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BMW X3, SUV
#1434 of 1854 Re: FERMAN BMW FL, CAVEAT EMPTOR! [beemher]
Dec 01, 2007 (6:51 pm)
What an absolutely horrible tail. You need to forward your post/letter to BMW customer service. I'm sure that they would love to read it. I have a 2007 X3, and if i saw one of the techs gunning it and screaming out loud while doing so, I'd freak out on them like no tomorrow and talk to every customer service person BMW employs.
I love my X3, and it has provided nothing short of an incredible overall experience. I suggest you not get down on BMW as a whole and find a vehicle that you like in your price range and go to a more reputable dealer. Maybe friends could provide a referral l to you?
By the way, as you mentioned, the bait and switch tactic is probably as old as the sun! And BMW is no different than anyone else in that regard.
Good luck and keep us updated on how things work out.
#1435 of 1854 December update: X3
Dec 04, 2007 (5:54 pm)
I've held off on a car hoping December lease support might improve... can you lend a hand with residual & mf for 36 & 24 months at 15k miles/year?
#1436 of 1854 December update: X3
Dec 05, 2007 (4:29 am)
I'm also considering financing over 60 months - anyone know BMWFS current best rate for the X3 over 60 months? My credit scores would qualify for BMW's best rate.
#1437 of 1854 Re: December update: X3 [koberry]
Dec 08, 2007 (6:09 am)
Here are the deals I have on the table for a 2008 X3, configured with Premium Package, Servotronic steering, xenon headlights, privacy glass, heated front seats, heated steering wheel, alpine white (no charge):
24 Month Lease
15,000 miles per year
SALE PRICE $41425.00
LEASE END VALUE $32643.75 (75%)
MO PAYMENT $620.54 INCLUDING TAX
DUE AT SIGNING $1756.70 (650 SEC. DEPOSIT INCLUDED)
MONEY FACTOR .00270
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15000 PER YEAR
SALE PRICE $41425.00
LEASE END VALUE $28291.25 (65%)
MO PAYMENT $595.55 INCLUDING TAX
DUE AT SIGNING $1731.71 (650 SEC. DEPOSIT INCLUDED)
MONEY FACTOR .00270
The selling price for the car is $41425, which is $1365 over invoice, but the dealer has to pay MAKO and Training Fees that aren't on the invoice, which brings my cost to $985 over 'invoice'...
This seems to be a great deal for this car. The only rub is that I have an even more aggressive deal from Acura on their RDX base that's basically at invoice and monthly payments for 36 months ~$453/mo with no cap cost reduction....
I'm stuck - $595/mo for the X3 or $453/mo for the RDX.... simple economics will probably win out, but I prefer the X3 (narrowly).
hope this helps someone.
Dec 10, 2007 (6:38 pm)
These boards appear to be largely unmoderated. I've leased two cars over the last 6 years and found these forums to be indespensible, largely due to timely response from the forum hosts. Alas, no longer seems to be the case at Edmunds.
#1439 of 1854 Re: Dead boards [koberry]
by kyfdx@Edmunds HOST
Dec 11, 2007 (3:56 am)
I can assure you that the boards are not unmoderated... The Prices Paid boards are for members to report their prices.
Is their some specific information that you needed? Perhaps, I can point you in the right direction.
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#1440 of 1854 Re: December update: X3 [koberry]
Dec 11, 2007 (4:29 pm)
I drove both the X3 and RDX this Saturday. As a returning BMW lessee I can do about $100 better on the X3 with 10k, but the 15k is worth about $40/mo.
Base RDX is available at $425 or so including 7% NJ sales tax, so shop around some more.
Still not sure which one to get, but the X3 needs an update.
#1441 of 1854 LEASE ADVICE [CARMAN] & ALL
Dec 29, 2007 (6:53 am)
I am a leasing newbie. I am looking for info on two vehicles, the 2008 528xi and the x3. I appreciate all of the postings from you all as they have been extremely informative. I am not going to be able to take advantage of the incentive for 12/07 because I will not be able to purchase until mid-end of January.
I live in NNJ and would like to find out this info because according to this forum this is what I need in order to negotiate this purchase:
1 - Invoice price on a 528xi w/nav & cold pkgs, the money factor, residual percentage, and any January incentives you may know about. Looking to lease for 24/36 mos whichever works out better with 15k/yr
. Also, info adding prem pkg as well.
2 - Invoice price on a x3 w/nav & cold pkgs, the money factor, residual percentage, and any January incentives you may know about. Looking to lease for 24/36 mos whichever works out better with 15k/yr
Thanks, also any tips or rec's for dealerships and salepersons and also other deals made are appreciated.