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Used BMW with high mileage

I found a used car, 2009 BMW 520i with 84000km (manual).
It sounds like a lot of mileage for a 2 year old car.
The car was company owned.

But, I've heard BMW engine and transmission are reliable.
Also, the car still have BMW warranty until mid-2012.

Should I worry?
Any tips what to watch out?

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Re: Used BMW with high mileage

Bound to be motorway mileage. I would not worry. Grab yourself a bargain.
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Re: Used BMW with high mileage

thats nothing. barely broken in.

Just for ease of mind I always go on autoscout to look at similar cars and look at the high mileage ones...

my BMW has 250k (525d from 2001)

how much they want btw
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Re: Used BMW with high mileage

You'll easily get 250,000kms from a BMW with regular good servicing

the 520 only has the 2L engine, but it is a good engine
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Re: Used BMW with high mileage

My 1995 BMW 328 has 292000, I do nearly 1000km a week. I expect no major repairs in the next 100K. I always use synthetic oil every 12K, change front brake pads, Brake Fluid, Anti freeze ,Air Filter, Plugs every 48K. Other than that I just add petrol.

They DO NOT have a cambelt to change, it's a chain so good cheap motoring for a very long time
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thats nothing. barely broken in.

Just for ease of mind I always go on autoscout to look at similar cars and look at the high mileage ones...

my BMW has 250k (525d from 2001)

how much they want btw
CHF23.7K

I thought the price is quite good. Probably similar to importing one from Germany.
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CHF23.7K

I thought the price is quite good. Probably similar to importing one from Germany.
Is it private or from a dealer, sounds like a hell of a lot of money for a car, someone is selling an older BMW with a new MFK for 2000 CHF.

In CH with 100K on the clock, the car will not sell easily, the Swiss like new with a guarantee, there will not be many people after this car bid less, you can always increase your offer later.
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My 1995 BMW 328 has 292000, I do nearly 1000km a week. I expect no major repairs in the next 100K. I always use synthetic oil every 12K, change front brake pads, Brake Fluid, Anti freeze ,Air Filter, Plugs every 48K. Other than that I just add petrol.

They DO NOT have a cambelt to change, it's a chain so good cheap motoring for a very long time
Where you live,Siberia?Don`t forget every 5`000 km replace the timing belt . I am looking for BMW 528e 1988,no rust
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Where you live,Siberia?Don`t forget every 5`000 km replace the timing belt . I am looking for BMW 528e 1988,no rust
Zurich, no timing belt to change, it's a chain unlike Audi.
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Is it private or from a dealer, sounds like a hell of a lot of money for a car, someone is selling an older BMW with a new MFK for 2000 CHF

In CH with 100K on the clock, the car will not sell easily, the Swiss like new with a guarantee, there will not be many people after this car bid less, you can always increase your offer later.
Dealer.

There aren't many cars to compare from Autoscout24.ch.
I looked at mobile.de and autoscout24.de, but still find it hard to find a fair comparison (they have older with the same mileage, selling for slightly cheaper).
So, it is not easy to compare.

Oh, it also comes with winter tyre on BMW rims.

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Re: Used BMW with high mileage

the only thing I would worry about is that the 520i is not exactly the most preferred model, making it harder to sell. I would prefer either a 520d or a 523i.
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Zurich, no timing belt to change, it's a chain unlike Audi.
that's my idea of motoring. problem is that you need to know a lot about cars to know which car to buy for a hassle free life. at the moment, i just opt out of buying any car at all...
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Where you live,Siberia?Don`t forget every 5`000 km replace the timing belt . I am looking for BMW 528e 1988,no rust

every 5000????
Mine EVERYTHING is original (except belt and tires and brakes) she is still going strong but finally suspension etc is starting to give in....I think im gonna throw 2k in it and drive another 100k . Wont get my money back but whatever. she has never let me or my family stranded
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every 5000????
Mine EVERYTHING is original (except belt and tires and brakes) she is still going strong but finally suspension etc is starting to give in....I think im gonna throw 2k in it and drive another 100k . Wont get my money back but whatever. she has never let me or my family stranded
Newer knew a she can berform that well
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Newer knew a she can berform that well

arent cars usually female? in french I know it is. but I always called mmy cars she's (and yes I do talk to her and give her a little pat on the side when she makes the trip Belgium Ch no problems haha.)
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Re: Used BMW with high mileage

Ships 'n boats are all she's. Can't think of any mode of transportation I wouldn't call a she.

Guess it's because anything carrying persons or things would be a vessel, therefore a she. Don't know what you would call a bike, Pete?

I call my car "baby", which is, mm, a misnomer.

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My 1995 BMW 328 has 292000, I do nearly 1000km a week. I expect no major repairs in the next 100K. I always use synthetic oil every 12K, change front brake pads, Brake Fluid, Anti freeze ,Air Filter, Plugs every 48K. Other than that I just add petrol.

They DO NOT have a cambelt to change, it's a chain so good cheap motoring for a very long time
Wow, that's a lot of KM's for somebody who only works 4 days a month

And a lot of expense for somebody who claims to live so frugally
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Re: Used BMW with high mileage

Works out to around 17k per annum, that's modest.
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Wow, that's a lot of KM's for somebody who only works 4 days a month

And a lot of expense for somebody who claims to live so frugally
I have meetings or work in Geneva most weeks, the cost of finding those 4 paying days is high at the moment.

Even if I have no work I still have to be seen networking in Geneva, otherwise they don't call as I live in Zurich. They think it's a long way to go for a day or two's work.
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Re: Used BMW with high mileage

84K in a 2 years old car is perfect. It means the car had run mainly in motorway, so the engine, transmission, brakes are in much better conditions than a car that run mainly in the the city where the brakes and gearbox are much more used.
84k in a car is nothing. Like someone said "Grab yourself a bargain". Some good references about the dealer you choose is always important.
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