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#304 of 399 Pre-owned 2009 BMW 528i - with 1100 Miles
Aug 23, 2009 (6:53 am)
My first post, and also looking to own my first BMW..
I have looked at a 2009 528i (1100 miles) with full factory warranty until May 2013. It has Premium and Cold Weather Packages, Comfort Access, Leather Power Seats with Memory and Lumbar, Sunroof, iPod and USB Adapter, Xenon Headlights, HomeLink.. This is with an independent dealer in GA, and asking for $39,500
Looking at Edmunds.com and other sources, price seems to be within in the range, and would like to get your opinion on what would be right price for this car.
Looks like this particular car was bought back by the BMW America, due to some minor glitch with the battery, they have replaced the battery, and everything seems to be fine.
What do you guys think ?
Appreciate your feedback !!
#305 of 399 Re: Pre-owned 2009 BMW 528i - with 1100 Miles [firstbmw_ga]
by kyfdx HOST
Aug 23, 2009 (8:17 am)
What do I think?
I think BMW isn't going to buy back a $50K car for a battery "glitch". There had to be something seriously wrong with that car.
I also wonder if the title has been "branded" as a manufacturer buyback. If it has, then the warranty may not be in effect. Sometimes they will do a program called "Trade Assist", because they don't have to brand the title. That preserves the warranty and the trade-in value down the road.. but I still wouldn't want it.
I'd be very nervous about dropping $40K on a car that has already demonstrated serious problems. You can buy a loaded up '08 with a CPO extended warranty from a BMW dealer for the same money..
#306 of 399 Is this a good price?
Aug 23, 2009 (9:58 am)
Hi guys, I found a 2004 bmw 530i 60000miles asking for $16000 from a private seller. The cars condition looks great, loaded with navigation system. Is this a good deal?
#307 of 399 Re: Is this a good price? [njldan]
Aug 23, 2009 (5:46 pm)
I'm not conversant with 2004 values but '04 was the last year for the E39 which IMO is more of a real BMW than the gadget mobile E60. A lightly used one might be a good deal $16k.
#308 of 399 Re: Pre-owned 2009 BMW 528i - with 1100 Miles [kyfdx]
Aug 23, 2009 (6:57 pm)
Thanks for your input, much appreciated..
Is there any way to determine, what kind of issues got the BMW to buy back that vehicle ?
I'm certainly going to pass on this car.. (If it's too good to be true, then it probably is...)
#309 of 399 looking for E39 5 seies with low miles..
Aug 23, 2009 (7:08 pm)
hi folks, i,m consideing a 2003 530i with less than 20k miles..listed at 20k with sport premium nav, the works..i think 18k is fair even with this low miles. any thoughts? ...
p.s. i hate the new body style that came out in 2004.
#310 of 399 Re: Is this a good price? [andys120]
Aug 24, 2009 (2:53 am)
I'm thinking that you missed the model year of the change over by one. The 2003 model year was the last of the E39, and 2004 was the begininning of the E60 run.
#311 of 399 Re: 550 [kevin530]
Aug 28, 2009 (2:34 am)
that is some good gas mileage. I am getting 20-21mpg city driving consistent, which is what they say I should be getting. More if I'm on the highway. How on earth do you get 30mpg? That has to be all highway driving, I'm thinking.
Has anyone configured the central locking system so that after you start the engine, the doors do NOT lock when you are inside the car? I'm thinking if I go to a car wash, the doors will lock after I get out, and I won't be able to get back in? I saw in the manual where you can change that. Anyone else had this problem?
#312 of 399 2006 bmw 525xi 34000miles
Aug 31, 2009 (2:58 pm)
It is a 2006 525xi with manual transmission. It has 34000miles on the clock. The carfax report is clean. The dealer asked for $25000, and I offered $22000 and I expect a counter offer. But the offer was accepted. Now I am hesitated for such a quick acceptance. Is my offer too high or is there anything wrong with car?
#313 of 399 just bought 2002 530i and.........this car rocks!
Sep 02, 2009 (8:08 pm)
even my 8,12,13 year olds think dad's car is pimping!. E39 rules!!!