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X3 F25 (2011 - current)
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Old 07-13-2014, 09:41 AM
srbbass srbbass is offline
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Ideas for finding a used X3 with very specific options

My wife and I are in the market for a used 2013 / 14 X3 with very specific color/options. We are willing to travel (e.g. fly and drive home) to get what we want. bmwusa site is pretty good but it seems everytime we find a car that meets the correct criteria, its already sold. We also have some time to wait for the right car.

Any ideas on getting "ahead of the curve"? Is it possible to see what cars meet our criteria that might be coming off of lease soon? Should we post specifics on "ask a dealer" here and see what we get or is that asking for too many sales emails?

Any advice appreciated

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Old 07-13-2014, 04:44 PM
Dnsjo Dnsjo is offline
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I've been successful with several purchases using Autotrader.com and cars.com. I found my X3 with the Autotrader iPad app. You can be very specific and save the search.

Also check adhuntr.com for nationwide Craigslist searches. There are other programs for this also.

Happy hunting.
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Old 07-13-2014, 08:40 PM
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What color combos are You considering?

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My wife and I are in the market for a used 2013 / 14 X3 with very specific color/options. We are willing to travel (e.g. fly and drive home) to get what we want. bmwusa site is pretty good but it seems everytime we find a car that meets the correct criteria, its already sold. We also have some time to wait for the right car.

Any ideas on getting "ahead of the curve"? Is it possible to see what cars meet our criteria that might be coming off of lease soon? Should we post specifics on "ask a dealer" here and see what we get or is that asking for too many sales emails?

Any advice appreciated

Steve/srbbass
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Old 07-14-2014, 04:05 AM
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I purchased a CPO about a year ago. I had specific options, accessories, mileage limits, and colors I wanted. I monitored the CPO finder on the BMW web site for three or four months until one popped up almost exactly like I wanted. It was located at a dealer 250 miles away. I made the deal on the phone then rented a one way car to go get it. Although I am happy with the car and glad I have it but I will not again buy a car from a dealer that far away. There were sleezy dealer issues that went unresolved because it was just not practical to deal with them at a dealer 250 miles from home.
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Old 07-14-2014, 04:16 AM
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If you have a good relationship with a particular BMW dealer's sales rep I recommend working with him/her to locate a particular pre-owned X3 for you; they may actually make more selling a pre-owned than a new car. Then if you buy from your "own dealer" you'll have more leverage to have any specific issues (?maybe even non-warranty?) fixed.
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Old 07-14-2014, 07:49 AM
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My wife and I are in the market for a used 2013 / 14 X3 with very specific color/options. We are willing to travel (e.g. fly and drive home) to get what we want. bmwusa site is pretty good but it seems everytime we find a car that meets the correct criteria, its already sold. We also have some time to wait for the right car.

Any ideas on getting "ahead of the curve"? Is it possible to see what cars meet our criteria that might be coming off of lease soon? Should we post specifics on "ask a dealer" here and see what we get or is that asking for too many sales emails?

Any advice appreciated

Steve/srbbass
What color combo and options are you looking for?
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Old 07-19-2014, 06:30 PM
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I've looked at multiple sources, like Cars.com, Carfax.com, AutoTrader.com, Ebay Autos, and bmwusa.com preowned/certfied locator
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