Buying a used X5?

I'm considering a BMW X5 used but I am unsure which model is cheapest to run (re road tax + fuel).

My main use is around town with occasional twice a year 200 mile journeys. My budget is from £5000 to £12000. I've seen 2002/3 models for £4999 but on Ebay a 2006 on 54,000miles for £6500 - so prices seem to vary a bit.

Asked on 31 May 2013 by stogmuller

Answered by Honest John
Prices always vary according to the expectations and greed of the vendors as well as the mileage and true conditions of the cars. Of course, when buying a £50k car for £5k you can expect a lot of very expensive trouble. Nothing is for nothing.
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