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Old 07-18-2012, 05:12 PM
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Question 2006 x5 v8

So I'm close to purchasing this vehicle and a friend said to check this forum. I'm not prepared to pay a fortune for repairs and I've been reading a lot about the ac fan, electrical, window issues and sunroof issues. The truck has 68,000 and everyone says that's nothing for a BMW. it's at BMW Newport, RI, and I Am nervous that once the warranty is up I'm gonna have a bunch of issues as I've read. I get that it's used and no one can tell the future, but if anyone can just give me a clue as to what to expect or what type of extended warranty I should get I would greatly appreciate it. I want to love my car, and not be a wreck going over a puddle.

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Old 07-19-2012, 09:25 AM
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Full Service History and Documents? The dealer can pull the service info from any BMW Dealer where it might be serviced before. Yes 68k mi is nothing to the engine and tranny provided the PO(s) keep up with the maintenance and not to follow 15Kmi oil changed and service intervals recommended by BMW marketing dept (LOL at 15Kmi oil change, lifetime fluids...) If you're worry, purchase extended warranty for it. Remember to do a PPI (Pre-Purchse Inspection) before buying. BMW Newport should do it for you with a print out free of charge if they want to sell the car.
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Gone, but not forgotten: 01 E53 3.0i, 01 525i Sport, 03 DINAN 540i MSport, 01 //M5 and 91 Z32TT

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