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2006 530i with 55k miles

Discussion in 'E60 (2004-2010)' started by Babydoc168, Mar 9, 2009.

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    I am considering the purchase of a 2006 530i with 55k miles. Any thing I should watch out for? My alternatives include an '04 or '05 545i or '06 330i. They are all priced within 1-2k of each other.

    Also, anyone with any advice as to whether I buy from an outfit like Carmax vs a BMW dealer?


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    If you have been a member of BMW CCA for at least one year, i.e., 12 continuous months, you are eligible for a rebate of $500 for a CPO, certified pre-owned, car if you buy it from a BMW dealer.
    Many, but not all, of the used models at a BMW dealer are CPO. The warranty on a CPO is six years or 100,000 miles. If you drive a lot that might be of value to you.
    If you buy from a BMW dealer, some dealers will give you a loaner car when you bring it to them for service. It depends on the dealer. Some dealers will give you a loaner even if you did not buy it from them.
    Test drive both cars, a 530i and a 545i. There is a noticeable difference in the power, if you like power. Some features on the 545i are standard where they are optional on a 530i. Look carefully at the options list. The prices the 545i seems to be dropping rather quickly now so make sure you shop around.
    Good Luck.
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    On thing to consider would be the maintenance. According to the Service Manager and Mechanics, at my local service center, the V-8's need more service. The Mechanics specifically stated even though the can work on their own vehicles they still prefer in line 6 cylinders.

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