We just bought a 2000 BMW 5-Series 4 door Sudan for 1800 dollars with 265,000 miles on it. Can I please get some input on that and have I made the right decision????
It is impossible to say without seeing the car and driving it which you have done. What do you think?
I understand. Rather I should ask if anyone knows how many miles can this engine stand taken well care of???
Well, you've already made the decision, so, it must be the right one for you. Do you love the car? Think of it this way, you didn't pay a lot for it. It's not like making 60 months of car payments at $450 to $600 per month. BUT, you have to realize that you're going to have to make a few repairs. . There's no free lunch. Look, worse case scenario, you have to rebuild the engine, transmission and some other things, it will still be less than the cost of the new car. The only thing is I hope that the exterior body and interior is in beautiful condition? Or, maybe you just wanted a transportation car?? Can you please post a picture?
Take a look at this, which 5 series model did you get? Most of them are pretty good, http://www.carcomplaints.com/BMW/ Really depends on the overall condition of the car. If you're careful, and drive it gently, it will last longer. A lot of people race these cars. And, find a good independent mechanic.
I wish I knew how to post a pic here but anyways the body is in great shape. It also fully loaded. Sunroof also. Only one problem the drivers side window doesn't work and well it's loaded down with miles but sounds nice and quite. Somebody else told me the same thing you told me money wise and I agree totally
I believe a 525. I'll be able to tell you more tomorrow. Lol!! It was dark when I bought it. Yes sounds pretty crazy but I did and now I'm getting worried like asking myself did I make the right decision. Thanks for taking the time to answer and I will look the link up
Stephanie- just to let you know, you can post a picture at the bottom of the place where you post a comment, at least it's pretty obvious on my tablet and computer. Not so much on my mobile phone. Anyway, I believe in used cars, as long as you repair everything and its working, who cares about the model year. The only exception is when you want to have a car with more updated technology or significantly better fuel-efficiency. I purchased my 1995 Honda Accord EX station wagon brand new and kept the car for 19 years. Let me tell you, it pays to keep a car a long time and if it's in remarkable and immaculate condition, people will notice and surprisingly will make very cool remarks about your car. But, more importantly, you will save a ton of money, I'm not kidding. Just think, no car payments for 15 years, just repairs, and remember, all cars regardless of age require maintenance, so, you cannot count that. So, in actual repairs, most used cars no matter what goes wrong will only cost you an average of $1,200 per year, sometimes more in one year less in another, but, the savings from making 60 months of car payments at $500 per month or so is amazing. Try posting a picture tomorrow. .
Yeah not seeing it on my IPhone I'll get on my computer tomorrow and try. Hopefully I will figure it out
Unless you have phenomenal luck, you made a BIG mistake- that is way too many miles and that car is very, very expensive to repair- you may think I am just giving you the evil eye, but you will learn the high price of being cool-
Yes you are exactly right I'm not gonna deny it either. It's one of those things that I'm going to have to deal with. I just have to hope for the best and maybe I will decide to try to sell it. We will see
Stephanie, please post the picture. I wouldn't be too discouraged by everyone's opinion and it's an academic point anyway since you've already purchased the car. Look, it's either going to work for you or not. From what I've read "Car Complaints ", there hasn't been a lot of problems with these vehicles. I would definitely recommend taking your car to a BMW specialist and establish a solid business relationship with them, and the understanding that you want to keep the car running smoothly without going overboard. Bottom line is, you should let your mechanic know that he's going to get all of your business in exchange for excellent service and a great price he will have you as a regular customer. A mutually beneficial arrangement. Are you sure that your car is a 525, couldn't find any reference other than a 528i on Car Complaints. See the list of cars, http://www.carcomplaints.com/BMW/
Stephanie, see this picture showing the value of your car, I don't think you overpaid, but, I wouldn't say that you got the deal of the century. Frankly, I was a little surprised that the value of a car that originally had such a lofty price tag when new. See attachment and watch for my next post to show why I was so surprised.
Stephanie, you know, I've got to believe that the BMW 528i probably cost thousands of dollars more than the car I'm comparing to, both model year 2000 and both with 265,000 miles. See this attachment, it speaks for itself, ---Mark
What this tells me is that Subaru's, even with 265,000 miles, age more gracefully than most other cars, which is consistent with my experiences. I sold my 1995 Honda Accord EX with 150,000 miles last year for $3,000 and it sold immediately.
Cool I'm still trying to post a pic
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