Just bought the car. body is straight and engine is clean. tranny was replaced so I hope this car will last me a few years. I'd like to get 100k, but only time will tell. I love the power and handling. engine has a rattle, but I've never owned one so not sure if it's normal.
powerful engine. comfortable seats.
needs cup holders and more storage space. sure it's luxury car, but it should be practical as well.
I bought this car four years ago and I have not had any major problems with it. The car was cared for very well. Maintenance is the most important part of owning this car. It is not a real car unless you have to take care of it. This is a car that I will have as long as possible. I would not trade it for anything (maybe an M5). This car has a timeless design and I still get compliments on what a good looking and beautiful car it is. I think the AC Schnitzer wheels really improved the appearance. I love the handling and the very very quick and secure response . The car will stop on a dime, has been very useful a couple of times. Living in CO the snow is not a problem with this car.
I love telling people that I have a V8 that gets 24+ mpg, with over 160K on it, in everyday driving conditions. The intimidating look it has when it comes up behind another car on the highway and its ability to make cars move over.
The adaptive trany sometimes seems to confuse it's self. Thos makes for some hard shifts once in a blue moon. The glass head and foglights tend to crack somewhat easy with road gravel in the winter time.
I purchased the 530i from a private party used with 117k miles on it. It was well maintained and has exceeded all expectations I had for this car. Just a fantastic 3.0 eight cylinder engine. Great ride and gets 20 plus mpg.
I've owned mine for 7 years, live in
Germany where it can stretch it legs
which it does VERY WELL. I have the 6-
spd manual trans, love using all those
gears and moving along at 130mph.
Averages 24.5mpg. It has 340,000km
(212,500 miles), not a problem with any
serious mechanical part of the car, and
I'm surprised to read about
engine/transmission changes from those
who have had these problems. Mine runs
as good as the day I bought it 7 years
ago, and it still does 157mph. I can't
imagine selling it for any reason,
workabee buds are forever trying to get
me to sell it to them. Not a chance....
6-sp gearbox, 286hp engine,
reliability, sporting nature, just a
pleasure in all respects every time I
get into it.
Get rid of some of the automation, like
putting the wipers at intermittent wipe
when stopped, the "all-or-nothing"
defroster" (give me some levers that I
can adjust to send the air where *I*