Should I buy

Asked by Jan 19, 2017 at 12:40 AM about the 2004 BMW 5 Series 530i

Question type: Shopping & Pricing

Should I buy this 2004 BMW 530i it has no problems and
has 160000 miles on it and the guy wants $6000?

5 Answers


No. Kelley Blue Book says that in excellent condition it's only worth $4725! Price is too high, it's 13 years old, and at that mileage things will start to go wrong. BMWs are not cheap to maintain, especially as they get older. You'll also want to have it serviced and repaired at a shop that specializes in imports. Your gas station or chain type of garage will NOT be able to fix this car if something goes wrong!! My Nephew learned that lesson the hard way with his '98 528i! My advice is to keep shopping! HTH. -Jim


It is not a hard so fix... they have a few particular flaws and fixes not like the 'regular' cars, but the 6 cyl inline with double vanos (this is not that hard to work with, but regular mechanics are afraid of these vanos units) is pretty sturdy. I forgot about this type of engine block if it is made of aluminium or not, this caused a lot of problem regarding the threads, but most of the time they can be fixed. Also lots of electronic on this car and again, many are afraid of this. Oh, kelly BB can be wrong, but a lot of private sellers tend price it a bit high, because of sentimental and maybe they think they had extra care of the care. Ofcourse, this does not apply all the time. But 6k seems a bit too much in my opinion.


Do not buy it, plain and simple, save you pennies and get something else

1 of 1 people found this helpful.


1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Take 60 hundred dollar bills, wrap them around a brick, and throw it into the ocean- it will save you a lot of time and frustration-

3 of 3 people found this helpful.

Your Answer

5 Series

Looking for a Used 5 Series in your area?

CarGurus has 16,420 nationwide 5 Series listings starting at $2,000.

Get More Money for Your Car
Be seen by 20 million shoppers. Create Your Free Listing

BMW 5 Series Experts

  • #1
    Tom Demyan
  • #2
    Michael Branan
  • #3
    Robert Charlson
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used BMW 3 Series
1,020 Great Deals out of 31,251 listings starting at $1,000
Used BMW 7 Series
164 Great Deals out of 5,993 listings starting at $2,500
Used Mercedes-Benz E-Class
444 Great Deals out of 19,503 listings starting at $1,500
Used BMW X5
401 Great Deals out of 12,922 listings starting at $2,495
Used BMW 6 Series
85 Great Deals out of 2,789 listings starting at $5,980
Used Mercedes-Benz C-Class
570 Great Deals out of 23,136 listings starting at $1,995
Used BMW M5
21 Great Deals out of 625 listings starting at $12,900
Used Audi A6
127 Great Deals out of 6,471 listings starting at $1,700
Used BMW M3
46 Great Deals out of 1,453 listings starting at $4,990
Used Mercedes-Benz S-Class
137 Great Deals out of 5,875 listings starting at $2,000
Used Audi A4
295 Great Deals out of 10,634 listings starting at $1,049
Used Honda Accord
1,034 Great Deals out of 61,333 listings starting at $999

Used Cars For Sale

2018 BMW 5 Series 530i For Sale
185 listings starting at $52,253
2017 BMW 5 Series 530i For Sale
1,057 listings starting at $48,011

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.