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Should I buy 2006 BMW 530 with 57k miles for $9500?

manual transmission, loaded, AWD, new tires, good condition?
mother mcree's uptown jug champs
  02/17/17
low mileage = hell yeah
So we looked at the data,
  02/17/17
From what I read it should stay reliable for another 50k+
mother mcree's uptown jug champs
  02/17/17
sure, relatively low risk and low miles. I test drove one o...
.,,,.,,..,.,.,:,.::,,...,::,...,:,.,..:.,:.::,.
  02/17/17
Sure just budget another 10k for repairs per year
Frank Lloyd Wrong
  02/17/17
that isn't really true but I guess if it makes you happier w...
.,,,.,,..,.,.,:,.::,,...,::,...,:,.,..:.,:.::,.
  02/17/17
u honestly should budget like 1-2k a year for repairs unless...
Non sequitur
  02/17/17
more like 2-3k, even with 60k miles it's still a 10 year old...
trans faggot express
  02/17/17
that's not that much. $160/mo to drive a fun fucking car. if...
Stu Lantz
  02/17/17
spending 2k a year is a lot if your car cost 9k it's not ...
Non sequitur
  02/17/17
the problem with your mode of thinking is that you're approa...
Darnell
  02/17/17
my point is more, if you are in the position where you are t...
Non sequitur
  02/17/17
yeah, it's not something most people should buy but if you'r...
Stu Lantz
  02/17/17
I drive an audi and i wouldnt recommend anyone buy an 11 yea...
Frank Lloyd Wrong
  02/17/17
tbf audis are the worst. bmws are pretty bad too tho
Non sequitur
  02/17/17
#2 in consumer reports reliability rankings for a couple yea...
Stu Lantz
  02/17/17
i dont think the year of rankings are very useful. how do yo...
Non sequitur
  02/17/17
1) there's a used car component in the rankings 2) if a c...
Stu Lantz
  02/17/17
...
Non sequitur
  02/17/17
maintenance is going to kill you.
LetsGetOutofThisTown
  02/17/17
i would cop, but this is accurate. i was at a local oil cha...
teodoro beckersted
  02/17/17
manual BMWs are 180000 I have one. very fun to drive
.....................:......:::.......;...........
  02/17/17
What engine? The early turbo BMW motors suck money balls.
.,.,...,..,.,..:,,:,.,..:::,.;..,:,.,.:,.:.,:.::,
  02/17/17
I'm not much of a carmo, but this model stands up particular...
DamnDaddy sexualising your cock with a FLESHLIGHT
  02/17/17
No. Hold out for excellent example of an e39 5-series.
Main Force Patrol
  02/17/17
If you have lots of $$$ to spend on maintenance: Yes. I know...
Sophie Turner's putrid lemon square farts
  02/17/17
I have a 2006 750i and it isn't really that fun to drive but...
Chaim Thundercuck
  02/17/17


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Date: February 17th, 2017 9:58 AM
Author: mother mcree's uptown jug champs

manual transmission, loaded, AWD, new tires, good condition?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3528996&forum_id=2#32642682)



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Date: February 17th, 2017 10:05 AM
Author: So we looked at the data,

low mileage = hell yeah

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3528996&forum_id=2#32642740)



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Date: February 17th, 2017 10:06 AM
Author: mother mcree's uptown jug champs

From what I read it should stay reliable for another 50k+

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3528996&forum_id=2#32642756)



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Date: February 17th, 2017 10:43 AM
Author: .,,,.,,..,.,.,:,.::,,...,::,...,:,.,..:.,:.::,.


sure, relatively low risk and low miles. I test drove one of those years ago and it was boss.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3528996&forum_id=2#32643021)



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Date: February 17th, 2017 1:16 PM
Author: Frank Lloyd Wrong

Sure just budget another 10k for repairs per year

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3528996&forum_id=2#32644014)



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Date: February 17th, 2017 1:17 PM
Author: .,,,.,,..,.,.,:,.::,,...,::,...,:,.,..:.,:.::,.


that isn't really true but I guess if it makes you happier with your corolla then go ahead

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3528996&forum_id=2#32644020)



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Date: February 17th, 2017 1:26 PM
Author: Non sequitur

u honestly should budget like 1-2k a year for repairs unless you are super handy

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3528996&forum_id=2#32644103)



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Date: February 17th, 2017 1:28 PM
Author: trans faggot express

more like 2-3k, even with 60k miles it's still a 10 year old bmw

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3528996&forum_id=2#32644112)



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Date: February 17th, 2017 1:30 PM
Author: Stu Lantz

that's not that much. $160/mo to drive a fun fucking car. if you're buying this car you obviously are aware it's not a camry.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3528996&forum_id=2#32644130)



