Now what?

So I just bought a 2004 E60 530d. Now what? Do I just drive to work and back? In fact, that was the initial idea when I told the insurance I’d drive no more than 6.000 km per year. I didn’t take into account that driving this car is immensely fun and not only would I increasingly rarely ride my motorcycle to work but also go on fun rides on the weekend (or whenever else I had time). But more to that in later entries.

To this date I saw a car as one big functioning machine – I wouldn’t dare to interfere with it. Removing some cover? Well, I’d rather not. This will also be covered in later entries, though.

Before that let’s take a look at the first days after I bought the car. As a reminder: I bought it on Sep 17 2015. On Sep 24 I got the first workshop-bill. Besides the brakes which I knew were busted and some minor issues like readjusting the driver’s door and recalibrating the roof-window I was told that the transverse was damages (which also caused the brake’s wore-out). It finally cost about 1.200€. Just two weeks later it was at the shop again for over 500€, I don’t quite remember what it was that time.

Those would luckily be the most costly repairs up to the creation of this blog in January 2017.

How it all began
Winter is coming

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