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BMW X5, SUV
#85 of 2444 2005 X5 3.0i $45191
Sep 02, 2004 (10:35 pm)
I just placed an order for a 2005 X5 3.0i, with premium package, rear climate package, automatic, and retractable load floor. My price $45191, which is $600 over invoice, destination charge, MACO, and TSF.
I shopped for the car almost completely by e-mail. Mailed (and web-formed) my requirements to 10-ish dealers in a 100-mile radius area and asked for a quote. About half of the dealers responded, and all of them quoted prices under the Edmunds TMV. The 2nd lowest quote suggested that I could get the 2005 X5 for just a slight increment in price, and that's the deal I went for.
All in all, this was the most pleasant car buying experience I've ever had. The most pleasant, except for one glaringly bad visit to Peter Pan BMW in San Mateo.
I would recommend to everyone in the area that they avoid Peter Pan BMW. They have the most unhelpful and rude sales staff. I initially wanted to shop there, since they are the local dealer for me. When my wife and I visited that dealership, we were completely ignored for a solid 20 minutes while she and I climbed in and out of the '04 X5 on the show floor. Other customers would come in, and they would be helped. My wife and I, we were completely invisible to them. Finally, exasperated, I grabbed someone to ask him to let us test drive the SUV. The guy stared at me blankly for a couple seconds and then turned away. They lost our business that day, when I would have been willing to try to reach a deal with them.
Oh, I am in the San Francisco Bay Area.
#86 of 2444 Re: 2005 X5 3.0i $45191 [joe94402]
Sep 06, 2004 (12:49 pm)
Can you please share the list of 10 dealers and the questions that you asked? You can email me directly at vcopellyahoo.com.
#87 of 2444 Re: 2005 X5 3.0i $45191 [joe94402]
Sep 06, 2004 (4:30 pm)
I too live in the bay area and am looking at purchasing the X5 (not sure 3.0 or the 4.4). I would appreciate if you could email me, at b_najaficomcast.net, the name of the 10 dealers you dealt with, including their responses (and your recommendation).
Thanks in advance.
#88 of 2444 Re: 2005 X5 3.0i $45191 [vcopell]
Sep 07, 2004 (9:57 pm)
I was wondering if you ever got the 10 Dealer names from Joe? I'm getting ready to order an X5 4.4
Thanks so much.
#89 of 2444 Re: 2005 X5 3.0i $45191 [peterv]
Sep 14, 2004 (9:55 pm)
I am trying to order a 2005 X5 3.0i, the best price I got was $1250 over invoice. Anyone know dealer who can do better? I am in the SF Bay Area.
Also anyone know what MACO and TSF are? Is it something I need to pay?
Sep 15, 2004 (12:26 am)
I am thinking of purchasing a pre owned X5 4.4(2002) fully loaded with sport pkg, Navigation, moon roof,premium sound,multi compact disc,etc. The car is in mint condition and only has 9000 thousand miles on it.The dealer started with 46,900,after 3min got down to 45,500. Does this seem like a good price for a pre owned vehicle that is two years old.
#93 of 2444 a reminder
by steve_ HOST
Sep 16, 2004 (10:24 pm)
When posting a message in the Town Hall, you may mention the name of the dealership and its location only. Names of salespeople and contact information (email/phone numbers) are not allowed, nor is bird-dogging for referral fees.
#94 of 2444 Re: 2005 X5 3.0i $45191 [joe94402]
Sep 18, 2004 (3:16 pm)
I am looking to buy a 2004 X5 3.0i and I live in Southern California. I was told by a dealership nearby that 1500.00 over invoice is the best price possible. Which dealership did you go to to get the 600.00 over invoice price? Also, if I paid cash at the time of purchase, will that lower the price any? Thanks in advance