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BMW X3, SUV
#96 of 4187 BAD news on the X3 ????????
Nov 05, 2003 (4:56 pm)
I stopped in one of the BMW stores in Cincinnati today to find out more in person - had previously called as I am in need of new wheels before the end of year.
Was told by the salesperson that they were notified that the X3 will not be available now until 2/1/2004 as they have had a production problem and will not have the number of vehicles (40K) they wanted to launch available 11/28 as is posted on the BMW USA site.
Anybody else heard similar???
I was hoping to hold out to the end of November, but cant as I need to spend some of the small business tax break the republicans gave us! Was hoping that this vehicle would bridge the gap between the Lexus 330 and MDX - size/handling/style which it may, but too bad not until too late...made me wonder if I wanted to buy a first year production car, even if its BMW...
He was however, happy to show/demo the X5 which is a little larger with a larger price point than I wanted...
Anyone else with any info?
#97 of 4187 Confirm: Nov 28
Nov 08, 2003 (6:39 am)
I received the same info from my dealer in South Florida: Car can be seen the day after Thanksgiving, however he also said they were going to show it at the Miami Car Show. He invited me in to test drive and send me one of the preliminary brochures. It was not detailed, but alluded to certain packages and standard features, I'll reserve my judgement until I see it.
#98 of 4187 http://www.bmwusa.com/vehicles/X3
Nov 11, 2003 (7:59 am)
The web site is up.
#99 of 4187 No x3's to sell until FEB '04????
Nov 11, 2003 (9:10 am)
Spoke with our dealers again yesterday - the demo x'3s will be available 11/28 as advertised --HOWEVER, they are being built in Germany and not Austria - they will not be for sale, and no X3's will be available for delivery until 2/1/04....
Apparently the Austira plant is not ramped up to cover the need...
Any dealers out there who can confirm, or have other info??????
#100 of 4187 confirmed: Feb '04
Nov 11, 2003 (4:44 pm)
Got the same info from my dealer, however he said there were some early production units available in January. I think I would wait until things get going before I plunk down my $40K. Also, limited options/colors on the early units.
US debut is at the Miami Car Show starting this week, demos available the week of Nov 24.
Does anyone have any advance info on the option list yet?
#101 of 4187 Full List of Options and Costs
Nov 14, 2003 (10:25 am)
Punch up www.bmwusa.com and every thing is there. Click on "build your own X3" and then the options and costs are added up. Have fun.
#102 of 4187 The whole package on X-3
Nov 14, 2003 (11:03 am)
Full report listed on www.germancarfans.com
#104 of 4187 review...great
Nov 16, 2003 (9:49 am)
Hey anybody with a keyboard can say anything these days and make it seem either important or like the truth. Not that edmunds does, but the internet makes everybodies voice seems like it has some importance. As in the print style of journalism, it had to be one had to earn their credibility first, the same goes for the on-online sytle of journalism.
Nov 16, 2003 (3:53 pm)
looks like the reviewer came to that test drive with a bad attitude. He complimented the ride then said the ride was bad. I can't say I like the reviews from independent websites. They can clamp on some small shortcomings and make them look big