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Old 04-13-2012, 02:00 PM
Turbo_525 Turbo_525 is offline
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Mein Auto: 2002 525i 5-spd
Originally Posted by 528iTSportWagon View Post
Turbo 525

What's funny about your reply is that I started out looking at the TL and ended up in the RL for nothing more than space. Being 6'1" @ 265lbs at the time the TL was just not going to work. But is was an absolute delight to drive. The TL now has the same AWD as the RL so you may not have to go FWD but will have to cough up more $$$$ to go that new.

They really are good cars, just not for me.
Yep, understand the height idea - prior Accords could not hold a candle to the e39 and even prior e36 in terms of legroom & comfort - nor for rear seat but for driver.

I'll be looking in the '04 - 08 range. They have gone truly ugly with styling on newer models...

I agree personality is important but for a DD I simply need the reliability.
  • 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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