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batavia_x3
01-20-2008, 04:43 AM
I just picked up a x3 (2006) from local auto dealer. it has 24k miles, premium pks, aerodyn pkg, xenon, single owner, black on black. I paid 29$ us dollars. (not certified vehicle).

do you think it is reasonable price?

He gave me only the manual and extra key.
whatelse i shoud get? for bluetooth paring should I go to bmw dealer?:dunno:

Ofcouse, i just LOVE the ride.

thanks for your reply.

porschebreath
01-20-2008, 05:59 AM
I pai $24,000 for my 2006, but it does not have the options yours has and has 30,000 miles but perfect shape. I think the options really add tothe price of the X3. I really didn't care about the options except the winter package and the moonroof which I have. I would say yours is a decent deal considering everything yours has.

Andrew*Debbie
01-20-2008, 07:19 AM
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whatelse i shoud get? for bluetooth paring should I go to bmw dealer?:dunno:



Congrats on your new car.


There are many accessories. You really don't need to get anything. Maybe a nice BMW key fob :)

I'd go to a parts counter at your local BMW dealer and ask for the accessories catalog. The cargo compartment cover we have isn't in the printed catalog. It is great for carrying the dogs around.


While you are there ask them to print out the service history. It may be due for a low mileage oil change. Two years after the in service date it should go in for a brake fluid flush. Both of these are covered service. You don't have to pay. For that mater if it needs anything, even wiper blades, you can take it in.

The X3 initially would have come with a card with the bluetooth passkey. I don't know exactly what you will have to do to get that. Hopefully you won't have to pay labor to pair your phone.

You may want to get the extended Maintenance package. It extends your existing BMW Maintenance to 6 Years or 100,000 Miles. You can get it at a discount from one of the forum sponsor dealers. You can purchase it anytime before your X3 reaches 4years/50,000 miles. You are not eligible for a BMW warranty extension.

batavia_x3
01-20-2008, 08:34 AM
Thanks for your reply. i got 6 years/100,000 warranty from easy care (total care). i would definitly go for oil change immediatly as per your advice, i would like to pair the blue tooth asap.

24000 usd for 2006 model is awesome deal (steal), good luck on that too. it rocks really.

Andrew*Debbie
01-20-2008, 09:46 AM
If your car isn't due for free low mileage oil change, be sure to ask for an "Oil Change" and not an "Oil Service". Also make sure they aren't going to reset the service indicator. You don't want to mess up the counter. Inspection 1 will come due around 30,000.

BMWs aren't hard to work on, buy your local Jiffy Lube may not even know where the oil filter is. Best to take your car to a dealer or good BMW specialist.

bmwadam
01-20-2008, 11:31 AM
I personally would not recommend buying the extended maintenance program. IIt is a cash cow for BMW NA. It would be better if you put that money into some sort of high yield savings account, and use it as needed repairs/service come up. I would almost bet that after 2 years, you will have money left over.

As far as changing oil, even though I would NEVER have a jiffy lube touch anything I drive, it is so easy on this car to change that even their grease monkeys could do it. You could change it yourself if you wanted too. Just make sure you use an approved oil. I would recommend learning how to do basic maintenance yourself.

IF you could buy some basic tools to do a brake job, you will save BIG when it comes time to change them... but if not, your still better of with a good indy.

I would not worry too much about not having the CPO. You got a better deal on the car because of this. If you take care of it, and drive the car easy, it will be more forgiving on your wallet.

batavia_x3
01-20-2008, 02:14 PM
ohh man, people really friendly in this forum. thanks once again for your time.

UncleJ
01-21-2008, 08:59 AM
Congrats on a good deal for a nice car. With a black interior you might think about getting grey floor and trunk mats. I found that it is easier to find things on the floor at night when there is some contrast. I especially recommend the BMW trunk mat with a lip. It is a car saver when you carry something that might spill (like potting soil) and makes it easier to keep the back clean. A trick I use is to drive with the rear seat center section down. That gives me two extra cupholders and a couple of added inches rear window vis. Enjoy your new ride!

batavia_x3
01-23-2008, 04:20 AM
hello uncle J,
nice idea. could you tell me, where you can get the bmw trunk mat with a lip? plus, i didn't get the cargo net. do you think is it worth buying it?

thanks

Andrew*Debbie
01-23-2008, 05:28 AM
The cargo net is a factory option. Installing after the car is built is a significant retrofit.

