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Old 05-24-2016, 08:52 AM
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Help with 2017 New X3 purchase

Hello,

I hope I'm in the right place. I'm about to purchase a new 2017 X3. I live in Southern Wisconsin. Went to local dealer and test drove the car and made an offer. Here are the details.

Base MSRP: 40,950
Color Upgrade Brown Metalic: 550
Cold Weather: 950
Premium: 3200
Driver Assist: 950
Destination: 950

Total MSRP as built: 47,595

I offered 44,250 and was told they could do better if I wanted to buy something off their lot.

I was told that they usually won't do more than $1,000 off MSRP on an ordered car.

This seems like it's not the norm after reading some other peoples experience. Suggestions?
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Old 05-24-2016, 01:49 PM
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Dealers are very interested in moving 2016 stock off the lot. I can't blame them, 2017 just started to arrive to dealer lots and they have plenty of time to sell them. Looks like they are playing hardball to "force" you into 2016 car off the lot. Is it smart on their part, I don't know.

Typically dealers are willing to custom-order car for invoice price or anywhere around $1000 above invoice, which translates to around 5-7% off MSPR.

People have been getting really good deals on off the lot 2016 models here, anywhere between 10-15% off MSRP.
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Old 05-24-2016, 04:38 PM
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Help with 2017 New X3 purchase

That experience is in line with my dealer experiences; they have inventory they want to move and pay off, which also boosts their purchasing power. Not only that, ordering may take months for your car to arrive, while buying something in stock can put you in it within days. Do they not having anything on the lot that you like?

If it were me, I'd use the increased incentives buying something on the lot to put towards a 35. I wouldn't drive a 28 if you have it to me. Also, if you trade in a vehicle, that can also be negotiated, and will lower your sales tax by "trade-in value x sales tax rate" to further lower your out the door price
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Old 05-25-2016, 05:06 AM
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A quick email to the dealer 60 miles away in Milwaukee and they gave me my price. It pays to shop around.
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Old 05-30-2016, 01:05 PM
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If you order it, you can pick it up at the factory in SC. Get a factory tour, a few lessons and experience with the ABS brakes and anti skid devices, and drive similar vehicle on their track. Check it out. Depending on the cycle and respective dealer production allocation, you can have a car in 6 +/- weeks from order.
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Old 05-30-2016, 03:32 PM
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Good points.
However, be carefull about the trade-in credit towards sales tax. Not all states take trade-ins into account. California is one state that applies sales tax on the total sale price regardless if a car is traded in or not.
Typical California.
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Old 05-30-2016, 06:52 PM
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California is one state that applies sales tax on the total sale price regardless if a car is traded in or not.
Typical California.
I think CA changed this as dealers were inflating the trade-in value to reduce the sales tax and the out-the-door cost of a car. That happened with the first car our older daughter purchased many years ago.
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Old 05-30-2016, 06:58 PM
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I think CA changed this as dealers were inflating the trade-in value to reduce the sales tax and the out-the-door cost of a car. That happened with the first car our older daughter purchased many years ago.
How does that work? The sales tax you would pay would be difference between the sales price and the trade in. If they sell you the car for 50k and give you 22k for your trade that would be the same as if they sold you the car for 48k and gave you 20k for your trade. Still paying taxes on 28k.
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Old 05-30-2016, 07:11 PM
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They sell you the car for $10,000 and give you $2000 trade in on a car that is worth $1000. You pay tax on $8000 rather than $9000. This had to be about 20 years ago and I'll admit I'm fuzzy on the details.
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Old 06-17-2016, 11:30 AM
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All finished and wating for me at the dealership! Picking it up tomorrow!
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Old 06-17-2016, 05:09 PM
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Old 06-18-2016, 08:22 AM
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A quick email to the dealer 60 miles away in Milwaukee and they gave me my price. It pays to shop around.
You bet it does! When I bought my 2016 X3 in December of last year, as I recall I got about $4,500 off of sticker. I checked with four dealers in the state and got my local dealer in Sarasota to match the lowest quote I got after they only offered me $1,000 off of MSRP at the start of our negotiations. Who knows maybe some people just like buying it at the higher price. Some folks don't like to shop. They feel intimidated or maybe they just don't care. The dealers love this kind of buyer!

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Old 06-18-2016, 08:25 AM
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All finished and wating for me at the dealership! Picking it up tomorrow!
Good man, I'm happy for you. You'll love it and have a lot of fun!

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