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Old 12-02-2008, 11:36 PM   #16
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Sure, if you don't mind... more pics would be great.

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Old 12-03-2008, 12:02 AM   #17
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it looks imola to me.
i may go check this out as well (maybe test drive the e39 M5 they have!) as its just down the road from me.
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Old 12-03-2008, 02:19 AM   #18
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Yeah, I thought it looked like Imola too.

I am contemplating going either way on Saturday and taking it, and their E39 M5, and the 540i M-sport at the dealership next door for back-to-back-to-back test drives to help me decide for sure which model I want.
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Old 12-03-2008, 11:21 AM   #19
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Right fender and hood look like they are not aligned. However it might been in a small fender bender. If I were you I would go and purchase a buyers package.
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Old 12-03-2008, 11:28 AM   #20
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Yeah, I thought it looked like Imola too.

I am contemplating going either way on Saturday and taking it, and their E39 M5, and the 540i M-sport at the dealership next door for back-to-back-to-back test drives to help me decide for sure which model I want.
E39 M5 has a lot more power then the e39 540i and you will fall in love with that power. Keep in mind the M5 is a lot more expensive to maintain then the 540i. I wanted to buy a M5 myself in September of this year. After speaking with a mechanic friend of mine that works at BMW, I decided not to buy the M5. He explained to me they are great cars when new and under warranty. However maintaining an older M5 will get very pricy.
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Old 12-03-2008, 12:44 PM   #21
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Old 12-03-2008, 12:58 PM   #22
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the pics kinda suck.

so the exterior is not the greatest, severe swirling, scratches here and there, what looks like somewhat of repaired rust in the end corner of the hood, bad scratches on the back right passenger window, and the minor fender bender on the front left corner(shown in above pics).

interior looks great though.
tires are pretty new.
also, he says they are getting the full service records.

i didnt look over that closely to be honest, theres many things i missed.
but if your still looking to do a side by side by side comparo, then might as well come check them out, since they have all the cars in the same complex


on a side note...that m5 they have, equipped with a uuc short shift kit has the shortest pull ever! it literally just clicks in and out of gear. i honestly didnt even think it was going into gear until i lifted up the boot and saw the "UUC" imprinted. it seemed like i was rowing a boat when i got back into my car
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Old 12-03-2008, 01:53 PM   #23
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Tires are undersized.

An Imola Red 530i M-Sport is about the ideal E39 though. I'd hit it.
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Old 12-03-2008, 02:30 PM   #24
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Agreed on the imola 530i m-sport being ideal... that's why I was so excited when I saw this one. Not sure I want to take on something that clearly is going to need some body/paint work though.

Does look like the engine bay pretty much matches the exterior though... so I'm thinking the imola probably is original and the dealership just got the colour wrong in the ad.

I think I probably will go and see if I can drive the three cars for comparison though... if the weather is half-decent.
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Old 12-03-2008, 02:34 PM   #25
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Was the fender hit? Looks like scratches on fender and that's why the hood don't line up.
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Old 12-03-2008, 02:44 PM   #26
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Yeah, definitely looks like it was bumped/scraped on the front corner. Hard to tell how badly.
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Old 12-03-2008, 03:48 PM   #27
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Forgot to say - huge thanks to ImolaZHP for the pics and info.
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Old 12-03-2008, 11:06 PM   #28
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If you need to find out the exact colour just call BMW dealeship and give them the VIN. They will tell you exactly what colour that car left the factory with. You can also get the colur code from them as well in case you need to paint something.

The front bumper looks suspicious to me because the licennce plate holder is panited too. Usually they are the colour of the bumper mouldings.

But the car looks nice!!! You will most definately stand out in a crowd.
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Old 12-04-2008, 01:00 AM   #29
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Was the fender hit? Looks like scratches on fender and that's why the hood don't line up.
it looked like while reversing the driver scraped something.
also, the hood latch was pretty screwed up, so it might have been opened in the pics.
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Forgot to say - huge thanks to ImolaZHP for the pics and info.
no problem, this place(automall) is literally 3minutes down the street from me
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