X3 Skier
01-23-2008, 05:32 AM
There was a thread around here someplace in this forum about the pass key location. It was on the module behind the panel on the driver's side in the cargo compartment. If you take the panel off, the pass key code (which is all you need to pair with the Blue Tooth) was on a sticker on the module. Try a search. It even had pictures about removing the panel.

Found it! http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showpost.php?p=2927416&postcount=16

Cheers

skitime
01-23-2008, 07:19 AM
Have fun with the new toy! For the mats, try online with Pacific or Circle BMW, they seem to be the cheapest. Lot's of good stufff on ebay, too.

UncleJ
01-23-2008, 08:31 AM
Bat, my daughter got me the mat as a present. She got the BMW part from the dealer with her BMCCA discount. Which net are you interested in? The "net" A*D mentions is indeed expensive to retrofit and is intended mainly IMHO to keep large dogs from getting into the passenger section. The other "net" is an elastic fabric thing that keeps things in place on the back floor and is in my view not worth much. Mine is sitting in the garage, along with the retractable cargo cover that came out the day I brought the X3 home. I find a box in the back holds bags and little stuff that finds its way into the car just fine. The beauty of the X3 is that its such a versatile machine everyone can configure it just the way that suits their needs.

Andrew*Debbie
01-23-2008, 10:46 AM
I've gathered up the partnumbers for all the BMW accessories that cover or somehow protect the cargo compartment. Not all of them are in the US X3 accessories catalog. However, like most BMW parts, if you know the number you can order it.



The cargo cover I posted a photo of is 51 47 0 391 103

The non-skid cargo mat is 82 12 9 413 180

The fitted luggage compartment mat is 51 47 0 306 042 I think this is the one with the 'lip' UncleJ is talking about.


The trunk mat is 82 11 0 306 546 This is like a carpeted floor mat.

51 47 0 306 043 is the luggage compartment pan. This has high sides.


Odd that some of these parts are group 51 and the rest are 82. 51 is vehicle trim. Interior parts are in group 51. 82 is universal accessories.

dug01
01-23-2008, 12:34 PM
I just picked up a x3 (2006) from local auto dealer. it has 24k miles, premium pks, aerodyn pkg, xenon, single owner, black on black. I paid 29$ us dollars. (not certified vehicle).

do you think it is reasonable price?

He gave me only the manual and extra key.
whatelse i shoud get? for bluetooth paring should I go to bmw dealer?:dunno:

Ofcouse, i just LOVE the ride.

thanks for your reply.
Your vehicle should still be under the factory warranty until 2010(4 year 50,000 mile)--go to your nearest BMW dealer and register. I think that scheduled maintenance is also included so oil service is free. The dealer will run a history for you so you can see what was done to the vehicle since new (if serviced at a BMW dealer). You will be offered a CPO warranty to continue on after your factory warranty runs out if you want --I did this on a '03 Z4 I bought from a private dealer--I got the remaining 1 year factory and for $900 got a CPO for additional 3 years. The dealer did a full inspection and oil service no charge.
As far as the bluetooth--find out if you allready have it, it not, get a portable GPS with built-it blue tooth (about $400-$500) and you will have a unit that you can take from car to car and it will outperform the factory GPS and bluetooth. Do a search in this forum for posts of other owners that installed portable GPS units-- Enjoy your new ride..:thumbup:

Andrew*Debbie
01-23-2008, 01:31 PM
You will be offered a CPO warranty to continue on after your factory warranty runs out if you want --

Actually, no. Once a BMW is sold used without CPO coverage you can't buy an extended warranty from BMW. You can still buy extended maintenance but not the BMW warranty.


Either that used to be possible or you bought a 3rd party warranty for your Z4.

Wolverine989
01-23-2008, 01:33 PM
I just picked up a x3 (2006) from local auto dealer. it has 24k miles, premium pks, aerodyn pkg, xenon, single owner, black on black. I paid 29$ us dollars. (not certified vehicle).

do you think it is reasonable price?

