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Old 10-11-2012, 04:06 AM
macct macct is offline
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I ordered a 3.5i. I was initially leaning towards the 4 cylinder, finding the performance more than adequate. I wasn't convinced the premium for 6 cylinder was worth it. On my second test drive, though, I was really swayed to the 6 cylinder. I just find it more refined with power at hand. The 4 cylinder seems to work harder with a lot more shifting. While the added visceral effects can make for an engaging ride, the x3 is our main family car. Overall, I think the N20 can easily work well for most people and it's the vast majority of X3s my dealer is selling (they sell more X5s to begin with). I am not sure I would stretch a budget for the bigger engine.
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Old 10-11-2012, 07:37 AM
gs1397 gs1397 is offline
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Mein Auto: 2011 MB C300
We just bought a Sapphire Black/Sandstone Beige Leather 28i. After about 700 miles, it is fantastic. I have no reference experience as I never even considered the 35i. This is the wife's car and it will be driven 85% around town and by her. Coming out of a Yukon Denali, the 28i felt quick and we absolutely love the fuel economy already. Again, no comparison here other than the 2011 we considered as a CPO with the 6 cylinder, the 4 banger seems much smoother than I expected.

I just returned from a business trip and was able to rent a new Caddy ATS with the turbo 4. Needless to say it was nice getting back ino the BMW this morning and dropping the kid off at school. The ATS was 'nice' but the 4 was rough and loud. IT shows that BMW has been building and selling this engine for a while and it's not their first time with the 4s. I am happy with my choice and look forward to when I can trade my C300 on a F30 328i.
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Old 10-11-2012, 07:40 PM
Doug in NC Doug in NC is offline
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Mein Auto: 2011 x3 28i
I own a 2011 x28 and got a 2012 x35 as a loaner overnight. The x35 is very fast!!! It has a lot more power than the 6 cylinder x28.
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Old 10-12-2012, 10:52 PM
BMWFANS88 BMWFANS88 is offline
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Originally Posted by edbiology View Post
I did talk to someone from New Century, if that's the dealership you are talking about. The internet salesman was offering me something like 5 to 6 % off, which I had no interest in. I went to a family owned BMW in San Diego, the place was dirty, bathroom looked like one from gas station, their best price was like 5% ( I know it was their best price because I told them I was ready to buy on that day and they still let me walked out.)

I am no expert. I guess it also requires some luck. If the dealer needs your business at the time when you come in, they try hard to please you.

Bring the "what others are paying" distribution graph with you to dealership. Ask if those 10% customers are getting 8% off MSRP, why can't they offer you that.
Thanks. Good to know.
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Old 08-05-2013, 06:55 AM
mercurychen mercurychen is offline
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The price difference between 2014 BMW X3 xDrive 28i and 35i is actually smaller than you think, considering some equipment are standard on 35i, but optional on 28i:
28i 35i
MSRP $39600 $44700
moonroof 1350 standard
Xenon lighting 900 standard
Wood trim 500 standard
Total $42350 $44700

Difference +$2300

For $2300 more and 35i is yours.
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Old 08-07-2013, 08:29 PM
Lazsep Lazsep is offline
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You forgot to add the M package
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