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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 01-12-2013, 04:06 AM
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Traded the E61 for a CPO 2011 MB E350. It was trouble free and we really liked it, but it was time for a new car. Sorry BMW, no RFT's, numb electric steering, faulty HPFP's and carbonizing intake valves for me. Yes, the E350 is not a sports sedan, but it is highly capable, we owned 2 E-classes in the past and for us it won out vs the competition this time. Sadly, I'm not sure I would consider a newer BMW at all. Maybe, just maybe the X3, but only if the DI engine reliability issues are proven to be sorted out over time. We still have the 2005 ZHP and 2007 X3 which we love.
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I'm a forum newbie.... what's HFPH?
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Old 01-12-2013, 06:21 AM
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High Pressure Fuel Pump. BMW replaced a bunch on earlier models, they are under warranty and no longer an issue.
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Old 01-12-2013, 06:21 AM
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M-B, you'll be back soon.

HPFP = high pressure fuel pump
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Old 01-12-2013, 07:51 PM
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Traded the E61 for a CPO 2011 MB E350.
Did you get the E350 wagon? I have same dilemma, but have decided to stick with E61. I really like the BMW interior design, and the 300 HP is addictive (no decoking yet), and since F11 is not available in US, the family choice is to step down to an F31 3 series wagon. Limited wagon availability apart, the F10 is a great car.
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Old 01-13-2013, 03:59 AM
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No, sedan this time after a run of 4 wagons. A6, W210, W211, E61. The wagon years are over, my wife wanted a sedan now. CPO was up on the E61. For whatever reasons, we found the W212 much more appealing.
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High Pressure Fuel Pump. BMW replaced a bunch on earlier models, they are under warranty and no longer an issue.
That's a relief. Thanks for the response.
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Yeah, you'll be back!
While the exterior looks kinda decent, MB really needs to work on their interiors. The design looks like it belongs in a Sprinter van.



OP, best of luck with your Benz.
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No, sedan this time after a run of 4 wagons. A6, W210, W211, E61. The wagon years are over, my wife wanted a sedan now. CPO was up on the E61. For whatever reasons, we found the W212 much more appealing.
Good luck. My wife and I bought an W211 E350 4matic and 535 xi within a month of each other. While neither car has been problem free, the MB has been far more reliable. All the problems were non-electronic and could be fixed within no more than 3 days. In contrast my 535 has had problems at took weeks at a time to analyze. Yes the ride of the BMW is more exciting than the MB, but the MB is a great drive, too.

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Old 01-24-2013, 11:06 AM
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Good luck! In October picked up a 2013 E350 4 Matic Coupe for the wife. It's an easy car for her to drive-but its NOT a BMW. The "sports" mode and paddle shifters are a joke. But if its reliable...

Even after all the issues, keeping my 2008 E61 wagon (with Dinan S2...). Just don't see anything worth changing for and NO SUV FOR ME!
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Old 01-24-2013, 11:27 AM
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Traded the E61 for a CPO 2011 MB E350. It was trouble free and we really liked it, but it was time for a new car. Sorry BMW, no RFT's, numb electric steering, faulty HPFP's and carbonizing intake valves for me. Yes, the E350 is not a sports sedan, but it is highly capable, we owned 2 E-classes in the past and for us it won out vs the competition this time.
I am with you, great choice - beautiful car inside and out and handles great.
Speaking from personal experience my MB C-Klasse has been trouble free for 9 years now, hope E-Klasse is as reliable.
MB makes their own trannies unlike bimer so at least this is not going to hit you as bad as bimer can.
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