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professorman 12-19-2012 06:22 AM

how many miles does your E39 have on it?
I just picked up a 2000 528i from my friend with 168k miles :D. Sadly, its an auto :thumbdwn: . I think I am going to love it though! He has done all the required maintenance so far. Right now, the thermostat and the oxygen sensor are due.

My 94 Accord now has 258k miles and it shows no signs of dieing anytime soon. I expect it to go well beyond 350k miles. I am worried about the maintenance costs of the BMW. The Accord, all I ever paid for was parts. Anything that needed replacing, I DIY.

How many miles are you guys getting out of your E39 and how much problem free is it?

I am OK with doing maintenance work on it, but just want it to still be reliable.

tmvE39/E53/Z32 12-19-2012 08:02 AM

138k mi. If you can DiY, you should be fine.

Mfan225 12-19-2012 08:26 AM

Congrats on the new ride! Post some pictures when you can.

91k, 2003 525i.

Nline6 12-19-2012 08:39 AM

99,666 at the moment

mpower997 12-19-2012 09:35 AM

my e39 is a early 97 with 134,222

Fudman 12-19-2012 09:42 AM

About to turn 110K. If you DIY, the car is affordable to maintain and the driving experience is unparalleled. If you don't, stick with the Accord.

5series92 12-19-2012 09:53 AM

1997 with 160,100. She runs very strong

Josh P. 12-19-2012 09:56 AM

2001 73,000 miles. Last in the line of great classic Bimmers, IMHO.

AH673000 12-19-2012 10:06 AM

Early '97 5 spd ... 120,000 miles.... No major issues since new ..... 8 dealer visits in 15 years ....... The balance DIY ...... Better car then our 1986 Accord by leaps .

MotorMark 12-19-2012 10:28 AM

'01 530
98,300 miles
No major issues thus far. About to do some preventative maintenance to keep her rollin.'

King 5 12-19-2012 11:47 AM

97 170k

clt330ci 12-19-2012 11:59 AM

Jeez.. All you guys have low mileage!! I don't own an E39 but I'm a BMW tech & I see em regularly with over 250k+.. E39's are one of the better cars of there era.

Dackelone 12-19-2012 12:04 PM

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275K kms on my 535i V8 auto - still runs strong. I took this pics after I lifted off at 265 kph's... :D

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rexgo 12-19-2012 12:47 PM

'97 - June build - 86k - my dd

AnotherGeezer 12-19-2012 12:52 PM

how many miles does your E39 have on it?

All of them.

poolman 12-19-2012 12:58 PM

245,500 miles and rolling along well--will be doing the cooling system for the second time over the holidays--if you haven't as of yet--change out the Vanos seals for the old ones in your car--that will bging her back to life--check out Besian Systems for all the info

Fudman 12-19-2012 01:08 PM


Originally Posted by Dackelone (Post 7259897)
275K kms on my 535i V8 auto - still runs strong. I took this pics after I lifted off at 265 kph's... :D

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Josh P. 12-19-2012 01:20 PM


Originally Posted by Fudman (Post 7260023)

And not even redlined, I would note.

But he lives in Germany, they have to drive that fast. It's the law.

bkgreene39 12-19-2012 01:29 PM

1998 528, 87,000 miles its my only and DD

Dackelone 12-19-2012 01:46 PM


Originally Posted by Fudman (Post 7260023)

Well... like I said... I let off when the speedo went past 260 by half way. I think I was doing 265 kph. The e39 speedo is pretty accurate. Only reads about +3% on my car verified via my GPS/Navi.

Really don't want to "thread jack" this thread... but I have driven faster in my "other" bmw. :rofl: A tuned 135i with just a (German) flash tune and a open V-Max. My 135i makes about ~380 PS and 520Nm, 6MT. I have seen 283 kph via my GPS on that car. A few times I've gone faster but I did not have my GPS with me! The 535i is much easier to drive fast(V-Max) than the 1er. :)

Here is a little video I made in my 135i driving back from Munchen a few months back. I really wasn't driving too fast for my own comfort level. Plus it was at night! lol I know some of the safety Nazi's will be busting my balls over this... but here goes... :D

kuykendall 12-19-2012 04:25 PM

mind 2000 528i has 124,679
I got mind in Nov.2011 from wife brother paid 4,500 for it and done brake, rotor, tune up, car in great shape and it auto, love the car best used car for the money and done all work myself.:)

whatsnot_tolike 12-19-2012 04:26 PM

i bought my 97 528i in Feb 2011 and it had 141,000. now its got 154,000 miles. its pretty reliable. it overheated one time, but im not a big DIY person, so i had to pay to get it fixed... but nothing too crazy. still love my car !

maintenance isnt that bad depending on where u go.

E39/E60 12-19-2012 04:37 PM

227 and some change mine is a 98

2004M3JMF 12-19-2012 05:28 PM

2001 540it 149,000

kgorczyn 12-19-2012 05:32 PM

Same car as you OP. 2000 528i Auto - Have 239,000 miles on it

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