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      04-22-2019, 10:50 AM   #6
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Drives: 2014 535ix
Join Date: Feb 2017
Location: Virginia

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I have a a 2014 535xi CPO that runs until 12/19. It's been a good car so far at around 48k mi.

Mine has had two major repairs: the A/C condenser failed ($700) and was replaced under warranty, and several failed cameras and their wiring harnesses were replaced that would have cost $1800 (first denied by one SA then covered by a 2nd SA at the same dealership when I came back a week later). Also, the front rotors became badly rust-pitted and warped but were not covered by warranty because they were within spec thickness. Dealer CPO "refurb" before I bought the car probably changed worn pads but left original rotors. I had an indy replace rotors/pads for $450 OEM.

Other than that and new tires, the car has been great, and I recommend it. The N55 is excellent and reliable. That said, I'll probably get an extended warranty when CPO runs out because catastrophic mechanical failure on a BMW can be financially catastrophic.

Indy mechanic advises to change the oil often and coolant every year and dump in a bottle of Techron every 3rd fillup. Replace the transmission fluid at 50-60k mi. Commuting in ECO mode keeps the revs low so put it in Sport mode and floor it once or twice every day to get up near redline.

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2014 535i XDrive Alpine/Mocha Nappa Contour
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