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carjoe 12-09-2008 02:34 PM

Damn E39's...
There are so many nice ones out there.

Found this at Import Car Centre:

For a little more I could go all out:

If only this was a 5speed:

Cheap ones too:

If I could only find a 540i touring with a 6 speed...

MiroE36 12-09-2008 03:28 PM

the 03 M3 looks nice

Quack 12-09-2008 04:06 PM


Originally Posted by MiroE36 (Post 1237052)
the 03 M3 looks nice

what 03 M3? the first one is a M5.

Bullet Ride 12-09-2008 04:07 PM


Originally Posted by MiroE36 (Post 1237052)
the 03 M3 looks nice

I know you mean M5.

do it!! M5 FTW*rockout**rockout*

...that engine bay looks weird, not use to seeing those stock air boxes :rolleyes:

europrince 12-10-2008 05:46 PM

nice stuff :)

Gamite 12-10-2008 07:23 PM

E39's are overrated :)

Jamil20 12-10-2008 11:08 PM


Originally Posted by Gamite (Post 1237661)
E39's are hot :)


carjoe 12-10-2008 11:36 PM

I've got my eye on an 5er because I may need 3 car seats....can't do that in my 325!

Well, I'm not even sure I can fit 3 wide but I'm hoping I can. It's either that or my daily driver becomes the minivan. yuck.

ecuconnection 12-11-2008 12:14 AM

I might be intrested in the 325 when it go's on the market :)

carjoe 12-11-2008 12:47 AM

okey dokey but you'll have to fight my little brother for it. Don't worry, he's only 6ft and maybe 160lbs wet...

chromius 12-11-2008 10:12 AM

All I can say is make sure you get a really thorough Pre-purchase inspection. an unmaintained 540 will nickel and dime you to death. Don't let a cheap purchase price fool you.

Get one with a good service history. If the entire cooling system hasn't been replaced within the last few years, replace the whole thing as soon as you buy it.

Expect a set of rear tires a season, and $100+ oil changes.

I'm not trying to scare you away, because I love 540's. but I don't want you to be surprised when you find that this isn't a super cheap daily driver.

If you're interested, I can give you a breakdown of my service history, which might give you a better idea.

carjoe 12-11-2008 11:33 AM

Thanks big C. Yeah, I'm not expecting average maintenance costs. I think we talked about the usual suspects at M&M that one night. I figure it's a lot like my E36 only on a much bigger scale. I keep reading about thrust bushings, cooling systems, MAF issues, carbon build up, dead pixels...

I might take you up on that service history when the time comes, won't be until late next summer. Waiting on the van lease to be up, then I 'll figure out what my wife wants as a DD. I may end up swapping all 3 vehicles for 2 decent used ones.

I'm obsessing since I can't drive my car.

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