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Old 12-19-2004, 12:41 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey everyone,

New on the site and never owned a Bimmer. I'm looking for a nice 3 or 5 series for around 15K, from what I see on eBay probably a 99' or 00'. Just wanted to get some input as to peoples experiences with these cars. Should I consider a convertable? Which models are the easiest to maintain? My work has me running around with very successful people these days and the Ford Ranger is just not cutting it...lol
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Old 12-20-2004, 05:17 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I'm replying to myself, that's wierd. I went and looked at BMW's today, I think the 5 series is the way to go for me. I will probably have to spend a bit more $ but I'm willing. Are 4 or 5 year old 5 series good solid cars?
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I just bought a 2001 330ci and when i did research i asked some BMW mech. that i know and a guy i know that works with turner motorsports and they all told me the same thing the 540 and the 740 are harder to work on and more on parts. the 3 series are easy to work on and the parts are cheaper unless it is an M3. I dont know about the 525 but i would stick to the 3 series if i were you. I love my new car im sure you will be happy with what every BMW you get?

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Thanks 4-6, asking the mechanic is a good idea. I don't want a car that will cost a million to fix.
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