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2013 and earlier BMW X3 Prices Paid and Buying Experience



  • 1800 miles!! Jeepers, where do you live, Alaska?

    I like the low mileage... Again, have them fax you the BMW vehicle history report.. There are a lot of things that don't show up on a Carfax, but if they have done any maintenance or mechanical work, it will show up on the BMW report.

    Seriously, how far away is the closest BMW dealer?


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  • pjo1966pjo1966 Posts: 120
    I don't understand why people feel the need to lie. I told them up front and several times thereafter that if the gap between what I owed and what I could get was too great I would have to wait. Under no circumstances did I want to roll negative equity into a new loan. They swore they were not doing that.

    In answer to your question, kyfdx, It's a 5 year lease... a big mistake that I'm trying to get out of. Now that I know that the trade-in is going to be too expensive I'm attempting to sell it privately to close that gap.
  • It must be a fairly new car... If you drive it a couple of years, the amount to get out of it may be less.. Getting out of a bad deal is sometimes more expensive than just completing it.

    But, if you can get more $$ by selling it yourself, then that is the way to go... If not, eventually you will break even (when the lease is up).

    Good luck,

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  • pjo1966pjo1966 Posts: 120
    It's a 1-year old red Infiniti FX35. I have many reasons for wanting out of the deal, all of them having to do with the company. If I can make it work I'll move ahead. If not... I'm still driving a great car.

    kyfdx...could you please give me an idea of what my payments should be for the following...

    2004 BMW X3 3.0
    Panoramic Sunroof
    Metallic Paint
    Premium Sound
    Satellite Prep.

    I'd like to put as little down as possible, just first payment and whatever fees would be due for leasing in Los Angeles.

    Thanks again for your help and input.
  • Give me the MSRP

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  • pjo1966pjo1966 Posts: 120
    I knew I forgot something...

    MSRP $41,125
  • I'll assume a similar discount to the example you gave above..

    MSRP $42,125
    Selling price $38,600
    Cap cost $39,125 (selliing price plus Acq.fee)
    Residual 59% (36mo/36K)
    Money factor .0005
    Payment approx $446 + tax (approx. $37) = $483/mo.
    Due at signing: 1st payment, security deposit, title and license.. Should be around $1200-$1300


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  • pjo1966pjo1966 Posts: 120
    Perfect... thanks.
  • bmwksrbmwksr Posts: 5
    Hi kyfdx,

    I live in colorado and the vehicle is in Newyork area. is 1800 miles.

    I received vehicle history and it is only one page with the details of the car and warranty. No items of maintenance or none so ever.

    A BMW dealer is located 10 miles from my home.

    I am having limited have to buy it with in that range ( 34k is my budget).

    If i see the the invoice price for x3 3.0 is $33195+ Premium pkg price $1800 +privacy $345 + metallic paint $475 =$35815) make sense to get a new one..if they give it for the invoice price.

    what is your view on this?
  • You probably won't find one for invoice.. Figure closer to $37.5K-$38K for a new '05.

    For a car with only 7K miles, it might not have had any maintenance yet.. 1st maintenance is scheduled for 15K miles..

    Unless you are in a hurry, I'd wait for one to show up closer to home... Some place where you could drive it home in a day.. or get there and back to check it out on a Saturday..

    No point in over-paying for an '04, just because it fits your budget... As the year goes on, you'll see more and more used '04s.. They have only been on sale since January.


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  • jbx3jbx3 Posts: 5
    With regard to getting out of your lease, have you tried Leasetraders?

    It's a pretty cool internet site that brings buyers and sellers together and allows customers to release someone else's vehicle without all the big costs associated with terminating a lease early.

    Because of the high residuals owed to the finance company that allow for lower lease mo. payments, it's pretty hard to sell your leased car and not get smacked finacially.

    This may or may not be a good option for you but you might want to at least check it out.

    Just wanted to pass along the info.
  • pjo1966pjo1966 Posts: 120
    Thanks for the suggestion...

    I looked into swapalease, but Infiniti is one of the few leasing companies that will not completely release you from obligagtion when someone take over your lease. You remain on as a co-signer. Also, at $586/mo for the next 48 months, my car is not exactly a bargain.

    Depending on how much cash I need to shell out up front, if I can save $100/mo or so on payments I can come out on top in the long run. The payment that kyfdx came up with would be perfect.
  • pjo1966pjo1966 Posts: 120
    I've got another one...

    2004 X3 3.0
    Privacy Glass
    MSRP $40,520
    Best they could do was Invoice + $1000 but they would eliminate some fees so that it was close to Invoice + $500. I'm still waiting for them to call back with final number.

    Money Factor .070
    Residual 57%

    Does the money factor make sense?
  • The X3 2.5 has a money factor of .0007

    The X3 3.0 has a money factor of .0005

    57% residual would be for 15K miles per year.

    Looks like they are bumping up the MF, or might just have misquoted the 2.5 model MF. There are a lot of different MFs to keep up with, with all the different series and models.. would be easy to misquote that number.

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  • boomchekboomchek Vancouver, BC, CanadaPosts: 5,096
    Original post: Hi, the dealers final price is 33705, which is 400 over invoice. but he says Mats are 100 extra! plus 299 processing fee. I think this is ridiculous. any thoughts????

    Is $400 profit on a $33000 item ridiculous?

    2007 BMW 328i Sports Pkg, 1993 Honda Accord EXR (my 33rd car).

  • khastakkhastak Posts: 18
    Please suggest a BMW Dealers with the best Prices in Cleveland (greater Cleveland) ohio. Secondly is it a good time to buy 05 model now or wait it Feb - March 05 ? I may buy BMW X3 2.5
  • parniparni Posts: 14
    why dont you pay 5K over invoice the next time you buy a car and then also bend over??
  • boomchekboomchek Vancouver, BC, CanadaPosts: 5,096
    who says about paying $5k over invoice?

    if you end up with such a deal, and the dealer will only make $400 profit, how can you expect to get a freebies like mats thrown in. Those cost $$$ too.

    Be happy you got such a good deal, if you don't want the mats don't take them!

    2007 BMW 328i Sports Pkg, 1993 Honda Accord EXR (my 33rd car).

  • Is this a good deal? I ordered an X3, 2.5 with Sport Package, leather, cruise control and xenon lights, 6-speed for $33,000? Thanks
  • kohinahikohinahi Posts: 103
    2004 or 2005?? It's about $750 over invoice for a 2004. If the pricing is going to remain the same for 2005 models, it is definitely a good deal.

    If the truck is a 2004, try to get closer to invoice ~ try to get it for $250-$500 over invoice. This dollar amount should include everything except for TTT.
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