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Mr.DOHC
01-03-2006, 06:59 PM
Hey guys, I'm selling my 97 540i 6 speed with 125K on it. The price is $18000. It is being sold through my dealership so there will be both taxes on it. I've had the vehicle since around May and it has been great. It is black on grey interior, has the 17" BBS wheels. The vehicle has new 235/45/ZR17 tires all around. I have lots of pics that I will post up in a bit. It has been a great alternative to the E36 M3 that I had previously. Send me an email at sachin@autodome.ca or reply to this thread. Thanks guys :D

Here is one pic.
http://autodome.ca/highline/BMW540/IMG_7009.JPG

Got a website up with the info now.
http://autodome.ca/highline/540.htm

Paul540/m3
01-03-2006, 07:23 PM
Jay, this is all you.

Mr.DOHC
01-03-2006, 07:32 PM
I've put up a webpage with more pics and info. Any questions please don't hesitate to ask.

http://autodome.ca/highline/540.htm

myndgone
01-03-2006, 07:38 PM
sport suspension, right?

Axxe
01-03-2006, 07:38 PM
Damn, if this was springtime I'd be all over it.

Mr.DOHC
01-03-2006, 08:17 PM
sport suspension, right?


Yup, I believe all 6 speeds came with the Sport Package.


Also the Kumhos are no longer on the car, we put brand new General Exclaim UHP's (car has only been driven around the block a few times with them on so far).

windsor318is
01-03-2006, 08:18 PM
wow great price, now thats a nice winter beater lol!!

Mr.DOHC
01-03-2006, 08:19 PM
Damn, if this was springtime I'd be all over it.


Springtime is only a few months away, buy now :D

Axxe
01-03-2006, 08:24 PM
My loan doesn't come on until april 1st. It's a shame, was looking for a Q car to tool around in, and I love 540i's.

Evo328i
01-03-2006, 08:31 PM
what dealership? and will they take a trade? please msn me its_me_lee@hotmail.com or pm me for my cell... i am really interested and would like to discuss this in private

Mr.DOHC
01-03-2006, 10:40 PM
The dealership is Autodome Sales & Leasing (my family's dealership). We are mainly a minivan dealership but also deal with some luxuruy/exotic cars. This vehicle I picked out myself. You can call the dealership tomorrow at 905-270-4999 and ask for Sach (me).

Mr.DOHC
01-03-2006, 10:41 PM
oh and yes, we take trades. More than likely you will be better of selling retail as we will only be able to give you wholesale value, but then again you will get the tax savings as well. Hope to hear from you tomorrow.

qwk325
01-04-2006, 12:32 AM
Um you take trades where are you located i might come see the car and talk to you a bout a possible trade.

BMWF1
01-04-2006, 02:03 AM
^^ u wanna trade in your dump truck?

qwk325
01-04-2006, 09:10 AM
nooooooooo my car !!!!!!

Quack
01-04-2006, 09:38 AM
hey Vito I know you want a 540, you know you do, c'mon :D

Mr.DOHC
01-04-2006, 10:20 AM
Um you take trades where are you located i might come see the car and talk to you a bout a possible trade.


In Mississauga, 379 Dundas St. East, about 3 blocks east of Hwy 10. We are on the north side, you will see a bunch of minivans. Look forward to seeing you. What kind of trade do you have btw?

BmW1718
01-04-2006, 01:50 PM
yea that's a nice car :) a great crusing car :)

qwk325
01-04-2006, 03:23 PM
my 95 325is its a clean car looking for a nice clean 4 dr.

TheMadChigga
01-04-2006, 10:48 PM
I've saw this car before, its a nice car.

Mr.DOHC
01-04-2006, 11:25 PM
I've saw this car before, its a nice car.


you have? when?

TheMadChigga
01-04-2006, 11:31 PM
you have? when?

back in Nov, I was the Asian guy who came in the Taurus rental, you took your time and show me the Ferrari.

Mr.DOHC
01-05-2006, 06:36 PM
back in Nov, I was the Asian guy who came in the Taurus rental, you took your time and show me the Ferrari.


