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      01-25-2012, 05:13 PM   #1211
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What kind of discounts are you getting from UK dealers? Am in the process of negotiating so I would like to know what is a good offer.

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Welcome Nad. The discounts will vary depending on where you are with some dealers stubbornly refusing to give you much at all and others giving 5% or even more in some cases. In my experience, they won't take you seriously on discounts until you're at the point where you're physically handing over a deposit. Ignore sweeteners like the 300 paint protection when working out how much discount you're actually getting as I'm sure they throw this in regardless. If you don't like the price you're offered, call a different dealer further afield. For reference I got 5% but did spend 12k on options
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      01-26-2012, 08:32 AM   #1212
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I got 2.25K on my original spec..... but like most members then increased the spec/order value and got no further discount.
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I got 5% off the bottom line including options. When I added more I got more options I paid 95% of list.

The only thing not discounted was the road tax!!!!
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      01-26-2012, 10:55 AM   #1214
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What kind of discounts are you getting from UK dealers? Am in the process of negotiating so I would like to know what is a good offer.

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You could also post your spec in case you missed something ;-)
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      01-26-2012, 12:25 PM   #1215
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Delivery date set

My car is registered and at the dealer but my lease company won't let me swap even a day earlier than the expiry of the current one. So I am waiting until 8 Feb.

The car will come on a flatbed to my house as I am in Sutton Coldfield and the dealer is in London.

When I asked if I could wait and have a new 12 plate on the car I was told no. Suspect the lease company got a good price for a late 61; a discount that I won't be seeing!

Apart from the usual checks are there any key things I should look for on an X3 e.g. Not being in transport mode?
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      01-27-2012, 05:17 PM   #1216
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What kind of discounts are you getting from UK dealers? Am in the process of negotiating so I would like to know what is a good offer.

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I got just over 4200 off mine from a list price of 51850 or thereabouts so just over 8%.
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      01-28-2012, 07:47 AM   #1218
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think mine was around 7% but it's hard to put a figure on when you have a part-ex as well
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Every discount I see over my 5% is like a punch in the kidneys but that's life and well done to all those who managed to get a good discount. The X3 hadn't even been released in the UK when I ordered mine in Oct 2010 so I was going in blind but no doubt I could have done better on the negotiations. It's still very much in demand so if you're getting 5-8% or even more you're doing very well IMO
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Don't worry sfax, just go for more next time around and average out

I have a question for those that have been kept regularly up to date on build/delivery changes by their dealers- does anyone know if this info is push or pull to UK BMW dealers? i.e. do they receive weekly/monthly alerts of changes to build slots or do they only know when they go in and look?

Never had to wait this long for a BMer before so never cared to find out!

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Every discount I see over my 5% is like a punch in the kidneys but that's life and well done to all those who managed to get a good discount. The X3 hadn't even been released in the UK when I ordered mine in Oct 2010 so I was going in blind but no doubt I could have done better on the negotiations. It's still very much in demand so if you're getting 5-8% or even more you're doing very well IMO
+1 although I did miss the VAT hike so cant complain to much! Car is 1yr old on Friday. Renewed the tax today...£130 for a 4wd suv...amazing value!
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10% off discount on 50000 euro X3, here in Austria...
3 months waiting period.
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Don't worry sfax, just go for more next time around and average out

I have a question for those that have been kept regularly up to date on build/delivery changes by their dealers- does anyone know if this info is push or pull to UK BMW dealers? i.e. do they receive weekly/monthly alerts of changes to build slots or do they only know when they go in and look?

Never had to wait this long for a BMer before so never cared to find out!

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My experience is that it's pull not push but each dealer probably has their own process and intervals for when to check the status and when and what to inform you of - so you do get some push notifications by proxy. My status miraculously changed twice simply by me turning up at the dealership and looking at their little DOS screen, i.e. it had probably changed some time ago and there was no instant push notification to the dealer and consequently none to me. Would be nice if they had a web front end for this database so orders could be checked easily without needing to call the dealer. They have online tracking in the US but it's reported to be inaccurate, e.g. wrong colour on order etc
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      02-05-2012, 07:15 PM   #1224
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I see the New Megafactories episode featuring the X3 will be on National Geographic HD channel at 9.00pm this Thursday 9th Feb in the UK. Channel 526, so set your Sky+ boxes. (channel 543 for non-HD).

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      02-06-2012, 03:22 AM   #1225
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I see the New Megafactories episode featuring the X3 will be on National Geographic HD channel at 9.00pm this Thursday 9th Feb in the UK. Channel 526, so set your Sky+ boxes. (channel 543 for non-HD).

Enjoy!
Thanks, been waiting for this.
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      02-06-2012, 10:19 AM   #1226
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I see the New Megafactories episode featuring the X3 will be on National Geographic HD channel at 9.00pm this Thursday 9th Feb in the UK. Channel 526, so set your Sky+ boxes. (channel 543 for non-HD).

Enjoy!
Nice one - booked the Sky room for Thurs nite
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      02-06-2012, 03:05 PM   #1227
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Nice one - booked the Sky room for Thurs nite
'Sky room'? Impressive.
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Just got a call from the dealer. My car is progressing nicely and expected to arrive at the dealer in week 10 - which could mean delivery around the second week of March.
Fingers crossed

Now then, where did I put my chequebook...
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      02-07-2012, 10:47 AM   #1229
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Ooh
Just got a call from the dealer. My car is progressing nicely and expected to arrive at the dealer in week 10 - which could mean delivery around the second week of March.
Fingers crossed

Now then, where did I put my chequebook...
Mine should be on the same boat
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Ooh
Just got a call from the dealer. My car is progressing nicely and expected to arrive at the dealer in week 10 - which could mean delivery around the second week of March.
Fingers crossed

Now then, where did I put my chequebook...
Mine should be on the same boat
My dealer let me know yesterday that my car has departed the plant and confirmed a delivery date of 7 March, so perhaps they are all on the same boat.
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plob troggy1969 x3_about_time: post whether you are able to find and track your X3s across the Atlantic on the WW website (if you get bored waiting)
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      02-08-2012, 03:39 AM   #1232
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Hi Sfax
So far, it is not showing up on the track and trace. I went to the dealer last night and the vehicle is showing as something like 'in transit' - but I can't remember what it said exactly.
I guess that means it has left the production plant and may well not have even made it to the shipping area yet - perhaps someone is joyriding it in shipping mode
I'll keep checking though

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