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BMW X3, SUV
#966 of 1822 Re: $1000 under MSRP, not invoice.. [lukeocyte]
Jul 27, 2005 (1:34 pm)
Although I didn't buy from them, I highly recommend Moritz in Arlington, TX as their internet sales department is amazing. I bought at BMW of Dallas as they had the car I wanted. Keep in mind that BMW of Dallas is now owned by Auto Nation and the service and showroom is par for Auto Nation. There are only a handful of 05 3.0's left in the metroplex. If you're going to wait 2 to 3 months, I assume you're going for an 06.
2005 X3 3.0
$1,000 total due at signing including first month payment
$418 per month
39 month/ 12k
Love the car, especially the upgraded radio option!
#967 of 1822 buying a used 2004 BMW X3 3.0
Jul 27, 2005 (2:36 pm)
Ok...if I were just writing a check to a dealer, and I offered, let's say $36000 for a fully loaded 2004 X3 3.0L automatic/premium pkg/sport pkg/premium sound/nav with 16K miles on it...
What are the MINIMUM extras I can expect on the contract?
Meaning, I know there's an acquisition fee (around 595 or so), taxes and title (how much would title be?), and a doc fee (the dealer is saying it's standard at $150).
Is there anything else I should be wary of? I told them I won't pay ad fees, but that's about as far as it's gotten.
And, does 36K sound fair? They seem to not be willing to budge on $37995 that they advertise. Seems odd.
So, what else is standard on the contract...and what should I absolutely reject.
Thanks for your help!
#968 of 1822 Re: buying a used 2004 BMW X3 3.0 [seeker6]
by kyfdx HOST
Jul 27, 2005 (4:51 pm)
Acquisition fees are only for leases.. You aren't leasing an '04, are you?
Do you really want all of those options? If not, you'd be better off finding a new $41K MSRP '05 and getting it for around $39K...
Tax, title and license fees vary by state..
#969 of 1822 Re: buying a used 2004 BMW X3 3.0 [kyfdx]
Jul 28, 2005 (8:52 am)
I'm not leasing...buying it from a dealer (2004 bmw X3). So no "delivery charge" or anything like that? Just want to make sure.
Any other charges besides tax, title and license fees? PS - I'm in NJ
Thanks so much for your help and feedback.
#970 of 1822 Re: buying a used 2004 BMW X3 3.0 [seeker6]
by kyfdx HOST
Jul 28, 2005 (8:56 am)
No.. there shouldn't be..
Agreed upon sales price
Tax (6% in NJ, I think)
Title, license, maybe some EPA tires fees, state inspection.. Maybe $300 total.
That should be it..
#971 of 1822 X3 lease - Is this good?
Jul 28, 2005 (11:01 am)
Here's the quote i've got from my dealer:
MSRP: 40,445 (including destination charge)
Invoice Price: 37,035 (including destination charge)
Cap Cost: Invoice + 1000 = 38,035
Acq. fee: $625
Adjusted cap cost: 38,660
Money factor: 0,001
Residual value: 63%
Lease term: 39 months/ 10K year
VA Sales tax: 3%
Monthly payment: $435.22
Does this sounds good? I'm between this and an X5 for $490 a month (only option automatic and cold weather package).
Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
#972 of 1822 Re: X3 lease - Is this good? [amiras]
by kyfdx HOST
Jul 28, 2005 (12:28 pm)
I get $402/mo.+ tax...
I like this deal better than the X5... But, again.. how do they get $33/mo. for tax?
This is a better equipped vehicle at this price level than the X5.. Plus, in another six months, the X5 will be replaced by a new model... Something that won't happen with the X3..
If you need 12K/miles per year, it is just another $10/mo..
#973 of 1822 Re: X3 lease - Is this good? [kyfdx]
Jul 28, 2005 (12:35 pm)
When I say including tax I mean including sales tax. Does that sounds right? He might played with the number a little bit so I'm not sure how he got to that number. In any event, thanks for your reply and I assume both are good deals, right? Or is anything else I can get out of it?
#974 of 1822 Re: X3 lease - Is this good? [amiras]
by kyfdx HOST
Jul 28, 2005 (12:39 pm)
They both look like great deals.. But, if tax in VA is just on the lease payment, then it looks about $15/mo too high... that is about $600 total..
But, even with the extra $600 the deals look very good.... I like the X3 the most.. And, be sure and take the 12K mileage allowance if you aren't sure... It is only another $390 over the life of the lease...
#975 of 1822 Re: X3 lease - Is this good? [kyfdx]
Jul 28, 2005 (1:15 pm)
It seems like in VA you pay sales taxes up-front based on the full sales price
In any event, I'll go to the dealership on Saturday the test drive both of them and decide on the spot. Thanks for your help and I'll probably go with your 12K/yr advice.