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Old 05-23-2004, 02:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My 540iA is coming to the end of the three year lease, the question is; should I buy it or
am I buying high maintence costs. Problem free so far but I have heard that the upkeep
is very expensive in year 5 on. What are the major issues/problems I can expect?
I love the car but, I want to drive for fun not only to the dealer for repairs. Comments please.
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Old 05-25-2004, 01:42 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Your car will drive alot further yet with probably no trouble.My 96 540i has 273,000kms on,and heads never been off.Be generous with transmission service...the steptronic gearboxs MUST be looked after.
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