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BMW X5, SUV
#1215 of 2564 Re: Order '09 or wait for '10 [cablue]
Jul 11, 2009 (5:57 pm)
I've been researching in every source that I can think of to learn whether more than iDrive will change in 2010. So far, I haven't found any other changes for the diesels. So I didn't want to pass up the opportunity to get a $64k X5 for $56k.
The 2011 X5 should be the mid-model refresh that will bring an updated interior, exterior styling changes, new engine options, etc. BMW models run 7 years. The 4th year is the mid-model refresh. This X5 began production as a 2008 model, which means that the 2011 model will be the major refresh if they follow their usual production cycles.
So I think it's safe to assume that 2010 won't bring significant changes to warrant passing on thousands of dollars in discounts and tax credits. This recession won't last forever and car makers will eventually want to make money again.
#1216 of 2564 Does BMW keep the $1,800 Tax Credit for the X5 3.5d leases?
Jul 11, 2009 (6:36 pm)
The IRS says that consumers who lease an X5 3.5d qualify for the alternative fuel tax credit, but the IRS allows the option for the leasing company to claim the credit. BMWUSA.COM says that lessees don't qualify for the tax credit, so it looks like BMW Finance plans to keep the tax credit for themselves.
Does anyone have any information on this? I plan to raise hell and cancel my order if they cheat me out of that tax credit.
#1217 of 2564 Re: 2009 X5d $4500 discount [anon3]
Jul 11, 2009 (8:56 pm)
I asked a couple of dealers today that said that I could order at the end of August and do NOT need to take delivery by August 31st. Where are you getting your info?
#1218 of 2564 Re: 2009 X5d $4500 discount [weso]
Jul 12, 2009 (12:18 am)
I ordered mine this week, but only picking it up October 2 as this is when I move to CT.
#1219 of 2564 Re: Consumer Reports FYI [billfish]
Jul 12, 2009 (1:44 am)
Its nice to have freinds working at a dealership. car shopping is so much easier that way, call them up, they do all the dirty work for you, free carfax, wholesale value, true trade in value, etc.
Jul 12, 2009 (8:37 am)
I bought a new X5D for $500 above invoice on 6/7/08 (paid $65K for a premium,cold weather,rear climate,technology, third row, Ipod and USB adapter, running boards,ding and tire warranty). I see that the going price has fallen way below the invoice due to the new $4500 dealer invoice. Is there any way I can get some money back from the dealer or BMW (part financed) or do I just just suck it up. Can I complain to any govt. agency for the way I have been shortchanged by BMW.
#1221 of 2564 179 tax info
Jul 12, 2009 (9:47 am)
Thanks for the reply, anon3. That's good info. Anyone have any real-life experience with the tax relief for business owners on vehicles over 6,000 gvwr? I'm getting mixed info. on this topic. I understand it's been decreased to $25,000, but is it in reality just a percentage of the $25,000 according to your tax rate? Any input would be appreciated.
#1222 of 2564 Re: New BMW deals [blackeye800]
Jul 12, 2009 (12:45 pm)
Did you get your VIN? If not, you can cancel your order. I just did in this way and now my 35d is 3k below the inovice.
#1223 of 2564 Re: New BMW deals [blackeye800]
by kyfdx@Edmunds HOST
Jul 13, 2009 (8:55 am)
That was a month ago.. have you taken delivery? If so, you are out of luck.. .incentives change all the time.
As the post above mentions.. if you've just ordered a car, call up your CA and insist on the $4500 incentive..
#1224 of 2564 Re: New BMW deals [kyfdx]
Jul 13, 2009 (2:38 pm)
Thank you Dale and Kyfdx. Unfortunately I have taken delivery of the car just over a month ago. Guess I will have to grin and bear it. Hope I enjoy the car trouble free for many years to come. It did not start a couple of times in the morning when the temperature was in the 50s. But after a few minutes it did so on its own. Will have to see how it behaves in the NE winter.
At least it is giving very good mileage - 25mpg on mostly city/suburb driving (logged 1500 miles in the first month). Much better than my wife's X3 - 17 mpg for the same driving.