2006 BMW 5 Series 530xi 4dr Wagon AWD (3.0L 6cyl 6M)
In the market for a car in 2009 and for the price of a boring Accord V6 ($39k in Canada) I got a 530xiT CPO with 60,000 km on it.
Had to deal with electronic glitches here and there (tire sensors, oil level sensors, etc) and the transmission is somehow brutal when accelerating from a red light.
Also experience problems at idle, irregular rpms..but all covered by CPO warranty.
Driving is a blast: I put 40,000 km on it annually and wouldn't want to drive any other car @$700/month. If I could afford a '12 MB E350 4matic station, I could consider a trade but even if I need to rebuild the tranny, it will still be cheaper and more fun to drive my 530xit into the ground.
170k km heading for 400k
smooth engine, precise handling, Logic 7 sound, looks great for a station
- Electronics, even the service manager told me "BMW sucks at electronics, people buy it for the drive not the reliability".
Pathetic but true.
- Transmission a bit rough some times
- Heard that cup holders are a bit tiny for the soon-to-be-obese big gulp amateur...really????
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