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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 10-01-2013, 03:29 PM
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No, no sirs, not me! Judging by the OP's pics and post:

Has a 1/4 mile long SLATE driveway
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Owns '13 BMW
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Owns '08 BMW (that he whipped out a check to purchase)
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Possibly owns a few other vehicles
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3 car garage
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lots of land
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white picket fence
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Um...disagree....a lot, LOL. Wife's car handles like a go cart and is 100x more fun to drive. The 550 doesn't remotely compare handling-wise. BMW is more refined...that's it. It can't even beat the Vette in fuel economy, LOL...
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Old 10-03-2013, 05:14 PM
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Re: Intro of my 08 550i What a machine!

I'm looking at this 2008 550i. Any advise out things to look out for? I'm coming from a 2007 650i.

I can't decide if I like the color combo or not, thoughts?!


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Old 10-03-2013, 05:35 PM
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Intro of my 08 550i What a machine!

Holy cow IL, buy that car! Prices are really starting to come down. I bought mine a few months ago, and a car like that was asking mid-30's. Make sure the CPO still lasts for a few months. Mine expires next week and I have hit it hard (probably close to $2k worth of work in the past 2 weeks). Look under the front with a flashlight and check for oil stains on the belly pan. Run the AC for a while and make sure it doesn't sound like a leaf is stuck in there (water backs up into the fan and kills the bearings).


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Old 10-03-2013, 05:40 PM
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Holy cow IL, buy that car! Prices are really starting to come down. I bought mine a few months ago, and a car like that was asking mid-30's. Make sure the CPO still lasts for a few months. Mine expires next week and I have hit it hard (probably close to $2k worth of work in the past 2 weeks). Look under the front with a flashlight and check for oil stains on the belly pan. Run the AC for a while and make sure it doesn't sound like a leaf is stuck in there (water backs up into the fan and kills the bearings).


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The factory warranty is up 11/6/2013. The car just had been serviced and got a copy of the PPI. New battery was installed in July too. No issues or accidents. I just don't know if I like the color combo or not?!

I am thinking of waiting until the warranty is up to but it, hoping the price drops more.

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Old 10-07-2013, 09:18 AM
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Welcome to the club. Which do you like better, the 550 or the 535?
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Im curious to know the same

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Thanks guys! The 535i feels like a shorter version of my previous 750Li. It is as advertised: Substantial and Confident on the road with smooth ride. The 550i feels a little more sporty and tight especially on twisty roads. I'd give the nod to 550i for feeling like a 335 and room of a 5 series.

Needless to say I love them both.

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Never thought I'd say this, but my 550 out handles and is more of a joy to drive than my C6 Corvette. Of course, the Vette has more brute power but the 550 has power + control + style. Love this car.


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What is amazing is the white Vette is what I looked at 2 days before deciding on the 550i. I just couldn't see it as a DD. But love the way it looks. In white!
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Old 10-08-2013, 08:00 PM
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Thanks guys! The 535i feels like a shorter version of my previous 750Li. It is as advertised: Substantial and Confident on the road with smooth ride. The 550i feels a little more sporty and tight especially on twisty roads. I'd give the nod to 550i for feeling like a 335 and room of a 5 series.

Needless to say I love them both.


What is amazing is the white Vette is what I looked at 2 days before deciding on the 550i. I just couldn't see it as a DD. But love the way it looks. In white!
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Old 10-09-2013, 06:34 AM
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Man you got a beautiful one there! I just can't add another car or it's divorce time....
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Old 10-09-2013, 10:49 AM
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Old 10-09-2013, 11:43 AM
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That mean's were twin's then?07 550 n 05 Vert Vette.
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Old 10-09-2013, 01:42 PM
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That mean's were twin's then?07 550 n 05 Vert Vette.
Only if the colors of both cars match!
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Man you got a beautiful one there! I just can't add another car or it's divorce time....
For me it was all about the timing: I already had the Vette; then bought her 535, THEN bought my 550. As long as she's happy I get to buy what I want


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Old 11-12-2013, 09:40 PM
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Man you got a beautiful one there! I just can't add another car or it's divorce time....
Thanks, it's been very reliable as well as fun to drive. Usually take it "for a walk" on weekends, but lately the 550 is getting most of the attention!


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Old 11-22-2013, 04:35 PM
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Love the wheels on the 550i! Nothing beats the sound of V8!


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I love the wheels also, now that I have ceramic pads and can keep them clean. Also love the sound of the V8, especially after hitting the passing gear in Sport mode!


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