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BMW X5, SUV
#2067 of 2558 Re: Invoice price on Truecars.com and Edmunds.com [abhiku]
Oct 26, 2011 (4:58 am)
No prob abhiku.. as far as I know, the nav credit is slated to end on Oct 31st and no one knows for sure if they'll extend it and/or not. But my gut tells me that they're not at least for next month to assess what the sales figure looks like before making some new form of incentives. One thing for sure though is that since virtually no dealers has any 2011 in inventory, there's no real incentives to push new programs when there's a line at the assembly line including myself. So it's really a coin toss at this point in time. As for the GL450, that was also on my list before the X5 as (2 months ago) USAA were offering some pretty hefty incentives for the 2011 GL450. They were $6000 off in partnership with MERC and USAA and an additional $3000 from USAA (though you have to get insurance through them - which isn't a big deal as it's quite comparable) and lastly the conquest through MERC which was for $4000 off which is similar to BMW's loyalty program only you have to own a luxury vehicle other than a MERCC. As soon as I heard of the program, I call numerous dealerships only to learn that there were virtually no 2011's left except for this dealership that had a juiced up '11 GL550 which cost almost $90g's. Too rich for my blood even with the incentives.
In all honestly, if you can wait, wait it out a bit but I would say it'll have to be for the 2013 X5's since it will be redesigned - so I heard. Good luck and let us know what you ended up doing.
#2068 of 2558 Re: Invoice price on Truecars.com and Edmunds.com [trippc]
Oct 26, 2011 (8:10 pm)
How do you get USAA membership, can anyone apply? If I get 13K bellow MSRP, I think the 2011 GL450 is good idea, they have them here in Ca
When is the new X5 coming out in 2014 or 2013?
#2070 of 2558 Re: Invoice price on Truecars.com and Edmunds.com [ab10000]
Oct 27, 2011 (4:30 am)
If you're affiliated with the military or any enforcement agency, you can apply for membership. I bought my first MERC through that program and it was a breeze and quite frankly saved me a bit. Regarding to the incentives aforementioned, that was two months ago however. The $6000 is still in effect (just chk'ed) and set to expire at the end of the month. I think the conquest is about the same but you can check with the dealership. The other $3000 was for the month of September as a way to encourage buyers to buy. So potentially you can still nail the $10000 through USAA if you qualify. I live on the East Coast so there were nothing here else I would've been driving the GL by now. Good luck hunting.
#2071 of 2558 2012 X5 xDRIVE35i PREMIUM Price
Oct 27, 2011 (2:51 pm)
Base + Cold Weather Package, Convenience Package, running board, Siruis Radio for $55,000. (MSRP was $60,625). Had to negotiate hard for this, so wanted to pass it along and also see if this was good (worth my time) or was the dealer just putting up a fight?
I got talked into buying the maintenance upgrade for $2000 (2yr/50,000 mile), and a tire/wheel warranty (5Yrs) for $1,100. Anybody have experience with these - good or bad?
#2072 of 2558 Re: 2012 X5 xDRIVE35i PREMIUM Price [mathewsbmw]
Oct 27, 2011 (3:46 pm)
i basically priced the '12 X5 the same minus the Siruis for $53000. This is after the incentives... nav, loyaty and olympic.. As for the maintenance pkg, not too familiar but heard it is decent if you decide to keep the car for longer than 4 yrs. You never know... the 2014 X5 comes out, you'll want to trade up.. The tire pkg is a little different. Had a word with the SA or CA, he highly recommend that protection as run flats can be expensive to replace. It all depends on the roads you drive on and how often so do take that into consideration. Hope this helps and good luck.
#2073 of 2558 Re: 2012 X5 xDRIVE35i PREMIUM Price [mathewsbmw]
Oct 27, 2011 (11:23 pm)
As a general rule, I would not pay for anything upfront. The 2k is too much for just oil, breaks and checks this and that. All these new cars do not need much maintenance under 100k miles. If I want to spend I would rather pay for extended warranty if you are planning to keep the car. These cars have many issues after 4 years. I own German cars and they are headache after warranty.
The tire stuff is BS, this is the dumest idea, 1000 for what??? Are you going to drive in the mountains?? Anyway these tires last between 20-30k miles max, so why not save the 1k for a new set and get your tires from Costco which has 40k tire warranty on Michelens tires. I get 40k warranty on my Mercedes AMG tires which wear after 18k and then I get credit for new set. I can't believe people can sell this stuff, paying 1k for tires upfront, only to spend another 1k on another set 20k later, how is that logical? Great salesman.
It seems the dealer gave you a discount on the car and will make it up by these empty offers. Save your money and use it for your next tire set in 20-30k miles.
#2074 of 2558 ugh!! the dlear is waiting my time. what should I do?
Oct 28, 2011 (11:10 am)
I placed an order on Sep 28, and at the time, the dealer told me I could get the car in Nov. Today, 1 month passed, I called again, and they told me I have to wait another 2 or 3 months...and there are 3 orders before me...the issue is I learned from another dealer if I could not get the car delivered by Jan 2, I could not get the nvg credit
what should I do now?
#2075 of 2558 Re: Just purchased a 2012 X5d [jsy916]
Oct 28, 2011 (3:05 pm)
I am new to this... looks like you got an incredible deal, I am in CA, can you tell me where you are at? I am just starting to look, do I just say give me $7-9K off MSRP? I am looking at the 35i Premium, but looking at your discount maybe I'll get the better car. Would you mind sharing the dealership/salesperson info? Many thanks.