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05-12-2007, 04:57 AM

(Sorry, I may have posted this in the wrong spot before...:eeps: )

I am considering buying a 2004 530 or a 545, both would be certified pre-owned and automatic. This would be a 2nd car, for use mainly in the city with some (30%) highway usage. I love the V8 in the 545 but I am wondering if I am doing the right thing going with such a powerful car for city usage (back and forth to the office everyday - about 6 miles round trip).

The 545 is a great car but my "green" side is wondering if I should go with the better fuel economy, emissions, etc. on the 530i - or is the difference immaterial?

This is my first BMW, so any advice would be greatly appreciated.


Russ Williams
05-12-2007, 07:37 AM
Go with the 545 and make it your primary vehicle.

05-13-2007, 11:54 AM
I'd go for the 545i too. You'll just have more fun with it too.

Also if you have Carmax in your area, that is another good way to find a used luxury car. I was just there the other day and they had a couple of 545i and 1 550i. Carmax pricing is not negotiable but they sell their used luxury cars so quickly since it's such a great deal.

Only problem is that it's not CPO if you care about this.