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)
sway bar end links, shock mounts, control arm bushing, muffler...
other than that, the cars are pretty damn solid.
If you hear clinking under the car while driving, its sway bar links ($100)
If you hear a clunk over bumps INSIDE the car, its shock mounts ($50)
If you feel a wobble or a "shimmy" at 55mph , its the control arm bushing ($300)
If the car is excessively loud, its most likely the muffler ($300)
They are pretty reliable, and not TOO bad to maintain.
How many miles and how much $$ is the one your looking at?
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