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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 10-01-2011, 09:27 PM
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Hello everyone, I am in the process of looking for another BMW and between looking at e46's I ran across this 04 545i. I have owned several e60's but the oldest was a 2006 530i.
Would anyone like to take a look at this one and tell me if it looks like a good deal on the face of it? I can get this for $14,172.00 out the door. Sounds a little high to me but you guys are the experts.
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This is a nice car man I love the color it's a hard one to find with this color. I love the manual tranny and I think the price is nice.
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Old 10-02-2011, 12:11 PM
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This is a nice car man I love the color it's a hard one to find with this color. I love the manual tranny and I think the price is nice.
Three owners already and an accident ?
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Old 10-02-2011, 04:37 PM
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Those of us who've been around these cars usually steer away from the first year or two of a new series. Lots of unresolved issues to deal with.
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Old 10-02-2011, 05:11 PM
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And thats exactly what I did !
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Old 10-18-2011, 08:18 AM
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Just saw my old car put up for sale. Lets just say the should be willing to negotiate at this price... it really is as clean as it looks and I gave them copies of comprehensive service documentation. No maintenance due, tires hardly worn etc.

My last 2 BMWs were first year models. I didnt have any significant issues, all were electronic gremlins, the Z4 worse than the 5, resolving them cost me nothing, the Z4 had a CPO and the 5 just needed software updates. I wouldnt necessarily stay away from a first year car, just do your homework so you know what common gremlins or niggles they may have and what it takes to fix if it has them.

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I wouldnt necessarily stay away from a first year car, just do your homework so you know what common gremlins or niggles they may have and what it takes to fix if it has them.
Agree. I think that is either an outdated concern or was a wives' tale to begin with. Maybe an expression of the terrible quality control in American cars in the 80s.

There's probably not a whole lot of electronics, nor drivetrain, in a 2004 545 that was new anyway. Much of it had been in use in the 7 series for two years already.
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