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Old 12-19-2011, 01:45 PM   #1
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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.
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Old 12-19-2011, 01:48 PM   #2
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where you find your bmw parts is where you find all bmw parts. you been here 1 year and still ask this kinda question?
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Old 12-19-2011, 01:50 PM   #3
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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.
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Old 12-19-2011, 01:52 PM   #4
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no replacement parts anywhere - nothing on that car breaks
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Old 12-19-2011, 02:10 PM   #5
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Old 12-19-2011, 02:19 PM   #6
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good for what?
what are you asking?
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Old 12-19-2011, 02:23 PM   #7
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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.
I bought an '03 530i M-Sport after my E46 was written off by insurance, a fantastic car in all areas.
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Old 12-19-2011, 02:25 PM   #8
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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.
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Old 12-19-2011, 02:49 PM   #9
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Off topic, but I'm digging your sig, SJ.
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Old 12-19-2011, 03:22 PM   #10
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more comfortable than e46 but too many chronicle problems,I d never go with it again.
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Old 12-19-2011, 03:54 PM   #11
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Off topic, but I'm digging your sig, SJ.
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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.
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Old 12-19-2011, 11:11 PM   #12
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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.
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Old 12-20-2011, 02:24 AM   #13
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Superior to e46 want my e39 dinan 5 back
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Old 12-20-2011, 05:46 AM   #14
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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.
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Old 12-20-2011, 07:55 AM   #15
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540s are quite wicked but not nearly as maintenance free as a 530.
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Old 12-20-2011, 09:47 AM   #16
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I don't care what people say. 540+ 6speed = HNNNNNNNNGGGGGGGG
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Old 12-20-2011, 09:55 AM   #17
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I don't care what people say. 540+ 6speed = HNNNNNNNNGGGGGGGG
This. But a 530 would be a much more "logical" choice.
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Old 12-20-2011, 11:10 AM   #18
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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.
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My 540i is sure more reliable than 330i was and it has twice as many km's on it...
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Old 12-20-2011, 02:10 PM   #20
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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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