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Linsanity 01-08-2013 09:13 PM

High mileage X5
Hey Im new to the forum Im looking for some advice on high mileage X5s.
Would you guys consider 160000 miles excessive for a 2005 3.0 diesel engine?
What are common faults for the car and how expensive can they become?
And if I am unable to get a mechanical inspection done what can I inspect myself to ensure there are no major faults with the vehicle? Thanks

Peter7 01-10-2013 04:54 PM

The main question you should answer for yourself: who will repair the car? If you handy enough to fix it by yourself its ok to buy, if you will go to $stealership you will possible pay a lot.
All used cars are different and you can pay nearly the same money for descent car as well as for junky one, so choose carefully.

tmvE39/E53/Z32 01-11-2013 07:48 AM

160K mi is not excessive for a diesel engine, IMO.

420drone 01-11-2013 09:52 PM

I just got a 2002 with 138000 k but the engine is 50000 k so.. I'd say no cuz ur vehicle has less issues.

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