5-Series (E12,E28, E34, E39, E60)Chat relating to the BMW 5-Series of all generations. Specific models include: BMW 518, BMW 520, BMW 520i, BMW 530i, BMW 528i, BMW 530i, BMW 518i, BMW 524d, BMW 525i, BMW 525e, BMW 528e, BMW 540i, BMW 535i, BMW 520d, BMW 525td, BMW 525d, BMW 530d, BMW 525i/xi, BMW 530i/xi. (BMW 5-Series Forum)
Jllphan has the right idea; I would stay away from BMWs at least for now, good ones cost much more than $3000. For the same amount you can get a nice Japanese car (Toyota for one) with much less headaches and less expensive to maintain, if any, than a beat up BMW with more than 1/4 of a million miles on it!!
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