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Hello,

new boy looking for advice please!

I've seen a really nice 525d SE estate. Manual
Its on a mid 2004 plate (I think) with 88.000 miles Full BMW history..

I'm interested, but I've never considered Beemers untill recently so I know nothing about them!
Anything to look out for, or commen faults/failings at around that age and miles?
Anything thats going to cost me an arm and a leg really!

A point in the right direction would be very much appreciated!

Ta
Martyn
 

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Hi MartynWest

The thing that caught me out, when i bought my auto from a dealer, is the front disks were warped and i didn't notice until a bit after i bought it.

Apart from the general things like has suspension components been replaced, even wear on tyres etc etc. I don't know too much other than that sorry.

Oh and put the aircon on full hot and full cold to test it is ok.
Check the Conditional Based Service (CBS) in the idrive for things that need replaced.
ALWAYS ALWAYS demand a full tank of fuel as the last bargaining part of the deal (the get it way cheap)

can't think of anything else just now. Oh and welcome to the club! Red :)
 

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Hi Martin,
Just bought the E60 525d SE from dealer...its a 2004 plate too. Done 80K miles.
Well they are giving 3 mths warranty so anything goes wrong that should it.
If u buy a warranty i can tell u the best one for 400 quid.

Anyway mine was around 9.5K but has a good spec/colour so i'm happy.
 
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