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BMW 5 Series, Car Buying, Sedan
#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).
#385 of 399 Looking at a used (non CPO) 5 series wagon - need advice
Dec 29, 2010 (9:36 pm)
We are former 3 series sportwagon owners - had an amazing experience, bought the car new.
I'm in the market for a new car - and I'd love to get a 5 series wagon. My price range limits me to 2006/7 used 5 series (530xi).
A lot of them have been detailed - and look great - but I'm looking for advice on what I should be really looking for. Timing belts, water pumps, brakes ... etc.
If I found something that I was serious about, I would have it inspected by a BMW dealer before making a purchase, but I'd like some basic knowledge about the car and things I should be avoiding.
Most cars in my price range are 75k miles and up ... highest I've seen is 120k miles.
Would appreciate any advice the group has around shopping in this mileage/age bracket.