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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 01-16-2013, 09:16 AM
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Tell the guy to keep the headlights and the wheels lol.

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Old 01-16-2013, 09:29 AM
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All I know is that if a seller lies in his ad. It's a major turn off. I mean I don't mind a little lie like "best e39 out there" I'm talking about "530 hp" obviously the seller wants you to focus on how fast it is than what condition it is in

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Old 01-16-2013, 09:51 AM
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I swear I can't stand this guy... Look all I have to say is look at the car fax to make sure it has not been in a wreck.
Oh god king rice-bringer is back to defend the rice legacy...

"look at the car fax to make sure it has not been in a wreck." is the most ignorant thing I have read so far today. You have been watching too many commercials. Down here by the Mexican border, do you know how many cars get wrecked and rebuilt like this, that still have clean titles because driver didn't have full-coverage insurance??? It happens everyday and ive seen it hundreds of times, i've even done it a dozen times.... I used to help my buddies do this stuff when I was your age... it's an entire business in itself (repairing crashed cars so that they'll still have clean title and no accident history)

Anyways, you can believe in your little car fox all you want... and talk all the smack you want, you're just mad that I made fun of your 525 converted to look like an M5

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Old 01-16-2013, 09:58 AM
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Carfax?? HAHAHAHA WTF do you think carfax is?? DEQ trips, title transfers, and REPORTED ACCIDENTS, If you dont report it it wont show, wont brand the title, as if nothing happend.. If nothing happend then why the fast and furious paint job? why the crap headlights?
^Yup, this guy gets it.... and this kind of activity is more rampant here next to Tijuana, than anywhere else i've ever been in my life. The ebay lights and fast and furious $300 paint job is a dead giveaway! These are nightmare cars, plain and simple.

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Old 01-16-2013, 10:31 AM
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Oh god king rice-bringer is back to defend the rice legacy...


Anyways, you can believe in your little car fox all you want... and talk all the smack you want, you're just mad that I made fun of your 525 converted to look like an M5
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The amount of trust I put in a carfax is the same amount a boy gives his uncle after his uncle molests him.

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Old 01-16-2013, 10:40 AM
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The amount of trust I put in a carfax is about the same as a boy gives his uncle after his uncle molests him.
maybe the experience made them closer?
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Old 01-16-2013, 10:41 AM
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maybe the experience made them closer?
Without the buy back guarantee.
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Old 01-16-2013, 11:02 AM
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Oh god king rice-bringer is back to defend the rice legacy...

"look at the car fax to make sure it has not been in a wreck." is the most ignorant thing I have read so far today. You have been watching too many commercials. Down here by the Mexican border, do you know how many cars get wrecked and rebuilt like this, that still have clean titles because driver didn't have full-coverage insurance??? It happens everyday and ive seen it hundreds of times, i've even done it a dozen times.... I used to help my buddies do this stuff when I was your age... it's an entire business in itself (repairing crashed cars so that they'll still have clean title and no accident history)

Anyways, you can believe in your little car fox all you want... and talk all the smack you want, you're just mad that I made fun of your 525 converted to look like an M5
Whatever gets the ladies man! I like the look of his car (mike39). Whatever floats your boat. I'm buying a real m5 so I won't have to deal with you... Hahahha I just realized how silly that sounds. I'm actually buying a real m5 because I like everything about it. Headliner, extended leather, m5 cluster, m5 sway bars, S62, navigation, m5 bumpers, quad exhaust, m5 mirrors, m5 door sills, m5 impact strips and most importantly m5 badge on the back
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Old 01-16-2013, 11:03 AM
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The amount of trust I put in a carfax is the same amount a boy gives his uncle after his uncle molests him.
He could easily did the carfax before he crashed it
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Old 01-16-2013, 11:16 AM
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Whatever gets the ladies man! I like the look of his car (mike39). Whatever floats your boat. I'm buying a real m5 so I won't have to deal with you... Hahahha I just realized how silly that sounds. I'm actually buying a real m5 because I like everything about it. Headliner, extended leather, m5 cluster, m5 sway bars, S62, navigation, m5 bumpers, quad exhaust, m5 mirrors, m5 door sills, m5 impact strips and most importantly m5 badge on the back
Im taking my M5 badge off....
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I swear I can't stand this guy... Look all I have to say is look at the car fax to make sure it has not been in a wreck. Because you can have 10 paint jobs and 1 dollar headlights and that don't mean nothing. What's your 525 specs? Because if its an 03 with sports pkg and everything and avg miles then your giving him too much. I wouldn't give more than 5k. Again that's if everything checks out. And plz make sure those wheels are authentic. Because that's 2k alone. Btw what the hell do you mean when you say they painted over everything??? I don't understand. Are you talking about the moldings??? Because your car is completely silver.... And I don't see you saying why did bmw paint the whole car silver...

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Old 01-16-2013, 11:37 AM
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Im taking my M5 badge off....
I meant if figuratively that it's actually a m5. I like the debadged look and if I find its causing some heat I will take it off
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2003 E39 525 130k miles. No sport package. But it's pretty clean
I also have about $5k worth of audio upgrades all high end including NAV SAT DVD head unit and 19" staggered Lexanis
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I also have about $5k worth of audio upgrades all high end including NAV SAT DVD head unit and 19" staggered Lexanis
There's tons of m5s out there this represents the bottom 1% of them. I did a quick Craigslist search. I found 3 m5s with 100k miles or less in my area for 15,000 you want me to post them
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http://hudsonvalley.craigslist.org/cto/3445840667.html

http://hartford.craigslist.org/cto/3538844411.html

http://hartford.craigslist.org/cto/3529088533.html
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omg if those two black ones were 2003s i would go F*cking buy one next week i swear to god.. wait wtf is a Hartford
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actuallyyyy i might just go buy that 01.... at that price i could get the RK supercharger the next week.. and drop the Supersprint headers in and the Supercharger and be pushing 600+BHP within the month....
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There's tons of m5s out there this represents the bottom 1% of them. I did a quick Craigslist search. I found 3 m5s with 100k miles or less in my area for 15,000 you want me to post them
You know I'm in Southern California right?
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Road trip!
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You know I'm in Southern California right?
It's called a plane ticket! Better than spending 17k on that blue piece a crap
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Well i bought my car from texas and i live in maryland... It was like 21 hours/1100 mile trip. Had a bomb a*s time with my friend driving home in my new car.! well Except driving trough Tennesee -__-
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Op: If you want a better set of answers to your question Id think about posting on bimmerforums. The e39 section is generally more mature over there and they will give you more straight forward answers. There are only a handful of helpful suggestions on this thread...

Everyone: Lights can be replaced... easily. As for the paint job that's subjective. Different people have different tastes and for that reason there are numerous paint selections available from car manufacturers and even individual programs such as for BMW to appeals to those wanting to be extra different.. If you love it then you have your answer. I love how someone said this car has a crap paint job. There aren't enough detailed pictures to show such a crap paint job. A color not to your liking is not a crap paint job. A "crap paint job" is that which shows obvious signs of poor workman ship including but not limited to: poor prepping, tape lines, fish eyes, excessive orange peel ect.. So in order to make a statement such as the aforementioned credible, I'd suggest inspecting the car physically. If not keep it to yourself...

As for the wheels that's subjective as well. The same concepts as outlined above apply here so to each his own..

I'd do a PPI to silence all worries as well as check with BMW dealers for records of maintenance, check carfax and interrogate the owner on whom he bought the car from, conditions he kept the car in and do a physical check of the vehicle. If it turns out that there have been signs of abuse such as multiple accidents, non OEM parts galore which would compromise the reliability of the car such as Karlyn suspension bit ect and little to no maintenance, avoid the headache and find another car. If everything does check out try to reach a deal with the seller stating whatever value you believe the car is worth as per what was revealed during the PPI/carfax ect. On top off all of this read up on common issues on the M5board under the e39 section and perhaps start a thread asking for advice. When I wanted to buy an M a couple members were willing to meet with the seller and myself to discuss what to look for and for counsel. Like bimmerforum's e39 section, the m5board's e39 section is mature and they will lead you in the right direction.

Make sure to reach an agreed price before selling/trading in your car and do the PPI before all of this. If not it wont be worth your while.


So you guys can stop hyperventilating that this car isnt up to your standards.

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Op: If you want a better set of answers to your question Id think about posting on bimmerforums. The e39 section is generally more mature over there and they will give you more straight forward answers. There are only a handful of helpful suggestions on this thread...

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