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2013 and earlier BMW X3 Prices Paid and Buying Experience

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  • jasonmdbmwjasonmdbmw Posts: 117
    It is normal that it sounds like a diesel. Many publications have also stated the same thing about the engine sound
  • philliniphillini Posts: 5
    For those wondering about what the BMW Drive Event consists of, I wanted to share my experience that occurred on June 23, 2012 at BMW of Peoria. We arrived at the event a little early and proceeded to the registration area. Check-in was an extremely easy, fast and painless experience. Any driver has to provide a valid drivers license. Even though we were early, the car we registered to drive was available so we started the drive almost immediately after we arrived. They provided us with directions for a course with some different roads that was fairly scenic and my wife and I drove without any BMW staff in the vehicle. The course was about 17 miles and took about 25 minutes.

    I had already driven a BMW X3, but this was a nice reminder of what the vehicle was capable of. When we returned they handed us an iPad and asked us to answer some questions. They were easy, I gave them the most positive marks on every one and that process was over in about 2 minutes. We got a gift bag with a hat and some coupons and were told that we would receive our $1,000 purchase voucher in the mail in less than a week.

    The language in the email states "Offer not valid for vehicles delivered prior to event attendance or customer orders placed prior to event attendance." I assumed this excluded cars already in the dealer inventory, but was told by the event staff and employees from that dealership that this was the case. You just can't apply the discount to a vehicle you already purchased or ordered.

    You also had the opportunity to meet an Olympic athlete in attendance, but we were in a hurry and didn't bother. I would certainly recommend the event to anyone who is considering a BMW that they intend to purchase by October 31, 2012.
  • philliniphillini Posts: 5
    I assumed this excluded cars already in the dealer inventory, but was told by the event staff and employees from that dealership that this was NOT the case. You just can't apply the discount to a vehicle you already purchased or ordered.
  • casccasc Posts: 1
    I too had my X3 M for 3 weeks and it started having to go in for loud engine and then throwing codes. They too tried to tell me that it was normal...so how come it didn't sound like this when I first got it?? Then it thew a chassis code which they pawned off on to a battery drain (it's a new battery,..really) back in. Then it threw an emissions code. Suddenly they agreed the X had a vacuum leak somewhere but it would take a 10K tool to diagnosis it. Then 2 days later suddenly it was just a computer glitch. Do I look stupid??
    I think BMW's pat answer is tell the customer that its normal and maybe they will go away. Current my X has been in the dealership more than I have had it at home and Corporate is involved. :mad:
  • mikereynomikereyno Posts: 8
    Does the certificate for $1000 need to be used at the dealership where the drive was made or can it be used anywhere?
  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 28,014
    I think you can use it at any BMW dealer...

    BMW Drive for Team USA Allowance is available on all new 2012 and 2013 BMW models and can only be redeemed by individuals who participate in a scheduled BMW Drive for Team USA event and is non-transferable. The offer is valid from April 17, 2012 through October 31, 2012 on the lease or purchase of all eligible models except 2012 3 Series xDrive Sedans. The allowance on 2012 3 Series xDrive Sedans is valid until January 2, 2013. Offer may be redeemed at an authorized BMW Center for Stateside (U.S.) delivery only and cannot be used for European delivery. Offer not valid for vehicles delivered prior to event attendance or customer orders placed prior event attendance. This offer may only be combined with certain eligible offers available at the time of delivery. Offer cannot be used for tax, title, registration, destination or other dealership fees. Some restrictions apply; see an authorized BMW center for details.

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  • philliniphillini Posts: 5
    You can use it at any dealer. I drove two hours to an event because it was on the weekend, then just used it yesterday at my local BMW dealer to order a vehicle.
  • rshe8958rshe8958 Posts: 4
    Has anyone used a discount leasing broker before? I've contacted 2 and received the same monthly lease price - $610. My local dealer tells me he can't touch that price, he comes in at $670.

    2013 X3 2.8, silver, beige interior
    prem pkg.
    conv. pkg
    cold weather pkg.

    36 mo/10K miles, $0 down, 1st month, tags, dealer fee, reg up front. Tax included in monthly payment (6.35%)
  • johnva1johnva1 Posts: 1
    Here is the price I paid for the 2013 X3 28i.

