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2013 and earlier BMW X5 Prices Paid and Buying Experience



  • h2fanh2fan Posts: 27
    Hi compwhiz,

    I am sorry that the email bounced, though I am not sure why. I checked your profile and your email address is private. Can you please try to email me again? I will really appreciate it.

    thanks in advance
  • Could you send me the name of Sales person also. I am in Chicago area and in the market for X5 3.0. Thanks
  • dupreedupree Posts: 1
    Just purchased with Auto, Prem, Sport, Rear Climate, Cold weather, Nav, Xenons, auto dimming mirrors. Bought from a little dealership in Milford, DE called IG Burton BMW. Ridiculously good customer service, but then again I was referred by someone "important". Anyway, on to what you care about... MSRP $53,670 >>> Purchased $50,670. I started at $50,000 and they started at $51,470. It took maybe 5 minutes.
  • kjkkjk Posts: 1
    My friend works in a dealership and offered me a price on a FULLY loaded,( except sport pack ) X5 3.0 2004 for NO money down ( except fees ) for 550.00 month ( including tax )

    It looks great to me, but it the car business its hard to trust anyone.

  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 64,603
    Fully loaded means different things to different people... The post above yours.. that is fully loaded. The vehicle your friend is referring to could MSRP for $53K or $47K. And the lease could be 3yr/45K or 4yr/40K.

    That said, if the payment is $550/month tax included, with nothing down, it is going to be a good deal either way... The lease terms and the MSRP of the car will determine if it is a good deal or a great deal.



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  • smith83smith83 Posts: 46
    I am looking at a 2004 X5, demo with 5,400 miles on it. The car has the premium package, cold weather package, rear climate package, automatic, lumbar support, and xenons. MSRP is $49,420.00 and Invoice is $45,540.00. Without speaking to the manager, my salesman said he could do $1,000.00 over invoice. I am thinking $2,000.00 below invoice. What do you think I should offer?
  • jmcmusicjmcmusic Posts: 27
    If the 2K under invoice doesn't work you could try my Mom's inexperienced but crafty negotiation that she used successfully for a new Acura demo. $1 per mile off the MSRP. And it actually worked! That would be $44020, good for $1520 below invoice. It's seems hard to gauge what the fair price on a demo should be. Good luck.
  • ranajoranajo Posts: 54
    Here are the details:

    Bought the X5 3.0 yesterday. It had 83 miles on the odometer. It came with auto transmission, premium package, navi, xenon, cold weather package, rear climate package.

    Bank fees, sales tax, tt&l were all rolled into the monthly lease payment.

    Signed a 39 month lease with 39K miles for payments of $605.96 per month. The only cash out was the first month's lease payment and a security deposit of $650.

    MSRP 50620
    Money Factor 0.00125
    Residual 60%

    Thanks to this forum for all the helpful information.
  • I have decided to purchase a 2004 X5 3.0i with Prem Pkg, Navi, Rear Climate Pkg, Step trans, and Xenon. Located in southern California. MSRP is 50,070. First offer out of the box, no haggling, from dealer was $48,105. Good deal? Also was quoted approx $600 for monthly lease payment, including taxes. Can someone give me some color on this pricing?

    Also, saw national campaign for lease program. Apparently 2004 X5 3.0i, step trans only (i.e., base model) with MSRP of $42,770 and lease payment, excluding taxes, of $449. Same program offers 2004 X5 4.4i, 19" wheels, Cold Weather Pkg and Sport Pkg with MSRP of $56,095 and lease payment ,excluding taxes of $618. Is there a dealer in southern California that is running these offers? Finally, does anyone know why the car that I am looking for in the paragraph above and a MSRP between the two prices in the national campagin leases for roughly the same monthly amount as a $56,095 car?
  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 64,603
    Check the ad closely... I'm sure it mentions somewhere between $3000-$4000 due at signing.. By the time you roll that down payment into the monthly payments, then add tax, the amount comes way up... That $449 deal.. if you don't make the cap cost reduction, then add tax, and don't forget its for only 10K/year, and maybe you need 15K... That price will get up to $600 or more really fast...


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  • Thanks for your response. Had originally priced in the same driveoff numbers, but had failed to include tax amounts. Problem is that the quotes that I have received from dealers are still roughly $30 off of what my guestimate is for the apples to apples comparison of the national campaign including taxes. Not sure if there are other imbedded costs that regional dealers incorporate. May also depend upon sales price of car and whether demand in southern California is higher than elsewhere in the country. Am I right?
  • jmcmusicjmcmusic Posts: 27
    Try New Century BMW in Alhambra. It's right on the South Pasadena line. They had at least 5 or 6 X5 3.0's for that exact same MSRP a couple weeks back. Both of the sales managers seem very open to skipping the sales floor BS. I helped my cousin lease a Z4 there a few months back and the service department is very responsive for me as well.
  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 64,603
    The advertised deal includes a discount off of MSRP to achieve those numbers.. If the numbers don't add up, then the dealer is probably trying to get a little more profit out of the deal. The price is negotiable.. Just because they throw out a figure, doesn't mean they won't come down.. Leasing is just like buying, in that respect. Good luck.


