Buying an 04 E60 SMG or Auto
Been awhile since I last posted something on here.
But maybe you can shed some input on the subject.
Looking to get a 04 E60 545i. Just a few questions I have since I've never owned a BMW.
I test drove it and immediately fell in love with the SMG
Gas consumption, since it's a V8 4.4, Is premium gas always necessary for this car?
Is there much difference between the Auto and SMG other than the Manual w/o the clutch?
Is there any high maintenance cost to replacing the clutch, or does it have a clutch like a manual car?
There are few issues with the car, it had condensation on the driver side headlights and the driver side fog light. Is this an issue easily fix? I know this is a common thing with the E60, well just reading stuff online about it.
Are parts expensive brakes, control arms?
Maintenance do you guys a have a shop to recommend on Oil changes and one mechanic told me, instead of you changing oil at 20k, you should do it every 10k?
Such a noob when it comes to Euro cars.
Previous cars I've owned are the IS300 and G35.
Thanks all, any help is greatly appreciated.