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New car or older BMW 520d?

Hi lads,

Would you buy a 08/09 BMW 520d or a new car of another make for the same value? If your answer is the BMW would they be expensive to run?

Filed under choosing new car - Asked by Jim Cotter (Limerick) - Sat, 05 Mar 2011 16:43


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Hi Jim,

To be honest, if you are very worried about running costs then don't buy the BMW. Once they get older, especially the previous 5 Series, they can be quite troublesome so you might be wise to spend your money on a more mainstream car with a watertight warranty. 

There is no such thing as cheap BMW ownership, ever, so bear that in mind. 

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