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Qube
11-03-2008, 05:45 PM
Coming to the point in life where there may be an addition in the family. My ultimate goal is to find an E39 M5 touring... or I'd even settle for a 540 touring... but where are they? Do owners hold on to them for dear life? The E60 touring just doesn't appeal...

Dado 540
11-03-2008, 06:34 PM
why touring? whats pulling you towards it so much?

Qube
11-03-2008, 06:45 PM
why touring? whats pulling you towards it so much?

Checkmarks...

1. Speed. Check.
2. Style. Check.
3. Hauls a lot of shit. Check.

With two 1s (ones a vert!) and a 5 without folddown seats, our Ikea runs have dried up. We used to use her Focus ZX3 as the hauler. With possibly a little one on the way, I'd love to move to my final 'settling' car... an E39 touring with power. Best of all worlds. No nanny SUV for me (or X6)!

bmwm5lover
11-03-2008, 08:29 PM
There are probably 1-2 converted e39 M5 wagons.
There are probably 1-2 OEM E39 M5 wagons in Germany that were given to execs.
Chances of obtaining any of these are SLIM.

Just get a 540 Wagon, they are far and between and demand quite the price though, more options in the US.

MLue1
11-03-2008, 09:02 PM
Coming to the point in life where there may be an addition in the family. My ultimate goal is to find an E39 M5 touring... or I'd even settle for a 540 touring... but where are they? Do owners hold on to them for dear life? The E60 touring just doesn't appeal...They are out there but not too many E39 wagons imported into Canada. Here is one I found on Auto Trader, 1999 was the big year for E39 Tourings.
http://www.trader.ca/Search/Details.asp?mknm=688&Region=100&subcategory=&CAT=1&ADID=7350236&ADS=7350236%7C

Gamite
11-03-2008, 09:05 PM
You need another car? you already have 3.

tuNED318
11-04-2008, 01:47 AM
http://montreal.kijiji.ca/c-ViewAdLargeImage?AdId=81471443&img=http%3A%2F%2Fkijiji.ebayimg.com%2Fi19%2F05%2Fk %2F000%2F7d%2F19%2F0bc6_18.JPG&back=-1

Qube
11-05-2008, 02:07 AM
You need another car? you already have 3.

LOL. The 1 vert will most likely be going next year if the youngling comes along. If a viable 540 touring comes by, the sedan will go as well. She keeps her 135.

I was inspired by the wonderful blue facelifted touring that passed me the other day. Few and far beyond.

They are out there but not too many E39 wagons imported into Canada. Here is one I found on Auto Trader, 1999 was the big year for E39 Tourings.
http://www.trader.ca/Search/Details.asp?mknm=688&Region=100&subcategory=&CAT=1&ADID=7350236&ADS=7350236%7C

Promising, ugh, grey int. At 240kms, that grey will be pretty disgusting.

MLue1
11-05-2008, 10:48 AM
LOL. The 1 vert will most likely be going next year if the youngling comes along. If a viable 540 touring comes by, the sedan will go as well. She keeps her 135.

I was inspired by the wonderful blue facelifted touring that passed me the other day. Few and far beyond.

Promising, ugh, grey int. At 240kms, that grey will be pretty disgusting.I"ve seen a few Tourings and from what I gather the milage on most is going to to "up there" as the original buyers actually used them for day to day utility. I see this as a good thing if the owners kept up with the maintenance as my car seems to run better the more I drive her.

sthomas
11-05-2008, 11:11 AM
My understanding is that there are no e39 touring M5's. Apparently the M differential did not fit. I did see a spy photo of a 'suspected' one, but hard to say what happened to it. Another thing to consider is that the 528it was available with a stick, but the 540iT was not - which is too bad.

I'm also on the hunt - I love my e34 touring, but the e39 just looks better to me.

richmak
11-05-2008, 01:25 PM
I just imported a 2003 525iT from Philadelphia in mid-Sept (while the US exchange rate is still great). Only 80,000 km. Surprised that it is not sluggish as some may suggest. Hey, when gas is at $130 I don't even want to drive my 330 cabrio.

