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Old 10-07-2011, 09:42 PM
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4.8is question

I have found a 2006 Lemans with 18K miles and beige interior. Car looks great and well maintained but it was driven in NY state in winter a little and has a touch of rust under the rear frame. I know a few of you owned 4.8is before your M. Any advise if I should pick this up for the wife? I heard some horror stories regarding maintenance costs.
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Same question you posted in this thread:
http://www.xoutpost.com/bmw-sav-foru...-question.html

No biggie, but do you feel that you will get different/better opins in this specific forum vs the orig forum you posted your same question in?
Most of us read all the forums on this Board via 'Today's Posts' or 'New Posts'.
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Old 10-07-2011, 11:34 PM
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Not just asking about the rust but also the general cost of ownership. Thanks for your input.
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Are you asking about E53 4.8is? you posted the other thread in E70 forum.
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Old 10-08-2011, 07:23 AM
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inspect the car at some BMW shop,,, did help a lot back in the day with mine !
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Old 10-08-2011, 10:08 AM
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Are you asking about E53 4.8is? you posted the other thread in E70 forum.
I screwed up, can you move it to e53 forum please
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I screwed up, can you move it to e53 forum please
Done. I have a 2005 4.8is in its 7th year with 56k miles. I have had no major repairs. My extended maintenance and warranty insurance expired an year ago and I have only had a brake bulb and oil change since. I just could not get to sell it as the money I will get will not replace the driving pleasure from it. Plus I have ton of mods on it.

2004 4.8is are the problem 4.8is. 2005 and 2006 are Ok.

A 4.8is with just 18k miles, should be a good deal. Just have it inspected and you can buy extended maintenance. Another member, chinaman bought a less than 100 mile 4.8is, you can ping him if you want. A member with imola red 4.8is in FL and low miles is also trying to sell it.

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Done. I have a 2005 4.8is in its 7th year with 56k miles. I have had no major repairs. My extended maintenance and warranty insurance expired an year ago and I have only had a brake bulb and oil change since. I just could not get to sell it as the money I will get will not replace the driving pleasure from it. Plus I have ton of mods on it.

2004 4.8is are the problem 4.8is. 2005 and 2006 are Ok.

A 4.8is with just 18k miles, should be a good deal. Just have it inspected and you can buy extended maintenance. Another member, chinaman bought a less than 100 mile 4.8is, you can ping him if you want. A member with imola red 4.8is in FL and low miles is also trying to sell it.
Thanks man, I really like them as well. They may not be as fast as the M but a lot of fun to drive and sound great to the ears. I just want to make sure I don't end up spending a lot of time in the shop as some have suggested on the board.
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I had a 2006 and loved the car, but BMW ended up buying the car back as a lemon. It spent a few months out of the year in a shop. Mostly suspension issues.
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It's a great car, 2006 would not be much pain and it has very low milage, so I think you should get it.
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