01-04-2013, 06:25 PM
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Rocky River, OH
Join Date: Apr 2006
Mein Auto: '99 528iA
Something like this if you want a manual.......
Originally Posted by Shin1ichi
Really thinking to go manual tranny, if i can find a decent one.
I've driven a few 525/530's (2002-2003) in the last couple of days, all @ 100K miles. All i could find so far are the steptronic, BUT, even in this combination, these cars drive so much more of what i want my car to drive like than my MB. MB has a sleeper motor, with good pull if you floor it, but tip in, initial response, is not as quick as the BMW and the steering and feedback of the MB cannot compare to the BMW..... and this is a prime fator in my looking, that and the styling is so much better.
Or this if your willing to "settle" for an automatic.........
If you want three pedals, then do not settle for an automatic unless you want a 540 wagon. They did not import a 530 wagon to the states.
You will enjoy either the 530i or 540i manual, just buy the best one you find. Don't jump on the first one just because it's there. Next week a better one might become available.
Remember the tomato juice jingle............I could'a had a V8!
Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.
2001 530iA STEEL BLUE
/Sand - Sport/Premium/Cold Package
1999 528iA JET BLACK
/Black - Sport/Premium/Heated Seats
1982 Fiat 2000 Spider - BLUE METALLIC
1999 528iT CASHMERE BEIGE/Sand - Sport/Premium Package - 5 speed SOLD