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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 11-05-2012, 10:08 AM
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2005 BMW 525i $12,500. Good Price?

Looking to get into this, good idea?
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Old 11-05-2012, 01:49 PM
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Steering wheel and dash (near light switch) appear to be severely sun damaged -- or is that just the lighting in this photo?

Also the way the tailpipe hangs down from the rear bumper makes me wonder if the stock exhaust is damaged or a very poor fitting aftermarket system was fitted.

The above two concerns + mileage would make me keep looking for a better car, but that is just me. Have you checked for evidence of collision repair? And what options does the car have?
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Old 11-05-2012, 01:54 PM
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Steering wheel and dash (near light switch) appear to be severely sun damaged -- or is that just the lighting in this photo?

Also the way the tailpipe hangs down from the rear bumper makes me wonder if the stock exhaust is damaged or a very poor fitting aftermarket system was fitted.

The above two concerns + mileage would make me keep looking for a better car, but that is just me. Have you checked for evidence of collision repair? And what options does the car have?
I haven't physically looked at the car yet, just in the market for a used BMW. What other issues as far as performance do you think I would have (judging from the mileage and cosmetic appearances?)
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Old 11-05-2012, 02:16 PM
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Here is another photo.
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Old 11-05-2012, 05:03 PM
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looks kinda rough.
i would invest in a 530i , you could find them around the same price.
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Old 11-05-2012, 05:25 PM
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Look at a 3 series if you have that budget. That looks like a straight up money pit.
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Old 11-05-2012, 05:39 PM
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I agree, try to find a 530i, you won't be diss appointed!
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Old 11-05-2012, 05:53 PM
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Old 11-05-2012, 07:09 PM
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:-( well this sucks..... They want me to get this.
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Old 11-05-2012, 07:12 PM
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Early E60's with some miles on them can easily become massive money pits. I'd at least be trying to get a copy of the service history and anything else you can find out about the car and it's history. Can you turn a wrench or would you be dependent on the dealership for anything that were to go wrong??
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Old 11-05-2012, 07:15 PM
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I'm a pretty fast learner, also this is one of the reasons I came to this site was for support on anything mechanical or electronic.
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Old 11-05-2012, 07:18 PM
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There are definitely more DIY type things around on the E39
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Old 11-05-2012, 09:57 PM
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Wow now that's a lot of wear on the interior. I know it's 7 years but still you may be disappointed when you see all the interior soft touch materials worn off like that.
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Old 11-05-2012, 11:07 PM
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So I should take a walk on this one? This wouldn't be a diamond in the rough would it?
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Old 11-06-2012, 05:10 AM
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I just wouldn't pay that much for it

I paid 7K for mine, albeit a 2004 and more miles

edit: interestingly enough, the color of that one and mine are exactly the same, inside and out
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Old 11-06-2012, 08:07 AM
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Something doesn't smell right on the state of the interior. If you look at the steering wheel and even the knob for the radio they look either extremely dusty or something has broken down the plastic. Usually you see this look on very old cars where the UV has eventually broken down the plastics. But other chemicals can attain that look. Is this perhaps a flood salvage?
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Old 11-06-2012, 08:44 AM
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I just bought my 2005 530i with 87K miles on the clock and every single service record since the single owner did a factory delivery (I even have all the factory delivery paperwork). The car looks brand new compared to those pics.

paid 14K cash. I'd keep looking.
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Old 11-06-2012, 09:12 AM
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