Welcome to Bimmerfest -- The #1 Online Community for BMW related information! Please enjoy the discussion forums below and share your experiences with the 200,000 current, new and past BMW owners. The forums are broken out by car model and into other special interest sections such as BMW European Delivery and a special forum to voice your questions to the many BMW dealers on the site to assist our members!

Please follow the links below to help get you started!

Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > BMW Model Discussions > 5 Series > E39 (1997 - 2003)

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

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #26  
Old 01-16-2013, 05:21 PM
gomolka30 gomolka30 is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Philadelphia
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 105
Mein Auto: 2001 530i
Putting the mechanical condition aside, 300k miles is a lot of juicy farts in the driver's seat.
Ask for scratch n' sniff photos of the interior before you make the trip.
Reply With Quote
  #27  
Old 01-16-2013, 05:37 PM
hh3uunp's Avatar
hh3uunp hh3uunp is offline
Ball Don't lie
Location: MA
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 847
Mein Auto: 2001 Dinan m5
Quote:
Originally Posted by gomolka30 View Post
Putting the mechanical condition aside, 300k miles is a lot of juicy farts in the driver's seat.
Ask for scratch n' sniff photos of the interior before you make the trip.
This makes no sense. Are you trying to be funny?
__________________
If first you don't succeed you must try again, and then again
Mods
Dinan S1, Drilled slotted rotors, Akembo Pads, 19 in MPars,Zoinsville Super duty kit,
Resident Grammar and Spelling expert
Reply With Quote
  #28  
Old 01-16-2013, 05:46 PM
gomolka30 gomolka30 is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Philadelphia
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 105
Mein Auto: 2001 530i
I'm trying to say that the interior may smell and feel very aged at 300k.

When I was looking for my last car I walked away from several with 140k miles and less either because the interior had a bad smell (smoker, pets, BO, or a combination), or the seats were visually worn (tears or discolored leather), or even the steering wheel was worn thin by heavy hands. Surprisingly the best condition interior I found was the highest mileage 174k, so it's not always the case that higher mileage = worse interior, but the correlation is obvious.
Reply With Quote
  #29  
Old 01-16-2013, 08:56 PM
hh3uunp's Avatar
hh3uunp hh3uunp is offline
Ball Don't lie
Location: MA
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 847
Mein Auto: 2001 Dinan m5
I have seen the interior and it is great shape. Alcantara headliner, extended leather. No tears or rips. If you take care of leather seats they only get better with age.
__________________
If first you don't succeed you must try again, and then again
Mods
Dinan S1, Drilled slotted rotors, Akembo Pads, 19 in MPars,Zoinsville Super duty kit,
Resident Grammar and Spelling expert
Reply With Quote
  #30  
Old 01-16-2013, 09:07 PM
mr29 mr29 is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: ohio
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 574
Mein Auto: bmw
op if you buy the car I'd like to see a thread created where you keep track of the repairs it needs and costs.300k is alotta miles on any car

Sent from my XT557 using Bimmer App
Reply With Quote
  #31  
Old 01-17-2013, 07:05 AM
Nline6's Avatar
Nline6 Nline6 is offline
Slip slidin around town
Location: Portland, OR
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 1,321
Mein Auto: E36 M3
Quote:
Originally Posted by mr29 View Post
op if you buy the car I'd like to see a thread created where you keep track of the repairs it needs and costs.300k is alotta miles on any car

Sent from my XT557 using Bimmer App
Now thats a good idea. Not that I am saying its a time bomb or anything, but rumor has it with that kinda mileage I am curious if its true. I have heard of many cars to live to 500k miles, look at taxi cabs, high mileage cars that get maintained. Doesnte mean I would want one but if you get the car I would be interested to find out what fails at that kind of mileage, if anything.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #32  
Old 01-17-2013, 11:21 AM
Studawg's Avatar
Studawg Studawg is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: SC
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 259
Mein Auto: 2003 540iT M Sport
Quote:
Originally Posted by gomolka30 View Post
Putting the mechanical condition aside, 300k miles is a lot of juicy farts in the driver's seat.
Ask for scratch n' sniff photos of the interior before you make the trip.


Wait, backup, the 02 540i with 120k is more than the 02 M5 with 300k??
Reply With Quote
  #33  
Old 01-17-2013, 12:10 PM
hh3uunp's Avatar
hh3uunp hh3uunp is offline
Ball Don't lie
Location: MA
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 847
Mein Auto: 2001 Dinan m5
Quote:
Originally Posted by mr29 View Post
op if you buy the car I'd like to see a thread created where you keep track of the repairs it needs and costs.300k is alotta miles on any car

Sent from my XT557 using Bimmer App
Will do sir. I already have my Zionsville super duty kit waiting for her. I am going to replace the engine in the summer
__________________
If first you don't succeed you must try again, and then again
Mods
Dinan S1, Drilled slotted rotors, Akembo Pads, 19 in MPars,Zoinsville Super duty kit,
Resident Grammar and Spelling expert
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks


Forum Navigation
Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > BMW Model Discussions > 5 Series > E39 (1997 - 2003)
Today's Posts Search
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On



Forum Jump


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 05:24 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
© 2001-2011 performanceIX, Inc. All Rights Reserved .: guidelines .:. privacy .:. terms