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Old 01-11-2019, 12:48 AM
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Just bought '12 X5

Picked up a 2012 x35i, w/47k miles with extended warranty for almost 3 more years. I'd been considering a replacement to my wife's MINI Countryman but had really been focusing more on the compact SUVs. She already had an e83 X3 prior to the Countryman so I had been looking at other brands. She simply needed more room and kids were dying in the summer since the Countryman didn't have rear A/C.

So I was browsing pre-owned cars and came across this local X5. Met with the owner and bought it the following day! He was a retired guy with 3 cars and his wife had to quit driving so a few cars had to go. It looks like no one ever used the rear seats - nice! It was a CPO vehicle and he bought an extended warranty so that was a big selling point for me. Needless to say my wife was very surprised when I told her I bought her a car replacement ... she didn't even know I was looking!! Not sure about any mods/changes on horizon, I'll need to keep lurking this forum for ideas.
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Old 01-11-2019, 01:22 AM
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I like the color combo, good find.

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Old 01-11-2019, 10:48 AM
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very nice pickup! i have a 2012 35d also in space grey/cinnamon brown. i have loved the color combo from day one.
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Old 01-11-2019, 12:23 PM
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I love seeing cars sold privately. Good find.

Not all 'extended warranties' are the same, just don't be overly reliant on that warranty when something comes up. For example don't just drop it at the dealer with a "$200 minimum, but the warranty will over it", thinking you are protected- dealer may call and say 'you owe us $200 now, and anohter 2200 to fix". Just saying. Ask here first!

Any service history with that? Nice low miles, but age might lead to some basic maintenance soon.

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Old 01-12-2019, 02:07 AM
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wildtt/kankou: thx - I also like the color combo. I wasn't sure she'd want gray but she likes it quite a bit, especially the interior color.

ard: I was searching in a 500 mile vicinity so when I noticed it was local it made it much easier. When I met the guy he brought records from Dealer as well as claims from the warranty (last year) and recent brakes. From there I visited a local BMW Dealer to have them review the history with me (he approved), verify they've heard/used the warranty company (UAL - owned by Penske according to them), and then actually speak to the warranty company to verify it could be transferred, the terms and coverage. It's a $100 deductible so not bad.
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Old 01-14-2019, 12:22 PM
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Congrats. Welcome to the fam.
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Old 01-17-2019, 07:52 PM
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great find! The one thing I regret about my purchase was not searching and obtaining an extended warranty
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Old 01-17-2019, 08:05 PM
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Originally Posted by JAXX5 View Post
great find! The one thing I regret about my purchase was not searching and obtaining an extended warranty
The combo of location/low miles/warranty made it an easy decision. I wouldn't buy one without the warranty. Even with low miles the age/weather begins to break down parts so I want to be covered.
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Old 01-21-2019, 03:13 PM
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Nice pick up! I've been looking at 2012-2013 x5 35i lately as well for my wife as an upgrade from our current 2005 model. Do you mind sharing what the price was roughly?

I think it's unusual to find one at that low mileage, good pick up for sure. I like the 2014 which is the new model but its roughly $10k more than a 2012/2013 so we'll probably keep looking at these model years.
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Old 01-25-2019, 02:00 PM
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Just bought '12 X5

Planning any upgrades.. or are you keeping it stock as is?

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