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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 10-19-2012, 08:09 PM
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Ok, I'm the guy who started this enjoyable forum, and I've had my 2005 545i for 4 years. Bought it as a 3yr lease return CPO with 24k mi. Now has 95k miles and I usually don't like to keep cars longer than 100k, which is why I'm considering a 535.
In terms of fun and reliability, the 545 could not be better. Only scheduled maint so far, it can run hard all day/night, loves a winding road, and is classy enough for a nice hotel.

There is a huge performance increase with 545 vs a 528 or 530 however. it's a stout, heavy car and the bigger engine negates that. I might add, the 2006+ E60 have some interior improvements that are nice - like a smaller diameter steering wheel with the sport pkg.
Oh, when you are selling yours? And what color it is? I'm just looking around to get a white one. Mileage is not issue, I'm just gonna get AutoPom anyway. My budget not really affordable for 2008+ model. Actually I'm thinking about getting this 98k miles 545i
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Old 10-19-2012, 09:15 PM
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Mine is Grey on Grey. Boring! 98k should be no problem with that car if it has been maintained well. It's a great engine. Most likely, I'll keep mine for a couple more years.
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Old 10-19-2012, 09:35 PM
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Only if it was CPO'd. Too many shysters out there.
Good to 100k... can't beat that!

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Old 10-21-2012, 12:22 PM
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Old 10-21-2012, 09:42 PM
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Old 10-23-2012, 10:58 PM
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100% electronic coverage ? You've had exactly which suspension components covered ?

