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BMW 5-Series Maintenance and Repair



  • x021627x021627 Posts: 148
    It's normal. I had a 2008 528xi, which never needed oil. I now have a 2011 535 drive that I had to add a quart. Heard its normal for turbos. This was about 12k miles. I'm now at 26k and I see the need to add another quart. Nothing to worry about IMHO :)
  • Thanks to both- I figured it was sort of OK- now that there is no dipstick (which I hate) it maybe is a little more accurate or something
  • 530ir1150r530ir1150r Posts: 263
    This weekend I passed 200k miles on my 2002 530i 5 speed/sport package. Car was bought through the European Delivery Program, delivered in Munich on July 4, 2002. No problems at all, still on original clutch. Maintenance costs are:

    Scheduled 7041.22
    Recurring 10071.59
    Damage 848.00
    Unscheduled 6615.06

    Total 23876.17 0.12/mile

    MPG since new: 26.5

    Average speed: 47.8 MPH
  • kyfdx@Edmundskyfdx@Edmunds Posts: 25,898
    That's amazing... since my commute changed, I've moved from averaging around 36 mph up to 41 mph... My mileage is still around 26 mpg..

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  • mr_mmr_m Posts: 2
    If you own one or owned one please share your experience.
    looking to buy used, 2008-2009 528i or 535i xDrive and I need to know if it worth a money
    I know it drives and handles well but, I see lot mixed reviews. just how reliable is this car!?
    what it the major problems if there is any? (i know German car is fun to drive, but some is pain in the a.. :sick: )
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