Fixed all the dings / dents, tinted and the next step is replace it with the M-tech bumpers.

europrince
11-05-2008, 03:26 PM
^ sweet :)

Qube
11-05-2008, 08:10 PM
I just saw a E91 in AW in the showroom while driving past. Looks pretty good.... hmm...

Qube
11-05-2008, 08:14 PM
Dammit. Only avail in 328. Why not 335 like the E60? :(

richmak
11-06-2008, 09:46 AM
Move to Europe and you will get the 335 wagon :)

R2dmax
11-17-2008, 01:03 AM
My understanding is that there are no e39 touring M5's. Apparently the M differential did not fit. I did see a spy photo of a 'suspected' one, but hard to say what happened to it. Another thing to consider is that the 528it was available with a stick, but the 540iT was not - which is too bad.

I'm also on the hunt - I love my e34 touring, but the e39 just looks better to me.

Thats what I have... A 528iT/5 sport. It had the Style 5s on it when I bought it. I still have those and the M-sport wheels (M-Sports are on my e32) *wiggle*

I must say I love the 5speed. I actually passed up a 540it because the 528 was a manual. Its reasonably quick and I get between 25-32 MPG... NO complaints here!!

atm2000
11-17-2008, 01:30 PM
i have a 525iT and it's awesome - two baby seats in the back pretty much fills up the last row, but with the trunk, you can still shove a ton of stuff. if that's what you're looking for, i;ve seen others with a full stereo setup (woofer, rear channels, amp..etc). very versatile, sure as heck beats a minivan.

mike635
11-18-2008, 01:22 AM
Thats what I have... A 528iT/5 sport. It had the Style 5s on it when I bought it. I still have those and the M-sport wheels (M-Sports are on my e32) *wiggle*

I must say I love the 5speed. I actually passed up a 540it because the 528 was a manual. Its reasonably quick and I get between 25-32 MPG... NO complaints here!!

Cool Car!! Always was a fan of the (touring) wagon, Actually that would be my next buy, you got style,class,comfort,space,power etc... *th-up*

Need I say More!

R2dmax
12-04-2008, 05:39 AM
i have a 525iT and it's awesome - two baby seats in the back pretty much fills up the last row, but with the trunk, you can still shove a ton of stuff. if that's what you're looking for, i;ve seen others with a full stereo setup (woofer, rear channels, amp..etc). very versatile, sure as heck beats a minivan.

Those items are in process now. I have to get the will together to tale the car apart tho...

Qube
12-11-2008, 07:22 PM
Saw a yummy one today. 540iT. Beautiful... a 2002/2003 I surmise. Driven by an old guy.

MLue1
01-12-2009, 10:18 AM
It looks like they posted a Black '99 540iT over the weekend.
http://www.trader.ca/powerpage/details.aspx?vlotid=84584&adid=7434541
If the milage is correct, they may have under priced it... but then again it may require some TLC.

Saw a yummy one today. 540iT. Beautiful... a 2002/2003 I surmise. Driven by an old guy.Hey maybe thats me... :D

richmak
01-12-2009, 11:54 AM
This car has been sitting in Bay Auto Zone since the beginning of 08 ... not sure why.


It looks like they posted a Black '99 540iT over the weekend.
http://www.trader.ca/powerpage/details.aspx?vlotid=84584&adid=7434541
If the milage is correct, they may have under priced it... but then again it may require some TLC.

Hey maybe thats me... :D

MLue1
01-12-2009, 12:09 PM
It though it was but it looks like the Date on the add changes each day.

Pictures don't tell the whole story... I wonder why it hasn't sold.

Bullet Ride
01-12-2009, 01:14 PM
Yeah a bit of TLC for sure, on the interior anyways, the seats are all dirty and worn.