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BMW X3, SUV
#1559 of 1822 Re: X3 nightmare [4getbmw]
Apr 02, 2010 (10:00 pm)
Thanks for the helpful information. My experience with BMWs has been so bad that I've only owned nine of them(and still have three). My wife's 2004 X3 has also been a disaster; it's required one warranty repair(an SRS sensor) in over 90,000 miles of gentle use. And brakes only last 60,000 miles, tires even less(48,000 miles). I think that it might even need a serpentine drive belt at the next Oil Service, which means the belt only lasted 98,000 miles. To top it off, I recommended CPO X3s to a couple of my friends and their experience has been eerily similar to mine. And don't get me started on my 1995 3 Series; repairs and maintenance costs(including multiple sets of Z-rated track rubber) are averaging 5 cents per mile over the 15 years I've owned and tracked the car.
What pieces of junk.
#1560 of 1822 And....
by kyfdx HOST
Apr 03, 2010 (9:24 am)
... back to Prices Paid...
#1561 of 1822 '07 X3 purchased 4/24/10
Apr 25, 2010 (7:16 am)
I bought a Certified '07 X3 with around 40,000 miles, new tires, outstanding condition, Premium Package and Cold Weather Package - (no sports package, wasn't interested) - Sirius radio, heated steering wheel, Xenon lights, etc., paid 28k. Got what I wanted on the trade. Very pleased with the deal, an easy, hassle-free, no-games transaction.
Purchased at a new BMW dealership in Minnetonka, Minnesota.
#1562 of 1822 new 2009
May 01, 2010 (7:30 pm)
looking at a 2009 x3 with 35 miles. Price seems ok but not great especially since as soon as I drive off the lot the value will drop ridiculously. Also since bmw does not do 0% not sure what to expect with excellent credit. Any opinions on how to get a good deal or even what would make a good deal? Thanks
Jun 05, 2010 (8:34 am)
Looking at a 2007 X3 with the following:
Monaco Blue w/ sand leather interior
Cold Weather package
Heated steering wheel
park distance control
Salesperson is saying it is coming off lease and should sell for 28K
1) Is this a good price?
2) How close to the residual would you say the asking price is?
Thanks, in advance, for any help.
Jun 05, 2010 (10:41 am)
I have an '07 X3 with steptronic, rear privacy glass, heated front seats, & metallic paint (Montego Blue).
It is due back at the end of July and I think the residual is something like $26K & change. Remember, dealers don't pay the same for thx lease returned BMWs that retail customers do.
#1566 of 1822 Re: X3 CPO [kperess]
Jun 05, 2010 (11:23 am)
we bought the exact same package a few months ago. different color, but 2007 x3 with 30k miles for $27.5 AND got an extra $1k on our trade. these cars are in high demand, so you can't do too much negotiation, but luckily this dealer had many on their lot and were trying to move as many as possible.
#1567 of 1822 Re: '07 Residual [nyccarguy]
Jun 05, 2010 (3:36 pm)
Thanks for the quick response and the info.
#1568 of 1822 Re: X3 CPO [tedtodd]
Jun 05, 2010 (3:37 pm)
Thanks for the info.