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#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........
#13 of 27 Re: Dealer interaction [fjs0808]
Sep 25, 2012 (8:10 am)
A deposit to order the car is reasonable though not every dealer asks for one. But you probably shouldn't have to do more than $500 and you should make sure the money is refundable.
Under no circumstances should you sign a purchase agreement before you see the car. The dealer should have you fill out a credit application to get you approved for financing the car with BMW financial. You do not have to use that financing in the end if you can better their rate, but the dealer has to have some assurance that you are actually capable of paying for the vehicle.
You are doing the right thing- going to another dealer. If you really want to buy off the lot you might want to wait another month or two for X1 inventories to build up. The cars only started arriving here in the US in August. Around me most of the cars are either very stripped down or have the combo that gets you the $399 lease rate and that does not include the navigation.
#14 of 27 Re: Dealer interaction [tirpitz]
Sep 25, 2012 (9:40 am)
Initially when we left, after the debacle about the car, the salesman said $ 500 to get the actual car we want. He called me later to say $ 1000. I requested the Purchase Agreement to read; never to sign. Salesman said they were only for the store.. He finally relented and emailed it as an attachment (don't ya love email and scanners). It was brutal. We may have to wait as you say. My wife is pushing to get "something." She hates dealing with buying cars.
Thx for the note.
Nov 20, 2012 (3:08 pm)
Hi car man! I wanted to get clarification on BMW's holiday and loyalty rebates. My as built MSRP is $45995 and we agreed to do $1000 over invoice. My question is does the rebates take the price down further? The dealer is saying my price of $41500 is not possible.