Hi, I have BMW original roof bars and 2 x bike skis for the roof bars for sale. They have been used about 5 times and are in perfect condition. I'm looking for £200, they cost get £400 new from BMW. If anyone is interested please drop me an email. Thanks
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My brother inlaw is now on his 5th 5 series touring his business is in Europe so all his cars cover as many miles as the Star ship Enterprise. He has owned 2x530d 2x535d and the current 540d Xdrive, when he traded the last one in one of the Technicians actually brought his car (that speaks volumes)
A car that is 8 years old and has 200k on the clock has covered around 25k per year so depending on what the previous owner did for a living Taxi Driver or Motorway Warrior.
Lots of short stop start journeys will potentially put more strain on the emissions control EGR and DPF plus other parts starter, stop/start system. A taxi may also have more signs of wear inside and the boot lip. Having said that one of our sons brought a Toyota Avensis estate that was an ex-taxi from the Toyota Dealer (His pick up was off the road) 194 miles £800 he ran it for 4 years as a second car before it failed an MOT and he sold it spare or repair and almost got his money back.
A car used as a motorway car will be actually working the car less than stop start journeys
So I would check general condition any marks on the roof from a sign, seats carpet steering wheel pedals etc for wear and tear, does everything work as it should check every function available works. How does it drive, quiet smooth engine smooth seamless gear changes at all speeds (take it on a motorway/dual carriageway) If all is good and you are happy with the car and it's price. Then I would negotiate the cost of water pump new pulleys tensioners and belts either to be done by you or an independent garage don't accept "they have been checked and are OK" DPF filters have a life of around a 100k or so, so has it been changed?
Bit of a ramble but there are bits in there that may help I hope
So i was looking to potentially buy a 2012 530d M sport but was worried about the mileage which sits just under 200k miles. It has only had one owner from new and FSH but not all at BMW. And It would be the 1st BMW I will own should I buy it so im not too familiar on things I should look for in the service history that should have been done or what to look out for when test driving it. Or would it simply be a case of it is just too many miles and too much risk as I would need a reliable car that is not having expensive problems constantly. Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated, Thanks. ps: this is in the UK.
Tyre pressure monitoring has been used on many BMW models and many other Marques since the 90's
A lot of tyre fitters hate them as they can be easily damaged when removing a tyre from the rim. My 2003 X5 had them though they were always flaky so around the second tyre set they went in the bin and I coded out the warnings. Next service BMW helpful to the end turned them back on ??
If the steering wheel is off centre make sure you get 4 wheel alignment not just tracking