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E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010)
BMW 5-Series E60 Sedan was first seen in the Unites States in the fall of 2003 with a 2004 Model Year designation. The E61 wagon followed shortly there after. The E60/E61 5 series is now available as a 528i, 528xi, 535i, 535xi, 550i and a 535xi sports wagon! -- View the E60 Wiki

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Old 05-07-2013, 07:30 PM
Amerjan Amerjan is offline
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Mein Auto: BMW 535i xDrive
New Purchase Questions

Barring some calamity, I will take possession of a 5 Series (2010) from a private seller tomorrow. The 535has less than 30,000 miles and has a clean car fax. I've searched the forums and got a lot of information but had the following questions:

* The car (private seller) seems to be in mint condition. Should I get a pre-purchase inspection or is that a waste of money.
* The car will be often parked on the street and I'll do a lot of highway travel. Would it be a good idea to get the car vinyl wrapped ? What would be the cost and does anyone know of a reputable establishment in NYC that would do this ? Lastly, what would be the approximate cost ?
* The one thing that car lacks is PDC. This has probably been beaten to death, but does anyone know of an aftermarket substitute. I would be fine with a license plate mounted option.

And I would appreciate any other advice you may have. Thank you.
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Old 05-07-2013, 07:38 PM
st1sj st1sj is offline
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It's always a good idea to get a pre-purchase inspection!
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