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#1542 of 2564 2010 X5 3.0i Pre-owned - Offer price?
Jun 23, 2010 (7:51 am)
A local dealer in CO has a car with all my must-haves: 2010 X5 3.0i w/ premium, cold, & climate packages in the right color combo. It was sold in March and has 2700 miles so it is considered pre-owned now. It's been for sale for 1 month so far. What would be a good price to get to - where should I start my offer? The dealer is asking just under 54k, but I'm guessing there must be room to move down. The invoice looks like it's around 50-51k but that would be more relevant for a new car, not a used one - correct?
BTW, this would be my first BMW and I'm buying not leasing. Thanks for any help!
#1543 of 2564 Re: 2010 X5 3.0i Pre-owned - Offer price? [calco]
Jun 23, 2010 (8:15 am)
I would say start off at $48K. You can negotiate a 2011 model with same features for~ $55-57K .
I heard under $1K for 2011 models is a good deal and some dealers are offering it. See BMW fest forums -
#1544 of 2564 Re: 2011 X5d diesel [dinh_henry]
Jun 25, 2010 (11:59 pm)
Do you mind sharing who you work with at the dealership, I am in the market for similarly equiped vehicle and not having much luck with the dealer near me.
#1545 of 2564 SOS! 2010 ACURA MDX ADV or 2011 BMW X5 35iP
Jun 26, 2010 (8:09 am)
Cannot decide which one to buy. Going back and forth and growing weary.
Live in So. Cal. Finally found a white ADV pack MDX. Driving Acuras since 1986.
Would love a change and love that BMW x5 35i Premium in Bronze. It has a smaller rear seat and cargo area for dogs, but drives beautifully. So does the larger mdx. Anyone else stuck in this indecision?
#1546 of 2564 Re: 2011 X5d diesel [aggienjneer82]
Jun 26, 2010 (11:38 pm)
Did you order your x5 yet?
#1547 of 2564 Re: SOS! 2010 ACURA MDX ADV or 2011 BMW X5 35iP [simonsmom2]
Jun 28, 2010 (1:19 pm)
I just went through the same ordeal. My wife & I are soon running out on a lease of a '07 BMW X3 (2nd one already) that we both really liked but felt that we've outgrown it now with 2 kids & occasional family guest(s) on weekends. So since I'm also a Honda/Acura "man" (from the past) we've considered a pre-owned MDX ...but after taking it for a drive and a much closer look at how that SUV felt all-around, I didn't feel its "value" in that $ range - it was flimsy and hollow in comparison; just shut the door and the entire roof pops-up about an inch!... the hood seams like a meager little lid, but it does weight 400lb less.
We considered a cert. '08 MDX w/ Tech pkg. for $40k+ …but NO roof-rails?!?!...or running-boards, or $50+K for a new one – that’s a LOT for a Honda in a “fancy dress” …plus all the maintenance costs right from the start.
For the same $ you can get into ’07 X5, but it was impossible to find the color/opt.combo we wanted w/ low ml, so after I learned that 2011 got a new 300hp 3L-turbo (finally) …that is as fast as the old V8 but burns less fuel as the old I6, we’ve decided it made sense to order exactly what we wanted for the “long-haul” (8-10 years) and went for it. $57K for Premium Pkg (White/Cinnamon int.) w/ 3rd-row + running boards. Instead of going with a lease again (that lately suck) we took the signature-loan where you pay the rest of your “down-pay” at the end of your loan if you want to keep it or trade-it in like you own it. Our “load-down”: $12k down + $500/m (60m)+ $22k at the end (w/ NJ tax) …but you’ll love the $0 maintenance for 4y/50k valued at ~$3K.
As a warning! once you get used to a Bimmer driving-dynamics, quality & service (I also own a used 2006 330i that seems as new for 1/2 the price) you will have a very hard time in trying to justify going Japanese for a few $K less. BTW since before X3, we had a 2001A4 Avant (it was ok, but nothing great) so we test drove the Q5 which looks great, nice size, but handles like any other “Toyota” for way more $ …and Q7 just too big & "in your face". There are many fine vehicles out there to compare, but NONE have that specific BMW driving “feel” in my opinion – unfortunately it takes a little more than a “lame” test-drive to truly appreciate that.
Even my wife is hooked on it, and feels everything else handles like a mini-bus.
GOOD LUCK in your decision - either way you'll be driving above all in this class; after all I don't want to see everybody else driving Bimmers ...just kidding.
#1548 of 2564 Re: SOS! 2010 ACURA MDX ADV or 2011 BMW X5 35iP [bimmervoy]
Jun 28, 2010 (1:01 pm)
I must concur. As a former Acura and Honda owner, I must say that Honda MoCo has the value and utility equation dead to balls. Sadly, they are BORING beyond imagination. At least Lexus can bore me with silence and quality but not Honda/Acura.
I learned (never too late) that being saddled with a boring but handy vehicle that saved me a buck is not worth it. Unless you just start your car and simply drive to where you need to go with no other concern, get the Bimmer.
#1549 of 2564 Acura MDX or BMW X5
Jun 29, 2010 (5:02 am)
We went through similar analysis and have ended up ordering the X5 (also Alpine White/Cinnamon) -- can't wait to get it. I have loved my prior two MDXs but just couldn't bare the thought of getting yet another one (imho no other SUVs came close to these two in offering what we wanted at a price we were willing to pay. Also, the new MDXs just didn't have the same luxurious feel that the older models had; the BMW just seems more solid... and fun! I was ready for a change to the sportier ride. We're skipping the third row this time (both MDX and X5 have made them too small to help us out too much these days). Having said all that the MDX priced out about 12000 less and it is still a great car. Perhaps if I hadn't already owned those for the last 10 years.... Good luck.
#1550 of 2564 Re: SOS! 2010 ACURA MDX ADV or 2011 BMW X5 35iP [bimmervoy]
Jun 29, 2010 (7:11 am)
CORRECTION: I forgot that we also ordered the 3 pkg's: Cold-Weather+Tech+Convenience ...I guess I thought there were part of the "Premium". I was also considering the "Keyless entry" but my wife didn't care for it - too magical for her ...plus its another Grand.
#1551 of 2564 Re: SOS! 2010 ACURA MDX ADV or 2011 BMW X5 35iP [bimmervoy]
Jun 30, 2010 (7:40 pm)
bimmervoy - Is the signature loan available through BMW or you had to go through a CU/Bank? Looks like a great alternative to leasing.