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X3 F25 (2011 - current)
The latest X3 brings some added style and some new features to the BMW SUV family. Talk about the new F25 now!

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Old 05-31-2011, 07:26 PM
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X3 Price Paid in Virginia

Can you please post your specs and total price paid(on-the-road) in VA?
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Old 06-01-2011, 07:48 AM
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Can you please post your specs and total price paid(on-the-road) in VA?
In what part of the state are you located?

I have a verbal commitment for a new X3, expect to have a signed order form tomorrow. The dealer I am buying from is in Maryland, but they will handle the paperwork for registration in Virginia. They said the Virginia fees are $89 for new plates and a sales tax (don't have the exact figure yet, but its on the order of $850 for a $50,000 purchase price). This dealer does not charge any paperwork / handling fees.

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Old 06-01-2011, 08:18 AM
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Sales tax in CA would be around $4625. for a $50K car. Might be higher in some counties.

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Old 06-01-2011, 08:23 AM
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In Sacramento it would be 4300. In LA almost 5000.
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Old 06-01-2011, 08:50 AM
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havnt seen my bill nor car... but tax is near 10% here...

price of living in california
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Old 06-01-2011, 09:38 AM
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Sales tax on vehicles in the Cdn province of BC is 12%. This is charged on the entire price if no trade, or on the difference only if a trade involved. Obviously having a trade-in helps reduce that heavy tax bite.

It bet sales taxes (or whatever they may be called elsewhere) are even higher in places like Australia and some Euro countries.
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Old 06-01-2011, 10:01 AM
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if tax was only $850 here...i wouldve gotten the 35i!!
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Old 06-01-2011, 10:37 AM
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I'm in a similar quandry, taxes in Nassau County, NY are 8.625%. Going to force the 28 or the turbo 4 when I'm ready to pull the trigger.
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Old 06-01-2011, 01:11 PM
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In what part of the state are you located?

I have a verbal commitment for a new X3, expect to have a signed order form tomorrow. The dealer I am buying from is in Maryland, but they will handle the paperwork for registration in Virginia. They said the Virginia fees are $89 for new plates and a sales tax (don't have the exact figure yet, but its on the order of $850 for a $50,000 purchase price). This dealer does not charge any paperwork / handling fees.

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I can't believe that is how low your taxes will be on the vehicle. I know in PA it is 7% tax and here in Michigan it is 6% tax. Looked online and it said Virginia taxes on new vehicles are 3% so that would be $1,500 based on a $50,000 purchase. Still CHEAP!

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Old 06-01-2011, 01:39 PM
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Oops, my memory was wrong! I just cheked the Virginia DMV web site and the sales tax for a new car purchase is 3%. That means $1,500 tax to the Commonwealth of Virginia if purchasing a new $50,000 vehicle.

Apologize for the erroneous figure.

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Old 06-01-2011, 08:14 PM
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greetings bruce

i just ordered a x3 here in nc ... i was talking with a super dealer in maryland - he was one of the first ones who offered me a $2500 discount right from the start - their dealership also only charges 99 for doc fees and about 60 for tags - if you are interested to get some info ... post here - i got a 3010 discount of msrp down here in nc (i will have to say that i ordered a second automobile also which gave me some more leverage)
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Old 06-02-2011, 11:00 AM
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3% in VA

Tax in VA is 3% on the gross sales price. No reduction for trade in.
Before you shout and say that is cheap. VA gets you every year with a personal property tax on the value of the car.
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Old 06-02-2011, 11:15 AM
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greetings bruce

i just ordered a x3 here in nc ... i was talking with a super dealer in maryland - he was one of the first ones who offered me a $2500 discount right from the start - their dealership also only charges 99 for doc fees and about 60 for tags - if you are interested to get some info ... post here - i got a 3010 discount of msrp down here in nc (i will have to say that i ordered a second automobile also which gave me some more leverage)
Thank you, but I just signed the order form, so I am already locked in!

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Old 06-02-2011, 11:17 AM
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Tax in VA is 3% on the gross sales price. No reduction for trade in.
Before you shout and say that is cheap. VA gets you every year with a personal property tax on the value of the car.
Yes, definitely have to pay PP tax. Out of curiosity, do other states with the higher sales tax not have an annual PP tax?

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Old 06-02-2011, 12:30 PM
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Tax in VA is 3% on the gross sales price. No reduction for trade in.
Before you shout and say that is cheap. VA gets you every year with a personal property tax on the value of the car.
We don't get a reduction for trade in either, but we do not have personal property tax on vehicles so guess it all balances out. One way or another the government is getting our money.
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Old 06-02-2011, 03:51 PM
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Yes, definitely have to pay PP tax. Out of curiosity, do other states with the higher sales tax not have an annual PP tax?

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Florida is 6.5% -- no PP and no income tax. No services and schools stink.
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Both Virginia and NC charge a 3% Motor Vehicle tax in lieu of the normal sales tax.

Virginia gets you hard on the property tax which includes vehicles and is levied annually based on the city or county in which you live. For example, Chesterfield County levies at 3,6%, Albemarle County levies at a rather high 4,28%, the city of Roanoke levies at 3,45%. But in the end, you're better off not buying an expensive car. Or do what smart people do and register the vehicle in another state.

It seems it's a hit or miss with dealers. DC area dealers have a more competition so may be willing to deal and/or have more allocation spots. But then again, dealer service overall seems to be better in the central part of the state (I haven't visited any dealers in the Tidewater so I can't speak there).

(VA is low tax, but the "user-fees" get ya. Prepared meals tax, car property tax, liquor, etc.....)

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DE: 3.75% on cars, otherwise we have no sales tax. Property taxes are sinfully low as are income taxes.
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I can't believe that is how low your taxes will be on the vehicle. I know in PA it is 7% tax and here in Michigan it is 6% tax. Looked online and it said Virginia taxes on new vehicles are 3% so that would be $1,500 based on a $50,000 purchase. Still CHEAP!
Looks cheap, but in reality it is all same. In va, car has annually property tax. For a bmw, it will be 400 per yr. If u own the car for 6 yrs, then the total tax is same as ca.


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..... In va, car has annually property tax. For a bmw, it will be 400 per yr .....
In Alexandria, the Personal Property Tax rate is $4.75 per $100 of the assessed value of the vehicle.

There is a bit of an offset as the Commonwealth of Virginia grants partial relief of the personal property tax levied on the first $20,000 of the assessed value. It varies by year, but for 2010, owners of qualifying vehicles in Alexandria received Personal Property Tax Relief equaling 69 percent of the tax levied on the first $20,000 of assessed value.

With that preamble, my PP tax for the first year of ownership of a vehicle assessed at $50,000 is $2,375 (4.75 % of 50K), minus $655.50 (PP Tax relief = 69% of 4.75% of $20K), which equals $1,719.50. Ouch!

It goes down each year as the vehicle ages and the assessment decreases.
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Old 06-05-2011, 03:57 PM
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In DC, it's a one time tax of 6% for vehicles under 3500 pounds, 7% for vehicles up to 4999 pounds, and 8% for vehicles 5000 pounds and over. Only a $75 registration fee per year after that. $125 if paying for 2 years.
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