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Old 07-02-2020, 02:06 PM
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Appreciating thoughts/opinions on buying used 2018 X3

Hi all, I am new to the community and fairly new to BMW. I've rented one in the past.

But am looking to buy a 2018 X3 Xdr30i that has less than 25k miles. Heated steering, front seats, moonroof, lumbar support & navigation. Certified pre owned from BMW dealer close to NYC. Sticker price $35k and test drove yesterday. They called me twice today already knocking about $2k off. Ultimately I want to work it down to $31k at most -- do yall think this is possible?

Also for those who own one or have owned an X3 before, are these cars fairly reliable? I know it's not toyota but would like to know how much $ I should set aside for maintenance and would like to know when to expect major maintenance.

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Could I do better for my budget?

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Some early X3's had sunroof leaks, because a train tube was pinched by insulation.

Our 2018 had a chafed wire in the steering column, giving an airbag warning light. It also had a passenger sensor in the seat (to fire the passenger air bags) go bad. Our electric water pump failed at about 5k miles. (The electric water pump in my 535i is fine after 67k miles.) Finally, the active radiator grill shutters had to be replaced. That's a common problem with current BMW's.

Look up the price on KBB.com. Things are crazy in the car business now, but demand is coming back.
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Old 07-02-2020, 02:50 PM
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how much did those repairs cost?
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Hi all, I am new to the community and fairly new to BMW. I've rented one in the past.

But am looking to buy a 2018 X3 Xdr30i that has less than 25k miles. Heated steering, front seats, moonroof, lumbar support & navigation. Certified pre owned from BMW dealer close to NYC. Sticker price $35k and test drove yesterday. They called me twice today already knocking about $2k off. Ultimately I want to work it down to $31k at most -- do yall think this is possible?

Also for those who own one or have owned an X3 before, are these cars fairly reliable? I know it's not toyota but would like to know how much $ I should set aside for maintenance and would like to know when to expect major maintenance.

Thank you

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Could I do better for my budget?

No issues with mine. Other than it was more vehicle than I needed as an empty nester. I traded in my 18 last Nov.

If you can get ALL of the driver assist features Id encourage it.

But to answer your question it was very reliable and I never had any issues, except for the active grille recall.

I am a little miffed at your price. I only got like 30400 for it on trade. I paid ~50k for it new.
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how much did those repairs cost?
$0... still under warranty.
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No issues with mine. Other than it was more vehicle than I needed as an empty nester. I traded in my 18 last Nov.

If you can get ALL of the driver assist features Id encourage it.

But to answer your question it was very reliable and I never had any issues, except for the active grille recall.

I am a little miffed at your price. I only got like 30400 for it on trade. I paid ~50k for it new.
Didn't you have a sunroof leak? I remember the GIF of the drip coming through the microphone cover in the headliner.

Yeah, trading in a BMW after two yeas is brutal.
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Didn't you have a sunroof leak? I remember the GIF of the drip coming through the microphone cover in the headliner.

Yeah, trading in a BMW after two yeas is brutal.

Yea no, that wasnt me. I recall that though
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BMW's are generally "reliable". Getting that car for $31K (I have no idea of KBB) when it is listed at the dealer at $35K would be good. Hard to tell from your description how well optioned it is...what was its original MSRP?

My only advice...even though you are buying a CPO, go over the car very closely. I bought a CPO M5 years ago that had bondo all over. I didn't realize it until I tried to sell the car a few years later. Lesson learned.

Good luck. If you are concerned about budget, also look at the Acura RDX.
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Thanks all for your input. I purchased the vehicle and love it more as I drive it.
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