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BMW X5, SUV
#1679 of 2444 Re: Made the plunge !! [autocrazy]
Sep 20, 2010 (2:59 pm)
Congratulations on getting your X5. I got my 2003 Certified pre-owned 325i back in 2005. The free maintenance was good till 2007. I extended it for two more years till 2009. You won't get all the benefits for the extension. You will have to pay a minimum amount whenever your car is in the dealership for maintenance although you don't have to pay anything that has to do with warranty. Also, not everything is covered in that maintenance. BMW said they won't cover the rear shock mounts on my car. I found a local mechanic who only does BMW's and I can say it is little expensive to maintain. I had to pay around $1K last time. Be prepared to shell out around $500 every year for maintenance on an average apart from wear and tear. Again that was for a 325i. I am not sure how it is for an X5.
Anyway good luck and enjoy your ride.
#1680 of 2444 Re: one more quote [x5searcher]
Sep 21, 2010 (9:26 am)
Can you share the dealer name - am looking to buy the 35D.
#1681 of 2444 Re: X35d got home [zuluzu]
Sep 21, 2010 (9:59 am)
I see many people ordering the third row seating. Is it worth it? I know no adults cannot sit there nor even infants/toddlers with car seats. I think the only people who can sit is kids who use booster seats.
This was a dealbreaker for me.
Any suggestions if we can really place a car seat in there?
#1682 of 2444 Re: Made the plunge !! [autocrazy]
Sep 21, 2010 (11:31 am)
Congrats on your new used X5. Once you found the vehicle you were looking for, how willing was the dealer to negotiate? What was the discount off the CPO asking price?
#1683 of 2444 Should I keep shopping?
Sep 21, 2010 (9:19 pm)
I live in Chicago, been looking at X5d for couple of weeks.
The only one price I got is $500 above dealer invoice(substract the eco credit). Does anyone know what dealer invoice means - ie. Edmunds' invoice + MACO?
I don't really want to spend too much time over couple of hundreds, what is the realistic BEST price I can expect?
#1684 of 2444 Re: X35d got home [sjthomas]
Sep 22, 2010 (11:53 pm)
Not sure. Wasn't a real criteria at this time but just in case we needed to squeeze more than 5 sometime. Mostly we are keeping the 3rd seat fold flat. I wouldn't suggest this for people who want to use the 3rd row on an everyday basis..
#1685 of 2444 Re: X35d got home [zuluzu]
Sep 25, 2010 (10:43 pm)
Can you email the dealership and salesperson contact info to rho66 at yahoo dot com ? I am looking for a similar deal as yours. Thanks.
#1686 of 2444 Ordered my BMW X5 xDrive35d yesterday
Sep 26, 2010 (7:36 pm)
Metallic sapphire black
Tobacco Nevada leather
Cold weather package
Heated Rear seats
Rear seat entertainment
Ipod USB connector
All weather floor mats
Price Paid 52950(+Tax, + Registration, + Documentation charges)
#1687 of 2444 Re: Cant decide between X5 diesel and 3.5 Premium. [35dor35premium]
Sep 26, 2010 (8:27 pm)
With current incentives and tax credits the diesel is quite a bit less expensive than the gas model. ($4500 bmw eco credit and $1800 federal income tax credit) when similarly equipped.
Also the turbo engines on the gas inline 6's (also on 3 series) have had multiple high pressure fuel pump failures and the word I got was that while the engine may have changed from twin turbo to twin scroll single turbo, those pumps may not have been redesigned. Some owners are reporting multiple strandings, so one reason to go diesel might be to hopefully avoid any chance of that until it's clear the issue has been fixed. Then again, I've read that some diesels have burned up! So who knows?
Some feel diesels have more longevity as well, though I doubt many BMW buyers keep them long enough to wear out an engine.
The turbo 6 gas is likely more refined and is definitely a little quicker. But the way I configured one the diesel was a few thousand cheaper now. By January that won't be the case, as the $1800 credit is definitely gone and the bmw eco credit may be gone as well, as it's renewed only month-month.
#1688 of 2444 Re: Ordered my BMW X5 xDrive35d yesterday [nrg0409]
Sep 26, 2010 (9:49 pm)
sounds like a great price, what part of the country are you at?