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Old 11-16-2012, 03:15 PM
fortunateson fortunateson is offline
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Mein Auto: 525i
Originally Posted by mhw58 View Post
Now a guy has a 2002 525 in my area for sale, black on black which I want and it is in great shape and has the sports package. I wanted a 530 so now have to think about whether I want the 525 or not. 30 less horsepower compared to the 530, are the maintenance costs much less. Any advantage to the 525, seems it gets about the same gas mileage as the 530. Should I hold out for a 530?
In my part of the world BMW's hold their value (price) longer. I got mine about 4 years ago and I thought I got a good deal. Yes, it's the lowly 525 BUT it has a 5 speed. I'd rather have that than an auto-tragic any day. I got a smoking deal on Epay on a set of 42's with excellent tread left. When i need to I'll change to sport struts/springs and I got the springs and sway bars off a member on another forum. I would like the 530 but trying to get one with a 5 speed around here is rather difficult. So in short (LOL) get a manual tranny! And in my opinion the sport steeering wheel looks goofy.

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