Considering it's a 60k+ car, paying 3000 at 100k miles for repairs is not to be unexpected. I keep looking at the Scion FR-S. Then I get into the 550i, turn on the seat heater and steering wheel heater, listen to the nice stereo, feel the comfy seat, and enjoy the steering/suspension. Truly, the E60 is an amazing car, and the 550i is the best of the breed.
2013 Scion FR-S
2007 550i Sport - GONE
2008 528i - GONE
"What are you going to replace your BMW with?"
"Another BMW, with a bigger engine!"