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Old 10-15-2004, 01:43 PM   #1
strat
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nd help please, 1997 528

hi guys, im new to this forum and to bimmers in general, my friends and family have owned and now im able to as well. im lookin at a 1997 528, 5 spd. are there any things i need to look out for and how is this vehicle, is it underpowered or?? any feedback would be greatly appreciated, thanks very much and happy bimmin to ya

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ps fuel economy feedback would be interesting as well.......

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Old 10-15-2004, 02:49 PM   #2
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5spd helps it a bit but its still only a 6cylinder pushing a pretty big/heavy car
I would say look at a 540 if its in the cards, you'll be happy you did

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Old 10-15-2004, 06:07 PM   #3
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this is true best way to find pricing is to compare prices in auto trader.. I see 1997 - 1999 540's with Spt Pkg. For just a little under $20k for something with 100k+ km
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Old 10-18-2004, 11:45 AM   #4
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thanks guys for the tips, i didnt have time to post over the weekend cuz i was busy checking out and buying my new 528i................... i luvvit. its dark green w blk leather int, most of the extras, 5 spd, etc etc. its all stock, driven mostly by a lady in her 40s and its in really good condition. best of all i got it for a great deal (i think). so i can slowly go about pimpin it out as soon as i can get some more cash together thanks again ofr the tips.

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