So I am looking to get an E60/E61. I love the looks of the saloon and it's fat arse, but I also like the practicality of the tourer for tip runs, throwing the dog in the back etc. So either will do me, as long as I can find one that's been looked after in the spec I want.
Again, this isn't massively specific, apart from it has to be non-sun/pan roof M-Sport, with black leather. I really cannot deal with beige carpets and doorcards/dashboard. I'd like to steer clear of silver bodywork too, but if the spec demands it, then so be it, but I'd prefer carbon black or the dark blue (is that Monaco?), with space/silver grey as a back up.
Now, with regards to nav, i-drive and that side of it, I really don't care. I won't be using the BMW nav as it sucks ballsacks. However, HUD would be nice. I do prefer the spiders too, but I guess I'd be ok with MV2s.
The burning question is, do I go for the 530d, or the 535d? I know the 35 is more powerful, but it also has more turbos, and therefore more to go wrong. At most, I'd likely remap it slightly for a little more power, but this is for a daily commute, so the 30 would probably suffice. There also seems to be an abundance of 30's, so more likely that I could find one I like, or is it worth holding out for the right 35? Would mileage be such an issue? I guess something with 160k and serviced every 12 months/12k religiously would be better than something on 89k with only 8 stamps in the book.
I do like the look of this https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201912145332624
But then again, I like this too https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201905037602211
My budget is around £4500, which I know isn't great, but it's all I have at the moment with just buying a new house.
Any advice/recommendations would be greatly appreciated.