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Old 11-09-2011, 09:00 PM
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Yujia,

I would look at the X5 35i Sport Activity vs. the X5 35d. I would not consider the X5 35i Base. It's too bare bones.

The most common (and honestly the bare minimum I would get is)
- Sport Activity Package
- Premium Package
- Multi-contour Seats
- Space Saver Spare

On the Sport Activity Package there is some debate over whether to get the 19 or 20 inch wheels. It depends on the roads in your area and what you are looking for. The 19's ride better, the 20's look better (IMO). I know Ard will disagree

Both the 35i and the 35d have the following credits/rebates:
$1730 Nav Credit (you have to order Nav to get this - either standalone or in a package)
$1000 November Drive Event Credit
$1000 Owner Loyalty Credit (if you qualify)

Additionally, the 35d ONLY has the $2500 Eco credit. So, if you get the 35d there are potentially $6230 worth of credits in total.
The 19-inch tires also last a lot longer and are about half-price when compared to the 20-inch tires! That was my reasoning for getting Sport/19.

- Mike
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Old 11-09-2011, 09:29 PM
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35D a little over budget for me i need save some money to buy a mini for my wife later

The diesel, no options, is 54,770...minus 1730 and 2500. So 50,540.

A base is 45,895.

$4700. You paying cash? If so I can see saving the $$ for the wifes mini.

HOWEVER the base is pretty stripped compared to the 'base diesel'....Have you sat in a base car?


Once you start adding "just the basic options you really need', the difference is even less.
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Old 11-09-2011, 11:26 PM
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I wanted a 4X4 SUV that got better gas mileage that my 1999 Ford Expedition and wanted the mileage to be more than just a little bit better. The X5 35D was my choice to satisfy that desire.

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Old 11-10-2011, 05:22 AM
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We went with the diesel because of the torque...love the feel when the tires grab the road and shoot the X5d down the road. With the Eco-credit we were able to get more torque for less money. Very happy with the decision...probably wouldn't make the same choice if we were shopping for a sedan, but for a heavy vehicle a diesel power plant makes a lot of sense.
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Old 11-10-2011, 09:18 AM
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The 19-inch tires also last a lot longer and are about half-price when compared to the 20-inch tires! That was my reasoning for getting Sport/19.

- Mike
True, but if you get the Space Saver Spare, you can always put on non-RFT's. Continental ExtremeContact DWS are only $960 for a set on the 20-inch rims. Not bad...

I'm leasing my X5 35d, so I just ordered a set. Got them from Discount Tire for only $964. I plan to remove the RFT's and store them, drive for three years (hopefully) on the Conti's, and then put the RFT's back on when I turn it in. I did this on my 535i and saved myself at least $2000 on tires. Not to mention the car rides better too with the non-RFT's.
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Old 11-10-2011, 09:27 AM
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True, but if you get the Space Saver Spare, you can always put on non-RFT's. Continental ExtremeContact DWS are only $960 for a set on the 20-inch rims. Not bad...

I'm leasing my X5 35d, so I just ordered a set. Got them from Discount Tire for only $964. I plan to remove the RFT's and store them, drive for three years (hopefully) on the Conti's, and then put the RFT's back on when I turn it in. I did this on my 535i and saved myself at least $2000 on tires. Not to mention the car rides better too with the non-RFT's.
I did the same thing with my 335i a few years back. I pulled the RFTs after 10,000 miles and stored them. Reinstalled the week before my lease was up.

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Old 11-10-2011, 09:36 AM
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True, but if you get the Space Saver Spare, you can always put on non-RFT's. Continental ExtremeContact DWS are only $960 for a set on the 20-inch rims. Not bad...

I'm leasing my X5 35d, so I just ordered a set. Got them from Discount Tire for only $964. I plan to remove the RFT's and store them, drive for three years (hopefully) on the Conti's, and then put the RFT's back on when I turn it in. I did this on my 535i and saved myself at least $2000 on tires. Not to mention the car rides better too with the non-RFT's.
Looks like it is on back order at tirerack or discount tire. Any idea where to look for?
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Old 11-10-2011, 11:24 AM
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Save on gas,

Environment friendly,

What esle ?
You also save on Viagra. The December issue of Cosmopolitan reports that the wives and girlfriends of diesel drivers ar 17% more satisfied than the wives and girlfriends of petrol drivers.

