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Old 09-30-2012, 01:31 PM   #481
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One of the guys I sailed with recently has a W211 E500 4Matic wagon... Never been much for M-Benz.. but that thing is a pretty cool sleeper of a wagon... pretty nice looking rig too... not really my bag.. but it is pretty sharp... 'course.. he drives it like a hooligan.. so I guess that is beside the point for him...
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Old 12-12-2012, 08:06 AM   #482
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Just had a deal on a 1999 BMW 5 series wagon pop up from a friend.

I'm really tempted, the price is right and it drives like a bat out of hell.

It needs struts and an ABS module. What else should I be looking for?
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Old 12-12-2012, 08:41 AM   #483
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I have this "wagon"....





But have always wanted something like this:


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Old 12-12-2012, 09:15 AM   #484
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I have this "wagon"....



You guys call that a wagon? really? Is it not just a pretend SUV????
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Old 12-12-2012, 09:33 AM   #485
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Had one of these as a loaner from my dealer last week. Very nice.



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Old 12-12-2012, 11:29 AM   #486
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Old 12-12-2012, 05:35 PM   #487
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Just had a deal on a 1999 BMW 5 series wagon pop up from a friend.

I'm really tempted, the price is right and it drives like a bat out of hell.

It needs struts and an ABS module. What else should I be looking for?
Manual or auto? Six cylinder or eight? How many miles?
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Old 12-12-2012, 07:38 PM   #488
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Manual or auto? Six cylinder or eight? How many miles?
Auto, six cylinder, 111,000 miles. He's asking 4200 bucks.
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Old 12-13-2012, 09:33 AM   #489
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Auto, six cylinder, 111,000 miles. He's asking 4200 bucks.
The question being? Sounds like a winner on a low mileage, relatively recent solid sled with no obvious defects. If you find some when you dig, you're still likely way ahead on the deal.
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Old 12-13-2012, 09:44 AM   #490
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The question being? Sounds like a winner on a low mileage, relatively recent solid sled with no obvious defects. If you find some when you dig, you're still likely way ahead on the deal.

That's what I was thinking. GOing to pull the trigger on this deal this weekend. Did find the trifecta of lights. Want to verify it's not the abs module before I make the deal. I like to have a little negotiation headroom.
It does need new struts and shocks. Everything else looks great. It drives great even with the bad struts.
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Old 12-13-2012, 11:17 AM   #491
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Sitting at car shop now. Had a wheel bearing go bad while up north this week.
I should have done them when I had a chance. I hate paying shop price.
My fault for being negligent. The car has 336,000 on it now.
I should replace oil pump soon. And rear wheel hubs.
Hopefully first thing in the new year.
I really like having a wagon. I'd like to downsize to something less thirsty though. I'm thinking a Clubman may be in my future.

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Old 12-13-2012, 11:32 AM   #492
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^ Dirtydeeds, what motor and what mileage to get in this? I have been looking at these and wanting to stay away from the V6 cause I hear it is anemic. Nice to see that you have racked up plenty of miles.
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Old 12-13-2012, 11:50 AM   #493
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I have the 5.7 hemi in it. It's been a solid motor. Hauls a 3 place Moto trailer really easy.

A $10 seal on a transmission plug leaked, rear discs got chewed up rather quickly and the oil pressure sensor needed replacing last year. Also the clip that holds the sun visor needs to be replaced. A pressure sprayer will get passed sun roof seal - but rain hasn't got in yet. Tie rods were replaced last year. Edit: lower control arm bushings need to be replaced.

It's an AWD model, so the mileage is a bit lower than the standard 2wd model. When I got it, it was pretty consistently returning 22-24 mpg. Pulling a trailer with full size bikes brought it down to 18.5.

I've done a couple mods and put wider, 22" rubber on it. It's dropped to around 20 now. Still 18.5 with the trailer.



I've been thinking of getting a car top carrier for it. Then I could keep dirty, oily MX gear outside of the car.
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Old 12-14-2012, 09:14 AM   #494
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^ Thanks for the info. I love wagons and I have this insane idea of attaching a roof rack to hold my 14' barge of an ocean kayak on top. I just keep thinking it will kill the lines of this wagon and I may get sniped at down here in SoCal.
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Old 12-14-2012, 02:27 PM   #495
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Wife and I had one of these..black with all the bells and whistles. Got a good price on it as this was right when the 3 was coming out but didnt get the best loan and with all the miles we were putting on it traded it in for a corolla before we got upside down in the car... I miss it





I am thinking of getting one of these used as my daily commuter..ugly as sin but i like them..Saturn LW300

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