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BMW 5-Series E60 Sedan was first seen in the Unites States in the fall of 2003 with a 2004 Model Year designation. The E61 wagon followed shortly there after. The E60/E61 5 series is now available as a 528i, 528xi, 535i, 535xi, 550i and a 535xi sports wagon! -- View the E60 Wiki

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Old 09-09-2019, 08:16 AM
Amidoubleu Amidoubleu is offline
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Went to test drive , battery dead

Looking to purchase 2006 530xi wagon, went to test drive , car wouldn't start , dealer tried to charge battery , he ended up purchasing brand new battery , have to wait for battery from bmw dealership , I am planning to go back once battery is in , and car starts - My Question is this : is there any other things I should b looking for, or what other questions should I ask ? I read posts and plan on driving car 0-60mph and not granny it .... any helpful tips or questions would b greatly appreciated.
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Old 09-09-2019, 08:35 AM
twh twh is online now
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Read the forum sticky. Read the OBD codes. A warranty would be good, even if it isn't real long. A look at the service records would be good if possible.

Still love my 2006 530xi sedan 6 speed MT.
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Old 09-10-2019, 03:31 AM
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Three words: Pre Purchase Inspection.
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Old 09-10-2019, 09:56 AM
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Get service history if at all possible. PPI noted above must include a careful check for body damage. These pigs are all aluminium from the windshield forward, and repairs are not cheap or easy.
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