife wanted anyway.
Point being we need to know the MSRP to determine the quality of this deal. While you're at it, can you get the cap cost reduction (the discount) too?
#1852 of 4185 X3 upgraded stereo system
Apr 29, 2005 (3:38 pm)
I love music so I want the best stereo possible regardless of price. I read that the X3 upgrade is a 500 watt Harmon Kardon system. I ordered it. Will I love it? Does it sound great?
What does DSP offer? Or what is it?
Is it true that you can't get the BMW factory installed Ipod adapter with the upgraded system? That's what is says on www.ipodyourbmw.com/.
#1853 of 4185 Re: need adivse on X3 lease [markcincinnati]
Apr 29, 2005 (8:13 pm)
Thanks for the comparison. Here is what I got from another sales person today. He suggested I put in all the options I want and order it.
Offered price $38755
$2211 opening cost include 1st payment, security deposit of $500, doc fee, tag fee, acq fee. For 36 mo term with 36K mi, residual is 62% off MSRP, money factor is 0.012. Monthly is $499.
I feel I could ask him for at least another $500 off the offered price. Do you think that's reasonable?
PS I did post in Prices Paid & Buying Experiences but under the title Re: any comments on the BMW lease deal listed in the incentive section?