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jman103099
02-26-2007, 05:35 PM
Okay, I think I am ready for a dealer to "find" me an X3. I tell him what I want, and hope he can find it! I am still inbetween a 2005 and 2006 however, but really dont want to go over 35k.

I am thinking a CPO 2005 3.0 in the 32,000 to 33,500 dollar range.

OR

Possibly non-certified 2006 3.0 in the 34-35,000 dollar range. (Getting rid of those black bumpers :thumbup: )

Is this reasonable? If so, how do I get a dealer down to this price?

I find it strange too that KBB says an `06 should be priced around 39-40k while Edmunds.com says 34-35k... :dunno:

By the way, leather is really my only option request. Xenons would be second on that list, but I can live without them :cry:

Any suggestions? Thanks for everyone's help!!!

kjboyd
02-26-2007, 05:48 PM
my two cents: don't get used unless it IS CPOd.

jman103099
02-26-2007, 09:23 PM
Really, you wouldn't buy an 06 unless it's CPOed? Speaking of... how much does it cost a dealer to "certify" a car??? I was looking at an 06 that ISNT CPOed around 36,500 FROM a BMW dealer, thinking I could get them down to 35.

Anyone have any other suggestions/comments to that first post? :eek:

wthayer
02-26-2007, 09:40 PM
Personally, I'd never pay the CPO markup on something that new unless I intended to keep the car for most/all of the life of the extended warranty. For that matter, you're paying a big premium if you buy it from most BMW dealers - look at what they're selling for on eBay. I got a 2005, just over a year old, for well under 30K in the Fall (Prem pkg & 6-spd manual). I now have 2 1/2 years of warranty left.

kjboyd
02-26-2007, 09:42 PM
a couple of reasons... seems that a lot of people are having numerous issues/problems. my thought is, WHY IS IT already back on the lot? invoice on an 07 with leather is $37... if you lease it, you'd be better off...

vern
02-27-2007, 08:54 AM
Personally, I'd never pay the CPO markup on something that new unless I intended to keep the car for most/all of the life of the extended warranty. For that matter, you're paying a big premium if you buy it from most BMW dealers - look at what they're selling for on eBay. I got a 2005, just over a year old, for well under 30K in the Fall (Prem pkg & 6-spd manual). I now have 2 1/2 years of warranty left.
+1 the X3 he is looking for still has plenty of warrenty time left so why go CPO.
cheers
vern