Just joined here a few moments ago - seems like a very useful site with lots of knowledgable people.
I'm wanting to purchase a used BMW 5 or 7 series, with a 3 litre diesel engine. I only drive about 6k miles a year.
Having looked on things like autotrader I see that the used price for both these cars seem similar (around £10k to £11k for c. 80k miles on both). I only drive automatics and like my creature comforts (i.e leather, satnav, electric seats etc.). Seems to me that a 730d gives you much more for your money when buying used of this age.
Regardless of the slightly higher tax of the 730d (and potentially marginally higher insurance costs) I am seeking advice from anyone on maintenance costs - specifically how often I should expect to replace tyres and how much should I roughly allow? Also, what are the service intervals for these cars? Finally, are there any common faults I need to consider when going to check out some cars?
Any advice is appreciated!!