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isaiahj95 12-19-2011 01:45 PM

E39 a good car??
 
I might be getting a 2000 528i Sport Package.

Is it a good car??

There's the driver side inside door handle broken and missing a driver side sun visor..

Replacement parts anywhere??

Anyone with info on this car??????

Please help.

jasonbimmer 12-19-2011 01:48 PM

where you find your bmw parts is where you find all bmw parts. you been here 1 year and still ask this kinda question?

v8 5 12-19-2011 01:50 PM

I would skip the 2000 528i. 2002-2003 530i only for the i6 E39.

Based on what it's missing the car sounds beat to hell.

lsteg 12-19-2011 01:52 PM

no replacement parts anywhere - nothing on that car breaks

TS00 12-19-2011 02:10 PM

Superb cars, love em.

jcns 12-19-2011 02:19 PM

good for what?
what are you asking?

tesko.pk 12-19-2011 02:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by v8 5 (Post 13904930)
I would skip the 2000 528i. 2002-2003 530i only for the i6 E39.

Based on what it's missing the car sounds beat to hell.

:thumbsup: I bought an '03 530i M-Sport after my E46 was written off by insurance, a fantastic car in all areas.

Solidjake 12-19-2011 02:25 PM

Lol, I had a '00 528i. Great car, but remember the same issues we face that E39 will face as well, except the subframe I think.

Blueandwhite85 12-19-2011 02:49 PM

Off topic, but I'm digging your sig, SJ.:thumbup:

bugra 12-19-2011 03:22 PM

more comfortable than e46 but too many chronicle problems,I d never go with it again.

Solidjake 12-19-2011 03:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Blueandwhite85 (Post 13905119)
Off topic, but I'm digging your sig, SJ.:thumbup:

Thanks man.

Quote:

Originally Posted by bugra (Post 13905233)
more comfortable than e46 but too many chronicle problems,I d never go with it again.

True, it's good if you need the extra space especially if the back seats are used a lot. :eeps:

ode2joy 12-19-2011 11:11 PM

Ours has never been in the shop, never a problem at all, but only 110k. The e39 was listed by Consumer Reports (around 2000) as the best car they have ever tested. I don't have much love personally for Consumer Reports, but they do rate things honestly i think. Mechanically it's basically just the same as an e46, but MUCH more space, especially in the back seat.
All that said, find a 530 instead of a 528, it's too heavy without the bigger motor. Also, this one doesn't sound very clean. I've never seen a car missing a sun visor that was properly cared for otherwise. Picky? Yes. You don't want ANY bimmer that hasn't been cared for.

Zanderini 12-20-2011 02:24 AM

Superior to e46 want my e39 dinan 5 back

mack89 12-20-2011 05:46 AM

E39 530i with M sport package. Oh god I love that grip of the steering wheel.....
And test drive a 540 as well. Gosh I cannot forget the growling sound of bMW V8.

ode2joy 12-20-2011 07:55 AM

540s are quite wicked but not nearly as maintenance free as a 530.

RockLee 12-20-2011 09:47 AM

I don't care what people say. 540+ 6speed = HNNNNNNNNGGGGGGGG

2000_328CI 12-20-2011 09:55 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RockLee (Post 13907299)
I don't care what people say. 540+ 6speed = HNNNNNNNNGGGGGGGG

This. But a 530 would be a much more "logical" choice.

ode2joy 12-20-2011 11:10 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Solidjake (Post 13905344)
Thanks man.

Wow, Solidjake, i agree, but i can't believe i looked at it for so long before i realized why it was unique. I think i need some coffee.

Hrvat 12-20-2011 01:42 PM

My 540i is sure more reliable than 330i was and it has twice as many km's on it...

e46frvr 12-20-2011 02:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by v8 5 (Post 13904930)
I would skip the 2000 528i. 2002-2003 530i only for the i6 E39.

Based on what it's missing the car sounds beat to hell.

Why not the 2001 - that is when the 530i came out?


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