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BMW X5, SUV
#599 of 2553 Lexus to BMW Quality Degredation?
Feb 25, 2007 (8:23 am)
I am thinking of trading in my 2004 Lexus LS430 (rear wheel drive) for an X5 to go in the Pittsburgh snow. I am worried about quality. The Lexus is flawless. Will I get the same "don't even have to think about it" experience with a Bimmer? From what I read of the quality reports BMW is not anywhere near the Japanese.
I am not bashing BMW, but am wondering about this legitmate concern.
Feb 25, 2007 (8:15 pm)
While I can't speak for the current (new) X5, I can tell you that my Dad currently leases an '04 X5 3.0iA. He's had it for a little over 3 years and his lease is up in August. With over 63,000 miles It has only been to the dealer 4 times: 18,000 miles for the first oil change(included in full maintenance), 37,000 miles for Inspection I (major service...included in full maintenance), 50,000 for 3rd oil change, replace front brake pads & rotors, (included in full maintenance) and a rear hatch latch that wouldn't close properly, 60,000 miles for new rear brake rotors & a half a quart of oil... He's due for Inspection II (major service) in about a month. It has been a flawless vehicle and lots of fun to drive.
#601 of 2553 Re: $2600 off MSRP ! [vchugo007]
Feb 26, 2007 (9:55 am)
got it also around $2600 off in southern california. If you're in southern cali and need my dealer's info, let me know.
#602 of 2553 Re: $2600 off MSRP ! [studentdoc]
Feb 27, 2007 (8:22 am)
I'm in southern cali and would like to know your dealer's info. Check my profile and get my email address.
#603 of 2553 If you want to haul a boat BEWARE!
Mar 05, 2007 (10:02 am)
I'm advised by my dealership the trailer hitch kit for the 2007 BMW X5 has some "technical issues" left to be resolved and no release date has been announced despite the fact over a thousand people have ordered them across the country. I'm not sure what you do if you want to pull your boat with this vehicle.
#604 of 2553 Re: $2600 off MSRP ! [krburrell]
Mar 07, 2007 (8:25 pm)
Could you tell me which dealership gave you $2600 off MSRP? That is such a awesome deal.
Any information could be helpful.
#605 of 2553 Re: $2000 off MSRP (New York Metro) [ajaxnyc]
Mar 08, 2007 (4:05 pm)
Did any dealers near NJ offer $2000 off or near that...I'm looking to get a black/black 3.0si with sport pkg, premium pkg, cold weather pkg, rear climate pkg, parktronic, and running boards with MSRP $56xxx and they're only willing to give a $1200 discount on it.
But on a black/black 3.0si with only premium, cold weather and running boards...MSRP 51xxx they're willing to go $1800 off MSRP...
How can I get them to give me the $1800 discount on the $56k version ?
Mar 10, 2007 (8:15 pm)
Can you tell me if this is a good deal that I got. It's my first BMW.
I just leased a X5 3.0 with Technology, Premium, Cold weather Rear climate packages MSRP 54,925
3 yr lease
$2,500 down (includes first month payment)
Monthly payments $868
#607 of 2553 Re: Car is finally here! Ipod question [jalexismd]
Mar 15, 2007 (9:50 am)
BMW North America told me that the cable to connect and control an iPod will be available in late April this year. If you have the technology package with iDrive, a software update from the dealer will allow you to fully control your iPod using the iDrive entertainment screen.
Until then, I'll try the 3.5mm cord suggestion. Good suggestion, thanks!
#608 of 2553 BMW Car Club Rebates
Mar 15, 2007 (9:56 am)
I don't think anyone has mentioned the rebates offered by the BMW Car Club ( http://www.bmwcca.org/MembershipRewards ). Car Club members are eligible for rebates on BMW vehicle purchases if you've been a member for 1 year before you buy the car. A $45 membership fee could get you up to $1,500 rebate depending on the model.
This doesn't help if you're going to buy one tomorrow, but if a BMW is in your future, a car club membership is a cheap way to get a rebate in addition to other incentives and promotions.