Hmm it was probably one of my brothers (Nik or Nish). I was sick most of November and was barely in that month. Did you come to see the Testarossa or the 355? The Testarossa is sold but the 355 will be back up for sale in the spring time. :)

everlast
01-05-2006, 11:52 PM
FYI, this doesn't have sport suspension. The sports came with shadowline trim, and sit quite a bit lower than the non-sport. Still, gorgeous car. I regret selling mine.

Jay

Mr.DOHC
01-06-2006, 12:04 AM
FYI, this doesn't have sport suspension. The sports came with shadowline trim, and sit quite a bit lower than the non-sport. Still, gorgeous car. I regret selling mine.

Jay


I'm almost positive that this vehicle does have the sport suspension. As per this page, the 98 Models had the sport package (which had the black trim) come available as an option to the 528 and 540iA. From what I have read on other pages is that all 6 speeds came with the sport suspension.

everlast
01-06-2006, 12:05 AM
Ok, well, you can tell from the VIN (and the ride). It sits a lot higher than I remember my 540 sitting, that's all. Still a beauty to me.

everlast
01-06-2006, 12:06 AM
Also, mine was a '98, so I could be totally wrong. :)

myndgone
01-06-2006, 12:08 AM
FYI, this doesn't have sport suspension. The sports came with shadowline trim, and sit quite a bit lower than the non-sport. Still, gorgeous car. I regret selling mine.

Jay

well mine doesnt have sport suspension and it sits about 2 inches higher than this one...:confused:

i know about the shadowline trim and thats why i thought it was non-sport but it sits a bit lower...but you're right, not as low as it should

Paul540/m3
01-06-2006, 01:11 AM
All 97's came with chrome window trim regardless if they were sport or not. Shadowline came in 98 and up. All sticks were sport packages too. Hope this clears everything up.

Deep 3.2TL
01-06-2006, 03:44 AM
I've driven this car and been driven in it a few times... Excellent car and MAN what a ride... Nothing like hopping on the highway, dropping it a gear and just GOING!

Bump for a great ride and a personal friend of almost 15 years!

Hey Sush - guess who?? :-p

Deep

Mr.DOHC
01-06-2006, 11:26 AM
I've driven this car and been driven in it a few times... Excellent car and MAN what a ride... Nothing like hopping on the highway, dropping it a gear and just GOING!

Bump for a great ride and a personal friend of almost 15 years!

Hey Sush - guess who?? :-p

Deep


Thanks for the bump bro :) How was Vancouver? The cookies that were sent back were delicious :D :D :D Happy New Year! The boys will be back in town soon, we should all meet up again.

Deep 3.2TL
01-06-2006, 01:54 PM
back in Nov, I was the Asian guy who came in the Taurus rental, you took your time and show me the Ferrari.


Did you see the 355?? Got a ride in that one and the TR as well, I have to say, hands down the 355 rocks! The TR has nostalgia though...

Deep

Deep 3.2TL
01-06-2006, 01:56 PM
Thanks for the bump bro :) How was Vancouver? The cookies that were sent back were delicious :D :D :D Happy New Year! The boys will be back in town soon, we should all meet up again.

I'll tell Uma that you enjoyed them! She baked them... We were muching on them in Van city too...

I think Uma will be back in town in Feb (1st week) we'll do something then... We'll probably come see you guys once Niki's back...

Deep

Mr.DOHC
01-10-2006, 12:52 PM
Almost at a deal with a member from MaxBimmer :D

everlast
01-10-2006, 01:38 PM
Awesome.. keep it in the family!!

Mr.DOHC
01-13-2006, 12:00 PM
Buyer backed out. Still available guys! Going to put it up on Ebay later today. I'm losing money on this car :(:(

Vosier
01-13-2006, 07:40 PM
I'd like to trade in my Range Rover for it. PM me as well if the others don't fall through...Thanks

Mr.DOHC
01-17-2006, 09:32 PM
http://cgi.ebay.ca/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=4605911069&rd=1&sspagename=STRK%3AMESE%3AIT&rd=1

It's on ebay now :D

BMWags
01-17-2006, 11:36 PM
looks like a beauty!

