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09-27-2005, 09:36 PM
Hey guys I found this 2003 530i with 18,910km/h and is Manual. I'am thinkin of getting it and making it my project car cause I'am going to collage right now and taken autobody and already knew alot before I went into the courses. The car looks like it will need a new driver air bag and and a new tranny due to the tranny is cracked most likely.The car is going for arould $13,000 but I think I could get it for $10,000-11,000 cause its been sitting there for awhile now

09-27-2005, 10:14 PM
there's a lot of work there, you can see the whole front end pushed back enough that the front doors are hitting the front fenders

if you want a project car just buy a older E39 & start from there, if you are planning to redo eveything why not buy a 97 or 98 model

09-29-2005, 02:09 PM
i think quack is right, i guess if you want a challenge then that might be a good project car but like he said it might be a better and less time, and money, consuming process to get an older E39 and go from there. that one looks like you might have to put some serious $$ into it not to mention the ammount of time rebuilding the front end and tranny. good luck with whatever you decide :)

09-29-2005, 02:41 PM
Look at that short shifter:


10-07-2005, 10:37 PM
I would stay away from it.

10-08-2005, 01:45 AM
hope you know how to pull a frame!!!!! thats about 5 hrs

10-08-2005, 09:15 PM
Being in the insurance industry, the first thing I could think of is a 2003 530i is still worth quite a few bucks, wow
The hidden "reserve" for unforseen damage
combined with
The actual cost of repairs
must still be greater than the market value of the car for it to be considered a write off.

Sure, your going to do the work yourself, but you may be opening up a can of worms, the German kind LOL!