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BMW X1, Car Buying, Car Leasing, SUV
#3 of 27 Re: let's get this started! [sbpwjm]
Aug 28, 2012 (3:32 pm)
My wife test drove an X1 over the weekend and loved it. She said it was perfect for her, as she wanted something a bit taller than her current 528i, and thought my X5 was too big -- the X1 was "just right." I asked the dealer where we test drove for a price quote on the xDrive 2.8 M Sport model, mineral white, leatherette, and tech package. Three days later, nothing, so emailed another area dealer where I got my X5. Got $1000 discount, then asked about leasing and got additional $1050 financing rebate. On this forum, got the money factor, residual value, and mileage -- got dealer to match the terms: .00145 money factor and 15,000 mileage allowance w/57% residual value. Original quote was .00185 and 10,000 mileage allowance w/60% residual value. Overall, was really easy to deal with and now my wife is eagerly awaiting her car!
#4 of 27 Re: let's get this started! [hcsfo]
Aug 28, 2012 (6:18 pm)
You could even do a little better - 7% off MSRP if you do European Delivery.
I'm considering that option, as I then can get the exact model and options I want, not just what happens to be on a lot.
#5 of 27 Re: let's get this started! [kernick]
by kyfdx@Edmunds HOST
Aug 29, 2012 (3:23 am)
You don't have to do European Delivery to get exactly what you want, though... you could just order it..
#6 of 27 Re: let's get this started! [kyfdx]
Aug 29, 2012 (2:58 pm)
I just did the TMV for the vehicle in my area, and the discount is approx. 3%. Seeing it's a newly introduced vehicle here in the U.S., it might be sometime before the TMV and any discounts equals the European Delivery pricing.
I'd take the 7% and the free registration and insurance, avoiding the costs of a rental and visit Northern Italy, Switzerland, some of the Riviera, and Bavaria of course. May or Sept. would be nice. (the Ocktoberfest is actually in Sept.). I'm going to a dealer in 1.5 weeks, and I'll feel them out on what sort of deal I can get each way.
#7 of 27 X1 in SoCal
Sep 04, 2012 (3:32 pm)
Today drove both a 2009 3 series wagon and the X1. They both have advantages and disadvantages, but for me the X1 being newer and without the miles on the clock was the winner. The salesman said they were not haggling much on the price, understandable since the car just came out. I had actually sat in one at another dealer and heard the same thing- no discounts available.
I am not going to actually buy one for a couple of months, both to save up for a larger down payment and to see if enough arrive that dealers here start to mark them down a least a little off MSRP. Right now TMV in my area (near Los Angeles) shows about 2% discount.
And if I did not have a 3 years old to worry about I'd 100% be doing European delivery and make a vacation out of it.
#8 of 27 Re: let's get this started! [kernick]
Sep 13, 2012 (11:45 am)
But is the European trip paid for or you've to pay for it? 7% off MSRP and get a paid vacation just to tour the manufacturing of your vehicle is cool.
How is the 4-cyl AWD compared to the non-AWD and the 3.0 engine model? I had a 4-cyl turbo sedan decades ago and it was a fine car. Liked it a lot. But the style looked dated quickly.
What would be a good deal for the 2.0L and the 3.0L 1x in Sept. and Oct.? Thanks for any input.
#9 of 27 Bought one
Sep 17, 2012 (1:10 pm)
Did the deal for an X1 sDrive28i. The catch is there was no car around or in the pipeline that had the exact option/package mix that I wanted. So I ordered one built to order. It is supposed to go into production by the end of this week with delivery in 7-8 weeks (roughly Thanksgiving time). After talking to two dealers who said they were unwilling to do much below MSRP I found though a BMW forum a nearby dealer willing to offer the car to me for $500 over invoice. Given that the car was just released to the US market in August I'm very happy with that price. Basically amounts to $2,000 off MSRP.
#10 of 27 Dealer details???
Sep 24, 2012 (9:14 am)
I am planning to buy an X1 and would like to know from which dealer you got that price.
#11 of 27 Re: Dealer details??? [maverick26]
Sep 24, 2012 (9:28 am)
New Century BMW in Alhambra, CA.
I would recommend visiting the Bimmerfest forum (Google it) and contact one of the sponsors there for a quote. There are multiple sponsors in California. If you are elsewhere you can check for one in your area. You will need to know the exact configuration you are looking for and you will have to decide whether you are willing to order a car from the factory and wait the 8-10 weeks that might take.
#12 of 27 Dealer interaction
Sep 25, 2012 (4:15 am)
Looking at a BMW X1. Great car. Liked the car w the Navigation. BMW dealer here said he could get one for us w the color combination my wife wanted. Went to close the deal... no navigation. We said no. They weren't happy. It wasn't what they said they were going to get!! Now they can get car, but want $ 1000 and a signed purchase agreement. Said it's "standard." Wasn't the first time around... so Is it?? Going to go to another BMW dealer, but I don't like handing over $$ and signing papers on a sight unseen vehicle. I usually buy off the lot. "TO ME," and I could be wrong, but signing a paper and giving them $$ puts the consumer at a disadvantage. What's to stop the dealer from crying.. we can't get that car anymore, another dealer took it, BUT we have this car here on the lot...... or we can order it for you and get it in 3 months........