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Old 03-12-2008, 06:30 PM
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Hey folks,
As you may remember I was purchasing a 2004 X3. The dealer basically lied to me about the paint job and some other things which came out in the inspection...here is the LINK

So I cancelled the deal with him and went for a 2005 and spent a little more money..this is Black 3.0 with SP and PP.
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I am still confused about BT on whether mine has it or is it possible..the other post I found says that all vehicles after Sept '05 have it..I need to check more carefully..

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I found the original recipt in the BMW booklet. He paid $60K for the car..I got for
27K..***** half the price in 3 years..I dont think I'll ever buy new again

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Old 03-12-2008, 06:41 PM
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Sorry, but if the person before you paid 60k, they got ripped off. A 2008 FULLY LOADED with every conceivable option is $49,260. That is almost $11,000 shy of your 60k. And it seems as though yours does not even have navigation or comfort seats, etc. I don't think there is a X3 out there for 60k. But congrats! You got a nice car for 27k.
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Old 03-12-2008, 06:42 PM
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Re; $60K X3

There is if you live in Canada!.
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Old 03-12-2008, 06:43 PM
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There is if you live in Canada!.
Oh, duh, sorry. I didn't notice that. I forget that you guys pay so much more there. Sorry.
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Old 03-12-2008, 07:01 PM
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Congrats on a great ride and a cool deal!

I'm confused from the pics though. The wheels and steering wheel show sport package, but did sport seats not come with the package in Canada? Because those don't look like sport seats, with the adjustable thigh support.
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Old 03-12-2008, 07:48 PM
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Congrats on a great ride and a cool deal!
I'm confused from the pics though. The wheels and steering wheel show sport package, but did sport seats not come with the package in Canada? Because those don't look like sport seats, with the adjustable thigh support.
Thx AzN..Yeah you are right..I was looking for the sport seats as well but I guess we have slightly differant packages here..it's used to what can I tell you...what's the best method for bluetooth? I saw it on bimmernav for $700 I may skip that unless unless I can find a cheaper version.

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Oh, duh, sorry. I didn't notice that. I forget that you guys pay so much more there. Sorry.
Yeah dont remind me but I think I still got a good deal here in Canada. Thats why I will never buy new here..
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Old 03-12-2008, 11:03 PM
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Yeah dont remind me but I think I still got a good deal here in Canada. Thats why I will never buy new here..
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Sounds like you got a great deal. That is probably what it would cost here. Congrats!
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Old 03-13-2008, 04:15 AM
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Marven, congrats on your new X3. Which dealer did you get your X3 from?

My lease is up this year as well, and I'm sitting on the fence whether to buy here in TO or from the US forum sponsors.

Thanks in advance.
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Old 03-13-2008, 07:45 AM
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Awesomeness, marven!!!
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Old 03-13-2008, 08:40 AM
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Hey folks,
I am still confused about BT on whether mine has it or is it possible..the other post I found says that all vehicles after Sept '05 have it..I need to check more carefully..


M.
If you want bluetooth get a GPS with bluetooth installed for less than $500. The BMW blue tooth is fussy....I know a few that got Garmin GPS's with BT and it works great plus you get a nav system that is way better than the BMW's. My factory BT works sometimes and I have a recommended phone!! The "talky face" button stopped working months ago..so I have to push the button on my phone to make the BT answer--going in for 1st scheduled maint soon--I have a list-- Nice looking ride--I like black..
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Old 03-13-2008, 11:21 AM
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Congrats on the new ride. Looks good. How many miles? $27K canadian is not a bad price at all for an '05, even if it has slightly high mileage. Average miles would cost around $25-28K US for an '05.
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Old 03-13-2008, 12:01 PM
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If it's a Canadian spec X3 you purchased, then the BT would only have been available as an option, and is not likely in the vehicle ($1000+ option up here) - the inclusion of BT with premium package in 2005+ was only in the US, not in Canada.

Easiest way to check if you have BT: Hold down the little "talky-face" button on the left side of the steering wheel for a couple of seconds... if you don't hear a beep, you don't have the BT module installed.

If your X3 has the premium package, you are pre-wired for it, so a retrofit isn't a total nightmare... but the module itself is a little pricey as you have already discovered. For what it's worth, I have had 2 different phones (Moto's) and 2 different Blackberries, and they've worked just fine with the build in BT.

Congrats on the new car!
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Old 03-13-2008, 04:30 PM
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Thx for compliments everyone...yeah I thought the price was fair. See below..

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If you want bluetooth get a GPS with bluetooth installed for less than $500. The BMW blue tooth is fussy....I know a few that got Garmin GPS's with BT and it works great plus you get a nav system that is way better than the BMW's. My factory BT works sometimes and I have a recommended phone!! The "talky face" button stopped working months ago..so I have to push the button on my phone to make the BT answer--going in for 1st scheduled maint soon--I have a list-- Nice looking ride--I like black..
Thx! I was thinking of this? How does the BT work in this though? Does the call come on the speaker of the unit?

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Marven, congrats on your new X3. Which dealer did you get your X3 from?
My lease is up this year as well, and I'm sitting on the fence whether to buy here in TO or from the US forum sponsors.
Thanks in advance.
I purchased it from a smaller dealer in Newmarket. The ironic thing was another dealer was buying this car for me from this dealer and then marking it up another 2K. Without any knowledge I just happened to call the smaller dealer and after a little conversation he told me the story. Nonetheless we cut him out and saved myself 2K. Anyway PM if you are interested. These guys prices are pretty good. The importing of a car to Canada is a real pain and expensive..BMW makes it very difficult with the all fee's and hassles. Otherwise I would have purchased my 330. I do love it...
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Old 03-13-2008, 06:50 PM
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Thx! I was thinking of this? How does the BT work in this though? Does the call come on the speaker of the unit?
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Yes--go to a bestBuy or Circuit city where they have GPS's on a display board--listen to the voice--its pretty good.
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Congrats on the new ride.

I think black is one of the best looking colors for the X3 - just hard to keep clean.
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Old 03-14-2008, 06:59 AM
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Congrats on the new ride.
I think black is one of the best looking colors for the X3 - just hard to keep clean.
Thx..I didnt really want to go for black but the wife wanted it so I've told her it's her job to keep it clean...methinks it will be me that will be cleaning it

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Old 03-14-2008, 07:09 AM
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A little late, but my congrats as well. I was torn about getting a black one as well because, in my opinion, there is nothing better looking than a clean black car. Enjoy!
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Old 03-14-2008, 11:26 AM
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I purchased it from a smaller dealer in Newmarket. The ironic thing was another dealer was buying this car for me from this dealer and then marking it up another 2K. Without any knowledge I just happened to call the smaller dealer and after a little conversation he told me the story. Nonetheless we cut him out and saved myself 2K. Anyway PM if you are interested. These guys prices are pretty good. The importing of a car to Canada is a real pain and expensive..BMW makes it very difficult with the all fee's and hassles. Otherwise I would have purchased my 330. I do love it...
Marven, sent you a PM. Thanks in advance.
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Old 03-14-2008, 05:21 PM
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i love those wheels. what style is that?
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i love those wheels. what style is that?
18" BMW Style 113. They were standard equipment with the sport pkg in 2005, maybe other yrs too.
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