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  1. Hello, very new to the forum and I am interested to know whether I’d be a complete moron for considering buying an E60 now (and plan on using it as a daily for the next 5 years+) when the youngest now is bordering on 12 years old? I have been driving a 2007 Audi A4 B7 Cabrio (1.8 Turbo) since 2014 which was passed along to me by my dad - nice car for a 19 year old student although somewhat anaemic and now I’m in my mid 20s I’m feeling it’s time for a change. It’s also safe to say it’s not had the best life having always being run on a shoestring (starting with my Dad) and is on its 3rd of 4th last leg now - I’m shocked and secretly disappointed it continues to pass MOTs. Rather than another anonymous looking and dull driving Audi on a bad financing deal, I was thinking about setting myself up with something in the £8-9k region that was stylish and punchy. Enter the E60 in 3 litre diesel guise (330D or 335D). Now I’m no fool and understand the era was a bit...off in terms of reliability; but I just wonder if I am a certified maniac for thinking I could pick one up in 2021 and plan to drive it for about 5 years. I would plan to take this for regular servicing and don’t do that much driving really (although I’m not exactly spoiled for choice with reasonably priced petrol options). I suppose my questions are: - is 100k+ just too many miles? - Would 8/9 grand buy me something fairly reliable? - would cost of maintenance ruin me? - is there any key things I need to avoid/be wary of? - Should I just bite the bullet and get a higher mileage and lower spec F10 (would end up being a 2L Diesel)? Any and all opinions welcome and thank you for taking the time to read!
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    Looking at ‘79 528i

    Hello all, I’m new to the forums here, but I was looking for some information on e12’s as I can’t seem to find much of anything. Was wondering if parts are easy to find and if they’re pricey, how long the motors last, what common issues do the cars have, any info at all would be greatly appreciated, tell me what you know! And it’s good to be here!
  3. Just found this video (dated May2018), seems to be fair comment, should be informative for most potential newbie E60/E61 owners. Buying a used BMW 5 series E60, E61 - 2003-2010, Buying advice with Common Issues There's a few other BMW vids by the same guy (yet to watch them): Buying a used BMW 5 series F10/F11 - 2010-2017 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t8v58QiaWYI Buying a used BMW 7 series F01 - 2008-2015 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OVV1isHe4hg Buying a used BMW M5 (F10) - 2011-2017 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=geoivnl1QrY Buying a used BMW M5 E39 - 1998-2003 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SqYtJ4XWTpM
  4. Hi All, I hope this is in the right location for posting (sorry admins if not ) however I now need the best advice possible, I now have cleared funds to go and start sourcing my 5 M sport !! the issue I have is I don't know which one to go for, so its at this point im now asking you guys WHAT DO I PURCHASE have a budget of 8k don't want to spend it all and im looking at early years 55 06 etc and also 58 and 59 plates I like the early shape on the 55/ 06 car I know its real similar but there's something about the shape that's got me hooked its engine im struggling with,,, I do mostly motorway driving it will be a manual gearbox as auto is not a consideration so what you all think 520d or the 525d ???? thanks in advance all Jon
  5. The courtesy car I was driving for work broke down and the AA assisted. Got talking to the patrol man on the way back about cars, BMWs etc and he offered some advice... If you run out of fuel more often that not e34 / e39 need two cans / 10 litres of fuel to get going again. He has been to the rescue of one car where the people walked for 2 hours for fuel, the car didn't start so they called the AA. He then put in the 5 litres he carries and vvrrrrooom. The engine started I can understand that as the fuel tank is wider on the bottom as it goes under the spare wheel well. Just thought I'd let you guys know (and I know the ideal is not to let the fuel run that far down!)
  6. Hi guys, Need some expert advise from bmw enthusiasts. Always wanted a bmw but everytime ended up went with something more practical. Not really a car person and enjoy the creature comforts so not too fussed about squeezing out every bit of horsepower. That said I would like it to drive effortlessly and be up for road trips. Anyway the time has come to sell my mondeo, so maybe a bmw next... I plan to keep the car for 18 - 24 months, so if possible an option that will retain as much value for that period. I understand these cars have high maintenance costs and obviously nobody wants to have to spend too much on it, so advice on what to keep away from would be nice. The car will probably do about 8-10k a year It needs to be an estate and auto. That's about it really, is it possible? Cheers Jon