Wonderful road car, reliable.
Most expensive BMW in 2005. All options, luxury, prestige, reliable. All service records, always garaged. Owned 8 years. Moonroof, heated seats and steering wheel. Always 32mpg hwy or more. Good tires new battery, non-smoker and no accidents.
Very dependable and comfortable car
I've owned this car for the past 6 years and put nearly 100k miles on it. The only repair issues I've had is replacing the leaking gaskets. If you decide to purchase this model BMW be sure you have an honest mechanic. I noticed antifreeze in the oil reservoir and was almost certain I had a blown head gasket. When I took it to my mechanic I was pleasantly surprised to find the problem was just a bad oil filter housing which cost only a couple hundred dollars to fix.
This is the best car I have ever owned.
After twelve years, and 165,000 miles, I am still driving this vehicle. The performance, in terms of handling and acceleration are excellent. It's reliability speaks for itself. Within the past year I have had some system failures i.e. starter, back hatch latch, otherwise, maintenance has been pretty much limited to scheduled maintenance. The only design issue I would note are: the cup holders are flimsy ( German's don't understand why Americans need them); wind noise is more noticeable than its competitors; and, the seals around the rear window began showing signs of deterioration pretty early; although there integrity has never been compromised. If I could find a brand new replacement, I would buy it. BMW's should provide performance with classic design. New versions are too gimmicky with electronics.