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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-23-2008, 10:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 817
Posted By Bob/02/530i
530i here. Mine has 76K, and was put into...

530i here. Mine has 76K, and was put into service in late 01.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-16-2008, 10:41 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,192
Posted By Bob/02/530i
Thanks for the many helpful posts. Will...

Thanks for the many helpful posts. Will definitely ask my mechanic about the cooling system. No, I can't imagine going back to a Honda after having had the "ultimate driving experience."

Edgy...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 07-11-2008, 12:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,192
Posted By Bob/02/530i
How Long Should I Keep My E39?

I have a 2002 530i with 75K miles. It's the only BMW I have ever owned, and I have had no major problems at all (knock on wood). With previous cars, I would start thinking about trading it in at...
Forum: General BMW 08-03-2006, 08:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 593
Posted By Bob/02/530i
Sorry, I should have said that it was not a BMW...

Sorry, I should have said that it was not a BMW windshield I was replacing. I had an Acura RL at the time. To be honest, I was planning on trading the car in anyway (on my 2002 530 as it turned...
Forum: General BMW 08-02-2006, 09:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 593
Posted By Bob/02/530i
[QUOTE=Salvator]Anybody have any stories (good or...

[QUOTE=Salvator]Anybody have any stories (good or bad) as to where to go to get a windshield for our Lexus (ya, I know, boo hiss...) :dunno:

:)[/QUOTE


I've had good luck with Banner Glass. ...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-16-2006, 11:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 880
Posted By Bob/02/530i
Stay away from anything in Northeast or Southeast...

Stay away from anything in Northeast or Southeast DC. Otherwise, you are reasonably safe just about anywhere in DC, VA, or MD.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-04-2006, 10:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 418
Posted By Bob/02/530i
Thanks. Hadn't seen that thread and it was...

Thanks. Hadn't seen that thread and it was helpful. It's at least comforting to know I'm not alone and that the car isn't really going to fall apart.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-04-2006, 03:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 915
Posted By Bob/02/530i
I can only comment on your question re pixels. ...

I can only comment on your question re pixels. These go bad in virtually all E39s sooner or later and is one of the car's most annoying faults. By all means get the whole module repalced while the...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-04-2006, 02:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 418
Posted By Bob/02/530i
Front Brakes -- Severe Vibration

I have a 2002 530i and recently have noticed that often when I am moving slowly in traffic, going over a rumble strip or rough spot in the road and applying the brake at the same time, the whole...
Forum: 5 Series DIY 09-13-2005, 11:09 AM
Replies: 607
Views: 172,546
Posted By Bob/02/530i
Just curious . . . .I had my dash pixels repaired...

Just curious . . . .I had my dash pixels repaired on my '02 530 under the manufacturer's warranty at about 32K. Can I now expect them to last the life of the car or will they go out again?
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 06-14-2005, 11:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 774
Posted By Bob/02/530i
I second the recommendation of Auto Advantage. I...

I second the recommendation of Auto Advantage. I bought at 530 from them a little less than a year ago. I checked them out pretty thoroughly and they seem to have a very good reputation. ...
Forum: General BMW 03-24-2005, 09:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,617
Posted By Bob/02/530i
Never used them for service (too far from home),...

Never used them for service (too far from home), but can echo what others have said about the purchase experience. They did not negotiate on price, but were about at retail market value for the car...
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