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#1 (permalink) Old 05-10-2012, 12:47 AM
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Buying a 2005 525i

im in the market for my first ever bmw and i was just looking for some advice. The car will be used as my daily driver and i just want a car that will be able to run about 15000 miles a year with limited problems. I saw a 2005 525i with 100k miles for $14000. im just wondering if there are any major problems that occure on the car around that mileage. is it worth it to buy this car? any advice and perhaps a few numbers such as repair costs around that mileage would be great. my budget is about $15000 and i just need a car to get me to and from work. oh and i would also like it to be reasonably fast and fun to drive.
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oh and im 19 so im only making about $200 a week so cost of service is a big thing for me
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At that age, with that salary, I'd highly recommend a car that will be reliable as well as fun and cheap to fuel.

That would be a Honda Civic. You'll find it's a fantastic car.



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Honestly, with the very little money your making right now that is NOT te car for you. The E60 is not DIY friendly. The car contains a lot of very expensie electronic components which have been known to fail. You could easily spend your monthly budget in one repair

If you are wanting to learn to work on BMWs I would recommend an E30 or E36. If you don't plan on doing any of the work yourself you will quickly find these are not the car for you. Well maintained they are great cars and last a very long time. However an oil change will run you at least $100. Remember that when you get an older car they will need a basic servicing. So new oil, coolant, air filter, fuel filter. And don't forget about parts that wear out over time. Such as the Rear Shock Mounts. They need replacing about every 25-50,000 miles depending on brand.


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Honestly, with the very little money your making right now that is NOT te car for you. The E60 is not DIY friendly. The car contains a lot of very expensie electronic components which have been known to fail. You could easily spend your monthly budget in one repair

If you are wanting to learn to work on BMWs I would recommend an E30 or E36. If you don't plan on doing any of the work yourself you will quickly find these are not the car for you. Well maintained they are great cars and last a very long time. However an oil change will run you at least $100. Remember that when you get an older car they will need a basic servicing. So new oil, coolant, air filter, fuel filter. And don't forget about parts that wear out over time. Such as the Rear Shock Mounts. They need replacing about every 25-50,000 miles depending on brand.
I do agree with this. I would start with something easier to work on and maintain. However the price of the car isn't bad. But with 100k on it things could start kicking the bucket and need replacing.
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