Would a BMW 530i with over 100,000 miles be unreliable?

I'm looking to buy a secondhand BMW 530i of about seven to ten years old, and I've found some really cheap ones. One obvious reason for this is they have over 100,000 on the clock! I've always heard that its not a good idea to buy a secondhand car with over 100,000 miles on the clock as they're very likely to have major problems, but is this true, especially with reliable cars such as BMWs?

Asked on 16 September 2010 by wigsta

Answered by Honest John
Not necessarily. Usually a lot of major things fail between 80,000 and 100,000, so by 100,000 you could have a lot of new bits on the car. If manual, though, expect to need a clutch at between 100,000 and 150,000. Maybe a catalytic converter too.
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