First, you are not going to be taking delivery on a 28i any time soon (http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=724602) so you have plenty of time to work through the options.
Rather than buying a x3 28i off the lot, I would order a 28i in the expectation of getting a car with this issue fixed at the factory as opposed to fixed in the dealer's repair shop....keep looking at these forums as I think there will be a long and lively conversation on this topic
I strongly echo what UncleJ wrote - get with a dealer you can trust who wants your long term repeat business.
Leasing works well if you can write off the expense of your vehicle and/or if you don't drive much. I put over 15K miles per year on my vehicles. So the only time I tried a lease, it did not work well for me: I had to artificially restrict my driving and paid more money over the life of the vehicle in the end. I should have just figured out how to make the higher payments on a purchase. Lesson: run your numbers.
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