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Old 12-26-2013, 12:03 PM
Drfatz Drfatz is offline
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Mein Auto: 2001 M5
Should I buy this one? :-)

Hi guys!

A bit of quick background! I am a BMW enthusiasts and have been for many years. I currently have a 2001 M5 which is in absolutely cherry condition. I should mention I do all of the maintenance on her myself so fixing modern BMWs doesn't scare me. That said, I don't know much about the X5. I am looking to get one to tow my race car and help lug large things around for my house. I've been reading up on them and they seem to be pretty durable...at least compared to an M5! Anything in particular I should look out for? I've heard CCV (which I assume is crank case vent?) can be troublesome. Also the transmission can give issues, as well as the water pump. I don't mind fixing things every so often so long as I am not pulling engines or transmissions.

I found this one and I have been back and forth with the seller a few times. He claims it is in great shape with all records on hand. No smoke, no transmission surging, CCV is not giving issues etc. I will be going to see it and will do a total checkout of it, but I wanted to see what you guys think about it and the price!

Thanks for the input!!

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