Mr.DOHC
01-19-2006, 03:33 PM
Come on guys! Found out my GTR is shipping from Japan at the end of the month so I need this gone! Bid on ebay :D

1BADRIDE
01-19-2006, 11:42 PM
What's the reserve?

Save me some time... :)

Mr.DOHC
01-20-2006, 03:05 PM
reserve is somewhere around the asking price, a bit lower. Bid bid bid!

windsor318is
01-20-2006, 07:08 PM
trade ins welcomed?

Mr.DOHC
01-20-2006, 07:18 PM
trade ins are welcomed :) PM me with your info or email me

touchofclass
01-20-2006, 09:41 PM
A friend of yours Prakash works with me:) and this is an excellent vehicle:) maxbimmer members you can't go wrong.:)

Mr.DOHC
01-21-2006, 02:23 AM
A friend of yours Prakash works with me:) and this is an excellent vehicle:) maxbimmer members you can't go wrong.:)


Prakash is actually my uncle! My dad's brother :)

Darkness95m3
01-22-2006, 09:20 AM
People that bid on eBay are looking for deals. Sorry, however you will not even get close to the asking price. I bought my 540i last year, looks just like yours except my interior is black. I paid $2000 more then the average asking price of other 540's I have been looking at. My car was in and still is in mint condition. You will only sell your car to someone who knows and appreciates the shape the car is in. Good Luck.

Proliphic
01-23-2006, 09:50 AM
Is this dealership a maX sponsor ? if not this thread should be locked/deleted by a mod, if this dealership wants to sell on max then pay to be a sponser like the rest have to..

///MsAniTy
01-23-2006, 10:35 AM
He is giving the max community on whats for sale. The car seems mint and priced well so why wouldnt he try to sell it on here.

Proliphic
01-23-2006, 01:19 PM
He is giving the max community on whats for sale. The car seems mint and priced well so why wouldnt he try to sell it on here.

so then why wouldnt ALL the max sponsors stop paying for vendor rights and say they are ALL just giving a heads up to max community about whats on sale at THEIR shops ?

The point is is that he is advertising for his families dealership and trying to sell cars for them for free when other vendors on maX must pay vendor fees to do so, private sales are different but when selling through a company you should go through the proper channels,

If the dealership gets BMW's in stock and wants to advertise and sell on max then sign up as a sponsor. Just because they are selling whole cars rather then parts/upgrades doesnt make it ok to advertise on MaX for free..

therock
01-23-2006, 01:29 PM
hi, that price is too much for a 97 540 ... i just sold my 99 540i, same options lower milage for $15,500. to daytona auto.

daytona
01-23-2006, 01:32 PM
hi, that price is too much for a 97 540 ... i just sold my 99 540i, same options lower milage for $15,500. to daytona auto.

thats a good price...man you should listed here I be all over it..*mumble*

Deep 3.2TL
01-23-2006, 02:52 PM
so then why wouldnt ALL the max sponsors stop paying for vendor rights and say they are ALL just giving a heads up to max community about whats on sale at THEIR shops ?

The point is is that he is advertising for his families dealership and trying to sell cars for them for free when other vendors on maX must pay vendor fees to do so, private sales are different but when selling through a company you should go through the proper channels,

If the dealership gets BMW's in stock and wants to advertise and sell on max then sign up as a sponsor. Just because they are selling whole cars rather then parts/upgrades doesnt make it ok to advertise on MaX for free..

I guess the difference here is that this dealership doesn't do that much BMW... Infact, since I can remember, they've only had 3 or so in the past 3 years or so.... They specialize in family vehicles for the most part...

If they were going to constantly advertise here, I would agree with you, but this is a one off...

Deep

Mr.DOHC
01-23-2006, 03:40 PM
hi, that price is too much for a 97 540 ... i just sold my 99 540i, same options lower milage for $15,500. to daytona auto.

Sorry to say, you kind of screwed yourself over on that one. You could have gotten A LOT more for your vehicle. My father knows the owner of Daytona. They are good guys. This is a great vehicle for a good price.

