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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 01-17-2011, 12:20 PM
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99% horror stories as of late... Lets here some GOOD NEWS!!!

I love the Internet and being able to learn/share all sorts of auto/moto info, but man, lately the posts I'm reading have been dominated by bitches about their BMW. That being said, how about a thread showing some GOOD STUFF... like cars with high mileage and hardly any problems... good experiences with dealers... I dunno whatever!

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Old 01-17-2011, 12:40 PM
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My hardwired V1 saved my ass this morning. I just flipped a u-turn under I-10 and got on it pretty hard, I was up to 75 on the feeder when I got the laser, slowed down and saw a cop about 1/2mile up the road pulling out to get the guy next to me in his Mustank.

Also if you're going to hardwire a V1, save yourself a LOT of hassel and go buy a tighter fitting connector. After 30minutes of troubleshooting I pulled out a connector my dad used to wire up a horse trailer. Redneck meets BWM, works like a charm though, no more wires hanging across the windshield!
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Old 01-17-2011, 12:40 PM
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Drove past a fairly new lexus with a collapsed axle on side of the road at lunchtime today, so much for that reliable stuff. Pulled in parking lot and got a complement from two kids driving a ricer who also asked "how fast does it go."
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Old 01-17-2011, 01:48 PM
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When my '07 530i does 90mph the ride feels like I'm doing 30-40mph. Never had that feeling in any other car.
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Old 01-17-2011, 01:49 PM
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Old 01-17-2011, 01:53 PM
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I haven't driven my car in 2 weeks because I'm waiting for money to get it fixed. I sat in it last night and it felt good.
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Old 01-17-2011, 02:08 PM
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I found a coolant leak under my 545 two weekends ago. Castle Rock Imports in Colorado determined it to be a worn temperature sensor and fixed it for the staggering sum of $109 including labor.

I guess any repair is a bit of a drag, but there's one that could have been a lot worse.
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Old 01-17-2011, 02:26 PM
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Got into my 530i this afternoon after a long day at the office and sighed. I was actually looking forward to my Atlanta commute. Not many car owners can say that.
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Old 01-17-2011, 02:32 PM
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lol you can do better than that one WJGreer!

OK - here's mine...

Six years into the E60's lifecycle and Car & Driver STILL ranks the E60 as the best luxury sport sedan in the world! And Consumer Reports just reported that BMW is thee top perceived luxury brand.

I know it's the best - its just nice that the experts feel that way too.
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Old 01-17-2011, 02:35 PM
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I have a CPO 2007 530XI that I purchased with 22K miles on it one year ago, no previous issues other than a wheel sensor that was replaced at 12K. I've now got 41K on the vehicle and this car is the nicest vehicle I've ever owned. The car has been perfect so far, it's quiet, solid, and travels like soft butter on bread when cruising at 80. I get 23.7MPG with 60/40 driving. So far no complaints about the car. I noticed the dealer loves to take advantage of the warranty when the car goes in for routine though..........
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Old 01-17-2011, 03:03 PM
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BMW is on the way over to your house to take your car back! so they can look it over to see why you have had no problems with it, plus the wish to make sure you have plenty of trouble when the warranty runs out! break down timer probably broken.
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Old 01-17-2011, 03:13 PM
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Well, I went over to my girlfriend’s house last night (just after dropping off my wife down at the hospital to have a baby) and I didn't have a single HPFP issue on my 2007 550.
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Old 01-17-2011, 03:28 PM
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Well, I went over to my girlfriend’s house last night (just after dropping off my wife down at the hospital to have a baby) and I didn't have a single HPFP issue on my 2007 550.
Odd, I'm in Houston this week. Just went to the hospital last night because my girlfriend was having a baby and my wife insisted on staying at home.
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Old 01-17-2011, 07:44 PM
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According to ups.com, my new wheels are on the big brown truck and are "out for delivery". That's good news.
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Old 01-17-2011, 10:18 PM
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Odd, I'm in Houston this week. Just went to the hospital last night because my girlfriend was having a baby and my wife insisted on staying at home.
Funny I too am in houston because my mom is having a baby and my sister is hooking up with some old guy.

I love my car! Here I was getting her a bath before driving her to airport. Hand wash and they get inside the rims.



Here she is for the next 5 days



I love how easy it is to tune the car!
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Old 01-18-2011, 03:59 AM
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Here she is for the next 5 days

Nice parking job!
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Old 01-18-2011, 09:22 AM
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Haha! I love it! (both the hospital predicament and parking job that is)

I think he parked like that because he either pays for two spots, or, it's a Bimmer only floor. Aren't there two more behind you?
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Old 01-18-2011, 09:33 AM
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Nice parking job!
Yes. Future poster over on this thread.

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=509934
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Old 01-18-2011, 09:48 AM
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Took the new girlfriend out for a long drive down to Avalon NJ (the shore), a little dinner, a lot of wine, and then she slides into the front seat and says "I just love how this seat wraps around me with that drunken twinkle in her eye!"

Nuff said ;-)
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Old 01-18-2011, 10:57 AM
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Being an E60 owner for three weeks, I discovered a few days ago that I actually bought two cars for the price of one. The first is the "normal" one that I've been driving the past month. The "other" car is the one I'm driving when I pull the shifter over to Sport mode. Wow! What a difference! A whole 'nuther car!
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Old 01-18-2011, 11:08 AM
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I love the fact that even other E60 owners around here tend to do a double-take when they see that my car has a manual transmission along with that "45" on the trunk lid.

But if you want a recent story of success... how about the stunned expression on my face when I realized that even with all season tires, my E60 is actually pretty damned stable and controllable in the middle of a serious snowfall. Sure the car got a little sideways on occasion on my drive home (max speed 40mph instead of the 60-70 on the highway) but never once did it feel like she was outside of my ability to put her back on track.

With more snow and ice coming in this week, let's hope that keeps up!

Oh, and to my cheapest repair ever. After a week and a half of having occasional "Active Steering" lights and "Dynamic Drive" malfunctions, my 1 liter can of CHF11S came in and I was able to top up my hydraulic system. One week now, no problems
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Old 01-18-2011, 01:06 PM
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I took my car to the dealer for a sunroof weather strip replacement and they had some pretty good hot chocolate! Lol
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Old 01-18-2011, 04:10 PM
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Here she is for the next 5 days

Birds of a feather flock together in parking decks?

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Old 01-18-2011, 06:08 PM
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Nice parking job!
Thanks, Right by a big concrete post. Its the BMW corner not floor at the ATL airport daily parking. Its right next to the Porshe section Its at the farthest end of the deck.

Hairball, that just not cool. Why would you say such a thing. I still have to go to dent wizard to have what looks to be a shopping card dent in my passenger door. Again from an earlier post I will keep the Guage hijacking on from my JB4 upgrade so that the fuel reads empty. Don't need the wife taking the car out shopping again. She swears she parked way out. She drove all the way home with the mirror pushed all the way forward.
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Old 01-18-2011, 06:33 PM
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Well, I went over to my girlfriend’s house last night (just after dropping off my wife down at the hospital to have a baby) and I didn't have a single HPFP issue on my 2007 550.
Ding Ding, we have a winner!!!
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