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Old 06-23-2019, 12:04 AM
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Think to buy a 545i 2004

Hello everyone,

I'm thinking about buying a 2004 545i (which have a V8, 4.4 engine) and have a milage of 210,000 Km, do you think it's reliable car? And what do you suggest to check when I go to inspect it? I'll be so grateful for any advice or any information in this regard


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Old 06-23-2019, 12:48 PM
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Check this thread out by banglenot. It's a sticky at the top of this sub-forum:
2007 E60 550i Sport 6MT
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Old 06-24-2019, 08:16 AM
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^^ That, and unless it has great maintenance records or you can DIY, I wouldnt recommend the car simply because you are going to have to put some work into it. (ask me how)
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Old 06-24-2019, 08:28 AM
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I remember transmissions issues on the 2004... Research... Mine did some weird stuff between 1st and 2nd gear

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Old 06-24-2019, 09:21 AM
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I wouldn't buy that car, with that engine and mileage, unless you have good records of what's been done AND you're comfortable with DIY -- or you're married to a mechanic.

Too many years, too many KM, too little known, too much $$ to be spent at dealers or indy shops.

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