2004 BMW 545i w/ sports package
October 30, 2014
Very nice car. I purchased used with 30k on it, and have put nearly 100k on the car over the past 5 years.
I have only had to replace a battery & brakes. Expensive repairs, but wear items that you have to replace on any car.
Very important point with these cars. If you change oil at the manufacturer's 15k interval, you will develop oil leaks prematurely in seals. I have replaced oil at 7-8k interval throughout, and had no seal issues so far. Seals go, eventually on all cars, and some can be expensive on this car, so make sure you know the cars history first!
Understand what you are purchasing. If you are looking for a car that is cheap to repair, you shouldn't be looking at any German manufacturer.
Having said that, at speed, there are very few cars you will ever drive with the capabilities of this car.
And if you must have good handling, and feel, you will not be disappointed. 130k and cruising. Hoping for at least 200k.