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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 09-20-2012, 01:37 PM
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Cool I'm thinking of buying a 5 series, what should I expect?

Hello,

I've been entertaining the idea of buying a 2004 to 2006 BMW 5 series, either the 545 or 550.

What should a prepare myself with?

I currently own a 330ci that I do all the work on myself, so I'm not affraid to get in there and work on them myself.

I don't know much about the 5 series. Any engine specific troubles or things I will need to be aware of?

Thanks..
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Old 09-20-2012, 03:22 PM
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Old 09-20-2012, 03:36 PM
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More cabin space, comfy seats etc.
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Old 09-20-2012, 04:02 PM
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Expect to love it! :-)
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Old 09-21-2012, 04:58 AM
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I think you'll love the way it drives for sure. The V8 sounds great too. search for oil leaks, coolant leaks and transmission issues on this forum and read for a good hour. The good thing for you is that oil and coolant leaks are really cheap fixes if you do all the work yourself. The transmission is another story.....
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Old 09-21-2012, 08:59 AM
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Righ on guys....thanks for the comments..........
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I have just bought a 523 I se have not taking delivery of it yer nor test drove it wot can I expect
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Old 09-21-2012, 05:51 PM
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I had two 330cic verts before buying the 550i. More room, fast as heck, and great seats. Be sure to put stiff tires on it if you worry about too cushy of a ride. I had Generals, loved them, now have Continental DWS which are too soft. I have had my 550i for close to four years, not one problem. Good luck.
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