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|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)|
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You are right Torque - they are good cars.
I bought this car (91 535i) last spring from a friend for $800 - I am the 3rd owner and it now has 163K miles on it and it has new tires.
So far I have put about $900 in to it - fuel pump, filters, spark plugs, side marker lights, fuel tank door hinge, bowden cable on drivers door, thrust arms and bushings, glove box latch, battery and brake work. It has been an easy car to work on - I have done all the work except getting the front rotors turned and the rear rotors replaced. I also fixed the twisted seat back problem and power head rest at no cost.
These formus are the reason why I've been able to do all the work myself. In the days prior to the internet - I would've been taking the car to a mechanic most of the time. It's amazing how many people are willing to help out and it is much appreciated.
I still have a few things to fix on the car but nothing major - new fog lamps, windshield washer nozzles (expensive little buggers - must be the built in heaters), hazard light switch. There is no major body damage - few scratches, one small dent in right front fender. Paint is a bit faded in a few places but we live in a desert and we get a lot of heat and sun. Interior is OK - seats came unstitched at the seams in a few places.
Other than that - it's a good car and I feel pretty comfortable letting my two teenagers drive it to school. LOL - how many kids can say they drive a 5 series to school?
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