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: Lurker Takes Plunge; Has Positive Experience

10-21-2004, 08:51 PM
After flirting for years with the concept of driving a BMW, I finally took the plunge and leased a clearwater/beige 2004 X3 3.0 (step, premium, xenons, climate). The agressive end of year deals finally wore down my resistance ;-)

In addition, despite the complaints one reads on various BMW forums about SF Bay Area dealers, I had nothing but pleasant experiences during the purchase process.

More news later after I return from a business/vacation trip and actually get a chance to do some significant driving.


10-21-2004, 09:16 PM
Lurking is an understatement. First post after joining nearly 2 years ago.

Nice choice. Also have the bluewater/beige combo.

BMW of MV?

10-21-2004, 09:38 PM
The dealer formerly known as Allison ;-) Very smooth and pleasant experience


10-22-2004, 09:21 AM
Is it good Etiquette to ask for what the out the door price is on your puchase? If not please enlighten with a ball park prices of the X3. I am in San Francisco and is tempted to go for the plunge. Been checking with dealers and the was quoted $46600 ODT, with 2.9% financing. I wanted the same specs as yours, but with Navi also.

10-22-2004, 10:17 AM
I got my X3 from BMW of MV.

MSRP was $43,445.
Internet price from Viraj Kumar was $40,137.

BMW of MV was nearly $1k less than BMW of SF (although I like working with Mark Gusto at BMW of SF) and $1200 less than Weatherford. Sonnen had virtually no selection and was not very helpful.

Peter Pan and two other dealerships did to respond to an email price quote.

10-23-2004, 09:06 AM
MV did have excellent prices and also the largest selection of 2004s.
Probably no coincidence there ;-)