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Old 01-22-2013, 10:18 AM
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Mein Auto: '99 M3 Cab & '05 X5 4.8is
BMW engines are still awesome. The problem is, especially with the BMWs with high MSRPs, most owners stop performing the preventative maintenance that makes these cars live VERY long lives. The typical owner of a 6er is not going to do much on their own after the warranty, and probably won't notice anything wrong until it is too late. On the other hand, there are some folks that do maintain the cars well after warranty. This is the kind of car you want to find. Unfortunately, most 6ers that make it over 100k are a high risk used car to buy. If you can make sure the car was properly cared for, then it will go another 150k with proper maintenance.

My advice is to find a nice '06 650i with less than 60k miles. Should be doable under $30k. Take proper care of it and it will last you 10 years or more.

Otherwise, get an '08 E92 (or an '06 M3) and have less heartache.

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Originally Posted by hornhospital View Post
Jared, why don't you just put "It's Giubo" in your sig? Save a lot of typing.
Originally Posted by e36 miguel View Post
this jared guy sounds intimidating lol.
2005 X5 4.8is Le Mans/Black/6spd Steptragic SOLD 3/2016
1999 M3 Cabrio TiAg Metallic/Dove Grey/Black 5 Speed Manual FS
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