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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 07-21-2005, 09:11 AM
tseng88 tseng88 is offline
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HI Guys ,

I'm thinking to purchase a used 97' E39 with 60,000 miles . Here's some question i would need opinions on it .

What stuff should I aware of on this car ? Any minor/major recall on this model ? What's the average cost to do the maintanence ?

Please tell me eveything i need to know .

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Old 07-21-2005, 09:18 AM
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What sort of e39? There's a good difference in upkeep between a 528i and a 540i. Of course the V8 is great, but it's not as bulletproof as the inline-6.
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1997 with 145,000 miles & it runs strong. It all depends on the owner.I would not trade my V8. Go out there & get it, you will love it
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