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Date: February 17th, 2017 1:32 PM
Author: Non sequitur

spending 2k a year is a lot if your car cost 9k

it's not like OP is asking about a 30-40k car where 2k is a small number comparatively. i'm assuming he's asking b/c he's trying ot minimize how much he spends on the car

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3528996&forum_id=2#32644139)



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Date: February 17th, 2017 1:37 PM
Author: Darnell

the problem with your mode of thinking is that you're approaching it as an investment rather than an expense. over a 3-5 year time horizon, the total cost of ownership for a 9k car that requires 2k of repairs a year is a lot less than a 40k car that needs very few repairs

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3528996&forum_id=2#32644190)



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Date: February 17th, 2017 1:40 PM
Author: Non sequitur

my point is more, if you are in the position where you are trying to buy a cheap car b/c its what you can afford, $2k a year is gonna be a lot. if he has money and is buying this for fun, then sure get it

that's why my OP said that he should just budget 1-2k for repairs, not that he shouldnt get the car

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3528996&forum_id=2#32644214)



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Date: February 17th, 2017 1:40 PM
Author: Stu Lantz

yeah, it's not something most people should buy but if you're looking to have fun on a budget and love cars, this is a great option

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3528996&forum_id=2#32644220)



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Date: February 17th, 2017 1:29 PM
Author: Frank Lloyd Wrong

I drive an audi and i wouldnt recommend anyone buy an 11 year old german car

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3528996&forum_id=2#32644119)



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Date: February 17th, 2017 1:30 PM
Author: Non sequitur

tbf audis are the worst. bmws are pretty bad too tho

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3528996&forum_id=2#32644127)



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Date: February 17th, 2017 1:41 PM
Author: Stu Lantz

#2 in consumer reports reliability rankings for a couple years now (audi)

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3528996&forum_id=2#32644234)



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Date: February 17th, 2017 1:42 PM
Author: Non sequitur

i dont think the year of rankings are very useful. how do you know how reliable a car is the first 2 years you own it? they are all fine then

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3528996&forum_id=2#32644238)



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Date: February 17th, 2017 1:44 PM
Author: Stu Lantz

1) there's a used car component in the rankings

2) if a company is ranking well even for new model years, year after year, that tells you something about the relative build quality of that make vs others

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3528996&forum_id=2#32644257)



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Date: February 17th, 2017 1:17 PM
Author: Non sequitur



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3528996&forum_id=2#32644021)



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Date: February 17th, 2017 1:26 PM
Author: LetsGetOutofThisTown

maintenance is going to kill you.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3528996&forum_id=2#32644096)



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Date: February 17th, 2017 1:33 PM
Author: teodoro beckersted

i would cop, but this is accurate. i was at a local oil change spot and heard a guy going into full meltdown over an oil change costing 120 from my regular guy. for me, a premium oil change was like 40 bucks.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3528996&forum_id=2#32644159)



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Date: February 17th, 2017 1:28 PM
Author: .....................:......:::.......;...........


manual BMWs are 180000 I have one. very fun to drive

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3528996&forum_id=2#32644114)



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Date: February 17th, 2017 1:35 PM
Author: .,.,...,..,.,..:,,:,.,..:::,.;..,:,.,.:,.:.,:.::, (FAKE LAW)


What engine? The early turbo BMW motors suck money balls.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3528996&forum_id=2#32644173)



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Date: February 17th, 2017 1:36 PM
Author: DamnDaddy sexualising your cock with a FLESHLIGHT

I'm not much of a carmo, but this model stands up particularly well. Worth is, but only if you live in a city where you only drive 3-4 miles a day. (Eg. live in LA and only drive between West LA and Century city each day).

if you're commuting 60 miles a day on it, bad call.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3528996&forum_id=2#32644181)



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Date: February 17th, 2017 1:38 PM
Author: Main Force Patrol (“Tony, sit down. We need to talk.”)

No.

Hold out for excellent example of an e39 5-series.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3528996&forum_id=2#32644191)



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Date: February 17th, 2017 1:40 PM
Author: Sophie Turner's putrid lemon square farts

If you have lots of $$$ to spend on maintenance: Yes. I know it has low miles, but things will still deteriorate and break due to age. It's an 11 year old car. Fun ride, though, and I happen to think that the styling still holds up today.

If you don't have lots of $$$ to spend on maintenance: No.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3528996&forum_id=2#32644227)



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Date: February 17th, 2017 1:42 PM
Author: Chaim Thundercuck

I have a 2006 750i and it isn't really that fun to drive but it looks badass and was only $10k when I bought it a couple years ago. Put about $2k into repairs at the start and haven't had to do anything but oil changes since.



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3528996&forum_id=2#32644236)