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E39 (1997 - 2003)
The BMW 5-Series (E39 chassis) was introduced in the United States as a 1997 model year car and lasted until the 2004 when the E60 chassis was released. The United States saw several variations including the 525i, 528i, 530i and 540i. -- View the E39 Wiki

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Old 09-24-2012, 11:15 PM
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Hey Everyone,
I'm new to Wisc. Anyone know of a good BMW shop in the Milwaukee area? Miss my go to guy back in Houston

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Old 09-25-2012, 12:00 AM
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Old 09-25-2012, 09:01 AM
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Looked up on Yelp. But nothing is better than the stamp of approval from my fellow e39 owners
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Old 09-25-2012, 12:59 PM
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These are the generic answers:
- Where to find a good mechanic (1) (2) & how to join BMWCCA to lower parts costs & find helpful local friends (1) (2) & how to select a reputable BMW indy in your area (1) (2) & the most often recommended BMW-parts suppliers (1)
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Old 09-25-2012, 10:20 PM
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I take my car to Kummrow Automotive in Glendale on Bender Rd. just west of Green Bay. Very nice guys over there - and very competent. They're not cheap but they're not going to screw you, and you can rest assured that the job is being done right. BMWs are their specialty, but they also work on other imports. I've also heard of guys going to Milwaukee Motorwerks out in Waukesha and liking them, but I don't have any personal experience with them. Stay away from O'Reilly. I know many guys that have gone there and gotten bent over.

Nice to see a fellow Milwaukeean on the board! Where exactly are you located?

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Old 09-25-2012, 10:30 PM
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I take my car to Kummrow Automotive in Glendale on Bender Rd. just west of Green Bay. Very nice guys over there - and very competent. They're not cheap but they're not going to screw you, and you can rest assured that the job is being done right. BMWs are their specialty, but they also work on other imports. I've also heard of guys going to Milwaukee Motorwerks out in Waukesha and liking them, but I don't have any personal experience with them. Stay away from O'Reilly. I know many guys that have gone there and gotten bent over.

Nice to see a fellow Milwaukeean on the board! Where exactly are you located?
Thanks for the places Bschmidt25!
I'm out in Waukesha and Milw Motorwerks is really close by. Will keep them in mind if I need any work done on my car.
Looking forward to the winter and it's effects on my car!
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Old 09-25-2012, 10:38 PM
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Thanks for the places Bschmidt25!
I'm out in Waukesha and Milw Motorwerks is really close by. Will keep them in mind if I need any work done on my car.
Looking forward to the winter and it's effects on my car!
I've heard good things about them. I think you'll be in good hands. Kummrow is just down the road from me, so that's my mechanic of choice, and they've always treated me fairly. We're fortunate to have a few good indys around here.

My advice for winter... get a set of snow tires! The E39 handles winter well with them. We got off easy last winter, so I have a feeling we're going to get it this year. Usually the way it works out around here

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