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Recommend me a BMW 3 or 5 series- budget €17k

  • 20-08-2021 1:24pm
    Registered Users Posts: 7,802 ✭✭✭ dinneenp


    So I've eventually narrowed it down to a BMW 3 or 5 series diesel automatic. Not looking for performance/sporty, would like

    • reversing camera (but not a deal breaker if it doesn't have it)
    • the more economical the better
    • nice trim (but then they're all nice trim, aren't they)
    • the more reliable the better
    • lesser maintenance costs the better (e.g. don't want expensive to replace tyres)
    • Budget €17k but if less that's good.

    Have been looking at 2015 and a few 2014, it appears the interior (& probably exterior)changed from 2015. Any specific recommendations please? There's some many variants my head's beginning to hurt. Here's some I've seen- 2015 5 Series 5e32 4DR Auto, 160km 16.5k 2015 BMW 3 Series 316 ES Automatic, 140km 2014 5 series D SE GRP1 5E32 4DR AUTO, 149km, 14.9k

    Also, what questions should I be asking the dealer besides the obvious? Was timing belt replaced, what else?