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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 01-15-2015, 11:48 AM
a.s.roma a.s.roma is offline
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Is it a bad idea to buy a 09 535i xdrive

planning on buying a 2009 535i xdrive but these posts im reading about the maintenance doesn't look too good, should I get it ?
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Old 01-15-2015, 12:15 PM
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You have asked the same question like 4-5 times in 2-3 days ,let us know what do u wanna hear. My awnser is a big NOOOO.
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Old 01-15-2015, 05:58 PM
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Is it a bad idea to buy a 09 535i xdrive

All cars have maintenance issues at some point. Some are more expensive to repair than others. I have an 09' 535i Xdrive that I have just struggled with to get repair done. My case was a non-BMW dealer trying to fix a car under warranty that they were not skilled or familiar enough to repair. Ultimately having BMW fix the car was the solution. I'm still new to the BMW but seems like if you have access to an Indy or BMW dealer that you are willing to pay to repair you should be fine.

Also most people come to these sites with issues to find answers to problems. This isn't the format for people to come and post that everything is fine and the car is great. So perspective and context can lead to negative skew as will any car forum you visit.

There is a lot of good knowledge on the board for advice before you buy like what to look for, bring to an indie for a check up, or ask for the service record from the BMW dealer. The Key fob should be able to be read by any BMW dealer to show all service done by BMW.

I love the car and will likely be driving BMW's for the foreseeable future.

Good luck!
2009 535i XDrive
Black on Black/Nav/Cold Package

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Old 01-15-2015, 07:11 PM
skj69nyc skj69nyc is offline
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Love my 09 535i xdrive !!! No problems, own for 3 yrs.
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Old 01-15-2015, 07:20 PM
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I love mine as well. I have the factory warranty so any necessary repairs are taken care of by the dealer so its no big deal to me. Just keep in mind that most of the reviews you hear about them are from people who are having issues with these cars. The owners who are not experiencing any issues with their 2009 535xi will most likely not post anything about the cars so a large chunk of these people are out there with no issues at all with their vehicle.
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