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Unread 05-12-2015, 12:31 AM   #1
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So a good friend of mine is buying a BMW X5...well his wife has demanded she needs it. Here is the craigslist ad https://kansascity.craigslist.org/cto/4952323297.html

I have never even been under a BMW, so anyone who has have some thoughts on how bad maintenance is going to be or what he needs to be on the look out for from this?
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Unread 05-12-2015, 08:49 AM   #2
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Maintenance is ALWAYS expensive on a BMW.
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Tons of cooling system problems, transmission issues as well.

VANOS is a common problem, but not sure if that is a feature on the N62B44.
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He's right. If you are gonna buy a BMW, particularly a second-hand one, be prepared to shelve out money for its maintenance. It's such an expensive car to maintain.
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