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Old 08-01-2020, 01:25 PM   #111
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This is a well-optioned X3. But why would someone lease a car for 1 year and 5 months?

https://www.unitedbmw.com/inventory/...ts3c50k0z08661

Probably a 3 year lease that was traded in early towards something else (happens more than you think... but costs $$$)
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Old 08-01-2020, 01:59 PM   #112
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Probably a 3 year lease that was traded in early towards something else (happens more than you think... but costs $$$)
Thank you for the insight. They racked up a lot of miles in just a year, so maybe they ended up buying something?

I was worried it might be some kind of assist to get out of a problem car...
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Old 08-01-2020, 02:44 PM   #113
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Thank you for the insight. They racked up a lot of miles in just a year, so maybe they ended up buying something?

I was worried it might be some kind of assist to get out of a problem car...

It could be that too, no way to know for sure other than to ask. BMW has a ďtrade assistĒ program to help dealers do that for cars that donít meet lemon law criteria. If it is a trade assist car they have to disclose that to you though - required to do so by BMW. But thatís different than a case when someone just gets rid of it on their own because they were annoyed/frustrated/hated it.
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I mean, I think racking up a bunch of miles in a year is at least in tension with the idea that they had a lot of problems and hated it, though I guess itís not impossible.
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Old 08-01-2020, 03:59 PM   #115
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It could be that too, no way to know for sure other than to ask. BMW has a ďtrade assistĒ program to help dealers do that for cars that donít meet lemon law criteria. If it is a trade assist car they have to disclose that to you though - required to do so by BMW. But thatís different than a case when someone just gets rid of it on their own because they were annoyed/frustrated/hated it.
More good insight! I didn't know they had to disclose...

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I mean, I think racking up a bunch of miles in a year is at least in tension with the idea that they had a lot of problems and hated it, though I guess itís not impossible.
That crossed my mind.
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Old 08-01-2020, 04:44 PM   #116
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This is a well-optioned X3. But why would someone lease a car for 1 year and 5 months?

https://www.unitedbmw.com/inventory/...ts3c50k0z08661
You never know the circumstances, I sold off a perfect low mileage 1 yr old E46 330i also sold a 1 yr old Mazda 6 back in the day as well as an RX8 with 4,000 miles ... all the cars were perfect, low mileage cars and could have passed for brand new.

The 2019 Cayman I bought was 6 months old with 1,200 miles .. the car looked and smelled brand new ...

Donít judge the time someone owned it, just have it checked out by a 3rd party, there are plenty of them nowadays as buying a car site unseen is not uncommon.

I wouldnít recommend a local shop as they only repair cars, I would recommend a business that all they do is car inspections ... these guy over analyze a car which is a good thing.
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You never know the circumstances, I sold off a perfect low mileage 1 yr old E46 330i also sold a 1 yr old Mazda 6 back in the day as well as an RX8 with 4,000 miles ... all the cars were perfect, low mileage cars and could have passed for brand new.

The 2019 Cayman I bought was 6 months old with 1,200 miles .. the car looked and smelled brand new ...

Donít judge the time someone owned it, just have it checked out by a 3rd party, there are plenty of them nowadays as buying a car site unseen is not uncommon.

I wouldnít recommend a local shop as they only repair cars, I would recommend a business that all they do is car inspections ... these guy over analyze a car which is a good thing.
Good advice! And luckily, this one is a local.
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You never know the circumstances, I sold off a perfect low mileage 1 yr old E46 330i also sold a 1 yr old Mazda 6 back in the day as well as an RX8 with 4,000 miles ... all the cars were perfect, low mileage cars and could have passed for brand new.

The 2019 Cayman I bought was 6 months old with 1,200 miles .. the car looked and smelled brand new ...

Donít judge the time someone owned it, just have it checked out by a 3rd party, there are plenty of them nowadays as buying a car site unseen is not uncommon.

I wouldnít recommend a local shop as they only repair cars, I would recommend a business that all they do is car inspections ... these guy over analyze a car which is a good thing.
Speaking of which, this looks pretty nice--although boring colors: https://www.porscheatlantaperimeter....cb2a83ks228539
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Ha! Iím sure itĎs very reliable...

Updates: The white 3 wagon in Ohio has sold. Not surprising.

The 2019 X3 40i here is nicely optioned, has MSport and Adaptive Suspension, but not the M diff. All things considered, Iíd rather have the M diff over the Adaptive Suspension, as the default for the X3 M40i is MSport suspension...
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