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#375 of 399 Used 2008 535 observation
Sep 12, 2010 (2:26 pm)
For those interested in purchasing a used 2008 535...
I purchased such a car one year ago. I bought it off the internet sight unseen from an individual. No CPO. It had 29k miles on it. Of course I made this purchase after driving lots of cars to see what i wanted to shop for. The BMW drove the best hands down. I looked at Infiniti G37/ M37/ M45, Audi A6, Lexus, Merdedes E350, Acura RL. I love to drive hard though, and thats where the bmw shined. If i just commuted leisurely and listened to the radio id probably buy the Acura.
So far so good. Each and every day i cannot wait to get in this car and drive it. Its added a whole new dimension to my life. The only issue ive had is that my drive to work is only a mile and i had to buy a battery tender to keep the battery satisfactorily charged. At first the idea of having to do this really irked me but its turned out to be no big deal. I still have another 10 months of warranty from the factory and a 3rd pty warranty after that. Hopefully this will keep my wallet out of the fire for a few more years.
If you're considering one of these cars and you like to pay attention to the way a car drives you absolutely cannot go wrong. Further inquiries welcome.
#376 of 399 Re: Used 2008 535 observation [pcman]
Sep 12, 2010 (2:42 pm)
I have been driving BMW's for 26 years. My current 2008 535Xi is being taken back by BMW through trade assist because of the HPFP malfunction with the twin turbo engine. ( This is the reason for the change to the single turbo engine in the 2011 535 and 335 models.) Apparently, 25-30% of these cars have this issue. ( According to BMW of North America) When it does malfunction, it is extremely dangerous. The 535 2008 is the best driving BMW I have ever driven, so it was disappointing to have this dangerous defect .
I am only mentioning this for those in the market for a 2008-2010 535 or 335 models.
#377 of 399 I'm sorely tempted...
Oct 09, 2010 (7:30 am)
I just ran across an ad for a bone stock 2002 540i 6-Speed "weekend driver" with only 40,000 original miles. The seller is asking a premium price (and justifiedly so), however, said premium is rather over the top. Geez I'm tempted.
#378 of 399 Re: I'm sorely tempted... [shipo]
Oct 10, 2010 (8:30 pm)
Those are really sweet cars. I was high bid on a 56,000 mile one owner E28 M5 on eBay but the auction was ended early...
#379 of 399 Re: I'm sorely tempted... [roadburner]
Oct 10, 2010 (8:59 pm)
I found a beautiful E34 540i 6-Speed, unfortunately the owner wanted more than most E39 540i 6-Speeds on the market with the same number of miles. Yeesh!
#381 of 399 Re: I'm sorely tempted... [roadburner]
Oct 12, 2010 (2:46 am)
Nice but not for me. Why?
- I'm not a fan of the 2003 M5esque schnozzle for cars other than the M5 of course
- The price is high for that many miles, the 2002 with 40,000 looks to be in better shape and about the same price.
- I know others might disagree, but silver is not my favorite color on BMWs
Thanks for lookin'
#382 of 399 Re: I'm sorely tempted... [shipo]
Oct 12, 2010 (9:06 pm)
I actually like the 2003 540i six speed. It's essentially the same as a European E39 with the M Sport package. I looked at the car today and it is very clean, but I didn't drive it. If it was about $3K less and Topaz Blue I'd bring it home myself...
#383 of 399 Re: I'm sorely tempted... [roadburner]
Oct 13, 2010 (3:34 am)
If it was $3,000 less and Topaz Blue I'd be interested in it as well.
#384 of 399 550i used question
Oct 21, 2010 (5:08 am)
I am in the market for a used 5 series. I test drove a 2008 550i and loved it. I wasn't looking for such a big engine or performance, but alas, not sure I'll be happy with a 528 or 535 now...
I test drove the 528 and was disappointed after having driven the 550.
My question is:
I can get a 2008 550i with 34K miles for about $35K. Not CPO. Or I found a 2006 550i with 41K miles and CPO for around $27K.
Any major differences in the two? One is one owner, the other is two owner (2006).