It's all about the torque, baby
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Old 11-10-2011, 11:33 AM
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Looks like it is on back order at tirerack or discount tire. Any idea where to look for?
It's on backorder at Discount Tire Direct, BUT here is the interesting thing. The stores are actually cheaper than the direct website, AND they have inventory of these tires in the right size. Mine were shipped from CA and OH. I'm sure I didn't get the last four in existence Just call your preferred Discount Tire store and have them do the work.
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Old 11-10-2011, 07:23 PM
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Yujia,

I would look at the X5 35i Sport Activity vs. the X5 35d. I would not consider the X5 35i Base. It's too bare bones.

The most common (and honestly the bare minimum I would get is)
- Sport Activity Package
- Premium Package
- Multi-contour Seats
- Space Saver Spare

On the Sport Activity Package there is some debate over whether to get the 19 or 20 inch wheels. It depends on the roads in your area and what you are looking for. The 19's ride better, the 20's look better (IMO). I know Ard will disagree

Both the 35i and the 35d have the following credits/rebates:
$1730 Nav Credit (you have to order Nav to get this - either standalone or in a package)
$1000 November Drive Event Credit
$1000 Owner Loyalty Credit (if you qualify)

Additionally, the 35d ONLY has the $2500 Eco credit. So, if you get the 35d there are potentially $6230 worth of credits in total.
Thanks a lot, Matt !

The X5 35i Sport Activity starts at $57,700 and with below 4 most common options, it could go beyond $60K. Even I can get OTD around $56K ~ $58K, still over my budget.

- Sport Activity Package
- Premium Package
- Multi-contour Seats
- Space Saver Spare

while with 35d, it starts as $56,700, if adding above 4 options, and minus around potentially $6230 , it sounds closer to my $50K ~ $52K budget. I will do more research on these two.

however, if I decide to go with 35i base... please dont laugh at me or bash me
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Old 11-10-2011, 07:28 PM
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The diesel, no options, is 54,770...minus 1730 and 2500. So 50,540.

A base is 45,895.

$4700. You paying cash? If so I can see saving the $$ for the wifes mini.

HOWEVER the base is pretty stripped compared to the 'base diesel'....Have you sat in a base car?


Once you start adding "just the basic options you really need', the difference is even less.
hmm this is a good information I want to know... if 35d without any option minus credit is only around $50,540...I may be able to get one 35d lol Then i just need to think about what are those options from Matt's most wanted options list below I can get. with my limited budget

- Sport Activity Package
- Premium Package
- Multi-contour Seats
- Space Saver Spare

BTW, I will buy the X5 in CA... probly around bay area... not sure the BMW dealership over there are friendly or not realy lol
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Old 11-10-2011, 07:35 PM
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If the dealers won't offer you $500 over invoice less rebates, try one of the forum sponsors. Dencoop did a deal for one guy at $200 over invoice the other day.

BTW, please spend the extra for the X5 35d with the packages. It will be SO MUCH better than the base. You won't regret it...
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Old 11-10-2011, 08:04 PM
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You also save on Viagra. The December issue of Cosmopolitan reports that the wives and girlfriends of diesel drivers ar 17% more satisfied than the wives and girlfriends of petrol drivers.

It's all about the torque, baby

this is a good one hahaha
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Old 11-10-2011, 08:08 PM
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If the dealers won't offer you $500 over invoice less rebates, try one of the forum sponsors. Dencoop did a deal for one guy at $200 over invoice the other day.

