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BMW 5 Series, Sedan
Dec 21, 2010 (2:41 pm)
I love the new 5 series and am considering a 550. Also considering an M56. One big issue for me is reliability. I currently have a GS430 and have not had a single problem with it for 95k miles. I know this may be hard to quantify, but any comments on the reliability of a new 550 vs. an M56 would be appreciated, or general reliability of BMWs. I'm thinking their record is not the best but not sure how to quantify.
#12729 of 12737 Re: Reliability [houstondriver]
Dec 21, 2010 (3:45 pm)
I don't know what kind of shape your Lexus is in after 95K miles but I think you won't know how good a Fiver is until you've flipped the nines on the odometer. That's a round about way of saying that the BMW may give a few problems at first but will still be a sturdy reliable ride after the Japanese contemporaries have been melted down for razor blades
-E39 owner-130K and counting.
#12730 of 12737 Re: Reliability [andys120]
Jan 28, 2011 (4:51 pm)
There is a reason they say trust advices from internet at your own risk... $5,500 is the fix my friend needed last year on his 2001 E39.
Feb 02, 2011 (8:38 am)
The current statistics on my 2002 530i (5 speed, sport package, European Delivered).
167744 miles, 26.6 MPG, 49.9 MPH average, $19,052.02 maintenance cost ($0.115/mile)
Feb 16, 2011 (12:55 pm)
Are the issue HPFP resolve? Do they have other issues? Sales rep says no issues. Pls advise if need to stay away.
#12733 of 12737 16 year old looking for good used BMW 530i
Apr 10, 2011 (8:44 pm)
Shopping for a 1st car for my son, found a BMW530i 1994 automatic for under $1000. Was in a wreck with most of the damage on the passenger side front quarter panel/grille/bumper. Has brake problems, power steering issues, 199,000 miles.
The kid has good taste & a job so I'm not worried about that, anything else I should be finding out about before we pull the trigger?
Will it be a big deal finding parts so he can fix this car up?
#12734 of 12737 Re: 16 year old looking for good used BMW 530i [sandytoz]
Apr 11, 2011 (2:55 am)
Wrecked car with bad brakes and steering. Wouldn't put my kid in it but YMMV.
#12735 of 12737 Re: 16 year old looking for good used BMW 530i [ponytrekker]
by kyfdx@Edmunds HOST
Apr 11, 2011 (4:05 am)
Parts are likely to be fairly expensive..
Plus, the '94 530i is a V-8... Parts related to that engine are likely to be even pricier..
Feb 16, 2013 (10:57 pm)
I'm in the process of buying my first 98 bmw 528i , 165000 miles on it from a private owner. All I heard about bmw's are : very expensive to maintain, expensive parts. Since I have a limited budjet so Im afraid that my will be new experience with bmw would dig some big holes in my pocket. I also have no idea about the car maintenance records, previous owner(S). Any thoughts will be greatly appreciated and helpful.
Feb 16, 2013 (11:05 pm)
I'm currently driving a 96 nissan maxima who aren't in a good shape, plus some cosmetics problems. so should I stick with my it or go for the 98 528i?