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      11-12-2011, 06:55 PM   #1
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High Miler 535d's

I've been offered a 535d on a 06 quite cheap - but it has 118k miles on the clock. It has a full service history - but how good are these engines and is there any common faults that start showing up when the car starts reaching these sorts of miles?
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      11-12-2011, 06:58 PM   #2
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We have a 535d on the fleet that's done 140k+ now
It's been mapped since brand new (DMS map).
Still goes like a rocket ship.
No issues at all.
Not sure if it's the norm or not, but ours has been great
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Sheps, what plate is it on?
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I think it's a 55 - it's been ina private plate since a week after first reg. I'll dig out the V5 on Monday when I get to the office and let you know.
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We have an 07 320d on 135k and an 06 530d on 105k on the fleet at work. The 320 needed a turbo recently but apart from that both are faultless.
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i have a 530d on a 57 plate that runs on 19 inch non runflats i must say on the motorway 80-90 the 5 series is in a league of its own, get cruiser,i think there better made the 3 series too
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We've got 2 530d's with over 150k and they are driven hard every day with no issues.
We've just sent another 530d out to pastures new on 218k!
On 08/58 plates by the way
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Budget for DPF replacement at 120k

Or removal altogether
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We've just sent another 530d out to pastures new on 218k!
On 08/58 plates by the way
Shit that's high mileage! Where do you work?
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Budget for DPF replacement at 120k

Or removal altogether
What sort of cost does that involve?

I think the upside of having a high miler is that you're paying next to nothing to purchase it - so even if there are small issues, the over all cost of ownership is still very cheap to having a, say, 09 -onwards where there will be an obvious 8-10k premium from the beginning.

I've never been one to buy older model cars - but I think the 5 series, especially in touring guise, still looks really nice and will age very well.
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I think $tealers charge about 1200 for replacement.

DPF's can be removed reasonably easily, then coded to suit.
Check out 5series.net for more details (user anzafin is the authority on these and swirl flaps)

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