Hi. My friend has an '06 330xi and he wants to know if he should keep it or dump it. It has 55k miles, driven in Mass. and he'll pay it off in a few months.

He needs some new tires (run-flats) and he said the suspension rattles when hitting bumps (probably sway-bar links if it is like my E39 540).

He isn't very handy so he won't be doing the repairs himself but he wants to stay away from car payments. So, what are and when do the big repairs hit these cars and at what typical mileage and at what typical cost to repair?

I've seen valve cover gaskets so far. Thanks in advance.

2002 540 Sport 6 Speed
VF Supercharger
Lots of other improvements