I own a 528i with 167000 miles on the odometer. I bought it with 85000 a few years ago.
Thus far, I have probably spent more on this car than what a well adjusted reasonable person should spend in repairs. I have replaced the transmission (crappy GM auto), both front wheel bearings, water pump, thermostat and thermostat housing, catalytic converters, A/C compressor, and a few other minor things like the door handle, cup holders, brake rotors, pads, missing wheel hubs that WILL come off if not installed correctly, etc...
Yea, it runs flawlessly now but it came at a price. Sometimes it starts hard but nothing that has me losing sleep over- probably a weak battery.
I really love this car and don't think I could part with it but keep looking. I have topped out at around 140 mph on the Oklahoma turnpike with the wind at my back and it was solid as granite the entire time.
If I were you I would look for one with a manual.
1998 528i - sold 222,000 miles
1998 540i - sold 159,000 miles
2007 328i Coupe - 30,000 current
Last edited by ozarkmark; 06-15-2007 at 12:34 AM.