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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 10-04-2016, 11:40 AM
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Mein Auto: E60 550i SP
FS: 2008 550i ZSP w/Sport Auto

2008 (LCI) BMW 550i Sport Package (ZSP) with Sport Automatic Transmission, Deep Sea Blue Metallic with black leather interior, anthracite wood accents, and anthracite head liner.

The ZSP Package includes:
- Style 172 19" wheels
- 20-way Sport Seats (driver and passenger)
- Sport automatic transmission, with paddle shifters

I am the original owner of this car. I have performed meticulous preventive maintenance from the beginning, following Mike Miller's "old school maintenance," including annual brake line bleeding, 7,500 mile oil changes, and transmission fluid/filter changes at 70,000 and 105,000 mile intervals.

Everything on the car works perfectly, the body is straight, and the interior is in excellent condition. This car has never had a single mechanical or electrical problem of any kind. Ever. It has been the most trouble-free and reliable car I've ever owned. It drives as well today as it did the day I picked it up in Munich in July 2008.

I have had the motor oil analyzed at the following intervals:
- 55,390 miles (September 2011)
- 77,167 miles (November 2013)
- 95,624 miles (March 2015)

All of the oil analyses confirm that the engine is running great, the seals are all tight, and there is zero antifreeze or fuel detected.

The car has always been garaged, and currently has 116,634 miles on it.

Other options:
- Navigation System
- Heated seats and steering wheel
- Keyless access and start
- 20-way sport seats
- Parking sensors
- Logic 7 HiFi system

I average 21.6 mpg in combined driving. Cruising on the freeway I typically get 26.7 -- 27.1 mpg.

Everything on the car works and functions as new. I have never, EVER, had a single mechanical, electrical, or fit & finish problem with the car. It has been beyond, by any reasonable expectation, the most trouble-free car I've ever owned, or even heard of.

Here are the mods I've done, and extras that are included:
- Installed after-market backup camera that is fully integrated into the iDrive system
- Valentine 1 radar detector (hard wired)
- 15mm spacers on the rear wheels
- 15% tinted windows
- Drilled rotors all around
- Qwik Valve oil drain plug
- Suit coat hanger on back of driver's seat
- Winter wheels (18" square setup) with Pirelli SotoZero Tires
- All else is stock

Most recent major preventive maintenance performed (emphasis on "preventive"):

October 2014:
- Replaced the coolant pump, expansion tank, and all rubber hoses
- Replaced the A/C and serpentine belt (spare kept in the trunk)

December 2015 Replaced:

- Upper/lower front control arms and bushings
- Tie rods
- Front struts
- Bleed brakes

Last Oil Change: 112,815 (4,000 miles ago)

Kelley Blue Book estimated value is $12,247 (I rated it at the top of the scale (excellent) due to the amount of PM I've done do it, how well it runs, and the excellent condition of the body, interior, and mechanicals. I'm asking $13,500, because of the modifications I've done (camera, spacers, window tint), and it includes a complete set of winter wheels and tires, which have BMW center caps and TPM Sensors. The car is ready-to-go for year-round service.

To answer the inevitable question "why are you selling it?" I took delivery of a 2016 M4 yesterday, and I just don't have room in the stable for another pony.
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Old 10-05-2016, 09:34 PM
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Beware Craigslist Scam!

I posted an ad on Craigslist (Seattle) for this car, and within 30 minutes got a response from "Sgt. Patrick Kelley:"

SGT: "I will like to know if you are the first owner? Why are you selling it? How have you been using it? Kind Regards SGT Kelly"

Me: "Yes, I am the first and only owner. I bought the car new, and did European Delivery. Iíve owned this car since July 2008."

SGT: "Thanks for the reply, I am satisfied with the condition and your answers to my questions. I'm presently in Home of the Combined Arms Support Command, Fort Lee Virginia and I've been in the base for some time and due to my new job. I won't be able to come for it, I will have a pickup agent come for it on my behalf, I request this transaction be done via PayPal and the PayPal charges are on me, so I will like to proceed with payment. Do let me know if you have a PayPal account?"

Me: Heh, right. "You do realize that Iím in Washington State, in the Seattle area, and not in Washington D.C., correct? Are you certain you want to buy the car sight unseen, and ship it all the way across the country?"

SGT: "PayPal is all I can do at the moment and it's simple, just send me a money request via PayPal and I'll make payment. You can then withdraw your money into your bank or card and after which we can then schedule a time for collection by a pick up agent."

Me: "Iíll accept cash or a cashierís check only. In person. Since this is a scam, Iíll assume youíre not interested."

Mic drop.
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Old 10-05-2016, 10:52 PM
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Lucky. I have 2008 550 at 105,00. Loaded. Same rims! Lovem. However, from 98,000 till now I have needed to replace, battery, Internal voltage module, alternator, water pump, cleaned vanos, new belt, new tensionor, needed new crank sensor, and it has the dreaded valve seal problem where it smokes after idle. I did all the work myself, but damn it was like one after another in 6 months time lol. I pray the alternator gasket seal doesn't go. Or coolant expansion pipe! So many things can go wrong with these cars lol
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Old 10-06-2016, 12:13 PM
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Man if you would have posted this about three months ago I would have been ALL OVER IT. I purchased a 525i down in Everett in mid July. Good luck with your sale! She looks like a beauty.

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Old 10-06-2016, 12:14 PM
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Originally Posted by Aalabsi2211 View Post
Lucky. I have 2008 550 at 105,00. Loaded. Same rims! Lovem. However, from 98,000 till now I have needed to replace, battery, Internal voltage module, alternator, water pump, cleaned vanos, new belt, new tensionor, needed new crank sensor, and it has the dreaded valve seal problem where it smokes after idle. I did all the work myself, but damn it was like one after another in 6 months time lol. I pray the alternator gasket seal doesn't go. Or coolant expansion pipe! So many things can go wrong with these cars lol
Wow, that sucks.
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Old 10-06-2016, 01:23 PM
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This my be a stupid question but did you also post this in the private seller section of bimmerfest? I've bought and sold cars on CL. It is a workout with all the weirdos you meet trying to low ball you or scam you out of your money(car). Also try post on 5series.net.

That is truly a nice looking ride!
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Old 11-22-2016, 09:47 AM
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Sold to an awesome new owner for my asking price.
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