BTW, please spend the extra for the X5 35d with the packages. It will be SO MUCH better than the base. You won't regret it...
thanks for your good information !!! will for sure taking 35d into consideration.... it is so interesting cause I used to think i will never buy a diesel car !!! it just sounds weird haha
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Old 11-10-2011, 08:33 PM
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Just tried building one 35d....with two packages its not $65,000...say I can get $6,000 credit....still $59,000 ...cant afford

I can still buy one but my wife's mini will be postponed ~~~~ what if she is mad

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Old 11-10-2011, 09:18 PM
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This guy is a troll...either knowingly or not. He says he is buying a stripped base model, then prices a diesel with a useless sport package- "Cannot afford....what if wife is mad"

Please...

If you don't want a diesel. don't buy one.... but stop with the nonsense.
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Old 11-11-2011, 02:46 AM
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Just tried building one 35d....with two packages its not $65,000...say I can get $6,000 credit....still $59,000 ...cant afford

I can still buy one but my wife's mini will be postponed ~~~~ what if she is mad

There are several issues with your post.

1) You don't need Nappa Leather. It's nice, but the Dakota Leather is fine. So you can save some money there.
2) You are not factoring in any dealer discount over the rebates. Again, you have been told multiple times by multiple people that this car can be had for $500 over invoice. That being said, it puts you in the $55K ballpark.

With all due respect, this car, nicely equipped, is going to cost you somewhere in the $55K region. If you can't afford it, don't buy it, or look at an X3.
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This guy is a troll...either knowingly or not. He says he is buying a stripped base model, then prices a diesel with a useless sport package- "Cannot afford....what if wife is mad"

Please...

If you don't want a diesel. don't buy one.... but stop with the nonsense.
Sorry, ard, if I wasted your time and you had to replied on my ignorance while pointing out my wrong doing... I dont know much about Deisel thats why I ask a lot question. Yes I said I want to buy a naked 35i base but back then I dont know 35d has a lot merits... plus credits... for wife mad part, just a joke ~~~

I hope I can contribute to bimmer fest community but you guys already know way much more than I do. i can tell you something about china's luxury car market situation if you guys interested in that ...

And thanks to all those who replied ...including you, ard
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There are several issues with your post.

1) You don't need Nappa Leather. It's nice, but the Dakota Leather is fine. So you can save some money there.
2) You are not factoring in any dealer discount over the rebates. Again, you have been told multiple times by multiple people that this car can be had for $500 over invoice. That being said, it puts you in the $55K ballpark.

With all due respect, this car, nicely equipped, is going to cost you somewhere in the $55K region. If you can't afford it, don't buy it, or look at an X3.
Thanks again for your replying me patiently. With $55K I can make it. I will do my own work before I make the final decision. $5000 not too much difference as for monthly payment, spreading in 48 months...I will put down around $25,000, mostly coming from the 328i coupe I can sell at $24,300. (I have another thread for selling this 328i coupe on 3 serire model discussion section) I also asked a lot ..."stupid" question there ... but I am not a troll without that post, I can never sell my car as $24,300. so thanks go to BF again
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Thanks again for your replying me patiently. With $55K I can make it. I will do my own work before I make the final decision. $5000 not too much difference as for monthly payment, spreading in 48 months...I will put down around $25,000, mostly coming from the 328i coupe I can sell at $24,300. (I have another thread for selling this 328i coupe on 3 serire model discussion section) I also asked a lot ..."stupid" question there ... but I am not a troll without that post, I can never sell my car as $24,300. so thanks go to BF again
You might want to see what you can get a trade-in too. Remember there are sales tax savings when you trade in - you only pay the sales tax on the difference in value between the old car and the new car.

I would recommend getting the car nicely cleaned and getting it appraised at CarMax - this will give you a ball park of what you can get for trade-in.
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So Yujia, what did you decide? Have you finally placed an order?

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Thanks again for your replying me patiently. With $55K I can make it. I will do my own work before I make the final decision. $5000 not too much difference as for monthly payment, spreading in 48 months...I will put down around $25,000, mostly coming from the 328i coupe I can sell at $24,300. (I have another thread for selling this 328i coupe on 3 serire model discussion section) I also asked a lot ..."stupid" question there ... but I am not a troll without that post, I can never sell my car as $24,300. so thanks go to BF again
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