    Features
    Alpine White, Beige Leatherette, Convenience package, Cold weather package.

    Invoice price (from Costcoauto) - $38,135
    Price quoted by dealer - $38,185 ($50 over invoice - no training fee or other gimmicks)
    BMW drive for USA discount - $1000
    Final price - $37,185

    Documentation fee - $200
    Tags for 2 years (VA) - $147
    Tax (VA - 3%) - $1115

    Total - $38,653
  • mikereynomikereyno Posts: 8
    edited July 2012
    My wife's lease on another brand SUV is running out in September and she wanted to "buy" her next vehicle and decided on the X3. I have owned a 525 for a number of years and that loyalty helped in the deal. We negotiated and placed an order last night on the following:

    2013 x28i
    Vermillion Red Metallic
    Sand Beige Nevada Leather
    Cold Weather Package
    Premium Package
    Premium Sound Package
    Comfort Access keyless entry
    Roof Rails in Aluminum Satin
    Destination

    MSRP - $45,795
    Edmunds TMV for here in central NJ - $44,446
    Invoice listed on Edmunds site - $42,140

    took advantage of:
    $1000 BMW Drive USA
    $750 Loyalty rebate

    Total $42,000+ttl
    Total off MSRP - 8.3%
    :)
  • mikereynomikereyno Posts: 8
    I was actually able to qualify for the $300 towards first payment by getting the ultimate driving machine app, so in effect reducing price another $300.
  • Hi gauravgulati,

    I'm also in Green Bay and just looking for some contact info (better yet an introduction) to the salesmen you used in Appleton. Sounds like you did your homework and then used the internet to get a few "Best offer" quotes. Followed by running those quotes past the appleton dealer to see if they would match? I bet you just felt more comfortable dealing with a dealer closer to GB. I kind of feel that way myself. I'm just starting to look and research but would like to know who you finally used down there. Wondering if there is a way on this forum to talk directly? New to this site & forum.

    Thanks for your help!
  • tom7716tom7716 Posts: 1
    edited July 2012
    Hi guys,

    My parents are in the market for a brand NEW BMW X3 2013. After doing some research, I would like to ask board for the opinion.

    Here is what they are looking at
    BMW X3 28i 2013
    Vermilion Red Metallic
    Oyster Nevada Leather
    with Cold Weather package
    Premium Package
    Premium Sound Package
    Technology Package

    MSRP $48,795
    Dealer offered this car for $44,583 which includes $1000 BMW Olympic event coupon
    This does not include the doc fee and all other charges such as DMV and tax.

    Is this a good deal? Thank you for everyone's help.
  • rshe8958rshe8958 Posts: 4
    Just ordered an X3 2.8 to lease.

    Prem Pkg, Cold Weather pkg, Conv. pkg, bluetooth,
    Titanium silver, black leather
    36 mo/12K MSRP $46K
    Taking advantage of owner loyalty & BMW Drive event rebates $1750

    $0 down, just paid for upfront costs incl 1st payment, tags, titles etc. for about $1700.

    Monthly payment is $579 includes state sales tax.

    Very pleased with the deal especially because it was a custom build order!! Should take 4-6 weeks.
  • sbpwjmsbpwjm Posts: 15
    Hi there!

    You mentioned MSRP but didn't say what the "purchase price" was... was it $46K - $1750 for a "purchase price" of $4250?

    Thanks,
    Scott
  • sbpwjmsbpwjm Posts: 15
    Does anyone know if current MINI ownership qualifies for BMW loyalty rebates?

    If not does BMW do conquest rebates?

    Seems my dealerships are tight lipped on this...
  • radoncgsradoncgs Posts: 58
    sounds like a good deal. Do you know what money factor they used for your lease? thanks.
  • mikereynomikereyno Posts: 8
    The "Loyalty" as it was explained and given to me was based on prior financing going through BMW Financial . So if your lease or financing for the Mini was through BMW you should be eligible
  • pacdecimalpacdecimal Posts: 29
    I'm getting an offer for MSRP $42,845 with selling price of $40,285, which includes the $750.00 loyalty. Making it with .00145 MF, $513.00 per mo plus tax and 59% residual. Looks like $200.00 down and total due at drive off for California being around $1,800.00.

