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chromius 04-21-2011 01:51 PM

Feeler: 99 540i 6speed
Hey guys,
Just throwing this out there at the moment to see if anyone here would be interested in buying my 99 540i 6 speed. I'm trying to gauge interest, if any, in it to help me decide on the purchase of another car I have my eye on. I'd want to move this one somewhat fast, as I wouldn't have the space to keep both around, hence the feeler. :)

Basic details:
- 6 speed Manual, with Rogue engineering short throw shift kit installed, and M3 weighted shift knob.
- Titanium silver
- Sport/Premium package
- Pretty rare (took me a while to find) Cubic interior trim (brushed graphite)
- Black leather interior in excellent shape with the comfort seats, hardly any signs of wear.
- Non DSP stereo with OEM in dash CD (can also throw in integrated DICE Ipod integration)
- All pixels in the center console work perfectly. There are a few (not many though) missing pixels on the gauge panel OBC display. Everything is still very readable.
- Has Bilstein HD shocks, and poly thrust arm bushings.
- Many parts have been replaced, too long to list.
- Engine has approx 277,000km, but don't be scared, engine is extremely strong. doesn't use ANY oil between changes, and still purrs like new. Passed e-test just last sept with flying colors, and I will e-test for any potential buyers. All regular maintenance has been kept up. Regular oil changes every 5-6k miles.

Mechanically the car is sound, everything works as it should. Just did Rad, thermostat and hoses right before winter.

Body wise, there is some surface rust on the hood from stone chips that have turned to rust spots right around the grill area. There is rust on the lip of the lower trunk area as well, and around the license plate lights. Otherwise, frame and underside is very solid, and any rust is strictly cosmetic. The rest of the body/paint is in pretty good shape aside from minor blemishes that a DD car with this many km's would have.

I also have a full set of winter tires on alloy wheels, I would throw in for the right price. Car is currently sitting on it's summer Style 5's with good hancook Ventus v12 tires.

I'm asking $8000 OBO, no reasonable offer would be refused.

Any questions, just ask. I'll post pics if anyone is interested, but for now, it's in my sig. :)

everlast 04-21-2011 02:27 PM

Bump for a guy who takes *extremely* good care of his vehicle.

davericher20 04-21-2011 05:59 PM

I'm kinda interested? I was looking at a 2000 M5 last week and it was at 19k..... This would be a better dd for me, but again not firm. Just like you I would need to sell my car first as well to buy another one lol.
If you have interior pics or a link to a photobucket acct or something would be cool

HavocSteve 04-21-2011 06:50 PM

Hey Dave, you remember me :D In honesty, knowing both of you, this car is in very good shape and during last falls cruise, drove very well. I didn't notice any rust and haven't at the meets before winter. If I didn't buy a new car, I'd pick this up :) If your thinking about buying it Dave, it's a good and probably the best 540i you could get!

chromius 04-21-2011 06:53 PM

Here are the interior pics as requested. Just snapped these, sorry the carpets do need a vacuum. :)

chromius 04-21-2011 06:58 PM

And thanks for the kind words Everlast and HavocSteve :)

zarbat007 04-21-2011 07:51 PM


What are you considering for your next car?

everlast 04-21-2011 09:35 PM

A Vespa.


carjoe 04-21-2011 09:38 PM


HavocSteve 04-22-2011 03:59 AM


Originally Posted by everlast (Post 1496410)
A Vespa.




He's joining the Mazda club :rolleyes:*shiner*:D*angel*

everlast 04-22-2011 11:54 AM

He's staying in the BMW family.

chromius 04-22-2011 11:58 AM

Haha...I don't think I'd fit on a vespa. But yes, I'll be staying the BMW family. I won't say exactly what I'm going to right at the moment, cuz I'm still not sure if I'll be moving on to something else for sure yet.

everlast 04-22-2011 12:01 PM

In-dash CD? Did you add that? I thought they all came with tape decks in that era.. mine had one.

chromius 04-22-2011 12:06 PM


Originally Posted by everlast (Post 1496512)
In-dash CD? Did you add that? I thought they all came with tape decks in that era.. mine had one.

Ya, I added that. It's the in dash business CD from an X5, which had the same console layout as the e39, but came with CD. Just a straight plug and play swap with the tape deck.

carjoe 04-22-2011 11:15 PM

Mine had the cd player...and changer in the trunk!

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