Wouldn't buy another one!
November 15, 2012
I bought my 05' 545i in November of 2010 with 78k on the clock. I have owned several Bimmers and this one is by far the most amazing one I've ever had. A ridiculous amount of engineering and technology has gone into this car! Tons of power that results in 0-60 times of 5.7 seconds, handling that allows me to take sweeping offramps at 70-80mph with confidence, and a well appointed cabin. The kudos stop there, however, as this has also been the most unreliable and ungodly expensive BMW to own. I am used to maintenance costs that are greater than those of, say, a Honda or Toyota. But I've spent $400 on a battery, over $1000 on tires, and the coup de grace, a $7000 transmission last month! On top of this, is an upcoming repair of the valve cover gaskets that's going to suck out my pocket another $1000. Needless to say, it's being sold, and soon. Definately not getting another 545i, as the aforementioned problems are COMMON on these.