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Old 02-11-2009, 02:36 AM   #1
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bmw 550 opinions

im looking to buy a 2006 550i automatic, around $44k, 42,000 kms driven. what does everyone think of this car? i checked around the same price range and it seems the best model and i dont want to go down to 535 v6 although im very open to suggestions.

im considering an used 550 because the new 335i is 50k+ and everyone and their moms have a 3 series. i dont think a 2 year old car is going to make a difference in terms of reliability so i'd avoid the new car premium and taxes.

also, is 44k a good deal?

thanks in advance.
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Seems like a decent price, does it have the m-sport kit?
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what engine is featured in the 550i?

42,000kms is pretty low for a 2006. Have you checked out the market to compare what similar cars go for? I'd say go for it if the price is right.
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535i -> 300hp
550i -> 360hp

both can get up to 400hp easily...
but i would pick 550i
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I have a 06 550i, great daily driver with gobs of torque. The V8 5 series are comfortable stylish sedans, but they do feel much bigger and heavier than E90 3 series. If you value comfort and an easy to live with daily driver, the 5 series with M-sport package is the way to go. However if you value performance over creature comforts, I would suggest an E90 335i.
Personally, I would recommend getting a 550i for the week and a E46 M3 or 135i for the weekends!
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it does have a m sport kit, and yeah i realize that its a big car. i drive an acura tl right now and this thing is 500lbs more.

thanks for the suggestions guys. i am also looking at the infiniti m45 but there doesn't seem to be many cars in this segment that isn't catered to old people (like the e-class).
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im looking to buy a 2006 550i automatic, around $44k, 42,000 kms driven. what does everyone think of this car? i checked around the same price range and it seems the best model and i dont want to go down to 535 v6 although im very open to suggestions.

im considering an used 550 because the new 335i is 50k+ and everyone and their moms have a 3 series. i dont think a 2 year old car is going to make a difference in terms of reliability so i'd avoid the new car premium and taxes.

also, is 44k a good deal?

thanks in advance.
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uhhhh you're dumb, BMW has never made a V6
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E60 with M-sport kit is classy, don't see too many of those around. If it's 2 years old, there should still be balance of warranty on it, and also extended warranty can be purchased.
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yeah the M package looks nice =)
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There are two right now sitting at BJ BMW. 1 Carbon Black, 1 Titainum Silver. beautiful cars. around your price range, low K's
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