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

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Old 10-19-2011, 09:38 AM
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buying 2007 530xi 100k what to inspect please

hello all, i am very close to buying this 07 530xi with 100k miles. what should i inspect? are there known issues to lookout for? and what would one suggest doing after i buy it? thanks for your time.
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Old 10-19-2011, 09:44 AM
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I would look closely at the records if any. BMW subscribes to life-time fluids (since they started paying for factory maintenance) so I would see if the fluids were changed (which is a good sign). I would test drive it and look for any odd noises which could be of concern. The 530 in general is pretty reliable. However, high mileage BMW can be hit or miss - I would say budget for repairs given the mileage and be happy if you don't have any but don't be surprised if you will need some not so cheap repairs.
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Old 10-19-2011, 10:25 AM
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thank you for you reply . i have the car fax but its not specific on what was exactly done. it states. maintenance inspection completed @30k steering/suspension checked oil change@35k
brake fluid flushed knock sensor replaced @43k. vehicle serviced @49k. oil @54k. maintenance inspection completed @58k. maintenance inspection completed, and oil @69k.
lease up new owner @75k. then maintenance inspection completed, electrical system checked oil @69k. maintenance inspection completed brake fluid changed, oil, recommended maintenance performed. engine/powertrain, computer/module checked.@86k. maintenance inspection completed, engine/powertrain, computer/module checked, axles checked @91k. vehicle serviced @92k. any thoughts thanks.
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Old 10-19-2011, 05:55 PM
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Ask the dealer if they can provide u with service records or better still take the car to an indy shop and have them do inspection or check...

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Old 10-19-2011, 06:10 PM
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Yeah make sure that a mechanic looks at it. As for the carfax history - nothing really pops up. Looks like the car most likely only had the minimum maintenance done.
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Old 10-19-2011, 08:39 PM
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thanks, im taking it to a bmw dealer to check it out first.. 100$ min. if they find something i can go further at 150 hr. i will see..
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