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E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010)
BMW 5-Series E60 Sedan was first seen in the Unites States in the fall of 2003 with a 2004 Model Year designation. The E61 wagon followed shortly there after. The E60/E61 5 series is now available as a 528i, 528xi, 535i, 535xi, 550i and a 535xi sports wagon! -- View the E60 Wiki

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Old 11-18-2005, 06:05 PM
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Originally Posted by Me530
It took 7 weeks from dropoff in Munich to Atlanta , and I flew down and drove it up three days after it arrived . Haven't tried Northfield- I've heard some really bad things about Fields (not specifically their BMW dealer but other Fields dealers), but aside from Knauz its probably the closest.
how long from the time you placed the order to arrival in Munich? 4-6 weeks?
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Old 11-18-2005, 07:06 PM
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Originally Posted by jaro
how long from the time you placed the order to arrival in Munich? 4-6 weeks?
I ordered the car during the last week of April and Picked up the car in Munich the last week of June.
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Old 11-18-2005, 09:22 PM
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jack. bimmers just simply ARE NOT as reliable as the japanese cars. plain and simple. it is about looks, feel and driving characteristics.
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Old 11-19-2005, 02:28 AM
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Want a car that lasts 40 years, buy a Toyota...

Want to enjoy a car - buy a Bimmer
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Old 11-19-2005, 05:18 AM
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I own a 2002 530i, sports and premium package, white w/ tan interior and 45K miles. My previous car was 2000 528i premium package. I sold it to get the added features in the year I have now. I thought about an 0-4 model at the time, but I'm still not sold on the body style change. The only thing in this world my wife is jealous of is my car...with good reason: I love it. I give it the upmost care and it recipicates with outstanding performance and great reliability.

I read magazines like consumer report, car and driver, etc., but I have my own convictions when it comes to cars. I'm a 5-series bimmer man.... The magazines have good information to share from time-to-time and I consider that info to a point. But at the end of the day I'm simply going to buy what I enjoy. I've had great mechanic success with both bimmers. Sure I've had a few problems that the warrant has taken care of, but I also had problems with the Lexus GS300 (used), Mercedes 190E (new), Corvette (used), and every other car I've owed. I'm not knocking any of those cars; however, until I personnally experience a problem much greater than I've experienced up to this point with the bimmer, I will continue to be a bimmer man. I don't seek that very elusive "perfection" in a car or otherwise...I'm looking for enjoyment.
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