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Old 04-13-2012, 09:38 AM
Turbo_525 Turbo_525 is offline
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Mein Auto: 2002 525i 5-spd
So, the Acura RL had the dubious honor of being delcared "boring to drive" by none other than Consumer Reports. Think that report was around 2000.

The 2004 - 2008 TL and especially the 6-speed is another story. True, you don't get the "bank vault" feel of an e39, but with the advent of e60 & e90 varients, my next DD car won't be a BMW anymore. I may even have to accept FWD again...
  • N/A 525i, 5-speed, 138+K
  • BMW's are not like other cars, they have issues and cost you real $$$ to sort.
  • Affording to Buy a BMW is not the same thing as affording to OWN a BMW.
  • Pre-Purchase Inspections by a qualifed BMW tech should be considered required PRIOR to purchase.
  • Service Records matter - a whole lot!
  • Plan to spend $2-3000+ in maintance & repairs the first year of ownership.
  • Plan on something unexpected to happen, more often than you are used to.
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