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Old 09-28-2010, 10:56 AM
abelhands abelhands is offline
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Location: new york city, originally minneapolis
Join Date: Mar 2009
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Mein Auto: 98 BMW 528i
Considering a 03 and an 04 BMW X5 3.0

The 2003 has 84,000 miles and they want 15,500.
The 2004 has 70,000+ miles and they want 17,000.

Curious as to the reliability and function of these years? Are they good daily drivers? I drive about 120 or so miles per week mostly on highway, but it does have traffic. Next year I'm out of NYC back to the suburbs, but this year I am a little concerned.

Are they pretty decent? Or should I look at something else? I want to be under 17,000. I am not interested in the 4.4i, only interested in the 3.0.

How many miles do they usually last? Can I expect, if treated right, a one owner example could do 200,000 miles?

What should I look for during an inspection besides the obvious coolant failure and radiator/water pump stuff?

Thanks for your help.


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