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qwksti
05-17-2010, 02:04 PM
Hi all, i've been on here for a wile now,reading and seeing what everyone has to say about the BMWs. I always wanted a M5, but its to much $. My sis has a 3 series and i love it, just to small for me. So it was time for my wife and i to trade in the ole Accord and step it up a big notch. so here is what i got,

2007 530i , white. i love the white so clean and smooth looking. No NAV, but i dont really care about that. car over all is so nice to drive, solid and responsive. I test drove the new Acura TL SH AWD, it was way faster than this car, but the looks of the new TL are so bad, i could not bring myself to buy one. it was fast though. So after testing a lot of different models,BMW, AUDI, MERKS, TOYOTA, ACURA, HONDA, NISSAN, all i could think about was how nice the BMW was to drive, and its looks were classic and sexy.

I got it used for $33k, it had 28k miles on it. It should be a great family/ fun driving car for years to come.

here are some pics...:thumbup:

p.s. my first mod ive already done to it was put in yellow PIAA fog light bulbs.. nice


http://qwksti.com/bmw_new_pics01.jpg


http://qwksti.com/bmw_new_pics02.jpg


http://qwksti.com/bmw_new_pics03.jpg


http://qwksti.com/bmw_new_pics04.jpg


http://qwksti.com/bmw_new_pics05.jpg


http://qwksti.com/bmw_new_pics15.jpg


http://qwksti.com/bmw_new_pics14.jpg


http://qwksti.com/bmw_new_pics13.jpg


http://qwksti.com/bmw_new_pics12.jpg


http://qwksti.com/bmw_new_pics10.jpg

sunburst1
05-17-2010, 03:15 PM
Sweet ride. :thumbup:

Just scored an '07 525xi CPO about two weeks ago. I didn't want to test drive the 530xi because it was $$$$ more than I wanted to pay and the fuel cost would have been higher due to the city driving done mainly with my car. It also wasn't a CPO vehicle , and being my first BMW, I didn't want to take any chances. :)

The lumbar and bigger engine must be a thrill though.

E92-Lighting
05-17-2010, 04:17 PM
congrats and welcome aboard

jagu
05-17-2010, 09:23 PM
Beautiful!

You will love those seats.

-Howitzer-
05-17-2010, 09:38 PM
Stunning. I love my 530. Its so nicely balanced and smooth, linear, and turns on a dime. Congrats on a great car!

runningman72
05-17-2010, 09:42 PM
The Bimmer Bug has struck again :) Congrats on the awesome ride.. you WILL enjoy it for sure.

JerseyGeorge
05-17-2010, 10:04 PM
Qwksti,

How did you change the bulbs for the fogs? darned if I can figure it out:dunno:

BMWFTW91
05-17-2010, 10:11 PM
Hi all, i've been on here for a wile now,reading and seeing what everyone has to say about the BMWs. I always wanted a M5, but its to much $. My sis has a 3 series and i love it, just to small for me. So it was time for my wife and i to trade in the ole Accord and step it up a big notch. so here is what i got,

2007 530i , white. i love the white so clean and smooth looking. No NAV, but i dont really care about that. car over all is so nice to drive, solid and responsive. I test drove the new Acura TL SH AWD, it was way faster than this car, but the looks of the new TL are so bad, i could not bring myself to buy one. it was fast though. So after testing a lot of different models,BMW, AUDI, MERKS, TOYOTA, ACURA, HONDA, NISSAN, all i could think about was how nice the BMW was to drive, and its looks were classic and sexy.

I got it used for $33k, it had 28k miles on it. It should be a great family/ fun driving car for years to come.

here are some pics...:thumbup:

p.s. my first mod ive already done to it was put in yellow PIAA fog light bulbs.. nice


http://qwksti.com/bmw_new_pics01.jpg


http://qwksti.com/bmw_new_pics02.jpg


http://qwksti.com/bmw_new_pics03.jpg


http://qwksti.com/bmw_new_pics04.jpg


http://qwksti.com/bmw_new_pics05.jpg


http://qwksti.com/bmw_new_pics15.jpg


http://qwksti.com/bmw_new_pics14.jpg


http://qwksti.com/bmw_new_pics13.jpg


http://qwksti.com/bmw_new_pics12.jpg


http://qwksti.com/bmw_new_pics10.jpg

Very nice ride man. I love the E60's. They are so unique in that nothing else on the road looks anything like them.


Bangle did a great job designing that car. :)

Ralph III
05-17-2010, 11:26 PM
Beautiful car!

We just got an '07 530xi and absolutely love it! Our first BMW as well and yes you will enjoy the seats amongst other things.


P.S. Make sure you take it in for servicing or an inspection before your warranty runs out (noising sunroof?, etc.)!

BLUE550
05-17-2010, 11:30 PM
Sweet!!

Nube1kenobi
05-18-2010, 12:10 AM
Vey NICE! Congrats. :thumbup:

qwksti
05-21-2010, 10:01 PM
Qwksti,

How did you change the bulbs for the fogs? darned if I can figure it out:dunno:

ya i did them myself.

step 1 ) remove front tire. one side at a time or both if you like

2)then remove 6 or so 8 mm bolts that hold on the inner wheel well near the outside of the fender.

3) then bend back the plastic until you can see the bulb

4) remove bulb

5) replace bulb with new one

6) put back as you removed it.

7) for drivers side ( this may not apply to all models but once i bent back the plastic wheel well liner on the drivers side i had to reach over a filler tank to get to the bulb, i think thats what the tank was for ) other than that the drivers side is the same procedure. very easy.

hope this helps

qwksti
05-21-2010, 10:04 PM
Beautiful car!

We just got an '07 530xi and absolutely love it! Our first BMW as well and yes you will enjoy the seats amongst other things.


P.S. Make sure you take it in for servicing or an inspection before your warranty runs out (noising sunroof?, etc.)!


ya i already need to take it back, i found a broken under panel that needs replacing, and the menu button on the idrive is sticking, somone probly spilt coffee on the center part or something. i think the warrenty will cover this stuff?