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I'm (hopefully) about to buy my first xB. I've wanted one for years, but they are hard to find in Europe unfortunately.
Now, one is for sale close by - from 2005, automatic, with 200 000 miles.
It felt ok when driving it, but the engine sounded more "sporty"/louder than anticipated. I don't mind that at all, but it just felt a bit weird.
The big thing however, was the roughness of the idling. It felt like it was idling too high and the break pedal was vibrating a lot. Well, maybe not a lot, but definitely noticeable. The current owner said that he usually put the car into Neutral when idling for longer periods of time like when waiting at a red light. When I tried that, the vibrations were nearly gone so it seemed to work fine as a fix. But I can't imagine this being a "feature" but more of a fault, but I might be wrong.
Is this a common issue with xB's? If so, is it something that is easy to fix? Or maybe I shouldn't buy the car because of this issue?
Thanks a lot in advance.
 

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Hi!
I'm (hopefully) about to buy my first xB. I've wanted one for years, but they are hard to find in Europe unfortunately.
Now, one is for sale close by - from 2005, automatic, with 200 000 miles.
It felt ok when driving it, but the engine sounded more "sporty"/louder than anticipated. I don't mind that at all, but it just felt a bit weird.
The big thing however, was the roughness of the idling. It felt like it was idling too high and the break pedal was vibrating a lot. Well, maybe not a lot, but definitely noticeable. The current owner said that he usually put the car into Neutral when idling for longer periods of time like when waiting at a red light. When I tried that, the vibrations were nearly gone so it seemed to work fine as a fix. But I can't imagine this being a "feature" but more of a fault, but I might be wrong.
Is this a common issue with xB's? If so, is it something that is easy to fix? Or maybe I shouldn't buy the car because of this issue?
Thanks a lot in advance.
200k is alot- although these cars can do 300k with maintenance. Try a MAF sensor if it's running rough also join "clubxb" the parent site to this one- 2004-2006 xB questions are answered frequently there.
 
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