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BMW X5, SUV
#1 of 2562 BMW X5: Prices Paid & Buying Experience
by Karen@Edmunds HOST
Oct 30, 2003 (5:16 am)
Share your BMW X5 purchase experience here.
#3 of 2562 Take it back...........
Nov 06, 2003 (7:34 am)
Federal law says that the window sticker must be on the vehicle.
I wouldn't get one without the xenons. Think how PO'd you'd be if you ran into a deer tomorrow that you otherwise may have seen and avoided if you had xenons.
I'd tell them to get you one with xenons or forget it. That's outrageous.
Nov 07, 2003 (10:18 am)
Just purchased today a 2003 3.0 Topaz Blue/Beige and I should be THRILLED, but to tell you the truth, I am excited, but a bit pissed off and would like some recommendations. First thanks to all for the candid feedback when I took a test drive last week (although that thread got a bit crazy....)when I was deciding between the X5 and the RX 330. So... went with the X5 and I am psyched - it is beautiful, drives great, big grin on my face, except for one thing. As I was literally driving the vehicle out of the dealership showroom (after the sales rep went over everything), he said to me, "oh, I thought this had the Xenon's on it, and it doesnt... oh well.." (after he described exactly how the Xenon's work during the reveiw, I might add)I drove off, a bit in shock, as when we reviewed what was included in this vehicle he said, Premium, Cold Weather, Rear Climate and Xenon's. So, when I negotiated the price, wrote the check, and when he reviewed the car with me, I assumed that was what was in it. I should be SO THRILLED right now, with the amazing car in my garage, but this is really bothering me - appears to be so sleazy (or just a mistake ?). Just went out to review the paperwork and unfolded the sticker listing everything (it was not on the window when I test drove it or bought it) and the Xenon's are not listed. How do I deal with this?
#5 of 2562 Lease X5 4.4i Std
Dec 02, 2003 (2:09 pm)
Anybody have examples of 3 , 4 or 5 years lease deals on a X5 4.4i std?
Capitalization, money factor, residuals etc.
Dec 08, 2003 (9:59 am)
It does not appear that you have much recourse on being shafted on your lack of xenons. I would still voice my displeasure to your sales person. Recount to him/her what your discussion was during your negotiations, your recollection of how he detailed you at the time of your taking delivery of the car, and the xenons "conveniently" left off the paper work. Furthermore, reaffirm that your price was predicated upon the car having the xenons, and that the whole experience leaves you with a very sour feeling both for the dealership and especially the sales person. Depending how strong you feel about this, you may want to indicate that the issue would make you not to want to deal with the dealeship again. This will neither get you your xenons or a refund but will express your displeasure and this may get you a small "perk" such as a free detail or something else. This is hardly consolation for your disappointment, but will give you and your frustration some closure.
#7 of 2562 Invoice/MSRP
Dec 09, 2003 (12:54 pm)
Ok, now that I have the birth of my 2nd child two mo's behind me I can get onto some more important things like BMW's!!!!!.........just a little humor there folks.
Seriously, I waited until after this sig event to restart my hunt for an X5. Slightly used 03' would have been fine but the cost of those are prohibitive vs 04'to me. Perhaps it is best to just order the 04' (unless I found a dealer with one sitting there skimmed down on the options...which is not likely as I would figure they load em' up fairly heavy? and I just don't need/and can not afford some of them as I am on a budget) so.....My question to someone is...how can I locate the real invoice price that the dealer will pay? I want this information so I can negoitate a fair deal and move on. I know earlier BMW offered some incentives both hidden and not on the 3's/5 er's which made for some interesting deals being talked about on a great car. I haven't found any incentives yet for the X5 04'. Joatmon told me so. May not exist at this time? Does anyone know the best way to obtain this invoice price on the X that will show the same for the options? I suppose I could just ask the dealer for a copy but I would have no way of knowing if this is indeed the real price they paid or some used piece of paper from the mens room? I am planning on spending my destination charge by picking it up at the plant. I figure I might as well break myself in by wrecking theirs! ;-)Any pissed off x-bmw dealers out there want a stab at this question?.....lol.
Thanks in advance for your suggestions/input
#8 of 2562 Consumer Reports FYI
Dec 11, 2003 (1:51 pm)
You peeps probably know about this ....For 12 bucks you can get a copy of retail/invoice/wholesale for any car. I had already found most of the info except what some of the options cost/invoice which could be well worth the 12 bucks spent alone if you save a few k. Decent report which includes some safety and reliability rankings. Would be valid for comparison sake if the dealer claimed you were way off in price for those options? Not mentioned however is BMW's selling platform as opposed to holdback, etc. Not that they..BMW.. should reveal how they structure sales...that would be hard to do and use but they didn't mention that BMW eliminated the traditional holdback.(so we can quit looking for the holy price!!!) "It" exsists but not in the form we might be looking for. Looks like the best way to score here is find a dealer close to reaching a sales goal or platform...where ever they may be located...and help them acheive that goal and you get a fair price hopefully. That means spreading out your search coast to coast. For me that won't be difficult as I am going to be ordering my from the fac. It's about as close as I can come to what I want without buying too too many options. Even the fac route is limited.
Dec 11, 2003 (4:37 pm)
Heck, you can the pricing info here, plus reviews and comments to keep you occupied for weeks.
We'll even tell you what others in your zipcode are currently paying so you'll have a target price to beat (see TMV).
all for free....even pithy comments by your hosts in Town Hall
#10 of 2562 X5 price
Dec 21, 2003 (2:02 pm)
I have a deposit on a 2004 X5 with PP, CWP, Rear Climate, Xenon lights and Auto. I'm getting it for $2,000 over invoice. Fair or not?