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X3 F25 (2011 - current)
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Old 03-30-2014, 05:16 AM
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Advice on New X3

I originally posted this in New Intro, but after 100 views and not a single response I am copying it here for thoughts/ideas.

I bought a CPO 2010 X5 last Feb for my wife-she loves it. It has been a great addition. I drive a 2011 Nissan Armada and spend a lot of time in the car on business trips within 4-5 hours of Detroit-mostly trips to Ohio. I average about 15k miles per year, sometimes more sometimes less and have the ability to rent a car for business travel if needed.

I have some negative in my Nissan (owe 28k, and have a couple of trade offers at $24k), and looking to get a new BMW. It appears I could be in decent shape to trade my truck and get a new x3 because of the deals I am seeing on the forum.

Here are my options as I think about it:
#1-keep the nissan and drive the crap out of it (not my preference)
#2-Sell the Nissan retail myself which I have never done before
#3-Trade it, and get an 2014 x3, would like to keep the cash out of pocket as low as possible while keeping a payment less than $500.

It seems like there are some good deals on the X3 and should get better once the 15 start hitting the dealers. It looks like I could wash my negative, and only put down a couple $2k and possibly get to a sub $500 payment. That would be ideal. I want Cold Weather, Nav, and a 35i would be ideal. So much time on the highway I want to have enough power to get out of trouble if needed. My wife x5 is a little slow with passing power, cruising speed is good.


Any ideas/thoughts welcome.

Brian
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Old 03-30-2014, 06:35 AM
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Unless you are planning on leasing, there will be no way your payment will be $500 or under with only 2k down. I would sell your Nissan outright on Craig's list and get a much better price for it. We've sold 3 vehicles on it and all were sold in less than a week and it was a piece of cake. You should be able to get $7,000 to $9,000 off a 2014 right now.
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Old 03-30-2014, 06:41 AM
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x3 advice

Thanks for the reply. I was planning on leasing. I can write off my lease and any associated cost. I have a car allowance and that helps offset the payment. I have a friend that could retail the Nissan in front of his auto shop and the minimum is $24k even if he ends up taking it to auction based on what he has seen recently. The closer I get to my oayoff the better, it just make me a little nervous to have another car payment.
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