I have an opportunity to sell my V6 Charger for about 20K.
I've been scouring the net for a replacement. Until I get the cash stability to buy a v8 6spd Challenger, I need something in the 8-12K range that will fill the gap.
Been looking at the BMW 5 series.
RWD, V8, great handling, and a low price, but awful (worse than SRT8) gas mileage
Has anyone driven one?
If you've got the money for the maintenance I'd go with the Bimmer. Though $300+ for an oil change is a bit too rich for my blood.
FOR SALE: 2006 Dodge Charger RT - 6.1 motor, Novi 1200 blower, Treadstone A/A FMIC, 392 fuel pump + KB BAP, Siemens 70# injectors, 190* tstat, 3.06 rear, Diablo Trinity, Tuned by Josh @ HHP, catless mids, Full Brembo setup, SRT steering & electronics, KWV2 suspension, Hotchkis sways, BWoody endlinks, SPC/Eibach UCAs, SRT fascia & spoiler, Trufiber SRT hood, MSRT wheels, 6000k HID lows/fogs, LED headlamps, SRT seats, MyGIG, 1ST COMPLETE '06 to '08 INTERIOR CONVERSION, ... & a bunch of other sh!t I cant remember!
you can get an current style 525 which is a v6 for under 20k. thats gonna be my DD
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The V8 which would be the 550i has 360 HP and is a really nice car. Not sure on the mpg on that one.
At my price range we're talking pre-03, which means 21mpg on a good day. It's a 4.4L V8
I've driven an automatic 7 series with the same motor and it drove nice. A lot better than my charger thats for sure. Boat anchor brakes and very tight handling
Last edited by 65535; 10-20-2009 at 02:58 PM.
I owned a 1997 E-39 540i Sport 6 speed for a few years. It was a great car, without a doubt. Smooth at any speed, and phenomenal handling.
Areas to look out for:
1) Radiator: expect to replace at about 100k miles ($200 or so DIY)
2) Oil change: I used 15W40 oil; I believe it took 7 quarts. Filter is on top cartridge style. Total cost DIY about $50.
Great info here:
And MPG? I commute 80 miles round trip every day, and could average 23-25 mpg at 65 mph from Gig Harbor to Seattle. My MSRT gets about 19.5
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Good to know the awful epa ratings are not 100% accurate
I have heard about the radiator going to crap.. good to know it's a cheap fix. Also heard the engine has a clutch fan that likes to grenade but thats something that should be easy to change.
I've been reading up on BMWs for six months so numbers and info is piling up lol
With the 6 speed, I could drop from 6th at 60 mph to 3rd and be right in the power band. MPG is factored by the weight of the right foot of the driver.........
It's a super simple car to go 3 digits in....almost too easily. And quiet inside.