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DINAN 3
01-16-2006, 11:47 PM
I'm looking for a previous generation 2002-05 BMW 540ia Touring (station wagon) for my wife. Anyone familiar with pricing and reliability issues on this particular model.....I would appreciate your input...so let me know.

Marv.

Maxim
01-18-2006, 01:25 AM
Reliability issues:
Standard V8 gremlins (radiators,waterpumps, VANOS,valve cover gaskets)
Standard Automatic gremilns (i.e. life past 200K km i somewhat uncertain)
Since BMW went to lifetime fill rear differential will also become a problem around the same time if not taken care of (you should see the junk that came out of mine at 100k)

tominizer
01-18-2006, 08:33 AM
get a 530i.

Maxim
01-18-2006, 11:00 AM
There is no 530iT as far as I know, only 525iT and 540iT from 2001+ (528 and 540 before)

Quack
01-18-2006, 03:10 PM
and also the era for E39's ended in 2003 so you can narrow down your search

DINAN 3
01-18-2006, 11:20 PM
and also the era for E39's ended in 2003 so you can narrow down your search

Are you sure.....thought they still sold E39's in 2004/05 ?

Paul540/m3
01-18-2006, 11:56 PM
thought they still sold E39's in 2004/05 ?
Nope