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BMW X3, SUV
#1695 of 1822 Help me check this X3 28i deal thx:)
Jun 21, 2012 (5:23 pm)
We are trying to buy this 2013 X3 28i by the end of this month
Heated Front seats
Satin Aluminum Roof Rail
Dealer gimme this finally selling price 46025
with CA's sales tax it would be 50165 OTD price
How's this deal?
PS: If this is not working out. I want to order the carbon black color
is the M sport package worth it?
#1696 of 1822 Re: 2013 X3 [silverheart]
Jun 21, 2012 (10:54 pm)
I went to the webpage and signed up, having lost the letter from many months before. I was able to choose the location and time. Got a confirmation email with a day or two. Driving in the event this Saturday (6/23/2012).
#1697 of 1822 Re: Help me check this X3 28i deal thx:) [silverheart]
Jun 22, 2012 (12:25 pm)
love my M package. Seats are nicer and better steering wheel. Plus the 19in rims look good. My problem is that I only have had it 3 weeks and this is the third time it has been in the dealership for loud noisy engine. sounds like a diesel. BMW are trying to tell me that this is normal.
#1699 of 1822 Re: Help me check this X3 28i deal thx:) [silverheart]
Jun 22, 2012 (12:37 pm)
My msrp was 52045. my purchase price was 47500 - 1000 drive team USA event..
my otd was 48300 at the end..
But my sales tax in VA is 3%.. compared to CA tax..
I think you have more room to negotiate definitely.. I'd try to go below invoice..
#1701 of 1822 Re: Help me check this X3 28i deal thx:) [myx]
Jun 22, 2012 (12:38 pm)
It is normal. Mine sounds kind of like diesel on idle. Check more on check X Bimmers Forum, but it is what it is.
#1702 of 1822 Re: Help me check this X3 28i deal thx:) [myx]
Jun 23, 2012 (10:35 am)
It is normal that it sounds like a diesel. Many publications have also stated the same thing about the engine sound
#1703 of 1822 BMW Drive Event Notes
Jun 24, 2012 (12:44 pm)
For those wondering about what the BMW Drive Event consists of, I wanted to share my experience that occurred on June 23, 2012 at BMW of Peoria. We arrived at the event a little early and proceeded to the registration area. Check-in was an extremely easy, fast and painless experience. Any driver has to provide a valid drivers license. Even though we were early, the car we registered to drive was available so we started the drive almost immediately after we arrived. They provided us with directions for a course with some different roads that was fairly scenic and my wife and I drove without any BMW staff in the vehicle. The course was about 17 miles and took about 25 minutes.
I had already driven a BMW X3, but this was a nice reminder of what the vehicle was capable of. When we returned they handed us an iPad and asked us to answer some questions. They were easy, I gave them the most positive marks on every one and that process was over in about 2 minutes. We got a gift bag with a hat and some coupons and were told that we would receive our $1,000 purchase voucher in the mail in less than a week.
The language in the email states "Offer not valid for vehicles delivered prior to event attendance or customer orders placed prior to event attendance." I assumed this excluded cars already in the dealer inventory, but was told by the event staff and employees from that dealership that this was the case. You just can't apply the discount to a vehicle you already purchased or ordered.
You also had the opportunity to meet an Olympic athlete in attendance, but we were in a hurry and didn't bother. I would certainly recommend the event to anyone who is considering a BMW that they intend to purchase by October 31, 2012.
#1704 of 1822 Important correction to my last note
Jun 24, 2012 (6:55 pm)
I assumed this excluded cars already in the dealer inventory, but was told by the event staff and employees from that dealership that this was NOT the case. You just can't apply the discount to a vehicle you already purchased or ordered.