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Quack
06-04-2003, 12:19 AM
I'm picking up an 98 540i Sport, auto, fully loaded, I just wanted to know is there any difference anywhere, interior & exterior from the 97 model,? please help, Thanks *smoke*

Marven
06-04-2003, 12:37 AM
Originally posted by Quack
I'm picking up an 98 540i Sport, auto, fully loaded, I just wanted to know is there any difference anywhere, interior & exterior from the 97 model,? please help, Thanks *smoke*

Gee some peoples lives just suck!!!!*wiggle*
Looking at your list of rides I ain't jealous just envious..more power to u..what the hell do u do?

E.

Quack
06-04-2003, 01:39 AM
I'm a car tech at MB

KennyTheGreat
06-04-2003, 04:59 AM
Originally posted by Quack
I'm a car tech at MB


wheres your benz?!?!? :mad:

j/p


:P

I've been to dealerships and sat in a few 97,98's and 99's..test drove a few too...


the only difference is that the interior may feel a bit newer in the 98...that is all I noticed..

Quack
06-04-2003, 11:59 PM
Originally posted by KennyTheGreat
wheres your benz?!?!? :mad:



got no benz, the benzs I like are way to $$$, because they are the AMG models.

Rush
06-05-2003, 04:43 AM
To my knowledge, there is no difference. Is it worth it ... trading a 97 for a 98(depreciation and transaction costs wise)? What's the milage difference?

///Greco540
06-05-2003, 07:36 PM
98 sport package was first year of shadowline trim.

Something to check for:

Run the A/C, check the fan from the ouside of the radiator, not the big fan on the inside of the engine compartment. This fan is betweent he rad and front bumper. Its called the auxiliary fan, turns on when a/c is on and when car gets too warm. Make sure its working and not seized. Running the A/C should start it up.

I'd give you a few more things to look at but you already have a 540...

Jon@Bimmersport
06-05-2003, 07:41 PM
Originally posted by KennyTheGreat
I've been to dealerships and sat in a few 97,98's and 99's..test drove a few too..

really?!? i thought u only had ur g1..lucky sob..stick or auto??

the 98 will have better value if the milage is good...right?

KennyTheGreat
06-05-2003, 07:46 PM
Originally posted by E46_lover
really?!? i thought u only had ur g1..lucky sob..stick or auto??

the 98 will have better value if the milage is good...right?


people tell me 97 540i but 12cyc drinks gas like a biatch....and stick...with my dad in the car of course

*mumble* *angel*

Jon@Bimmersport
06-05-2003, 09:32 PM
Originally posted by KennyTheGreat
people tell me 97 540i but 12cyc drinks gas like a biatch....and stick...with my dad in the car of course

*mumble* *angel*

540 has 8cylinders...its 4.0L and 8cylinders...whered u get 12 from? its a V8

///Greco540
06-05-2003, 10:53 PM
Originally posted by E46_lover
540 has 8cylinders...its 4.0L and 8cylinders...whered u get 12 from? its a V8

4.4L actually, and in 99 they introduced Vanos...

KennyTheGreat
06-06-2003, 12:57 AM
Originally posted by E46_lover
540 has 8cylinders...its 4.0L and 8cylinders...whered u get 12 from? its a V8

whoops sorry

just woke up when i typed that message... :D yeah but 8 drinks a lot too *sad*

SpoolinS6
06-06-2003, 03:12 AM
for a big guy as your 8 isnt enought
have u tryed a case of 24 budweiser all in one night
!!