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X5 E70 (2007 - 2013)
E70 BMW X5 produced between 2007 and 2013. Discuss the E70 X5 with other BMW owners here.

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Old 02-04-2013, 10:50 PM
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Hey all, I am new to the forums and am currently in the process of purchasing an X5 E70. I am considering a 2012 X5 xdrive50i with the M Sport Package & 20" M Sport Wheels. It is well equipped, i think. I negotiated the price down to $54,000 even + tax. It currently has 21900 miles. Here are some of the other options it has: Technology package, Nav with Real Time traffic, Convenience package, Reverse and side cameras, active vent seat package, heated and ventilated front seats, multi-contour seats, active steering, adaptive drive, premium sound package, pano roof, HUD. MSRP was allegedly $82,475.

Is this a fair price? I pulled an NADA and clean retail is in excess of $61k, so I think i'm getting a good deal.

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Old 02-05-2013, 12:44 AM
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imo you shoud be between trade and porivate party. "retail' is a scam to support car dealers.

take original invoice price, subtract all incentives, then add 500- that is what the car cost someone in 2012. Now subtract $12k-15k.

Does it have a cpo.100k extended warrnaty?

You should get a PPI too.

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Old 02-05-2013, 02:37 AM
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No CPO as far as i'm concerned. According to NADA, trade-in value is $55.5. The same dealer has a beautiful X5 M with <34K miles, priced just a bit over this 50i. I'm torn between the two. Btw Ard, thanks for suggesting the PPI. It had not crossed my mind! It'll be money well spent.

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Old 02-05-2013, 08:25 AM
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Don't forget that the entire maintenance and repair history of both these cars by VIN (up to at least 50K miles) will be available on the BMW service department's computer. They probably won't give you a copy because of the previous owner(s) name, but should go through the list and tell you what has been done, when, and where. That will give you an insight into any recurring problems or major work done. Good luck and don't forget that PPI at a good BMW oriented Indy.
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Old 02-05-2013, 09:06 AM
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Great advice! Thank you.
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Old 02-05-2013, 10:48 AM
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You need to understand something when looking at: NADA, KBB Edmunds, etc...

1. NO dealer EVERY pays 'trade in value' for the car

2. NOBODY ever gets 'private party price' when they sell.

3. ONLY suckers pay "retail" when they go to the dealer.

There are exceptions to this, but in general the prices there are very inflated.

As stated above, get a PPI at an independent location- NOT from the selling dealer.
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Old 02-05-2013, 12:04 PM
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Yes that is a pretty well equipt vehicle
The service history is key but also it's not cpod so that will cost u another 3 to 5k
Post the results of ur findings w the service history
Even if it looks minor!
Good luck!
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Old 02-06-2013, 06:22 AM
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I called BMW and inquired about the service history. Only thing that was done was an oil change at 15k miles. PPI was clean as a whistle, so I pulled the trigger on it. I am now the proud owner of a '12 X5 xDrive50i. . Thanks for all the input again!
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Old 02-06-2013, 08:45 AM
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Congratulations! Now Doc when you are ready to move up in a couple of years be sure to check out the Cayenne GTS! In the meantime enjoy your ride.
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I called BMW and inquired about the service history. Only thing that was done was an oil change at 15k miles. PPI was clean as a whistle, so I pulled the trigger on it. I am now the proud owner of a '12 X5 xDrive50i. . Thanks for all the input again!
congrats Bud
Pics please!
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Old 02-07-2013, 07:55 AM
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It isn't pic worthy ATM since I've driven it quite a bit the past couple of days. Unfortunately, its raining cats and dogs today but as soon as I can wash it, I'll post some pictures.
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Old 02-07-2013, 08:42 AM
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A pic. More to come!

I took advantage that the rain stopped momentarily to snap a quick iPhone pic. Here she is. I'll post more detailed photos when I can wash her.

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Doc: how do u like the active steering and adaptive drive so far?
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Old 02-07-2013, 09:01 AM
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Doc: how do u like the active steering and adaptive drive so far?
Pure awesomeness! Loving everything about with the exceptions of city mpg, but then again, I didn't buy it for its fuel economy. Surprisingly, it did really well on the highway.
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I took advantage that the rain stopped momentarily to snap a quick iPhone pic. Here she is. I'll post more detailed photos when I can wash her.

Very nice color choice!

Now black out those grilles! Lol
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Old 02-07-2013, 05:57 PM
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Very nice color choice!

Now black out those grilles! Lol
Danke, Die Wolfe. I'll have to see what it looks like with the grills blacked out. Down the road, I'd like to powder coat the wheels in black.
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Just today I was perusing the Mannheim car auction prices on 011 X5 50i ... BTW, the majority of these are M-sport packages with all the goodies.

These are the actual sale prices:

BTW, anybody know what an "8GT" engine is? That particular one commanded a premium.
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Just today I was perusing the Mannheim car auction prices on 011 X5 50i ... BTW, the majority of these are M-sport packages with all the goodies.

These are the actual sale prices:

BTW, anybody know what an "8GT" engine is? That particular one commanded a premium.
Sweet! after seeing some of the auction prices on these 2011, I feel pretty reassured I got a good deal on my '12. Thanks for sharing, Pax!
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Danke, Die Wolfe. I'll have to see what it looks like with the grills blacked out. Down the road, I'd like to powder coat the wheels in black.
Right on, I did that to my wheels too...you'll love it powder coated black!

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Cool

Finally, I took advantage of a beautiful day to wash her and somewhat clean the interior.
Here she is in all her glory.























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Finally, I took advantage of a beautiful day to wash her and somewhat clean the interior.
Here she is in all her glory.























Beautiful!
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Beautiful!
Much obliged, my friend!
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