http://www.bmwusa.com/Standard/Conte...otCovered.aspx

Try getting your navigation system replaced if it becomes defective. Or try getting a component of the battery charging system replaced, like the negative battery cable w/ integrated IBS sensor. They will not cover either of these common problems. Good to hear you have had success getting Not covered items covered but to imply that the CPO is somehow as comprehensive as the original warranty is wrong. It's effectively a power train warranty.
I had control arms and control arm bushings replaced by BMW free of charge on my e46 due to a premature knock sounding from the front of the car from a dead stop.
Alcantara steering wheels replaced in E46.
In my wife's e90 windshield and windshield molding replaced bc of molding failing prematurely.
In my wife's e90, dashboard cup holders replaced due to getting stuck shut.
In my E60 park distance control replaced. My rep at BMW specifically told me that all of my electronics including navigation were covered under my warranty as they replaced my pdc unit for free.
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Old 10-24-2012, 10:41 AM
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I had control arms and control arm bushings replaced by BMW free of charge on my e46 due to a premature knock sounding from the front of the car from a dead stop.
Alcantara steering wheels replaced in E46.
In my wife's e90 windshield and windshield molding replaced bc of molding failing prematurely.
In my wife's e90, dashboard cup holders replaced due to getting stuck shut.
In my E60 park distance control replaced. My rep at BMW specifically told me that all of my electronics including navigation were covered under my warranty as they replaced my pdc unit for free.
Electronics definitely are not covered by the CPO warranty. That said, getting extra service via good-will by having a good relationship with the dealer, being a multiple BMW owner, etc can go a long way to getting things covered that they are not obligated to.
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Old 10-24-2012, 10:54 AM
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Electronics definitely are not covered by the CPO warranty. That said, getting extra service via good-will by having a good relationship with the dealer, being a multiple BMW owner, etc can go a long way to getting things covered that they are not obligated to.
Certain electronics are not covered. Namely Nav & Audio. All else is covered, including ECU, wiring, lights, switches, and the various control modules throughout the car.
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Old 11-09-2012, 05:13 AM
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I would consider getting extended warranty.. my car has had the check engine light on three times in the last couple of weeks - two times it has not been easy to diagnose. One time it took two weeks to figure it out!!!!
What did they find after the two weeks? Our 2010, 535i had the fuel pump fail and replaced at 2500 miles. Now at 29,000 miles , the check engine light came on with occasional rough idling and the dealer has had the car for 9 days with no answer! They have used walnut shells to clean the valves of carbon, replaced all the O2 sensors, and yet the light comes on about 8 seconds after a cold start. The dealer is working with "BMW in New Jersey" to get permission to swap out the computer? Maybe "Sandy" is holding things up. Thankfully we did get a loaner, a 2013 328i with 250 miles on it.
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Old 11-09-2012, 07:33 AM
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The factory warranty will expire on my '09 535 that I bought as a CPO almost a year ago. So far, it has been totally problem free. I just had a complimnentary check done and they said no issues were found, They did the required brake fluid flush at the same time. While I was there, a salesman asked if I had a tune on the car and I said I didn't want to void the warranty. He said they do the Dinan tune and that doesn't void the warranty. I decided to have a stage 2 put on. Now I am having a little buyers remorse because I forgot about the fact that I was going to look at an extended warranty. Dinan now offers an extended warranty for Dinan cars and their top program (exclusionary) covers most major components EXCEPT navigation. I talked to Dinan several times and they said they are looking into offering coverage for the navigation system also. The finance officer at the dealer said they are going to offer a "wrap around" warranty to supplement the CPO that would cover pretty much everything the factory warranty covered but he didn't have any litature on it since it's pretty new. He "claims" the Dinan tune wouldn't be a problem with this warranty. I have till the end of February to decide since that's when my factory warrant will expire but I will most likely go with one of those two. I don't think I want to own a 5 without an extended warranty.
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Old 11-09-2012, 03:39 PM
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The factory warranty will expire on my '09 535 that I bought as a CPO almost a year ago. So far, it has been totally problem free. I just had a complimnentary check done and they said no issues were found, They did the required brake fluid flush at the same time. While I was there, a salesman asked if I had a tune on the car and I said I didn't want to void the warranty. He said they do the Dinan tune and that doesn't void the warranty. I decided to have a stage 2 put on. Now I am having a little buyers remorse because I forgot about the fact that I was going to look at an extended warranty. Dinan now offers an extended warranty for Dinan cars and their top program (exclusionary) covers most major components EXCEPT navigation. I talked to Dinan several times and they said they are looking into offering coverage for the navigation system also. The finance officer at the dealer said they are going to offer a "wrap around" warranty to supplement the CPO that would cover pretty much everything the factory warranty covered but he didn't have any litature on it since it's pretty new. He "claims" the Dinan tune wouldn't be a problem with this warranty. I have till the end of February to decide since that's when my factory warrant will expire but I will most likely go with one of those two. I don't think I want to own a 5 without an extended warranty.
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Depends on the warranty company, Some cover fully and some cover part of it..

