I used to be an active member on this board some years back. Well I moved to the US for a few years but have since moved back to my great Country and live in Oakville. So my brother bought a '02 540 a month ago. His is silver grey and Auto. This was sitting at the same dealership. I've always loved the E39 540. I was really looking at the 1 series but my current financial situation wouldnt allow it for a while. After my brother bought his and I drove it I was hooked:
Also I figure I'll let someone else take the depreciation hit on the 1 series! So here it is! It's a '02 540 MSport. This is a one owner vehicle that was serviced all at BMW. I had a PPI done and everything checked out good. The rad and hoses are fairly new as well as a fairly new clutch.
The dealer gave me the following
- a 2 year warranty
- a MAGNAFLOW Exhaust
- New Snows
Here are some pics..
MagnaFlow Exhaust (sounds aggressive!)
Mods I have planned soon are..
- Bluetooth with center console
- M5 Wheels for the summer
- I would like M5 gauges (has anyone else done this?) - if not silver rings around the gauges
- the stereo and speakers..my X3 is better than the ones in the 540:dunno:
I'm reading about all the overheating issues. Crossing my fingers that this wont happen any time soon...although when the car is cold I am getting "check coolant" message...will investigate this further and talk to the dealer who sold it too me...this message doesnt show when the car is warm so the mechanic who checked it would not have seen it. I do have a 2 year extended "lubrico" warranty. It was serviced at BMW during the entire 5 year lease. The service history I recieved showed
The following was done at 79000km..
- Fan Clutch
- Coolant Pump
At 120000km, the Rad Expansion Tank was done..
The car has 129000km now.
Comments and opinions are welcome! Looking forward to contributing to the group and meeting up!