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BMW X5, SUV
#1642 of 2444 Re: X5 Diesel -- hard to find [sunnyvali]
Sep 01, 2010 (6:22 am)
Thanks sunnyvali, much appreciated. I've received two local offers of $5500 off MSRP. This includes the $4500 eco-credit. In other words, $1000 off MSRP before the incentives are added. Which translates to about $500-800 over invoice. Desiboysf got about $4000 off MSRP before eco-credit (for a total of about $8500 off MSRP). I spoke with Desiboysf Client/Sales advisor in California; however they do not do out-of-state deliveries and more importantly, I would have to pay california state taxes and then ship the car to Dallas. So, unlikely to go down that route.
I also spoke to a couple of other dealers - including one in Austin...unwilling to give anything more than the eco-credit. Clearly, demand far outstrips supply here. Will keep looking. Might go for a pre-owned 2010 to keep the price within my budget.
Lets hope that BMW extends the eco-credit. Here is an excellent posting on another forum with more details on the eco-credit and the tax implications. (bimmerfest - thread 403497)
Happy searching everyone !!
#1643 of 2444 X5 Diesel -- hard to find
Sep 01, 2010 (7:36 am)
Autocrazy, perhaps we can both team up and order 2 cars from the same dealer... I am sure they will be excited to give us as much discount as possible to make the deal.... Let me know.
#1644 of 2444 Re: X5 Diesel -- hard to find [sunnyvali]
Sep 01, 2010 (9:51 am)
Happy to discuss this further. what is your email address?
#1645 of 2444 Re: X5 Diesel -- hard to find [autocrazy]
Sep 01, 2010 (10:03 am)
here it is sunnyvali at yahoo . com
#1646 of 2444 eco credit extended
Sep 02, 2010 (7:02 pm)
Dealer confirmed today that the $4500 eco credit on the X5 diesel and 335d BMWs has been extended by BMW.
Plus BMW is offering 0.9% for 24 months...if you choose to finance the purchase through them.
#1647 of 2444 Tire and Wheel Warranty
Sep 02, 2010 (7:43 pm)
Just picked up my new X5 3.0d and am mighty thrilled. Had a question about the tire and wheel warranty. They offered it to me for $1,500 for 4 years, it was a "special" rate as the normal cost is about 2 grand. Of course they try to convince you that it is worth it and will pay for itself if used even once. I had to decide then and there (hate when they put such pressure on you). However, I was told that I can cancel within a month. So my question - is it worth it? I looked elsewhere in this and other forums but couldn't find a satisfactory answer. I live in NY and we do have a fair share of potholes and bad roads but not excessive. Tires can get go flat but I have not heard of rims getting damaged so much that they need warranty. Thanks.
#1648 of 2444 Re: Tire and Wheel Warranty [asharman]
Sep 02, 2010 (10:15 pm)
I had the same dilema for about 10 minutes, but decided to go with it (although it's against my will) mainly due to the Run-Flat tire syndrome - any puncture and the tire needs to be REPLACED. The other factor was that my wife managed to run over something once before in her X3 that took out 2 tires and put a HOLE in the rim size of a fist! But like with anything it's simply INSURANCE once you have it, most likely you won't need it, however, to me (especially since my wife drives it) it's the peace-of-mind that I'm paying for ...which in fact was about $20/month extra on my loan. Good luck.
#1649 of 2444 Tire and Wheel Insurance
Sep 03, 2010 (7:49 pm)
If you damage a tire and rim, you're going to pay either way. OK, so you get a flat and your runflat has to be replaced. Well, with 25,000 miles on the car say, the tire on the other side will have to either be replaced or the new tire will have to be shaven down.
I declined the tire insurance. About 2500 miles before we turned in my wife's 2007 X3, she swerved to avoid something, hit a curb in the center of the road and blew out both tires on the left side and bent a rim. OK, so the tire insurance would have covered that, but the other 2 tires were dry rotting and needed to be replaced as well as a magical BMW 4 wheel drive alignment. So I paid either way. $1500 is too much money.
#1650 of 2444 2011 X5 3.5SA
Sep 06, 2010 (7:41 pm)
Was wondering if this was a good deal in the Houston area or should I shop around more...
2011 X5 3.5SA + M package, technology, convenience, comfort access, hifi, heated front seats.
Dealer was offering $1000 above invoice but said there was extra $600 for MACO/Training and will charge me $165 for the floor mats. Do they usually not include floor mats?
#1651 of 2444 Re: 2011 X5 3.5SA [zeax]
Sep 07, 2010 (4:15 am)
Cannot speak to Houston area specific deal but mats and MACO are nearly always extra.
You might tell them to stuff their Mats and get aftermarket or look at the BMW optional mats and get the style you prefer.