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Hey guys, I just joined the forum and was hoping to get some advice since I'm thinking of buying a new car pretty soon. My choices are a 2005-2006 Infiniti G35 with around 40-50,000 miles for around $16-18,000.... OR a 2001-2002 BMW 540i with around 80,000 miles, and this one goes for about $13.5-17,000....I understand that the G will be newer, cheaper to fix, but I'm really focused on the BMW (after all it is the "Ultimate Driving Machine") If you guys have and advice on mileage, taking care of the car, problems that this car may have, what can I expect from this car, or any other pros and cons for the BWM or any other advice, professional/personal ANYTHING, please let me know, I would greatly appreciate it. THANKS IN ADVANCE
Just my 2 cents. I got a 2002 540i with 64k miles, auto trans (I wanted an auto trans),
sport package (don't get one without the sport package), premium sound, pass thru rear
seat and laydown rear seat. It had brakes that measure out as new, a full size spare
that had never been on the ground, excellent leather and exterior (no dings), a 2 year
old battery, but did break a belt on the passenger power seat. Oh yeah, the tires were
about 90% of new. Everything else works perfectly.
well you might get some biased opinions here, I would suggest the 540i, but get the 6 speed not the auto. As Long as you do the recomended maintence and maybe to a little prevenative when you get it if you don't know when things were last done it should keep going and keep you happy for many miles.
Originally Posted by yammahamma
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Thanks I'm Going To Check It Out In A Few Days. The Only Downside Is That There's No Warranty And I Can't Get Extended Warranty Because Car Is Too Old And Have 75k Miles. That's Why I'm Afraid To Buy It, Cuz If I'm Unlucky, I'll Be Completely Screwed With The Repairs
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