    Looking for a national subsidization of package discount, but it may not happen any time soon.
  • pacdecimalpacdecimal Posts: 29
    Is it me or for California the nearest dealers are in Utah and in Naperville, IL?
  • netizennetizen Posts: 1
    Hi Dan12,

    Can you please share your price from Monterey?
    Thanks!
  • habitat1habitat1 Posts: 4,282
    It may be too late, but did you consider picking up your X3 at the Performance Delivery Center? We custom ordered an X5 and are picking it up September 5. Looks to be a very enjoyable and interesting experience that we will be turning into a mini 3 day vacation.
  • kohinoorkohinoor Posts: 16
    I apologise for posting X1 question here, as there are no active posts there. Just wondering if I can we use $1000 Drive for Team USA Discount for X1.
  • sbpwjmsbpwjm Posts: 15
    You should be fine using it for an X1...

    In case you are interested, here is the fine print:

    * Offer Code 1 can be used towards purchase of MY12 or MY13 models excluding MY13 3 Series xDrive Sedans. Offer Code 2 can be used towards purchase of MY13 328i xDrive Sedan or MY13 335i xDrive Sedan. BMW Drive for Team USA Allowance is available on all new 2012 and 2013 BMW models and can only be redeemed by individuals who participate in a scheduled BMW Drive for Team USA event and is non-transferable. The offer is valid from April 17, 2012 through October 31, 2012 on the lease or purchase of all eligible models except 2012 3 Series xDrive Sedans. The allowance on 2012 3 Series xDrive Sedans is valid until January 2, 2013. Offer may be redeemed at an authorized BMW Center for Stateside (U.S.) delivery only and cannot be used for European delivery. Offer not valid for vehicles delivered prior to event attendance or customer orders placed prior event attendance. This offer may only be combined with certain eligible offers available at the time of delivery. Offer cannot be used for tax, title, registration, destination or other dealership fees. Some restrictions apply; see an authorized BMW center for details.
  • prashuprashu Posts: 2
    edited August 2012
    Just bought a 2013 BMW X3 28i with MSRP of $41,095 for $38,365 +400 ad fee +180 training fee + 455 doc fee +TLL. Total OTD was $43,700. The only addition was leather and satin rails.

    Is this good deal if not great.
  • prazpraz Posts: 163
    Correction

    MSRP: $41,095 (base+leather+satin rails+destination fee)
    Invoice: $38,465 (includes +$400 ad fee, +$180 training fee)
    Paid: $38,365 + TTL

    Is this a good deal?

    Thanks in advance for your response.
  • jeffreyfujeffreyfu Posts: 8
    edited August 2012
    I think it is a good deal. Generally, $500-$1000 above invoice is good deal. But if you have many dealership in your city, you can get great deal by making counter-offers from multiple dealerships. Also, there are many incentives available to further lower your cost(Team USA, BMWCCA, Loyal Cash, USAA, College Grad...etc)
    For me,
    MSRP: $41,245(Space Gray, convenience and dest)
    Invoice: $38,580(includes $400 MACO/ad fee + $180 training fee).
    Dealer Offer: $38680.
    Paid: 36930 + TTL(using Drive for Team USA($1000) and Loyalty Cash($750) to lower the cost)
  • prazpraz Posts: 163
    Jeff, thanks for your response.

    I knew about the Team USA drive event but at that time I was not thinking of buying one this year so didn't care (my fault) and don't own any BMW currently so could not use Loyalty Cash nor BMWCCA discounts. However, I was told by the dealer that to get USAA discount I need to have USAA car insurance.
  • kohinoorkohinoor Posts: 16
    You may not be eligible for a USAA auto insurance if you not an active duty or ex-military person. But you are eligible for all other insurances which they offer. I tried it but not successful.
  • prazpraz Posts: 163
    @Kohinoor: You are correct. I tried getting home owners insurance few months ago and I could not.

    The only issue with vehicle is that I got "Low Tire" warning day after I bought the vehicle. May be it just needs air or have a flat tire.

    I have also purchased 5-year tire warranty for $900 and ceramic window tint (digicut) for $379. The doc fee was not negotiable at $479.

    The whole buying process was quick and good at BMW North Scottsdale, AZ.
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