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  • can you please send me the dealer info. to Thank you.
  • dhuangdhuang Posts: 1
    Can you send me the dealer information to Thanks!
  • steverstever Posts: 52,572
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  • Any buying experience with BMW dealers in the Northwest, good or bad, you like to share. Looking for a good deal on 2004 X5 3.0
  • I just placed an order for a 2005 X5 3.0i, with premium package, rear climate package, automatic, and retractable load floor. My price $45191, which is $600 over invoice, destination charge, MACO, and TSF.

    I shopped for the car almost completely by e-mail. Mailed (and web-formed) my requirements to 10-ish dealers in a 100-mile radius area and asked for a quote. About half of the dealers responded, and all of them quoted prices under the Edmunds TMV. The 2nd lowest quote suggested that I could get the 2005 X5 for just a slight increment in price, and that's the deal I went for.

    All in all, this was the most pleasant car buying experience I've ever had. The most pleasant, except for one glaringly bad visit to Peter Pan BMW in San Mateo.

    I would recommend to everyone in the area that they avoid Peter Pan BMW. They have the most unhelpful and rude sales staff. I initially wanted to shop there, since they are the local dealer for me. When my wife and I visited that dealership, we were completely ignored for a solid 20 minutes while she and I climbed in and out of the '04 X5 on the show floor. Other customers would come in, and they would be helped. My wife and I, we were completely invisible to them. Finally, exasperated, I grabbed someone to ask him to let us test drive the SUV. The guy stared at me blankly for a couple seconds and then turned away. They lost our business that day, when I would have been willing to try to reach a deal with them.

    Oh, I am in the San Francisco Bay Area.
  • Can you please share the list of 10 dealers and the questions that you asked? You can email me directly at

  • Hi Joe,
    I too live in the bay area and am looking at purchasing the X5 (not sure 3.0 or the 4.4). I would appreciate if you could email me, at, the name of the 10 dealers you dealt with, including their responses (and your recommendation).

    Thanks in advance.
  • Hi Vic,

    I was wondering if you ever got the 10 Dealer names from Joe? I'm getting ready to order an X5 4.4

    Thanks so much.
  • I am trying to order a 2005 X5 3.0i, the best price I got was $1250 over invoice. Anyone know dealer who can do better? I am in the SF Bay Area.

    Also anyone know what MACO and TSF are? Is it something I need to pay?

  • I am thinking of purchasing a pre owned X5 4.4(2002) fully loaded with sport pkg, Navigation, moon roof,premium sound,multi compact disc,etc. The car is in mint condition and only has 9000 thousand miles on it.The dealer started with 46,900,after 3min got down to 45,500. Does this seem like a good price for a pre owned vehicle that is two years old.

  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 64,603


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  • steverstever Posts: 52,572
    When posting a message in the Town Hall, you may mention the name of the dealership and its location only. Names of salespeople and contact information (email/phone numbers) are not allowed, nor is bird-dogging for referral fees.

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  • I am looking to buy a 2004 X5 3.0i and I live in Southern California. I was told by a dealership nearby that 1500.00 over invoice is the best price possible. Which dealership did you go to to get the 600.00 over invoice price? Also, if I paid cash at the time of purchase, will that lower the price any? Thanks in advance
  • If the typical residual is 60% on and X5 why are 02 (coming off 3/36k leases) priced in the high $30ks.
    Let's say MSRP on a 3.0 is ~$49500 (Premium, cold, rear, xenon, lumbar)

    The residual to the dealer is $29700

    Add on a generous $2000 for CPO and the car should be priced in the low $30ks.

    What is a reasonable over 'invoice' on a CPO'd car if you can calculate the dealer cost?
  • ccapccap Posts: 40
    I am looking for an X5 4.4i with sport, cold weather, nav, park distance, premium.

    MSRP: $60,145
    Selling Price: $58,235
    2005 X5 4.4

     36 mos./12K miles/yr.
     $1499.61 due at signing (security waived) 2.75% money factor 60% residual ($36087.00)

    This doesn't sound like too good a deal, espically when they are making over 3k on the car!

    Any help out there on this???
  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 64,603
    '05s just came out.. You aren't going to find any $1000 over invoice deals at this time of year on a $60K car.

    I think the MF is .00275 A small distinction, but important... because it is nowhere near 2.75%.

    Actually, using .00275 and 60% residual.. I come up with $899 + tax.

    Car_man on the Lease questions board may be able to verify your MF and residual numbers.



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  • zoranzoran Posts: 69
    Hey joe, I am in market for 4.4 2005 and also in bay area!! your dealership info would be appreciated

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