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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 07-11-2014, 11:39 AM
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Is this a god deal?

2009 BMW 328i with 91,000 miles for $17,000. Has nav, steptronic, sports, and premium packages. New battery and rear tires. All scheduled maintenance performed at local BMW dealership.

Looking for a low mileage 2004-2008 5 series and came across this vehicle from a private owner. Thoughts?
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Old 07-11-2014, 11:58 AM
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My main concern is the mileage. He did not accept $16,000 but maybe I can get him to $16,500-$16,800.

KBB: $16,928 (very good)
Edmunds: $17,106 (clean)
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Old 07-11-2014, 12:12 PM
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Before you decide, take a took at the maintenance history find out what was replaced. Buying a BMW from a private seller and not knowing what was done to the car can affect the price. The seller would be able to go to BMW and get a print out of the service history.
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Old 07-11-2014, 12:17 PM
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I can get all the service history since he maintained it at the BMW dealer. I will verify the service.

The alternative vehicle I am looking at is a 2004 BMW 530i with 61,000 miles for around 12,500. I have seen the service records and everything is routine. Clean carfax. New battery and brake service recently completed.
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Old 07-11-2014, 12:54 PM
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I can get all the service history since he maintained it at the BMW dealer. I will verify the service.

The alternative vehicle I am looking at is a 2004 BMW 530i with 61,000 miles for around 12,500. I have seen the service records and everything is routine. Clean carfax. New battery and brake service recently completed.
You do realize that it's almost 11 year old car, right? 11 years....that is OLD.
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Old 07-11-2014, 12:58 PM
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You do realize that it's almost 11 year old car, right? 11 years....that is OLD.
But 61k isn't bad as long as the car was taken care of.
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Old 07-11-2014, 01:00 PM
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Still...11 years. That is old. I get the mileage is low, but the age of the car. But then, I keep my cars until wheels fall off, so I couldn't imagine purchasing 11 years old car. It would be 21 years old by the time I was done with it lol
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Old 07-11-2014, 01:04 PM
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Car is old but looks very good. We are talking about a car that has been driven less than 6,000 miles a year. No door panel flaking, dry sunroof & trunk, clear headlights, etc.
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Old 07-11-2014, 01:06 PM
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Want to spend less than $13k so the 2004 is tempting. However, the 2009 seems like a much better deal if $16,500 is doable.
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I had a E60 with 100k miles and were getting all kinda problems including transmission surges , I would suggest try to get something with lower miles.


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Old 07-13-2014, 11:08 AM
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I just recently bought a 2008 550i with 90K. It came with the sports package, cold weather package, nav, adaptive cruise, night vision, heads up display, etc. I got the full service record for the car. The previous own took care of it, never missed any maintenance. Car is immaculate inside an out. I payed 18K, car blue books for around 22K with all the options it came with & condition. Runs and drives great. If you buy a car with higher miles, just try and make sure the previous owner took good care of it. Never hurts to have a mechanic of your choosing look over the car before purchasing. That's what I did, and I'm happy with my choice. Best of luck to you.

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Old 07-13-2014, 11:50 AM
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Ended up with a 2005 3.0 X5 with 99k miles. We loved the extra space and $11,000 price. Serviced at dealership past 9 years and everything checked out during ppi. Time to switch sub forms and start my preventative maintenance regiment. Thanks all.
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Old 07-13-2014, 02:07 PM
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Nice, I got a buddy with a 4.8 X5. He's got over 100K miles on it and still runs and drives great. He takes good care of it, stays on top of all the maintenance. Good luck with your X5. Just take care of it and it should last you for some time.

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Old 07-13-2014, 08:12 PM
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Maintenance Records is a must. If maintenance records can not be produced ask seller do they mind you taking it to BMW for testing. Its better to pay 100 - $150.00 so BMW can tell you what needs to be replaced or if it is in good standing instead of 17,000 and have problems later....I know I great BMW guy in Acworth area who service my 2008 BMW 550i.
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