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Old 25.05.2015, 18:31
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Advice needed on buying a bmw car.

Hello folks,
I can use some advice from all the experts we have on the forum.
I am considering buying a BMW X3. I must say the price is not like best deal but a very good compared to what's available.

Car has 30k on meter and close to 2 years old.
Cost only 33% less compared to list price for new car with same configuration.
It has 2 previous owners and I will be the 3rd one if I buy.

The current owner being an employee at the large bmw dealer enjoys huge discounts and he is selling it at almost same price he purchased 10 months ago.


Any hints or tips on whether this is good deal is appreciated.

Is there any one who owns Mazda CX-5. How's s your experience ?


Thank you
Cheers!!
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Old 25.05.2015, 22:43
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Re: Advice needed on buying a bmw car.

Since the car got bought the first time the Euro dropped by 15-20%, that should be reflected in the price. The difference in swiss VAT vs german VAT is another 13% or thereabouts, though you may need (I dunno) to add something back for CO2 tax.

A brand new imported BMW X3 is virtually guaranteed to come with at least 20% (up to 40%) rebate vs swiss list price. For instance, prices in Germany start around €35k vs CHF 52k (I didn't check for configuration details, it will have price difference vary).

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Use forum search or google, there's a huge amount of information available, including stuff in english.
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Old 26.05.2015, 09:03
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Re: Advice needed on buying a bmw car.

X3 is popular and prices stay strong - however without much more information it is difficult to give any more advice.

From what you have posted it doesn't sound the greatest of deals
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Old 26.05.2015, 16:11
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Re: Advice needed on buying a bmw car.

thanks for your comments.
Indeed I will get a import car for much less price.
This would be my first car and not very comfortable to go down road importing it from DE.
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Old 26.05.2015, 16:53
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Re: Advice needed on buying a bmw car.

The service of a direct importer will cost you a bit of course.

I also bought my first car new. Looking back, I would have been better off with driving a used car for a few years - the beginners dents would have been much cheaper that way.
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Re: Advice needed on buying a bmw car.

The privately imported BMW prices are for sure cheaper than the swiss dealers based cars. Because you will not get 10 years/100.000km free of service (laborship). I would not bring the car to a BMW official delaer for a service, they would charge as high as possible.
If you are thinking of re-selling the car, it is smt not favorable in CH.

At the end, it is the same car, and less money invested.
So totally your decision!
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