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BMW X3, SUV
#1483 of 1822 Re: New 2009 X3 [daleb2]
Feb 08, 2009 (7:23 pm)
My X3 only has the automatic transmission, heated front seats and privacy glass, otherwise it is totally stripped. I think it had been sitting on the lot for a while as it was the only one with the vinyl and base wheels.
The GLK is a very nice car and a lot cheaper, though Mercedes doesn't have any special financing right now (not a consideration on a cash deal). Since you are paying cash and the price difference is as much as $5K, for a car with newer design and technology, it may be the way to go. We financed ours and BMW's 3.9 APR promotion was a factor in choosing X3 over GLK.
GLK rides a bit softer and isn't as sporty as X3, but is more comfortable on rough surfaces.
#1484 of 1822 Buying back after the lease
Feb 16, 2009 (10:10 am)
I have a deal with BMW Manhattan dealer to purchase back my X3
after the lease.
2006 X3 30,000 Miles White leather + heated seats
BMW will convert it into CPO and sell it back to me for $22,000
I need to return the car after the lease - can't wait for new X3 or Q5 or Volvo ( was thinking about GLK though... ) - there is not much else on the market I would be interested in and current lease terms are not that good.
#1485 of 1822 Re: Buying back after the lease [mnovodvor]
Feb 16, 2009 (1:46 pm)
You are specific enough. Does the $22k included taxes, etc?
Do you only have leather and heated seats, or a package?
I'd say $22k is high if it doesn't include taxes. Here in San Diego, you can get a base X3 from a dealer at around $17-$18k.
Then around $16k from private party. There are tons of used x3 models on the lots around here. The 2006 models are coming...
#1486 of 1822 Re: Buying back after the lease [mnovodvor]
Feb 16, 2009 (1:46 pm)
Spoke too soon...
The final deal is $23,500 with 0.9 financing.
Still not bad I think but much worse than 22K ( Dealer said that made a mistake with previous quote)
#1487 of 1822 Re: Buying back after the lease [moneyball]
Feb 16, 2009 (2:06 pm)
moneyball - thank you for your reply ( not much activity here...)
Are you treferring to CPO ( certified pre-owned) - they explain it costs them 2K to certify...
Anyway - as you saw my email they said it was a mistake and it is 23,500 for CPO not including taxes... ( but they give 0.9% financing)
#1488 of 1822 Re: Buying back after the lease [mnovodvor]
Feb 16, 2009 (11:45 pm)
Well, it sounds like you have a base model w/o sport or premium. As someone who is currently looking at the X3 models, I'd say that deal is a little high. You can do better.
In San Diego where I am, there is over 100 used X3s to choose from within a 50 mile radius. That favors the buyer. Not sure where your location is, but something to factor.
To give you can idea, I'm shopping between a couple of X7 models and negotiations are right around $24k. They have sport, premium, xenon, and bluetooth.
Again, I'd keep shopping if I were you unless you love your car and like the convenience of buying it outright.
Feb 21, 2009 (9:13 pm)
Just took delivery tonight. Price was $28275 + tax w/ CPO. In service date was 2/11/07. Your thoughts?
2007 X3 Auto
Gray Poplar Wood Trim
Park Distance Control
#1490 of 1822 Re: Purchased 07 X3 [moneyball]
by kyfdx HOST
Feb 22, 2009 (12:01 pm)
Wow! That's a lot of options!
Looks like a good deal to me... I'm not fond of PDC, though..
What color combo?
#1491 of 1822 Re: Purchased 07 X3 [kyfdx]
Feb 22, 2009 (12:12 pm)
I'm with you on PDC. HATE it. Looks like a bunch of nipples all around the car. But, we wanted a loaded car so we had to make adjustments.
Silver Gray Metallic / Gray leather with the dark wood trim. Looks sharp. My wife and I will be sharing since I sometimes need a bigger car for work related trips.
They had a black on black that looked really sharp, but no options other than sport and xenon.
Next is to find me a loaded 2006 330ci with a MANUAL transmission. They are few and far between.
#1492 of 1822 Re: Purchased 07 X3 [moneyball]
by kyfdx HOST
Feb 22, 2009 (12:16 pm)
We have Black Sapphire with gray leather and the gray poplar... The gray wood looks great with the gray leather..
I wish I could find a way to turn the PDC off, but no luck... It is useful for parallel parking, but that is about a once per week occurrence... Would have much rather had the Sport Activity pkg, or the full cold WX pkg, than that... but, it's hard to be choosy when buying used..
Concentrate on Performance Pkg 330Ci... most of them are manual, I think..