He gave me only the manual and extra key.
whatelse i shoud get? for bluetooth paring should I go to bmw dealer?:dunno:

Ofcouse, i just LOVE the ride.

thanks for your reply.

Pretty fair deal with the options and low miles. Just got a CPO 2005 X3 with minimal options, 39K miles for $25,600 after several weeks of hard bargaining and I am happy.

dug01
01-23-2008, 07:47 PM
Actually, no. Once a BMW is sold used without CPO coverage you can't buy an extended warranty from BMW. You can still buy extended maintenance but not the BMW warranty.


Either that used to be possible or you bought a 3rd party warranty for your Z4.

Nope, I got a BMW CPO from a BMW dealer because there was still 1 year on the original factory warranty and I had it transfered to me at the dealer. Its been a great vehicle--sad to see it tucked into the corner of the garage for the winter--:( Planning to take it to Sturgis for the bike rally this summer and tour the "badlands" :)

batavia_x3
01-24-2008, 04:01 AM
I just bought 4$ blk all weather floor mats from walmart. looks great. But i need to get the custom ones from profesional. Lucky uncle j!! you got the mats as gifts from your daughter.. my daughter is only 6 years old now.

I am happy with my buy, people in my neighbour are saying , i should have gone for the MDX or RDX. but they are just ignorants juke me (before buying this x3).

I got the extended warranty from easy care. it seems to be in the gih end waranty price. paid 2500$ for 100K 6 years. (blame be, i am an idiot). but I don't want to take risk. it will earn down the line what i want..

cheers..

Andrew*Debbie
01-24-2008, 05:00 AM
Nope, I got a BMW CPO from a BMW dealer because there was still 1 year on the original factory warranty and I had it transfered to me at the dealer.


A BMW backed warranty for $900 is one hell of a deal. Current MSRP for a BMW Original Owners Protection Plan for a Z4 is $3,298.

dug01
01-24-2008, 08:22 AM
A BMW backed warranty for $900 is one hell of a deal. Current MSRP for a BMW Original Owners Protection Plan for a Z4 is $3,298.
My bad--I just looked it up--I signed up Aug '06 and it was just over $1300. My service sheets list under options:
Full Maint 05/27/2009, CPO 5/27/09 or 100K.
the plan extends the original factory plan from 4 years 50,000 miles to 6 years 100,000 miles.
They will provide all scheduled maintenance and there is a warranty on the rest of the vehicle(but not as complete as the original factory warranty)
I used it once last summer when I had a surging problem, They performed a full diagnostics and reflashed the ECU...N/C..great service..great dealer. :)

Andrew*Debbie
01-24-2008, 09:09 AM
My bad--I just looked it up--I signed up Aug '06 and it was just over $1300. )

Still a good price. That has to be close to dealer cost. Unlike the cars, I haven't seen the wholesale prices posted anywhere. I wonder if they made a mistake and sold it to you for less than cost.

joev62
01-24-2008, 09:11 AM
I just bought 4$ blk all weather floor mats from walmart.
..


WALMART?????

I just heard screams coming from Munich. :banghead:

There are lots of quality BMW mat sellers on the web. Try google and check them out.

Joe

Andrew*Debbie
01-24-2008, 02:08 PM
WALMART?????

I just heard screams coming from Munich. :banghead:



:rofl:

I'm about as cheap as they come but sometimes it is worth spending a little extra money.


We bought a set of the heavy rubber all weather mats from our local BMW dealer. After the CCA discount they were about $40. Unlike the generic Wally mats, they hook into the slots in the floor of the X3. They are a perfect fit and the color looks right. Much better.
We are keeping the ED carpet mats for those special occasions ;)

joev62
01-25-2008, 08:59 AM
Love the RED X3 :thumbup:

Mystic1
01-27-2008, 06:35 PM
My bad--I just looked it up--I signed up Aug '06 and it was just over $1300. :)

Not a bad price! Just bought my wife's '05 off lease Friday and the CPO was $1500. Still worth it though. Has anyone purchased the extended maintenance from BMW? The charge is another $1500. We have another 15 mo/17,000 miles before we have have to make the decision, so I haven't made up my mind if this is worthwhile.