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X3 F25 (2011 - current)
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Old 04-25-2013, 04:33 PM
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Discounts on 2013?

My friend called to ask me about what I paid for my 2013 X3 28i because he is looking at a 2013 on the dealer's lot. That one has the Premium package, Cold Weather package, and metallic paint.

Because the 2014s are out, what kind of discount off MSRP can one expect at this time? With trade or without - he is willing to sell his current car on his own. Is there any lease incentive out there for April?

Or should he just order a 2014? Suggestions?
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Old 04-25-2013, 05:06 PM
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Depends on what he wants. For me, it was an easy decision because the HUD is now part of the tech package (whereas in 2013 it was sold separately). Also, the 40/20/40 split rear seats are standard (not sure whether that was the case in 2013 but it's definitely true in 2014) which means I don't need a separate snowboard rack. Plus, updated nav.

The question is not "what kind of discount off MSRP can one expect...?" It's "how much off invoice should I pay...?" Given that 2014s can be had for pretty darn close to invoice, you'd have to go down a bunch more to get me to take a 2013 right now, especially given the resale value hit you'd have with a MY13 vs MY14. JMO, though.
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Old 04-25-2013, 05:22 PM
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Tell your friend he cant have the same car you, as in the new VW commercial
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Old 04-25-2013, 05:39 PM
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Awwww. He's a good friend. He can drive a BMW like mine.

The car is new, sitting on the lot. The 40-20-40 seats came in the Cold Weather package. HUD is not an issue, actually a deterrent, as his wife is quite short and doesn't want to look through the HUD.

He said the sticker is around $44,400. What should he offer for last year's model?
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Old 04-25-2013, 05:48 PM
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Awwww. He's a good friend. He can drive a BMW like mine.

The car is new, sitting on the lot. The 40-20-40 seats came in the Cold Weather package. HUD is not an issue, actually a deterrent, as his wife is quite short and doesn't want to look through the HUD.

He said the sticker is around $44,400. What should he offer for last year's model?
My opinion: if it's on the lot, I'd start at some amount below invoice, exclusive of any incentives offered by BMWNA (AARP, education, loyalty). Go to nadaguides.com to see exact invoice. If he can't get below invoice, find another dealer.
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Old 04-25-2013, 06:01 PM
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NADA suggests about 8% below invoice. It appears that he doesn't qualify for any incentives - college or loyalty is all he could find - nope.

Does 8% off seem right for a 2013?
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Old 04-25-2013, 09:27 PM
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NADA suggests about 8% below invoice. It appears that he doesn't qualify for any incentives - college or loyalty is all he could find - nope.

Does 8% off seem right for a 2013?
That's really going to depend on the dealer. Some are more willing to negotiate than others.

Remember this: a BMW is a commodity item. A luxury commodity, to be sure, but it's the same regardless of where you buy it. Shop around. The car doesn't get any better because you bought it from one dealer over another, regardless of what the dealerships want you to believe.


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Old 04-26-2013, 02:34 AM
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NADA suggests about 8% below invoice. It appears that he doesn't qualify for any incentives - college or loyalty is all he could find - nope.

Does 8% off seem right for a 2013?
You meant 8% off MSRP, right? I would ask for 10% off MSRP for 2013 X3. I bought mine end of september last year, and my discount was 9% off MSRP.
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NADA suggests about 8% below invoice. It appears that he doesn't qualify for any incentives - college or loyalty is all he could find - nope.

Does 8% off seem right for a 2013?
I would play both side of the card, offer them $1000 below invoice and $500 above invoice for a 2014 X3. Chances are, if your friend orders the car, he will not have to pay for options he doesnt want and save some money there. A 2014 will also have a higher reslae value when he trade it in later on down the line. The dealer will want to get rid of what he has in inventory rather than ordering a 2014 for him, therefore giving him a upper hand in price negociation for the 2013.
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