Mr.DOHC
01-23-2006, 03:43 PM
so then why wouldnt ALL the max sponsors stop paying for vendor rights and say they are ALL just giving a heads up to max community about whats on sale at THEIR shops ?

The point is is that he is advertising for his families dealership and trying to sell cars for them for free when other vendors on maX must pay vendor fees to do so, private sales are different but when selling through a company you should go through the proper channels,

If the dealership gets BMW's in stock and wants to advertise and sell on max then sign up as a sponsor. Just because they are selling whole cars rather then parts/upgrades doesnt make it ok to advertise on MaX for free..


I have PM'd the admin's of the site previously when I had my 99 M3 and Viper for sale, they said its okay to post up the vehicles. I ended up selling the cars before I got a response from the admin. This is the same situation so I don't see why there should be a problem? Again, the admin said it was okay (User name Bliss)

Proliphic
01-23-2006, 04:30 PM
I guess the difference here is that this dealership doesn't do that much BMW... Infact, since I can remember, they've only had 3 or so in the past 3 years or so.... They specialize in family vehicles for the most part...

If they were going to constantly advertise here, I would agree with you, but this is a one off...

Deep

Ok so a 5 series isint considered a family car ? hmm ok I can understand the logic there..

E30 Girl
01-23-2006, 04:43 PM
You guys are unbelievable!!!! The poor guy is selling his OWN vehicle so what if it is through his dealership it is still his OWN car. A moderator has not closed this thread or mine so lay off and let people sell their shit!!! :mad:

"I'm selling MY 97 540i 6 speed with 125K on it."

Mr.DOHC
01-23-2006, 04:44 PM
Ok so a 5 series isint considered a family car ? hmm ok I can understand the logic there..


What he means is that we specialize in Minivans.

Mr.DOHC
01-23-2006, 04:45 PM
You guys are unbelievable!!!! The poor guy is selling his OWN vehicle so what if it is through his dealership it is still his OWN car. A moderator has not closed this thread or mine so lay off and let people sell their shit!!! :mad:

"I'm selling MY 97 540i 6 speed with 125K on it."


thanks :D


I really want to get this gone as I have found out that my GTR is getting on the boat in Japan this Friday!

touchofclass
01-23-2006, 04:45 PM
Yea lay off and get a life u guys :)

Deep 3.2TL
01-23-2006, 05:05 PM
thanks :D


I really want to get this gone as I have found out that my GTR is getting on the boat in Japan this Friday!


Dude - you're really getting a GTR??

You know I'm coming over as soon as you do... When is it planning on being here??

Deep

Mr.DOHC
01-23-2006, 05:35 PM
Dude - you're really getting a GTR??

You know I'm coming over as soon as you do... When is it planning on being here??

Deep

should be here in Toronto i'm guessing mid Feb. Then gotta get it registered etc. Hopefully it'll put down 500-600hp :D

Deep 3.2TL
01-23-2006, 07:12 PM
Bastard! I'm going to steal the keys from you ;-p

propr'one
01-23-2006, 07:29 PM
i'll help:)

Deep 3.2TL
01-23-2006, 07:33 PM
Any pics of it?

Mr.DOHC
01-23-2006, 07:37 PM
Here's a pic, and yes I realize that the hood needs to be readjusted. :D

Deep 3.2TL
01-23-2006, 11:48 PM
shweet - I thought the 540 was fast!

Deep

Mr.DOHC
01-27-2006, 02:47 PM
Need to move this, i'll work a little bit with the price. Just got an 06 300C SRT8 as well, so no space at all for this!

propr'one
01-27-2006, 03:16 PM
you can keep it over at my house till you sell it?:P

(better leave me the keys too, and keep it plated and insured, you know, in case there's a fire and i have to move it)

Mr.DOHC
01-30-2006, 06:45 PM
you can keep it over at my house till you sell it?:P

(better leave me the keys too, and keep it plated and insured, you know, in case there's a fire and i have to move it)

lol, i'll keep it in mind!