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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 08-04-2010, 09:24 PM
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Bay Area Prices on 2011?

Hi - Am ready to put a custom order on a x5 35 M Sport Package.

I live in the Bay Area. What are some of the best prices anyone has received specifically to the Bay Area?

Been getting quotes around $1.2K - $2K above invoice.

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Old 08-04-2010, 09:27 PM
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Where did you get $1.2K over invoice? Last time I was asking around for X5d the best I got was $1K off MSRP.
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Old 08-04-2010, 10:12 PM
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I got a killer deal on a 2011 x50i from San Fran BMW, $500 over invoice.
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Old 08-04-2010, 11:20 PM
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Give Jason Burger at East Bay a call, if his manager is in a good mood and you don't say "what kind of deal can I get" but rather say "I am willing to go 500 over cost, let me know if this will work" you might get lucky
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Old 08-05-2010, 09:52 AM
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thanks for all the input!

what advantage does one have from buying the car from a local dealership? I heard once you get a loaner car during service only if you purchased the car from that same dealership.

Because if there are no real advantages, I might as well expand my search and get the price I want and be willing to drive a little further to pick up the car...would be a good break in anyways!

Thanks!
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Old 08-05-2010, 10:29 AM
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thanks for all the input!

what advantage does one have from buying the car from a local dealership? I heard once you get a loaner car during service only if you purchased the car from that same dealership.

Because if there are no real advantages, I might as well expand my search and get the price I want and be willing to drive a little further to pick up the car...would be a good break in anyways!

Thanks!
Depends on the dealership.

This seems to be a common predatory tactic with bay area (and other large metropolitan area) dealerships. The all do it, and can get away with it given the large population of BMW owners.

Call your preferred local dealer, and talk to the SERVICE department. (not sales) Ask what their policy is. Even better is to get a recommendation for a specific Service Adviser, and then ask them what their policy is. I have personal relationships for the cars I have serviced and will only go to that person. You will find that if you treat 'the dealer' as a monolithic, impersonal entity, you will be treated that way. if you call and talk to anyone, just come in and sit down with whatever SA you happen to get, you will never get the level of service that comes with a relationship...

I had a buddy who's car was disabled and got towed to a dealer by BMW roadside. They refused a loaner. He called another BMW dealer 25 miles away and they said he could get a loaner. So he had AAA towing come and pick up his car and deliver it to the other dealer. To say the SA at dealer #1 was surprised was an understatement. (They probably would have given him a loaner had they been threatened with losing the warranty work, but he was so pissed off he just did it.)

Finally, if you really need a rental car the cost is pretty minimal- $30 a day perhaps- if you figure you MIGHT need 10 days over the life of the car...factor that into the price.

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Old 08-05-2010, 11:39 AM
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Good advice! The loaner policy is pretty flexible at most dealerships I have used. To be fair I have gotten a (free) Enterprise rental when the BMW fleet was out, but that was OK. Try Paul at Stevens Creek for a decent deal. He is the Sales Mgr (or was) there. Great service department too. Violet (the loaner lady) always manages to find one for me now that I remember her name and ask for her when I call to set up a loaner!
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Old 08-05-2010, 05:20 PM
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In BOLD below is the truest statement ever. Get to know a dealer and try to get somewhat on a 'personal' level with them, and most will treat you much better.

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Depends on the dealership.

This seems to be a common predatory tactic with bay area (and other large metropolitan area) dealerships. The all do it, and can get away with it given the large population of BMW owners.

Call your preferred local dealer, and talk to the SERVICE department. (not sales) Ask what their policy is. Even better is to get a recommendation for a specific Service Adviser, and then ask them what their policy is. I have personal relationships for the cars I have serviced and will only go to that person. You will find that if you treat 'the dealer' as a monolithic, impersonal entity, you will be treated that way. if you call and talk to anyone, just come in and sit down with whatever SA you happen to get, you will never get the level of service that comes with a relationship...
I had a buddy who's car was disabled and got towed to a dealer by BMW roadside. They refused a loaner. He called another BMW dealer 25 miles away and they said he could get a loaner. So he had AAA towing come and pick up his car and deliver it to the other dealer. To say the SA at dealer #1 was surprised was an understatement. (They probably would have given him a loaner had they been threatened with losing the warranty work, but he was so pissed off he just did it.)

Finally, if you really need a rental car the cost is pretty minimal- $30 a day perhaps- if you figure you MIGHT need 10 days over the life of the car...factor that into the price.

A
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Old 08-10-2010, 07:33 PM
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$1500 over invoice from Young Thai (yup, that's his name), Internet Sales Mgr at BMW of Freemont.
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Old 08-11-2010, 11:07 AM
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$500 over invoice at East Bay BMW without negotiating.
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Old 08-11-2010, 11:17 AM
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$500 over invoice at East Bay BMW without negotiating.
wow... and after negotiating?
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Old 08-11-2010, 11:28 AM
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I didn't buy the car from them. I don't believe they would have discounted any further.

I ended up buying from another bay area dealer. A friend of a friend works there and got me a $250 over invoice deal.
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Old 08-12-2010, 08:16 AM
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Probably some trunk money on that deal!
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