Some warranty company deny the hours dealers claim to install/fix the issue to make sure they have a reason to let the customer pay for the delta..
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Old 11-09-2012, 03:45 PM
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I bought an 06 530i two months ago with 89k miles, no warranty at all and so far so good.
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Old 11-09-2012, 04:13 PM
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Old 11-09-2012, 04:18 PM
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Sorry about that last post. I recently purchased an 09 535i cpo. I did purchased the "BMW Wrap" to fill the gaps of the cpo coverage. I called the warranty company and they confirmed that the "wrap" will cover the electronics and wheels for road hazard.
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Old 11-09-2012, 09:47 PM
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Sorry about that last post. I recently purchased an 09 535i cpo. I did purchased the "BMW Wrap" to fill the gaps of the cpo coverage. I called the warranty company and they confirmed that the "wrap" will cover the electronics and wheels for road hazard.
That's what the salesman told me about at the dealer I was at but they are just starting to offer it. What is the name of the company doing yours?
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Old 11-10-2012, 04:28 PM
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Old 11-24-2012, 01:22 PM
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To add to the piece of mind with a CPO, my wife's E90 328xi that she purchased July 2011 was just bought back by BMW. They bought the vehicle back for the exact amount remaining on financing(which was much more than auction value and exactly kbb value). Since purchase the vehicle had been in for service 6 times for things that normally should not be going wrong at 57k miles. The car had vcg replaced, vvt gasket replaced, exhaust manifold replaced, coil packs replaced, windshield molding replaced and passenger seat occupancy sensor replaced. After bringing the car in for service 3 times in one month (all free under cpo warranty), we decided to part ways with this vehicle. It took a bit of a fight and talking to the used sales manager, the service manager and the new sales manager, but it worked out. As per BMW buy back policy, BMW bought the car back and sold us a brand new f30 328xi at cost. Had this vehicle been bought out of warranty we would be SOL. I strongly recommend a cpo vehicle for any luxury/exotic car.
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Old 11-24-2012, 04:06 PM
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To add to the piece of mind with a CPO, my wife's E90 328xi that she purchased July 2011 was just bought back by BMW. They bought the vehicle back for the exact amount remaining on financing(which was much more than auction value and exactly kbb value). Since purchase the vehicle had been in for service 6 times for things that normally should not be going wrong at 57k miles. The car had vcg replaced, vvt gasket replaced, exhaust manifold replaced, coil packs replaced, windshield molding replaced and passenger seat occupancy sensor replaced. After bringing the car in for service 3 times in one month (all free under cpo warranty), we decided to part ways with this vehicle. It took a bit of a fight and talking to the used sales manager, the service manager and the new sales manager, but it worked out. As per BMW buy back policy, BMW bought the car back and sold us a brand new f30 328xi at cost. Had this vehicle been bought out of warranty we would be SOL. I strongly recommend a cpo vehicle for any luxury/exotic car.
Wow you basically traded in an E90 for a F30?
That was an awesome deal.
I love how F30's look . . . the only downside is the size compared to my current 5 but it looks awesome.
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Old 11-24-2012, 04:26 PM
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Wow you basically traded in an E90 for a F30?
That was an awesome deal.
I love how F30's look . . . the only downside is the size compared to my current 5 but it looks awesome.
Obviously there was a price difference between the E90 and the F30. Long story short, our hands wiped clean of the E90. 5k down and only an 80$/mo increase in payments vs the e90. So yeah my wife made out like a bandit. All in all, bc of the price the new car was sold to us, and the buyback we only spent $1500 to own the E90 for 15 months.
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Old 10-31-2013, 06:30 AM
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Bought my CPO 2010 535xi three months ago from the dealer. It's been a blast to drive. I leave the mundane daily driving chores to an older benz. Take out the E60 during weekends for pleasure drive on freeways and mountain passes.

The drive has been awesome and 2,000 miles in has been troublefree as well. Knock on wood.

Been thinking about mods but don't really want to alter the car from factory spec. Would love to swap out the standard alloy with the sports wheels, maybe upgrade the suspension and add the antiroll bars.

Any recommendation on these 2 mods?

It's a 6 speed manual and i've been pretty conservative in my driving style, but alas it's hard to get more than 22mpg even with 75% highway miles.

Has anyone played with 1-3-4 upshifts? I was skip second sometimes trying to reduce shifting effort and hopefully gain some mpg. Now i just shift each gear but i do it at 2,000 in each gear. It's actually really smooth if you shift carefully.

It's so much fun playing with the shifting when you're not in a hurry to go anywhere.
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Old 10-31-2013, 07:06 AM
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I have had my 2008 535i since new. I had the HPFP recall, even though I never had a problem, and the replaced several injectors too. I have had all the recalls done. Never in an accident, and I do not abuse the car, although I do use the power when I can and when I want to.

It is a solid car, and, at 6+ years and 70 something K miles, it still brings smiles.

But.

You need to make sure (how, I leave to others) that any previously owned car is not a lemoned car, a water damaged car, or an accident repaired car. Don't trust carfax or a clean title either, since both can be scrubbed. Get a BMW expert tech, a good indy will do, to go over the car. If you get a one owner, great shape car, you are good, otherwise, you are at risk for an expensive headache, or, even if you have good insurance, a personal hassle getting things fixed and approved.

Many who owned the car, and it started having problems, dumped their cars, and, too, I bet the average lease person did not take extra care with the car either.
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