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Buying a used 5 Series



  • ptchowptchow Posts: 14
    is $29,200 out the door or before fees and taxes? thanks for the information. it is very helpful to see what others are paying for a similar car. Thank you for your advice.
  • chintchint Posts: 30
    Yes the used car market is going strong , read article below

    I believe you can get the price down by a maximum of 2000.

    I purchased a 07 530 with 16 k miles 2 months ago for around 30K

    The car has Prem Pkg , Steptronic , and satelite radio

    I recently talked to my salesman and he said the prices have gone up since I purchased and the CPO cars have been flying off the lots
  • Hi, yes the 29,200 was before tax and lic. but the two pay. by BMW took the net down to 27,400 before tax and lic.. That was a temp. deal and made it really attractive (wish they would have kept that one!) There are a lot out there right now as they come off leases...good luck, I am sure you will find the right one!!
  • chintchint Posts: 30
    Is ur payment $900 a month ??
  • dwmorodwmoro Posts: 1
    I have a 525i 2003, what non-snow tires are recommended as best for performance driving?
  • roadburnerroadburner Posts: 6,287
    The Dunop Direzza Star Spec offers the best performance at a reasonable price- and it's also suitable for track days.

    2009 328i / 2004 X3 2.5/ 1995 318ti Club Sport/ 1975 2002A/ 2007 Mazdaspeed 3/ 1999 Wrangler/ 1996 Speed Triple Challenge Cup Replica

  • bruinleebruinlee Posts: 3
    I am about to purchase '07 530i with 25k miles on it. The car has a prem pkg with Nav, but no sports pkg. My question to the forum is how important is a sports pkg to you guys? Also, the car is CPO and I think I could negotiate the price down to 31k from 31.8k advertised price. If it is CPO, how long it is covered under warranty. I am bit confused by it being a first time BMW buyer.

    Thanks, :shades:

  • kostiakostia Posts: 3
    I am thinking you can do better than 31K, but depends on a lot of other factors.
    CPO is up to 100K miles or 6 years from the date it went into service whichever is first.
  • arache97arache97 Posts: 20
    Hello guys/gals, looking at a the above CPO vehicle. Selling price is $28,495 with 40k miles. Am thinking of making an $25,000 offer. What do you guys think?
  • nibsnibs Posts: 65
    I have the comfort seats in my 06 530xit. Totally awesome seat. They adjust 20 different ways so I'm sure you will be comfy int them.
  • I am considering a 2006 530xi CPO with 11K miles, navigation, prem pkg, prem sound, cold weather, fold down rear, sat. radio, auto trans. Dealer is asking $38,600. Even with low mileage, this seems very high (KBB quotes $34K). Is it appropriate to pay such a premium for CPO, even when the maintenance warranty would expire in a year? Thanks in advance for any guidance/help!
  • roadburnerroadburner Posts: 6,287
    Go to BMW NA's web site and perform a search for CPO E60s. That should give you a ballpark number.

    2009 328i / 2004 X3 2.5/ 1995 318ti Club Sport/ 1975 2002A/ 2007 Mazdaspeed 3/ 1999 Wrangler/ 1996 Speed Triple Challenge Cup Replica

  • barnjonbarnjon Posts: 1
    Any help would be great... What do I look for?.. Can I trust the CPO program... Really want a manual trans... any problems with 40k/50k vehicles...Anything...Thanks..... :)
  • roadburnerroadburner Posts: 6,287
    Good dealers run good CPO programs. My dealer(Swope BMW, Louisville, KY) does a great job. As I noted above, go to BMW USA and perform a CPO search. The cars themselves have proven to be very reliable and a 40K-50K car shouldn't need more than brakes-if that-and scheduled maintenance for a long time to come.

    2009 328i / 2004 X3 2.5/ 1995 318ti Club Sport/ 1975 2002A/ 2007 Mazdaspeed 3/ 1999 Wrangler/ 1996 Speed Triple Challenge Cup Replica

  • mrfinaglemrfinagle Posts: 20
    Hey just a follow up to those considering a used bimmer like the 2002 530i Sport I got with 70ish k miles last year. I bought it with new snow tires on the car. It drove great. When I switched to the summer wheels, I noticed a shimmy immediately at 40 mph and eventually, uneven (camber) wear on the rear tires after a few thousand miles. I needed a new suspension and my mechanic recommended new rims because they didn't spin true. I kept the rims but the suspension was $3000. You WILL need this more or less around 50-100k mi depending on your location/ roads, so if it hasn't had that, factor the cost in. :( Also, the overfill coolant tank is plastic and WILL crack, so factor 150 or so for that. The power steering tends to weep, in my case just a new cap/etc for 100. If it hasn't been replaced already, the battery is 100+. If you DIY, then keep a jumper battery connected to +/- before disconnecting the dead battery (if not, your security will think you're trying to steal the car and lock you out of starting it). :sick: I need to top off about 1 quart oil every 3000. With automatic, the car gets between 20 and 23 mph local and highway if you don't drive like you're on the track at Indy. Net net, it is an investment. I compare my out-of-pocket to a friend who bought a new Hyundai for 16k. If you want low maintenance, high gas mileage, and don't care about effortless acceleration up to 100+ or all that G force cornering on ramps, then that's a better buy I guess. Me, I just bought racing tires for a little track fun. :shades: Good luck.
  • roadburnerroadburner Posts: 6,287
    A new suspension? What parts were replaced? My wife had a 528iA and over 130K miles it only needed two front struts and two tie rod ends.

    2009 328i / 2004 X3 2.5/ 1995 318ti Club Sport/ 1975 2002A/ 2007 Mazdaspeed 3/ 1999 Wrangler/ 1996 Speed Triple Challenge Cup Replica

  • gardisgardis Posts: 185
    Guys is there any way to do a more refined "search" on the BMW USA website for a model search? For example, I'd like to search for vehicles only with Sports pkg, or only 2007, refine the search like that, I cannot find anyway to do that. I have to sort through hundreds of vehicles which are totally not to my liking. Any suggestions?
  • mrfinaglemrfinagle Posts: 20
    hi roadrunner! well pretty much everything. Front and rear struts (Bilstein), control arms/bushings, etc. This car was preowned in NYC and you know the roads there. The mechanic is well respected on bimmer forums and I saw the worn parts myself on the lift.

    If anybody has <20 lb 17x8+ e39 wheels in good shape for my new tires let me know.
  • gardisgardis Posts: 185
    Dealer told me that a 530XI with Sports pkg is only 'cosmetic' and has no effect on performance. I like the Sports pkg because of the shadowline trim and steering wheel distinctive, and the special rims. But the XI doesn't carry the special rims, it has the regular 5 series rims. I almost never see a plain 530i with Sports, it seems all the vehicles have XI now. I hate to miss out on a good deal for a car, vehicle only has 23, 300miles on it, pristine condition. I need advice.
  • shiposhipo Posts: 9,152
    What your dealer told you is correct, the "xi" models all have the same suspension regardless of whether they were ordered with the "Sport Package" or not.

    Best regards,
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