View Full Version : Issues with Used E60 5 Series?

03-30-2009, 12:55 PM
A friend of mine is looking for a used E60 530i and was wondering if there are any major issues to look out for these cars. Was this model a big hit on the wallet maintenance wise?

03-30-2009, 01:04 PM
msg me

Dado 540
03-30-2009, 02:10 PM
I've heard that the iDrive had issues.

03-30-2009, 02:14 PM
issues as in, it's insanely difficult to use at first?

03-30-2009, 02:47 PM
issues as in, it's insanely difficult to use at first?

!?!?! how is it insanely difficult. I have had no problems using idrive... its a little tedious to go to certain features but i wouldnt say its difficult.

issues so far

- idrive system failure on pre lci i have read.
- no spare tire but instead some critical electronics in the trunk so if liquid is spilled problems from that.
- 2004 had no grill at the front so rocks could hit the rad grill and possibly damage.

I think the car is too new to find other problems like the e39 control and cooling system issues not to mention the vdo pixel issues which i guess would be idrive "dying".

03-30-2009, 03:57 PM
I got an E60 as a loaner once, I didn't really think to play with the features, so I just got in and drove off. Then I tried to change the radio station while driving. It was "insanely difficult"

I'm sure if I got used to it, it would be very easy. But like I said "at first".

04-06-2009, 11:18 AM
stay away from the first realease of the e60 late 04, i think they had some minor issues.