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BMW X3, SUV
Mar 07, 2013 (3:23 am)
Looking at leasing (36 month - 15,000 miles) X3 28i AWD, here are the details:
Discount $750 (since we are looking at leasing another vehicle, they are willing to take another $750 off so a total of $1,500 but the additional $750 is not figured in below)
Selling price $43,445
Total rebates $750
Customer cash $4,752
Monthly payment $582.85
Cold weather package
Split rear seats
Heated front seats
Panoramic moon roof
I would LOVE to hear your thoughts and suggestions. We have always bought our vehicles so the leasing thing is extremely new to us.
Mar 14, 2013 (10:48 pm)
In the process of leasing x3 28i for 36 month with 15000 miles.
with the following packages
Sport Activity Package
Cold Weather Package
Dynamic Handling Package
Premium Sound Package
Total price of vehicle was 51 plus not including tax...my receipt doesn't state residual value.. tax or doc fees..it just list options and down payment/monthly payment....Salesman just started working there i guess.
just 2700 total out of pocket...don't know exactly what this includes or what fees im paying.
loyalty rebate of 750 goes to dealer i believe...that much i know coz of the promo
599 monthly payments...
I just gave them a list of options and they charge my credit card for 1000.00...it happen so fast that ..I didn't even get a chance to negotiate. I was hoping to get lower payments since im currently paying 559 a month on a 2010x3
#1822 of 1854 anybody got the x3 xdrvi35 3.0L recently in bay area CA??
May 14, 2013 (3:40 pm)
I plan to get my 1st BMW X3 xdrv35 3.0L soon. would like to get some advices on the price range? how much is reasonable reference to invoice price? which dealer is recommended? thanks
#1823 of 1854 X3 28i loaner with 12,000 miles
Jul 08, 2013 (1:06 pm)
2013 X3 28 i with following features
- Premium package
- Technology package
- Cold weather package
- BMW assist and online
The MSRP comes to $48,000. Dealer is offering for $40,000.
Is this a good deal? Is there room for more negotiation?
#1824 of 1854 Re: X3 28i loaner with 12,000 miles [zter]
Jul 10, 2013 (7:46 pm)
seems to be a great offer, what is the zipcode of that dealer?
#1825 of 1854 Re: X3 28i loaner with 12,000 miles [amaggie05]
Jul 13, 2013 (5:37 pm)
Not as great a deal when you consider it's loaner. With 2014s already on lots for a used car with that many miles I'd expect a steeper discount.
#1826 of 1854 BMW: cheap and cheesy not luxurious at all
Aug 02, 2013 (5:56 pm)
I have an earlier version of the X3. I bought it brand new. It is almost out of warranty.
Since it is a low mileage car I get the annual oil change which is the only service it usually receives under the four year warranty/maintenance. The car is not a high cost vehicle under the BMW warranty/maintenance.
I made an appointment to get the oil change and was told when I arrived that they would not be doing any service on the car. They would check the items I requested but they refused to do the oil change because it would be 6 days too late to qualify.
The low mileage fine print somewhere in the documents (not on their web site or other easily accessible location) says that there exists a one month window annually for this service. Otherwise you are out of luck buddy and we, at BMW, do not care about you or your danged car.
Did they say this when I bought the car? No. Maybe it is in the fine, fine, fine print somewhere I have not found it yet.
Did they say this when I brought the car in for low mileage oil changes? No.
Did they say this when I brought the car in last year? No.
Did they say this when they knew it would be going out of warranty/maintenance as a common courtesy? No.
Did they say this when I made the appointment? No.
Did they say this when they confirmed the appointment? No.
This is my second BMW and it will be my last. I will get what I can out of it and will be happy to boot this lousy experience out of my garage for good.
For the lack of a simple oil change and decent customer service BMW loses a longtime customer.
What they heck, they are having a good few years and they don't care about any of us.
#1827 of 1854 Not a good experience all around
Aug 02, 2013 (6:06 pm)
I did want to add that the X3 has been a dismal experience all the way around.
From the frightening stories of the original transmission problems to the extremely hard and bumpy ride to the loud noises it makes going up even the smallest of hills to the accounts of the failing and extremely expensive sunroof cassettes to those of the water that pours into the car from either the roof drainage holes or the leaf clogged back of the hood....what will happen in the future? Read up and worry!
The lose-a-customer-today rigid oil change policy is just the cherry on top of the sour sundae.
I have driven many cars in my life and I have never had one that is more of a less-reassuring pain-in-the-neck than the BMW X3. Never.
#1828 of 1854 Re: BMW: cheap and cheesy not luxurious at all [pp2009pp]
Aug 04, 2013 (3:59 pm)
Dealer changed my brakes/rotors nearly 3 months after expiration of the maintenance warranty - saved me approx $1,200. I had brought it to their notice at the last eligible service and it had not qualified, but they were nice enough to accommodate me without too much hassle. This was in Richmond, VA, so YMMV, but I think this is a dealer not BMW issue.
#1829 of 1854 Re: BMW: cheap and cheesy not luxurious at all [kohinahi]
Aug 05, 2013 (9:09 am)
I imagine that BMW, not the dealer, pays for warranty and maintenance both for new cars and through their extended warranty policies. In that case the dealer is out $0.
My understanding, albeit limited, is that a directive came down from above to ratchet down the timing so nothing, not even a penny of service, is provided to the BMW customer. IIRC the term was 'tight' so that even less than a week of being out of warranty was cause to deny a simple oil change.
If BMW is not being cheap and cheesy then one of its dealers is being openly hostile to a longterm BMW customer.
Why would that happen?
This was an appointment made online, confirmed online and then service was denied at the dealership.
My image of BMW: