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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 11-30-2012, 12:46 PM
mhw58 mhw58 is offline
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Mein Auto: BMW 335i Coupe
2002 530i advice on purchase?

I have found a 2002 530i with manual transmission for sale in my area and car looks nice. The mileage is higher than I would like at 175 k but he has done the following maintenance:
August 2010 Repairs attached New Clutch, 7-24-9 Routine Oil changes Struts all around, 3-22-12 Valve Cover Gasket, 3-22-12 Tune-Up, 3-22-12 Replaced DISA Valve, 2-16-12 Thermostat, 1-09-11 Left Upper, Left Lower Control Arms, 1-09-11 Right Upper, Right Lower Controls Arms, 1-09-11 Battery, 1-09-11

He says it needs an alignment and the rear passenger window regulator doesn't work which is no big deal to me. Tires are pretty new, price seems fair at around $5600. Does this sound like an okay deal to you all or should I hold out for a lower mileage car?
Thanks for the advice.
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