'98 528i stick. 188k miles, running very strong.
Just did VANOS seals and VCG. Only problem(s).....driver's seat electrics and airbag light on due to coffee dump in to pass' side seal belt receptor!
Great car. Probably got 350k+ in her.
Three BMW's in this house. 98 528i stick, 99 323i stick and 00 323i auto. gotta love the E39/46
Will look for M5, 545 or 550 stick next.