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Old 01-08-2013, 09:13 PM
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High mileage X5

Hey Im new to the forum Im looking for some advice on high mileage X5s.
Would you guys consider 160000 miles excessive for a 2005 3.0 diesel engine?
What are common faults for the car and how expensive can they become?
And if I am unable to get a mechanical inspection done what can I inspect myself to ensure there are no major faults with the vehicle? Thanks
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Old 01-10-2013, 04:54 PM
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The main question you should answer for yourself: who will repair the car? If you handy enough to fix it by yourself its ok to buy, if you will go to $stealership you will possible pay a lot.
All used cars are different and you can pay nearly the same money for descent car as well as for junky one, so choose carefully.
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Old 01-11-2013, 07:48 AM
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160K mi is not excessive for a diesel engine, IMO.
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Old 01-11-2013, 09:52 PM
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I just got a 2002 with 138000 k but the engine is 50000 k so.. I'd say no cuz ur vehicle has less issues.
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