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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 10-21-2005, 01:27 PM
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I am a long time Human, first time BMW owner. I just got a 2002 530i sports package about 2 weeks ago, and the car is a dream to drive, it has just 39,500 miles and got it for a good deal after looking up the price in NADA and KBB. I have a few questions, the car is still under waranty till 05/06, what is the average price of an extended waranty and also am I still covered under the BMW full maintenance, what does that consist of and ho much will it cost me if I have to pay out of pocket for the maintenance. I will post some pics of it here soon. Thanks for all your responses.
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Old 10-21-2005, 01:33 PM
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Hi every one
I am a long time Human, first time BMW owner. I just got a 2002 530i sports package about 2 weeks ago, and the car is a dream to drive, it has just 39,500 miles and got it for a good deal after looking up the price in NADA and KBB. I have a few questions, the car is still under waranty till 05/06, what is the average price of an extended waranty and also am I still covered under the BMW full maintenance, what does that consist of and ho much will it cost me if I have to pay out of pocket for the maintenance. I will post some pics of it here soon. Thanks for all your responses.

Was that the one going for 22k? If so I must say you got a GREAT deal on it. Honestly extended warranty in my experiences are a waste of $. If you really want a warranty get a CPO warranty from the dealer. Good luck and happy motoring.
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Old 10-21-2005, 01:36 PM
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I actually got it for 23,500
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I actually got it for 23,500

Still a great deal. A guy has one on roadfly classified with identical particulars as yours. His location is TX as well.
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Was that the one going for 22k? If so I must say you got a GREAT deal on it. Honestly extended warranty in my experiences are a waste of $. If you really want a warranty get a CPO warranty from the dealer. Good luck and happy motoring.
I agree that extended warranty is a waste of money (and can be a source of aggravation when they refuse to cover some failure). I think you should put some of that extended warranty purchase money away for the inevitable failure that will happen down the road, but spend the rest on doing more than just the recommended maintenance (as many others do):

- Change your oil twice as often as the BMW recommended interval of ~15k miles
- Change your power steering reservior fluid every oil change
- Change your transmission and differential fluids every ~30k miles

If you're handy with a wrench and comfortable doing your own maintenance, here are some great reference sites:

http://www.540i6.com/references.html
http://bmwtips.com
http://www.bmwdiy.info

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