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BMW X3, SUV
#381 of 1822 Re: BMW X3 3.0i -2004 - help me with pricing [bmwksr]
Oct 29, 2004 (9:06 am)
Nav on BMWs are very good. I have 1 on my 325i sedan (had to get it because it was euro delivery and I'm not multilingual enough to ask directions in 3 different languages). We used it in Europe and didn't ask directions 1 time! It's fast and easy to use. I played with 1 on a Honda and after entering the address, it gave me one of those "loading...please wait 10% complete" msgs. What a joke! BMW Navs are instantaneous. I just love 'em.
Oct 29, 2004 (9:11 am)
You're in the minority with your opinion on BMW nav systems. Tests routinely say they're among the worst and the Honda and Lexus systems among the best.
Oct 29, 2004 (9:33 am)
Basically the only reason I want the Nav is to have a larger display for Sirius and Bluetooth.
I agree the '05's are a better deal and the interior is much better. The invoice price on the '04 is just about the same on MSRP for the '05. It's a much better deal.
#384 of 1822 Re: [markjenn]
Oct 29, 2004 (5:09 pm)
I would like actual user info on the BMW navigation systems....my lease on my 325xi is up in december, and I am looking at the X3 3.0 and looking at the Nav option.....vs a Garmin aftermarket. I've used the Benz navigation system and it is fantastic.....
any users out there with opintions? Do you know where I can go to find out peoples opinions on the nav of BMW?
Oct 31, 2004 (4:13 pm)
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#386 of 1822 Re: Get an '05 not an '04 [lojak]
Oct 31, 2004 (5:22 pm)
Hi all, even after reading the boards, I still don't know if I negotiated right on a lease!! the facts are: 2004 X3 3.0 with leather seats, premium and cold weather pkgs, automatic, and pano roof. The cost of the car is $40790 and ended up with lease payments of $499....do you need more info? It is for 36mo/15k miles? The dealer was telling me he couldn't work a 2005, which isn't even in, for these numbers.....according to edmunds, the price is 3000 off, but because of time of year, etc...is this a good deal?
I guess I have 3 days before it is final in the state of MA if I want to back out......
#387 of 1822 Re: Get an '05 not an '04 [jane3]
by kyfdx@Edmunds HOST
Nov 01, 2004 (8:06 am)
1) Hard to know how good of a lease deal, because you didn't post the amount due at signing.
2) Your dealer was telling the truth.. Even though the '05 is cheaper, the lease deals are higher, because the residuals/money factors aren't as favorable.
3) There is no 3-day right of recision on car sales... Once you have signed and taken delivery, the deal is done.
#388 of 1822 Re: Get an '05 not an '04 [kyfdx]
Nov 01, 2004 (9:31 am)
Are the official residuals / money factors in for November yet?
#389 of 1822 Re: Get an '05 not an '04 [pjo1966]
by kyfdx@Edmunds HOST
Nov 01, 2004 (9:32 am)
I'm sure they are.. I just hear about them the way you do.. By checking discussions on forums... Usually, its around the 5th or 6th before the info filters out..
#390 of 1822 Re: [jane3]
Nov 01, 2004 (11:05 am)
I have BMW Nav system on 2 cars and both are excellent. I also have a Garmin unit that I use when traveling on business in Rental Cars. Even though the Garmin system is okay it can't compare to the BMW NAV.