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BMW X5, SUV
Mar 29, 2009 (7:46 pm)
That a Long Island guy would schlep to Jersey to buy a car, but if you service them in the city then it doens't matter.
My car is a 2001 Honda Prelude Type SH. I also have a 1990 E30 325iA.
My wife drives an '07 X3 3.0si, My Mom drives an '08 328xi, & My Dad drives an '07 X5 3.0si. We leased all the cars from Wide World BMW in Rockland County. There is a service advisor there named Steve who is also top notch.
The modern BMWs rarely have to go in the shop. I think my wife's has been in maybe 3 times in a year and a half.
#1133 of 2552 Is this a good deal?
Mar 31, 2009 (12:57 am)
I'm about to buy a new 2009 X5 4.8. MSRP $74,925 and the dealer is offering it to me at $70,305, a discount of MSRP of $4,620. He said this is $800 above invoice. I'm in the sf bay area, california.
#1134 of 2552 Re: 2009 X5 3.0i deal! [pt838]
Mar 31, 2009 (11:47 am)
Finally bought the car from Rallye BMW in long island. I got a 2009 BMW X5 3.0 - Ext. Space Gray and Int. Black Nevada Leather.
Premium package, Technology package, Rear Climate control package, cold weather package, 3rd row seats, running boards, USB / ipod adaptor - MSRP: $58,675
I paid $53160 for the car. So i got $5515 off the msrp. Thats the best deal I could get. We actually ended up getting two. One for my wife and my uncle picked up one in vermillion red (its not on the website but you can now get the x5 3.0 in vermillion red).
Hope this helps.
#1135 of 2552 Re: Interesting [nyccarguy]
Apr 01, 2009 (6:26 am)
Let me get this straight. You claim that modern BMWs rarely have to go in the shop and then say your wife's '07 X3 has been in 3 times in a year and a half. I'm assuming the 3 times was for general maintanence (oil change and tire rotation) then. 3 times in the shop for problems over the life of my vehicle would be unacceptable to me. That's why I no longer own BMWs.
#1136 of 2552 Re: Is this a good deal? [jingac1688]
Apr 01, 2009 (1:22 pm)
Did you check the invoice price in edmunds.com? I think you should get below invoice price. Which dealer did you go?
#1137 of 2552 Re: Interesting [jayvis]
Apr 01, 2009 (2:40 pm)
3 times in the shop for problems over the life of my vehicle would be unacceptable to me. That's why I no longer own BMWs
Thats also not acceptable to me, I prefer cars that are extremely reliable, and I think I can only trust lexus on that.
Which bmws did you own? Reliability problems?
What car do you drive now?
I am currently looking for a new car, I'd like the x6, but the issues I've read are horrible, thinking about the RX but not to fond on the looks of it.
#1138 of 2552 Re: Interesting [bmlexus]
Apr 01, 2009 (3:17 pm)
I currently drive a 2009 Lexus RX350. I wasn't really taken with the looks of the RX either but it has grown on me to the point that I now prefer it's styling over the BMW X3. I chose the Lexus over everything else because of my outstanding experiences with Toyotas and Lexus reputation for reliability. I owned a 325i for 3 years and had electrical and transmission issues. It, along with bad reviews of the X3 and X5 on these forums was enough to steer me away from another Bimmer. I'm happy with the RX350 so far (no issues, knock on wood) and am very impressed with our Lexus dealer's attention after the sale.
#1139 of 2552 Re: Interesting [jayvis]
Apr 01, 2009 (5:59 pm)
I can't dispute the quality & durability of Lexus. There is a vendor I buy from who drives an RX300 (maybe it is an '02 if I'm not mistaken) with over 325,000 miles.
Looking through my wife's X3 maintenance records. We took delivery of the X3 in July of 2007.
It went back to the dealer in September for a check engine light. Turned out to be a faulty carbon filter. The truck was in the shop for a day and my wife got a loaner and was no way inconvenienced.
The X3 did not return to the dealer until June of '08 for its first service. With over 15,000 miles on the odometer. Again, the truck was in and out of the shop in a day and my wofe was provided with a loaner car and not inconvenienced.
If that's unreliable to you, then I don't know what to tell you. Personally I would never own a Toyota or Lexus. I can't stand the floaty and completely isolated ride. Feels like you are driving your couch.
#1140 of 2552 Re: Is this a good deal? [bayareaboy]
Apr 01, 2009 (9:36 pm)
mountain view bmw. i called and went to a few others but they don't have the x5 that i want with all the options i need. san rafael sonnen just told me 500 over invoice. how much below invoice do you think is good?
#1141 of 2552 Re: Interesting [nyccarguy]
Apr 02, 2009 (5:46 am)
To each his own. Some people prefer comfort and others prefer old go-carts.