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Not an ‘X’ but is an Xdrive

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Post by Leslie » Sat May 14, 2022 6:02 pm

Not the news you wanted to hear and I'm sure Bmw were delighted to get your old car back as they don't seem to be able to deliver many new ones :headbang:

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Post by X5Sport » Sat May 14, 2022 7:26 pm

They sold it in under a fortnight too. Mind you they then found an issue that cost them a small fortune to fix.
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Post by X5Sport » Mon Jun 20, 2022 5:43 pm

Just been told our order will be delayed to Q4 2023 at the earliest, could even be Q1 2024. This is just madness now.

On top of that the price has gone up £2k - and they forgot to tell me that too!

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Post by sapphireblack » Mon Jun 20, 2022 6:56 pm

Should have kept the returned car, with hindsight?

I'm never in the market for anything new, but whatever the compound reasons for these delays, you have committed (prematurely?) to electric. Time to consider other options, used too!

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Post by X5Sport » Mon Jun 20, 2022 7:25 pm

All options are on the table including used. We were offered a lot for the hand-back and never wanted to keep it long term. Electric for us is realistically our only choice with the fuel bill passed £300/month. The 2-er would be about £200/month ish.

Will be talking person-person probably at the weekend. If we come down spec wise to the e40 version that is easier to get. Lots more available with much shorter lead times. Might even look elsewhere at other brands. If their demo comes up I’d even consider that…at the right price of course.

Not making any sudden moves just yet and it’s possible the dates will improve now the Chinese lockdowns have finished. Delivery issues are just as bad on ICE too. The used market is also beginning to drop rapidly as the cost of living also climbs. The market started ‘correcting’ at the beginning of the month and will have another one in Sept.
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Post by pvr » Mon Jun 20, 2022 7:46 pm

I have no news either, continuing to use the Jeep for now, bit more friendly on the fuel compared to the M :(

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Post by X5Sport » Fri Jun 24, 2022 6:16 pm

BMW have offered us a £2k discount - effectively we escape the latest price increase - as an apology. We’ve had a long think and will keep the order for now. Their allocation is 3-4 per quarter and they’re trying to get more. At least 16 other new owners are in the same boat as us just at this dealership. Demand globally is far outstripping supply. In the US where price controls don’t exist (dealers are their own private business and can charge what they like) it is becoming common to seek an extra $20k over list or you walk away!

Trying to find out where my order is in the queue as that will give an indication of waiting times.
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Post by pvr » Fri Jun 24, 2022 6:23 pm

I checked today on mine as well, looks like a potential slot end of August.

Looks like I still don’t need to rush to install my charge point which I haven’t got around to yet.

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Post by X5Sport » Fri Jun 24, 2022 10:03 pm

I didn’t need an EHIC when ours was done. The only checks were for correct bonding at the water main, gas main and all the house water/heating pipes were bonded together and the main earth fed back to the fuse board. They did an earth continuity test first but no more was needed because the EV circuit is completely separated from the house circuits with its own tails from the meter.
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