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Old 12-01-2008, 10:27 AM   #1
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Anyone in Mississauga...

Want to check out a car for me?

I haven't called yet to see if they still have it, but the ad is still there...

http://www.trader.ca/powerpage/detai...0&adid=7383369

Mileage is a bit high, but it's a rare colour combo and the M-sport.

I think if they still have it on the weekend I might arrange to go check it out and get a PPI.

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Old 12-01-2008, 04:18 PM   #2
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Probably is a 2002 production make for the high mileage.
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Old 12-01-2008, 04:29 PM   #3
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Yeah, could be. I'm generally not too picky about high mileage, as long as the car has been maintained properly and is in good condition.
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Old 12-01-2008, 06:34 PM   #4
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I like red cars but a red E39? How about a shameless plug for an E39 M5 (in my sig)?
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Old 12-01-2008, 07:35 PM   #5
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I think red E39s are fantastic... black is nice, and blue is better, but red just pops.

Nice M5, but I'm not really in that kind of a price range... and if I was, I'd be looking for an 02 or 03
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Old 12-01-2008, 07:55 PM   #6
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I'm in etobicoke but mississauaga is like 5 minutes away. I will try my best to check it out for you if i get a chance and then i will either pm you or reply back to this thread or both
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Old 12-01-2008, 09:28 PM   #7
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Its been painted.

I think its a bit too much for a 530i
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Old 12-01-2008, 10:02 PM   #8
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Price actually seems pretty reasonable for an M-sport I thought.

I would expect to negotiate it down a bit, but still.

Did you see it in person? How could you tell it's been painted? I thought it seemed a bit off that they said it was chiaretto red but it looked more like imola in the pictures.
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Old 12-02-2008, 03:45 AM   #9
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I havent seen it in person, but like you said it seems just a bit off.

The car looks amazing, M package is doing its thing.

I think you should get a 540i Sport - beast
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Old 12-02-2008, 09:03 AM   #10
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I might still go check it out - I'm hoping either they labeled the colour wrong or the pictures just made it look like a different colour. The only reason I'm really considering this car right now is the rare colour - if it doesn't work out I will continue driving my current E34 for another year or so and then shop for an E39.

I have heard good things about all three models I am considering (530i M-sport, 540i M-sport, and M5) but it seems like the 530 is the best all-round car. If I go to check out that 530, there is another dealer right beside them that has a 540 M-sport that I'll try to drive to get a back-to-back comparison. If the 540 is way better, I'll wait a year and shop for one of those instead.
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Old 12-02-2008, 10:04 AM   #11
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I've driven both, my seat o the pants says the 530 feels better handling wise after all it is lighter up front but once the road straightens up the 540 will more than make up for the little it lost in the curves. It comes down to what you want out of the driving experience... .

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Edit: There is a reason that there aren't many red e39s around... .
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Old 12-02-2008, 10:50 AM   #12
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Yeah, that is generally the opinion I have heard - 530 has decent power and handles great, 540 has great power and handles decent. M5 blows them both away but is way more expensive.

Part of the reason I like the 530 is the maintenance and gas costs should be cheaper, not to mention insurance.

As for the colour... I think there is a variety of reasons that there aren't many red E39s around. One of them being that the red colours available on the E39 weren't really perfect for a 4-door sedan (I personally love imola and japan red, and chiaretto is OK, but your average E39 buyer probably wouldn't agree). Personally I think BMW made a big mistake in not having calypso red as an option on the E39.


To Junaid: If it's really out of your way don't worry about it - but if you get a chance to check it I really would appreciate the feedback.

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Old 12-02-2008, 12:09 PM   #13
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Sweet looking ride, If it's original paint and looks good that would mean owner took care of it. If fresh paint on front, that's normal. If entire car repainted you need to ask why. Love the coulour.
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Old 12-02-2008, 04:21 PM   #14
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I've just been looking at the pics again... it looks like it might have had an accident at the front driver's side. Looks like the headlight, hood, and fender just don't quite line up right... anyone agree, or am I seeing things? Large pics attached.
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Its only like 20 minutes away from me so i will check it out hopefully tomorrow and give you some feedback and if you would like i could take some more pics as well.
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